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Formally established in 2015, Horton Visuals is a full service video production and commercial photography studio. Spearheaded by production manager, director, and cinematographer Sean Horton, Horton Visuals offers a no-bullshit partner in creating brand films, branded content, documentaries and commercial video projects. With 10 years of experience in the video production and advertising industries we have amassed a network of insanely talented, creative partners that help us achieve the type of final product you (and we) can be proud of. Making films and sharing the important stories can be a daunting task, but we pride ourselves in our ability to authentically connect your consumers and viewers to your message.

Sean Horton is an award winning documentary filmmaker and internationally published photographer. His documentary work has taken him around the world producing stories for the top brands in entertainment, technology and journalism. He is an experienced speaker, writer, fixer, gallery owner and art director. He has written for educational publications in the creative space such as Fstoppers, curated successful art shows in his hometown of San Diego, and is a creative visual consultant to restauranteurs in downtown San Diego. With three gold Telly Awards under his belt, he values authentic stories, exceptional images, and will settle for nothing short of excellence in his craft and from the people he works with. Sean’s straightforward and no-nonsense style of communication will ensure you know exactly what you’re getting, every damn time.

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“Sean and his team were an absolute joy to work with. Their professional attitude combined with their acute attention to detail and uncanny storytelling abilities made for an astonishing set of finished photographs. I'd recommend them to anyone looking to bring a project to life, as they'll be sure to exceed expectations well beyond the lens.”

- ART SIMMONS, Sr. Art Director, Audacity Health



“Sean is an exemplary pro. He takes his craft incredibly seriously and the results speak for themselves. While he will certainly plan a shoot, Sean also has the unique ability to direct a shoot onsite and get wonderfully unexpected results that are difficult if not impossible to plan for.”

- JORDAN STARK, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Product Etc



“I would recommend Sean (and have many times) to anyone looking for exceptional photo and video awesomeness. He’s my go-to if he’s available. He’s really easy to work with and his work simply surpasses expectations. Book him if you can.”

- AARON GROSSMAN, Creative Director, Green Flash Brewing Company


“I've worked with Sean on three separate projects for my own business and for my clients' businesses. He has an Eagle Scout work ethic and a MacGuyver-like ability to figure out how to make the shot work no matter what. Good person on top of being a talent behind the lens. Recommended.”

- JOE NAFZIGER, Associate Creative Director, i.d.e.a.

“I’ve worked with Sean numerous times for both video and photo work, and he’s as good as it gets. Hands down the best cinematographer in the San Diego area and a blast to work with. Would recommend him every day of the week and twice on Sunday.”

- MARQ EVANS, Director, The Glamour and the Squalor & Welcome To My Daydream


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