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B. Sean Fairburn is the only Marine ever to win a Emmy award for Cinematography of actual Combat, as the Combat Camera Officer and serving as Director/DP, with Delta Co 1st Tanks in Operation Iraqi Freedom-1. CWO2 "Gunner" Fairburn thankful and humbled by the award realizes it was a result of the Grace of God. This was confirmed by Norm Hatch USMC... See full bio »

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Known For

Tekken Camera and Electrical Department
Mission: Impossible III Camera and Electrical Department
The Expendables Camera and Electrical Department
The Mechanic Camera and Electrical Department


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 2012 Scent of the Missing (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 2012 The Campaign (hd camera)
 2012 A Smile as Big as the Moon (TV Movie) (digital imaging technician)
 2012 Space Junk 3D (Documentary short) (first assistant camera: second unit, Los Angeles)
 2012 Sons of Guns (TV Series) (phantom technician - 1 episode)
- Mortars and Mayhem (2012) ... (phantom technician)
 2011 Valley of the Sun (camera operator) / (digital imaging technician)
 2011 The Mechanic (camera operator)
 2010 Waking Madison (camera operator)
 2010 Mirrors 2 (Video) (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2010 The Expendables (camera operator)
 2010 Jonah Hex (camera operator: second unit - as B. Sean Fairburn)
 2010 Tekken (camera operator) / (digital imaging technician)
 2008-2010 Fight Science (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 5 episodes)
- Super Cops (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Human Weapon (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Fight Like an Animal (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Ultimate Soliders (2010) ... (camera operator)
- Stealth Fighters (2008) ... (camera operator)
 2009 Streets of Blood (Video) (digital imaging technician)
 2007 Homo Erectus (camera operator)
 2007 K-Ville (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2007) ... (camera operator)
 2007 Balls of Fury (camera operator - uncredited)
 2007 Closing Escrow (camera operator)
 2006 Dan Rather Reports (TV Series) (combat cinematography - 1 episode)
- Coming Home (2006) ... (combat cinematography)
 2006 Red Riding Hood (camera operator - as B. Sean Fairburn)
 2006 The Closer (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Slippin' (2006) ... (camera operator)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (camera operator: high definition video)
 2005 Science of Star Wars (TV Mini Series documentary) (camera operator - 3 episodes)
- War, Weapons and the Force (2005) ... (camera operator)
- Space Cowboys (2005) ... (camera operator)
- Man and Machines (2005) ... (camera operator)
 2004 JAG (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- This Just in from Baghdad (2004) ... (camera operator)
 2004 Dreamland (Short) (camera operator)
 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII (TV Special) (camera operator)
 2003 Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina (Documentary) (camera operator)
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (engineer: HD)
 2003 Black Cadillac (background plate photographer)
 2002 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Salem Witch Trials (2002) ... (camera operator)
 2002 The Marriage Undone (camera operator)
 2002 American Dreams (TV Series) (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2002 Windtalkers (camera operator: combat sequences - uncredited)
 2002 Searching for Debra Winger (Documentary) (camera operator: Los Angeles - as B. Sean Fairburn)
 2002 American Family (TV Series) (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2001 The Yellow Bird (Short) (high definition video engineer)
 2001 Human Nature (camera technician: high definition)
 2001 Nicolas (camera operator: "a" camera) / (high definition video engineer)
 2001 The Center of the World (camera operator) / (video engineer)
 2000 Inside the Space Station (TV Movie documentary) (camera operator)
 2000 Lucky Numbers (camera operator)
 2000 Behind the Rules of Engagement (Video documentary short) (additional photographer - as Warrant Officer Sean Fairburn U.S.M.C.)
 2000 Quantum Project (Short) (camera operator) / (high definition video engineer)
 2000 Best Actress (TV Movie) (first assistant camera: second unit)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (camera operator - uncredited)
 1998 Nobody (Short) (camera operator)
 1998 Black Cat Run (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1998 With Friends Like These (camera operator)
 1998 He Got Game (camera operator)
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series) (camera operator: "b" camera)
 1997 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (camera operator)
 1992 How'd They Do That? (TV Series) (camera operator)
 1981 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) (camera operator)
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Other Works:

Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) USMC HD/24P Combat Cinematographer

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Alternate Names:

B. Sean Fairburn | Warrant Officer Sean Fairburn U.S.M.C.

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Personal Quote:

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"Top O the Howdy" a famous greeting first used when trying to impress his Irish grandmother in Ponchatoula, Louisiana with an Irish Southern mix of accents. Fairburn still uses it to greet everyone.

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