how to shoot cinematic video for your clients

Have you turned on the video mode of your camera and been lost as to what to do next?

You're Not Alone. Many Photographers struggle with video!

we've got you.

We teach you all of that in this course plus more.

What gear and settings should I be using for video?


How should I be prepping my clients for their film session?


I'm lost at how I should be directing my clients while I'm shooting video


what kind of shots do i need to put together a client film?


where do I find music for my films that I can use legally and that's awesome?


Ok... I shot my footage... How do I edit it?


- What gear and settings should I be using for video? -
- How should I be prepping my clients for their film session? -
- I'm lost at how I should be directing my clients while I'm shooting video -
- where do I find music for my films that I can use legally and that's awesome? -
- Ok, I shot my footage... but How do I edit it? -
- I want to stand out from my competition by offering video, where do I start? -


does this sound like you?

If you're not doing video in your business, you're missing out. More than ever, people are using places like YouTube to search. Instagram and Instagram Stories is in full swing. Facebook now favors videos over photos. Video is everywhere!

Video has a way of generating emotion and telling a story that still photos lack the ability to do. That's why I believe so strongly in photographers being able to create stunning films for their clients and marketing material! With over 8 years of experience producing video for clients and commercial businesses, I have always wanted to share what I've learned along the way with photographers like you who wish they knew more about how to shoot video!

In the How to Shoot Cinematic Video For Your Clients course, I share everything that I do to create films for my clients that are beautiful and full of life. I wanted to created a course that left no stone unturned and this is that course. Whether you're a photographer that wants to offer something new to your clients or want to learn how to create better content for your social media marketing, this course will walk you through how to create killer videos from start to finish.

-Sean Brown

"To say Sean's video course is thorough would be a HUGE understatement! I love that he's a photographer teaching to other photographers. He covers every part of the process from session planning & client prep to editing & exporting your final product- no detail is left out! It's so helpful to watch him direct models on location & to see the resulting video clips at the same time. If you are thinking about incorporating video for your seniors or portrait clients but don't know where or how to start, I would absolutely recommend this course!"

- Chelsea Taylor
  Wichita, KS

"Editing video is complicated. I don't even know how to work the software..."

"It's going to take me hours to edit this footage!"

"I need all this expensive gear to shoot video..."

"I don't even know how to direct my clients for video work."

"I really want to create videos for my business but am so lost."

"When I shoot video, I don't even have the right settings."

This course was created specifically to help photographers like  you with all of the above!

Take your footage from this... to this...

Let's dive in. What all is in this course?

01: Equipment & Gear

- Choosing the Right Camera
- Lenses and How They Help With Storytelling
- Monopods and Stabilizers
- Using The Gear You Already Have

02: Settings for film

- Settings For Perfect Video
- Slow Motion, HD and More
- Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO Specific for Video
- Camera Profiles

03: Pre-Shoot Preparation

- Incorporating Your Client's Vision
- Location Scouting
- Wardrobe That Translates Well On Video
- How to Decide Your Film's Tempo
- Creating a Shot List

04: Rules of Filmmaking

- What To Keep In Mind While Filming Out On-Location & In the Editing Room

05: Live Shooting On-Location

- 1.5+ Hours of On-Location Behind The Scenes
- See How I Direct My Clients
- How to Shoot the Kind of Shots You Need
- Live Teaching While On a Shoot


06: Music Selection for Your Film

- Where To Find Your Music 
- Licensing Your Music
- Picking The Right Tone, Tempo & More


07: Editing Your Film

- Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro AND iMovie
- Setting Up Your Projects
- Navigating The Software
- What Tools To Use
- Importing Your Footage and Basic Cuts
- Transitions, Titles and Graphics
- Manipulating Audio Levels
- Exporting & Rendering
- Getting Your Films to Your Clients


When you purchase this course, you'll have instant access to all of the content below and be able to learn at your own pace. Not only do we teach you how to create a film from start to finish, you also get to come along with Sean on two live shoots to see how he directs and gets the shots he needs to create his client films.

Bonus Content

+ Sample Footage to Practice Editing
+ Pricing Your Films For Profit PDF
+ Senior Year Films Client Questionnaire
+ Pre-Shoot Preparation Checklist
+ Two Part Film Commentary
+ Color Correction Walk-Through
+ Sample Shot List
+ Formula For Editing a Full Film


+ Sample Footage to Practice Editing
+ Pricing Your Films For Profit PDF
+ Senior Year Films Client Questionnaire
+ Pre-Shoot Preparation Checklist

+ Two Part Film Commentary
+ Color Correction Walk-Through
+ Sample Shot List
+ Formula For Editing a Full Film

"I highly recommend this course to anyone - not only those in the senior photography industry, but anyone looking to add professional and artistic video to help differentiate yourself from your competitors. From showing the basics of camera settings to on-location shooting, he makes creating amazing videos easily accessible to someone who knew nothing about video making. I promise, once you follow Sean’s videos step-by-step, you’ll be happy with what you’re capturing and creating!

- Thomas Nguyen
  Cincinnati, OH

"Before taking Sean's Film Course, I had a little experience with video, mostly self taught trial and error. I decided to invest in the course because I recognized my videos lacked a certain style and flow, and I struggled to direct my clients for video because I still just had a photographer still-image mindset. Sean's course really helped me bridge that gap, and provided some easy to follow guidelines for getting great shots for video, and how to compose/edit them in a more compelling way! My seniors this year have definitely noticed and commented on the difference in my video work, and I've had several seniors and moms mention that they specifically booked with me because they loved the idea of doing video with their session. If you're new or struggling with video and video editing, Sean's course breaks it all down and takes the mystery out of the process. 100% recommend if you're also looking to step up your game and make awesome videos for your clients!"

- Lauren Beesley
Auburn, AL

over 6 hours of instructional content
+
1.5 hours of on-location teaching & SHooting

When do I get access to the course content?

Right away! You'll receive an email with all of the information on how to access the course after you purchase. After that, you'll have unlimited lifetime access to all of the course content!

frequently asked questions

How do I view the course content?

Most of the course content is online, so all you'll need to do is have an internet connection and you're good to go!

Do I need any special camera gear?

NOPE. All you need is the camera and lens you already have and you'll be good to go! In fact, the whole live shoot teaching portion is done with handheld footage so you can see exactly what you can achieve without having to buy expensive video equipment!

What video editing software will I need?

This course covers editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC AND iMovie so that you can use whichever is more comfortable! The concepts covered for Premiere Pro can also be applied to other advanced editing softwares like Final Cut Pro (Mac) or Sony Vegas Movie Studio/Pro (PC).

Is this course right for me?

This course is geared towards photographers wanting to learn how to shoot and edit video for their clients or to use in their social media marketing! The emphasis in teaching material is for photographers who have turned that video mode on once or twice but don't know what comes next to produce that final, finished product.

Is this only for high school senior photographers?

No, no, no and no! The concepts covered in this course, while about senior films, can be applied to any genre of portrait photography!

Learn to create films like this

Want to see what you can learn to create? Watch below to see examples of what we're teaching you to make.

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"I really enjoyed Sean Brown’s Film Course. I have never shot or recorded much more that a few seconds of video on my camera and when I did I used it to pull it into a slideshow software where I had very little control. Sean was great in explaining the equipment and software needed and he was very thorough in explaining adobe premiere. I seriously downloaded Adobe Premiere the day I bought Sean’s course so I had no clue about anything in the software. Sean shows you his routine of how things flow during his session and explains all camera settings and why. You get behind the scenes examples of not just how he shoots video but how he directs his clients into posing also. There is a lot to learn from his course, lighting, posing, angling, directing, editing, importing and exporting of video, and even the different options of hosting. There is so much information in this course and yes you will have to sit down and really listen and pay attention," and if your like me I listened to Sean’s instructions on my iPad while editing video on my computer.” Sean’s course was all I needed to create my first senior film and I just know I will grow from there. Thank you Sean for all the information you provided."

- Ann Smith
Houston, TX