I am excited to announce that the trailer for Florida Girls (2019) has been released. This was a hilarious show to work on and I can’t wait till it comes out. Here are three promotion images that I shot that were released with the trailer. Click the link to check out the trailer on Deadline.com - https://deadline.com/video/florida-girls-trailer-premiere-date-laura-chinn/?fbclid=IwAR0_-_OeTo_17rZMLfSwg9_lYUgiKwXUKEWiWDwFhLPglpoE-rfz3Mk2XgM
I had the opportunity to do photography for Hallmark’s Hall of Fame film Love Takes Flight (2019). Nikki Deloach, Jeff Hephner, Barbara Niven, and Tom Thon were all amazing to work with. Thanks Barbara Niven for having Savannah Coffee Roasters come to set! Click the link bellow to see the full gallery of images.
Here is a promotional still I photographed, from Hallmark's upcoming film, Love to the Rescue (2019). This is the third film directed by Steven R. Monroe I have worked on. He is an amazing director and he knows exactly what he wants. These films are enjoyable to work on and the cast is always fantastic. Click on the image to see all 17 images from the gallery.
Here’s the first official poster for Soldier’s Heart (2019) our upcoming short film about Post traumatic stress disorder set in the post-Civil War south.
The film stars Thomas Clay Strickland, Merrik Foune, Sheril Rodgers, Victoria Fraunberge, and Jared M. Reeder. This period drama was wrote, directed, and produced by myself Seth F. Johnson. The film was produced by Emily Croke, Michael Anthony Brown, Randy, Shannon, and Merrik Bocook. It was written by Karin Johnson, Darby Abraham.Read More
The Nikon F3 is one of my all time favorite cameras and hands down my favorite SLR. I use this camera whenever I want to give some old school flare to an image. I have put so many rolls of Ilford HP5 Plus and Cine Still film through this camera it’s not even funny.
• Nikon F3 - This camera is seriously fun to shoot and has an amazing legacy. The Nikon F3 was the first Nikon camera to have the red stripe under the shutter button, a signature feature on many Nikon cameras. This is because of the efforts of Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro who styled the camera. Giugiaro is also known for designing the DeLorean. The F3 was used to shoot a portion of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) during the mine cart scene. By adding a motor drive and film magazine they were able to shoot the miniatures for the scene. NASA also had a partnership with Nikon to make 50 of the “NASA F3” a camera that was used by astronauts to create images in space.Read More
The Sony RX100 VA is a fantastic little camera I picked up to use for tight spaces, dolly, and jib shots. Paired with the SmallRig Cage Kit this is a fantastic little piece of gear. Always a joy when I get to take this camera out and use it on set.Read More
Back in 2016 I was interview by MovieMaker Magazine about working as a filmmaker in Savannah, GA for their Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Small Cities and Towns.
See link here - https://www.sethfjohnson.com/blog/2017/4/22/moviemaker-magazine-best-places-to-live-and-work-as-a-moviemaker-2016-top-10-small-cities-and-towns
Now for the 4th year in a row my home town of Savannah, GA has made the list and one of my still images has been featured in the article. This image is from the set of Emperor (2019). A civil war drama which I think will prove to be amazing once it is released.Read More
For my daily unit stills photography needs my go to camera is the Sony Alpha 7R III with Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM & Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lenses. I put the camera in the SmallRig QR Half Cage + Left Side Wooden Grip and then top it off with the fantastic SmallHD FOCUS 5“ Monitor.Read More
I am very happy that so many of the stills that I shot all came together to make the poster for Backtrace (2018). Brian A. Miller was a great director to work for, I loved how efficient he was on set and knew exactly what he needed for the edit. Thanks to Grindstone Entertainment Group & Lionsgate for bringing me on to this production.
Excited to announce that my stills of Ben Foster and Elle Fanning were used to make the poster for Galveston (2018). Arnaud Potier was a fantastic Director of Photography and was able to achieve such an amazing look. I learned so much watching him work on set. Thanks for the keychain Elle!
Here is an interview I did with Savannah on Film. We spoke about where my interests in unit stills photography originated from, filmmaking in Savannah, and some of the personal projects I have written and directed with my prodution company Moon Rabbit Media. Savannah on Film is a really interesting concept and I can't wait to see what other people they interview from the film community in Savannah, GA.
Excited to announce that I shot the poster image for An LA Minute (2018). Gabriel Byrne and Kiersey Clemons were both absolutely awesome to work with!
Here is a still from an interview I shot with Dustin Johnson for a Royal Bank of Canada TV commercial with Transition Productions! We shot at the Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head! Click on Image to see the full commercial!
Another one of my images of Rocky played by Elle Fanning from Galveston (2018). You can find this one at Teaser-Trailer.com!
Shooting on the Savannah River on the set of Backtrace (2018) with Dolly Grip and fellow SCAD alumni Gavin Chin. Thanks to our B-Cam 1st AC Marcos Lopez for grabbing this image!
Here is one of my still images from Living the Dream (2017) which aired on Sky One in Nov 2017. Working on this show was an absolute bast. Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, and Leslie Jordan from episode 4 "Krakatoa."
Galveston (2018) will be having its world premiere at SXSW this year! This is a still image I took of Elle Fanning and Ben Foster aka Rocky & Roy! It is one of the first official stills to be released for the film! Very Exciting!
So excited to be posting this! My stills were used to make the movie poster for Beast of Burden (2018)!
I directed a short film called Death of a Dream (2017) which was shot entirely on a 23 foot sail boat! It was a huge learning experience and was some of the hardest days I have ever had on a set. Filming out on the ocean with six crew members, three actors, and two sailors was very challenging! Enjoy!
Image I took of Daniel Radcliffe for the upcoming film Beast of Burden (2018).