Name: Sean O’Connor
Business Name: Sean O’Connor Video
Where are you based out of? Salem, OR
Are you currently a part-time or full-time videographer? part-time
What camera(s) do you currently shoot with? Sony a7sii
How would you define your style? Story-teller
What motivated you to become a videographer?
I began getting into videography as a freshman in high school. From there I continued to pursue it and realized that it’s one of the most powerful ways to communicate with our generation(s).
What is it that you try to convey with each video?
I want people to walk away from seeing a wedding, business, or event and feel like they were there; that they fully experienced it.
How do you accomplish that?
I try to re-tell the story of the couple or business. I work hard to understand their personalities and then look for ways to bring that out so that others can share in it.
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
I try to watch other weddings online and see what angles other films utilize.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your career?
Every time someone chooses me to tell their story I feel very honored. There’s so much affirmation in hearing that someone else enjoys my work– so there’s not a specific moment, wedding, or business that was the best. But there are favorite weddings for sure! 🙂
What is one thing you have learned during your career?
A positive, helpful attitude is contagious. Regardless of what’s working or not, how long the day of filming is, or what else is on my plate, it makes a HUGE difference when I’m there to serve and help in any way I can– even beyond filming.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
Wood/Wooden USB Flash Drive 128GB Capacity with Magnet Top and the Wood/Wooden USB Flash Drive Box Holder with Magnet Lid, and they have been fantastic!
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
It’s a unique, professional product and I GREATLY appreciate that they sell 128GB customized flash drives because when you’re shooting in 4k the files add up quick.