MONSTRINTHEDARK - filmmaker

About MONSTRINTHEDARK

MONSTRINTHEDARK is Sean Tracy. I am a new media director/cinematographer/editor. I grew up being absorbed by film and film theory. I've probably watched way too many films, but I've learned valuable lessons from all of them, even the bad ones. I've used my experience watching films to learn about blocking, lighting, movement, sound, and composition - lessons that I use daily in my work.

I spent 13 years as a middle school teacher, freelancing on short films and web series on weekends and vacations. On each project I grew into the different roles on a film set, and although I enjoy writing, directing, and editing, it's cinematography that's become my passion. When presented with the opportunity to follow my dream full time, I didn't hesitate, and haven't looked back.

I've created four feature films including BLACK HAT, winner of the 2011 Amazon Studios $100,000 Grand Prize for Best Test Film and In the Shadows of the Backstretch, a documentary feature to be released in 2016. My first feature film, Here's to Revenge (2006), was an amazing learning experience, as I stepped into every role on the film from producing to creating the soundtrack, making an 84 minute feature with relatively no money and help from two friends. It was well received at screenings in New York and with that film I won my first writing award. 

As I moved from film to new media, I've written and directed commercials with several top brands including CVS, Dell, Experian, ASPCA, 7UP, Western Union, Staples, Budweiser Black Crown, Unilever, securing purchases from Novartis, Slimfast, Choice Hotels, and Ad Council.

I strive to bring quality video to all of my clients, from the mom and pop shops, medium sized businesses, and large brands.

I am available anywhere in New York, CT, or NJ for all video productions, large or small, corporate or indie. I not only create branded video content, but marketing strategies as well. 

- Sean Tracy (Monstrinthedark) 

Gear List (Selected)

Canon C100 Mark II

Panasonic GH4

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 7D

Metabones Speedbooster-S

DJI Ronin 3-axis Gimbal

Atomos Ninja Blade

Rhino 2" and 4" foot slider

Canon 24-70mm f2.8

Canon 70-200mm f2.8

Rokinon Cine DS 14mm T3.1

Rokinon Cine DS 24mm T1.5

Rokinon Cine DS 35mm T1.5

Rokinon Cine DS 50mm T1.5

Rokinon Cine DS 85mm T1.5

Sennheiser G3 (2)Transmitters/Receivers with (2) Sennhesier Lavs

Lighting Packages including (4) 1k's 

Aputure LED's

 

 monstrinthedark (in non-monster form)

monstrinthedark (in non-monster form)