Sean Ferry

SEAN FERRY is a bilingual multimedia storyteller who is currently focused on business innovation and design strategy. He feels that complex ideas shouldn't be complicated so he seeks narrative threads that provide simple and evident understanding of a problem.

Sean's professional career in production started at Macy's Satellite Network, a San francisco studio nestled in the 10th floor of the Macy's flagship department store. Having evolved to a Producer/Director, Sean was looking to diversify his project experience by focusing on ethnographic research and story development. He left Macy's to explore the concepts of video prototyping at the world renown design firm, IDEO which helped him uncover the impact of presenting complex design in accessible ways.

With his varied experience, he began freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area, helping create online commercial content for Sony and exploring web-based media with MONO; telling short stories about the daily life of musicians. In 2006 he co-directed, shot and edited the Afro-Colombian documentary "Sanpachando" which won "Best Documentary" at the St. Louis Filmmakers' Showcase.

He now lives in New York City working as a Design Director with Fahrenhiet-212 developing innovation strategies (and still looking for a good burrito).

WORK EXPERIENCE:

FAHRENHEIT-212 (2010 - present) Design Director / Senior Producer: Construct context and frame value propositions of complex innovation strategies via video prototyping with an emphasis on acceleration to commercialization, insight and strategy development, brand management and visual storytelling for various Fortune 500 companies.

FOUR ONES MEDIA: (2005 - present) Director/Editor/Videographer. Optimize resources to produce engaging and informative media in an efficient and timely manner. Work closely with clients, evaluate their needs, develop concepts, looks and strategies to meet project objectives. Locate, hire and manage crew and equipment. Secure locations, talent and production time. Calculate and balance budgets for productions of various sizes.

IDEO: (2004 - 5) - Director/Editor- Developed, produced and directed creative storytelling techniques. Built video prototypes to illuminate design ideas and frameworks; bringing them to life for evaluation and development. Created mini documentaries to align team members and evangelize project progress within client organization.

MACY'S SATELLITE NETWORK: (1999 - 2004) Producer/Director - Worked in a full service production studio (including live broadcast facilities) for Macy's award winning internal communications department, partnered with internal departments and external vendors to develop brand specific communication with emphasis on fashion. Collaborated with key players in Macy's Passport and United Way fundraisers.

CLIENTS INCLUDE:

Air New Zealand, American Red Cross, Amex, Bipper - Bsafe, Boy and Girls Club, Campbell's, Charles Schwab, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, DKNY, FOX Sports, FreeBord, Gannett, General Electric, HBO, IMAX, Link TV, Lowes, Mac Cosmetics, Marriott, MONO, Nissan, Odopod, OSI, Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble, Samsung, San Francisco Marathon, Saturn, Sony, Thumbplay Music, Tommy Hillfigger, TSA, Wells Fargo, YMCA

EDUCATION:

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia, South America (1998) Postgraduate studies in Urban Journalism, UNESCO sponsored program. Thesis: "La Ruta Circular:Chrónicas" chronicles and photographs

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1996) BA Communication Arts. Emphasized television, radio and film media.

Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain (1994-5) Year abroad, Spanish Language/Art History


PRODUCTION SKILLS:

Adobe - Apple - Analog

Look - Listen - Play

Languages: Spanish (near native), Japanese (beginning)