Sean Post

Lighting Designer and Director of Photography

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Sean “Sid” Post has been designing production and lighting in multiple facets of the entertainment industry, earning him 6 Emmy Awards and 14 nominations. Sean’s work expands beyond production and lighting design as a creative director, director of photography, and producer, with his work being seen around the world.

After an early career in Chicago theater, touring the country with Ballet Chicago as master electrician for two years, Sean moved into television. He became the assistant lighting director at the famous Harpo Studios for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" in 1994, and then became lighting director in 2004. He has designed lighting for over 4,000 episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," earning six National Emmys for Lighting Direction and Production Design and a BDA Award. He is a production & lighting designer for the OWN Network, designing shows that Oprah Winfrey hosts, such as "Oprah’s Next Chapter," "Oprah Prime," "O at the Movies," "Super Soul Sundays," "Life Class," and "Master Class."

His work also includes "The Dr. Laura Berman Show," "The Nate Berkus Show," "The Gayle King Show," and "The Rosie Show." Sean has also started his own production company, 5 Sixteen Productions, where he has designed and facilitated projects for the Chicago Bears Network, Adidas, ABC Family, Disney, Roger Ebert’s Memorial at The Chicago Theatre, WVON’s 50th Anniversary, and the Emmy-winning show “A Piece Of The Game.”

Professional Affiliations

  • Director of Photography, IA 600
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • NABET Local #53

Awards

  • 6 Emmy Awards
  • 13 Emmy Nominations
  • 1 Broadcast Design Association Award

Talk/Variety

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show - Syndicated (3,700+ episodes)
  • The FABLife - ABC (175 episodes)
  • Naturally Danny Seo - NBC (23 episodes)
  • A Piece of the Game - WGN (16 episodes)
  • Botched - E! (2 Seasons)
  • Taste of Coaching - BIG 10 Network (8 episodes)
  • The 411 - Apple TV (1 episode to date)
  • Super Soul Sunday - OWN (50+ episodes)
  • Oprah's Masterclass - OWN (12 episodes)
  • Oprah's Next Chapter - OWN (75+ episodes)
  • Oprah's Behind the Scenes - OWN (24 episodes)

Pilots

  • The 411 - Featuring Mary J. Blige
  • Blink Music Game Show - MTV
  • Faith Hill Talk Show - Featuring Kellie Pickler
  • A Piece of the Game - WGN
  • Taste of Coaching - BIG10 Network
  • Untitled Panel Talk Show - Endemol Entertainment
  • Network Launch - OWN

Specials

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show - Daytime and Primetime Specials
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show Finale - United Center
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show - Sydney Opera House
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show - Oscar Pecials
  • Oprah's Lifeclass - Remote locations
  • Miss America Organization - 2015 and 2016 Miss Delaware Pageant
  • Oprah and Lance Armstrong - The Worldwide Exclusive
  • Roger Ebert Memorial – The Chicago Theatre
  • Private Label Manufacturers Association – 2012, 2013, and 2014 Live Webcast
  • Exodus Plague Shoot - Discovery Network
  • Steve Harvey - Book Tour
  • Crush Launch and Fashion Show - ABC Family/Disney
  • Beauty and the Beast Media Tour - Disney Consumer Products

Comedy

  • The High Court - Comedy Central (25 episodes)

Sports

  • NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame - 2016 Enshrinement
  • Super Bowl LI - Opening Night from Minute Maid Stadium
  • Good Morning Football Live from Super Bowl LI - NFL Network
  • NFL Total Access Live from Super Bowl LI - NFL Network

Game Show

  • America's Greatest Game Shows - Host Erik Estrada
  • Blink - MTV

Drama

  • Scandal episode with Oprah
  • Grey's Anatomy episode with Oprah

Facilities Design and Installations

  • Chicago Bears Network – New TV Studio; LED Lighting Design and Install at Halas Hall

Consultant

  • The Nate Berkus Show
  • The Gayle King Show
  • The Dr. Oz Show
  • Dr. Laura Berman Show

Director and Technical Manager

  • Adidas – The United Center in Chicago featuring D Rose, The Luvabulls, Benny the Bull, and many other sports celebrities
  • OWN – Oprah’s “One Woman Show” Canadian Tour