Category Archives: Life

Who The *#%$@! Are YOU???!!?!?!

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This will be an ongoing series…I think.  Mostly because I’ve witnessed a crap ton of folk out there that are lost, confused, and misguided.  So Let’s get this started!!!

Firstly let me introduce myself.  My name for those who don’t know is Sean David Elder.  I am a 32y/o husband and father.  I am the Bass player for a Band named Not Left Alone.   At the time of this posting I am a Camera/Photo Prep Tech for a full service rental house.  I also work freelance as a Camera Operator, Cinematographer, and Gaffer.  I have been a tech geek since 1999 in some capacity or another, and I have worked several jobs outside of film and television production.  I am also an avid gamer, and collector of various items.

I am a firm believer in the relationship between Adonai and man, and I don’t have any qualms speaking about what I believe in.  I know a lot of this seems a bit odd, strange and random, but it just needs to be put out there, so please stay tuned for what’s to follow!!!

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Monday Morning in my Mobile Office

Another Monday morning, and another bus ride close to work. Then I ride my bike in the rest of the way, trust me its a lot easier on my clothes that way. I still am astonished at the amount of work that I get done before I get to the office!!! So what work? Well I’m more than happy to field that question!! I have set one of my life’s goals as being an ASC recognized cinematographer, even though at the current moment I am not walking in that path. More on that at a other time. “Wait, so what does posting about leadership, tech trends, and video games have to do with cinematography???” Another great question! I won’t go too deeply into the job duties of a cinematographer, but aside from being a manager, a cinematographer has to be pretty much on top of what’s going on in their respective “worlds”. Now that the lines of media are still being blurred by mobile tech being integrated into video games and television shows, all these avenues intrigue me. I find the merger and constant “experimentation” that is happening a very exciting time for those in the media field!!! So as my bus ride comes to an end, I’ll share this small bit of encouragement: walk in the path that you’ve been shown, or work from here for the time being-

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Working from my mobile office

Otherwise known as the bus, I get a ton of my social networking and leadership learning done. I try and get a lot of this done so that I can be as productive as I can be. A time is coming soon when I’ll have to put these new connections and skills to use, and I believe that I am ready to do so. I have been working on getting somethings in place to make the upcoming transition a bit easier for myself and my family, and also the communities that I am blessed to be a part of. On top of that I’ve been working on a few shorts that will be ready to shoot soon (within six months, to be exact.) I got a lot in the works and have to get a lot done, but I’m also being held accountable for ALL of it. Alright, my office is nearing my stop, and now that I’ve filled in all parties that actually care about my well being, I’ll keep you guys and gals updated as much as possible.

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What I do

Ok so now that I have this blog. What do I do with it??? I can go on rants for days and no one will be the wiser. What about quick blurbs? Emotional content? Poignant and relevant news???? Well to be honest I’ll post stuff that I am lead to post. For now that’s all I got.