I was born just north of Toronto, Canada, and my first camera was an old Pentax K1000 with a 50mm prime lens my father passed down to me. Little did he know that it would trigger a completely overwhelming passion for photography and cinematography that would lead to a career in film and broadcasting complete with many festival awards, screenings, and travel to filming locations throughout the world. Studying cinematography at Niagara College and shooting almost exclusively in 16mm on an Arri SR2 gave me a fundamental skill set that embraced traditional shooting practices while keeping up with the ever-changing digital landscape of motion picture production. Also, I am an Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, a professional organization dedicated to the people dedicated to enriching the future Directors of Motion Picture Photography and their craft.
Recently, I have had the opportunity to shoot director Lee Skinner’s unique and visually attractive music video concepts. As the director of photography, the challenging part of working with Lee is always making his distinct style and vision come to life in my frame. With those music videos have come great rewards. Please check out my website, seangm.com, to see recent examples of my work and reel.
Sean G. Marjoram