Sean F. White is an award-winning photographer, cinematographer and film director whose assignments and personal projects take him to all corners of the globe. From indigenous cultures to extreme engineering, from adventure sports to nature’s splendors on seven continents, Sean embraces his subjects with passion and wonder.
His work is internationally acclaimed for its exceptional storytelling and unique visual style. Credits include National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, History Television, 3Net, BBC Worldwide, APT, PBS, OLN, NHK, CH4, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, and many others.
In addition to shooting and directing, Sean is a pioneer in developing camera systems and techniques to capture unique aerial, underwater, time-lapse, and point-of-view perspectives for his assignments. He now works in stereoscopic 3D and has developed a range of customized 3D camera systems for documentary acquisition.
Sean is the creator of several cult adventure films including “Beyond Gravity” (2000), “Into the Thunder Dragon” (2002), and “Never Ending Thermal” (2004) for which he was named to Outside Magazine’s list of Top Ten Adventure Filmmakers.
As a director, DOP and stereographer for Parallax Film Productions of White Rock, BC, Canada, he is a leading-edge user and developer of lightweight 3D camera systems for documentary shooting. In August 2010, he designed 20 high definition stereo cameras to capture a massive stadium implosion in Brazil for the program Blowdown 3D, the first ever event-based 3D television special for National Geographic. Visit the Parallax 3D blog.
He is a regular guest lecturer at photography and filmmaking events and conducts workshops and training for 3D content creators. Workshops for groups, institutions and individuals available upon request.
When he’s not traveling, he spends as much time as possible at home in Tofino, BC, Canada.