Name: Brent Sumner
Age: Old enough
College: Brooks Institute of Photography
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Book: Dark Knight
Favorite Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Food: Pizza, Hamburgers and Salad.
Favorite Quote: “Its your life throw it away how ever you want.”
- by me
I maintain an active video producing / shooting / editing business serving numerous clients throughout Santa Barbara. My work involves commercials, PSA’s, business videos, material for non-profits, and feature length documentaries, including 3 Big Ideas for PBS stations.
Educated at Brooks Institute of Photography, I started as an editor in the reality and documentary realm. My early credits include ABC’s The Bachelor and WB’s The Living Edge. I also worked on Autograph a documentary series which took him around the world to interview stars such as Ben Kingsley, Janet Leigh, and Michael Caine.
Highlights of my career were shooting and editing a PBS documentary entitled Above Yellowstone, the first ever aerial tour of Yellowstone. I also shot and edited Above Santa Barbara and Citizen McCaw a documentary about the future of journalism.
I received a Gold Medal at the International Film Awards for both cinematography and editing of a documentary featuring Robert Duvall.
I currently serves as a board member of the Santa Barbara Visitor’s Bureau and Film Commission.