President, Motion Video Inc.
David Sewell established Motion Video in 1983, its primary business was producing corporate video programming for a wide range of clients throughout the world. Responsibilities include:
-Content Creation -Videography
-Editing -Graphic Art
-Animation -Project Management
In the 1990's in addition to an on-going corporate business, David was responsible for developing a broadcast base of business with Discovery Networks, The History Channel, and A&E. In 2000, David Sewell produced, wrote, filmed, and edited a special for A&E about the evolution of SWAT teams “Inside SWAT”
Program content, story line, interviews, filming, post-production content, editing
Interact with executive producers from A&E and work with the producers from Kurtis Productions who were responsible for the final show delivery.
St. Mary Endoscopy Center with Tommy Green
Tommy Green, former Phillies pitcher offered to volunteer him self to become the spokesman for this organization. I worked with Deeter Associates, the hospitals PR firm to create a program that the center used on there website for promotion. I created the program content flow, produced and edited the final program.
“The Rees Jones Interview” – Inside Golf, a 30 minute interview with gold course architect Rees Jones, responsibilities, working with interviewer Harry Donahue about content questions and program content flow, filming three camera shoot, all editing and final delivery to the network.
Current project: A world war II color film documentary
“CHASING HITLER: The Untold Story of Special Film Project 186”
In the final months of World War II, a unique team of motion picture professionals loaded their cameras with color film, and fanned out across Europe to document the final struggle against Hitler’s Nazi Germany. From the air war over Germany, to the crossing of the Rhine, to the liberation of the concentration camps, to the Allied capture of Hitler’s mountain top retreat at Berchtesgaden, the officers and men of Special Film Project 186 far exceeded their orders to “photograph the impact of air power on the enemy.” They captured a continent in chaos, and the toll it took on victor and vanquished.
The Air Force wanted the footage for a feature length documentary it planned to release to the public, but by war’s end the $1 million price tag was just too much for a country weary of war. The 120,000 feet of exposed 16mm color film—a total of 55 hours--was labeled “Top Secret,” and shelved in government archives. The thirty cameramen who had risked their lives to capture it returned to civilian life, their story untold.
History Channel, Discovery, Discovery UK, A&E, Smithsonian Channel
1991 Emmy Award
3 Emmy nominations
Many industry awards for corporate work
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
National Broadcasters Association
Society of Television and Motion Picture Engineers
Motion Video Inc. – 1993 to Present
In 1983 I started Motion Video to address the growing corporate video needs in this region. During this time the company has produced thousands of projects with many fortune 500 corporations in the country. www.motionvideo.com