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SP1: The Man Behind the Lens

Photo by Kyle Goldberg

Film was always a passion that Sebastien Prudent had. Growing up in the suburban town of Spring Valley, New York, this cinematographer found his passion when he took a high school film course for one semester. It was then that he wanted to pursue a career in film production. Sebastien went on to attend school at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh. Within his collegiate years, he was involved in Plattsburgh State Television, a core curriculum for all students in the field, often credited and recognized on a regional and national scale. Sebastien held various positions there such as Editing and Graphics Director and Master Control Supervisor. Plattsburgh is where Sebastien created his media brand and became referred to as SP1 Films. Creating projects from documentaries to promotional videos for various clubs and organizations on campus as well as for personal clients who require video services became the norm. After graduating with a Bachelors in both Video and Audio Production, Sebastien went on to attend Brooklyn College and obtained his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Television & Film. He is mostly skilled in post production being well acquainted with Adobe Master Collection, Avid, and Final Cut Studio. He also holds experience in shooting with DSLR’s and full in studio production cameras. Sebastien as SP1 FILMS is currently represented by the media agency DINNERLAND where he currently serves as Director of Photography. Under team DINNERLAND, he has produced several music videos working with notable people such as Salaam Remi, Bodega Bamz, Joel Ortiz, Nitty Scott Cassanova, Fabolous, Young M.A. & Dave East. Sebastien has also collaborated with music groups such as J.Cole's Dreamville Records. Other professional works include Ebony Magazine, REVOLT TV, WhoisCTRL and iONE Digital. Sebastien takes great interest and enthusiasm into any project to deliver a great piece with creativity and imagination.