2015 Show Reel for Chicago based Director of Photography Sean Costin. It highlights a number of commercial and creative assignments I've shot for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Navistar International and Sierra Mist. I have experience shooting a wide array of subjects, locations and settings and always enjoy the challenge of telling the greatest story possible.
Making the Sauce
“Sauce Boss” Mike Bancroft launched Co-op Hot Sauce to raise money for the arts and entrepreneurship organization he started for Chicago youth. Today, it’s a legitimate business known for its handpicked ingredients and painstaking attention to detail. We spent a flavor-filled day in the test kitchen to capture the creative process and share Co-op’s story of unwavering integrity.
We hit the highways and rail yards of Chicago’s South Side with M&J Intermodal, one of the many companies that transport America’s goods on the final stretch of their journeys. By putting the spotlight on the efficiency necessary to serve this vital niche, we made heroes of the company, its trucks, and the industry itself.
LCP - Brand Meets World
Navistar Quality Tests
Navistar gave us a peek inside its new vehicle and engine testing facility so we could demonstrate the legendary durability of its International brand of trucks. Partnering with the company’s engineers, we showcased the amazing lengths the company goes to keep its trucks out of the shop and out on the road—including putting 10 years of life on a truck in just a few months.
International - Journey to the Center of the Earth
A dusty ride-along through the oil fields of North Dakota proved the perfect backdrop to position the International WorkStar as the go-to truck for severe service jobs. This day-in-the-life piece put the spotlight on the hardworking “rat hole” operators who rely on their trucks to lay hundreds of miles of pipeline casing deep underground.
Power of Propane
Specialty engine maker PSI had an amazing story to tell about how its clean-but-powerful propane engines could revolutionize the school bus and other industries. We went inside its production facility to meet the designers responsible for transforming the company from a diesel engine supplier to an alternative fuel leader.