[UPDATED] Sean Cody’s Brandon Returns, And So Does Sean Cody’s Ugly Picture Quality

Posted February 15, 2017 by with 49 comments

6H2A5838Brandon, Sean Cody’s most popular performer, returns for some bareback fucking tonight after not appearing in any updates since December 15th. Two weeks ago, the personal fitness trainer revealed to Str8UpGayPorn that he’s “expanding” his career into other areas, but he did acknowledge that he had several unreleased Sean Cody scenes coming. This one today, with newcomer Joe, is obviously one of them.

6H2A5881Unfortunately, it looks like Sean Cody’s horrific new camera (or whatever horrific equipment and/or video editing software they’re now using) is back, and it once again drowns out the color, vibrance, and crystal clear picture quality that once made Sean Cody so great. The depressing and shaky visuals ruined the Randy/Joey scene, making it the worst Sean Cody scene in history, and while it’s not at all clear if the same level of catastrophe will occur tonight (the scene is out at 9pm), it’s not looking good in the trailer below.

The pictures, thankfully, look normal, and it’s good to see cutie Joe return.

6H2A5475On the left below, it’s a video screencap from last December’s Brandon scene with Cassian. And on the right, it’s a video screencap from tonight’s Brandon scene with Joe. Although these scenes were filmed in the same room in the same corner, note that the walls, the lamp, and even Brandon’s skin tone are all completely different colors! (Right click to view comparison in full size.)

oldnewWhatever they’re doing (and if you know about cameras or videography, please comment—I know nothing about cameras or editing, and can only report on what I see), the new look on the right appears lifeless, drab, and unclear. Why, after so many years of success, are they doing this?

Trailer for tonight’s scene (full video here):

[Sean Cody: Brandon Fucks Joe Bareback]

Note the difference in picture quality and frame rates in the trailer above versus the trailer below, which is from last December’s scene (full video here):

[Sean Cody: Brandon Fucks Cassian Bareback]

Update:

My God, the scene is now live, and it’s almost as bad as the Randy/Joey one. It looks like it was filmed in a morgue in 1978.

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 9.24.57 PM Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 9.25.15 PMIn addition to being horribly filmed and not capturing the action from any good angles, the footage changes color from somewhat natural to corpse grey every few seconds. Insanity.

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On the bright side, I don’t see how things can get any worse at Sean Cody.

  • David

    I hope he has atleast one more bottoming scene coming out

    • Xzamilloh

      I hope he has one good bottoming scene coming out.

      • Ben

        will anyone care at that point? he’s like a “senior” now in the gay porn world.

        • Xzamilloh

          I’m sure a few would care… I personally wouldn’t, but there’s an audience for him. He’s a “senior” in the sense that he doesn’t do anything new, and therefore his shtick is old.

  • Dale Bergman

    Sean Cody probably hired a lesser cinematographer. Their camerawork hasn’t been the same since MEN took over as well. I will be curious to see if there are color fluctuations like in the Randy and Joey scene. Sean Cody is going to lose a lot of customers if this unwatchable look is permanent. They need an intervention about the future of their studio ASAP.

    • skye3245

      its become so unappleaing the last few months. They will have the hottest guys and just throw the shit out the window. Like they have Brysen and they barely show him penetrating or in it

  • Ben
  • Marik Ishtar

    Life is tough out there, huh, Brandon?

  • DPS

    WTF? Even a butcher shop makes the meat more presentable than that preview! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4a0e3b596e7ce138832f68a714448158bd57d6cfb79ca62c627b87edbd52703e.gif

  • Marik Ishtar

    I’ve heard that studios constantly bring in new people and their predecessors are supposed to train them. Maybe this time they weren’t around.

  • S .

    Brandon won’t go away so soon, no matter what he says.

    Like most of them, he’ll return when he needs $$ to pay the rent.

  • Zealot

    Sung to the tune of the 60’s TV Show, “Branded”

    The Ballad of Brandon

    Only once been fucked,
    between the cheeks
    But they say he isn’t gay

    Brandon, scored by the jealous queens
    What do you do when your Brandon, and don’t know what it means?

    Whoever he fucks for the rest of his life
    they will know, he’s Brandon!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9f10a738019a557c6fd6ec8c433b151cc7d3e8c328f33e52bd250bc555a351d0.jpg

  • sxg

    No matter how bad the cinematography is, brandon’s performance still manages to be the worst thing here.

    And no bad cinematography can ever compete with Brandon’s bottoming debut to be the worst thing at Sean Cody!

  • Tim

    the tint difference isn’t the bother. I actually preferred it. it is the shaky and low frame rate that annoys me.

    • Tim

      also, Brandon. pass.

  • pje821

    I’ve complained to SC about the shoddier camerawork and editing of late, especially regarding the fact they rarely capture the cumshots from two angles anymore, and sometimes even edit the cumshots so we don’t see the whole thing. The response has always been,”Nothing’s changed.” Total bullshit.

    • Sebastian S

      Just curious, how did you complain to them? And they actually responded?

      • pje821

        Via their Feedback link at the bottom of their Home page. And yes; I’ve complained (or complimented) them on several occasions and received responses, usually within two days. I even mentioned I would love to see a scene with Randy and Shaw (my current favorite) and one appeared on the site about three weeks later. Coincidence? Perhaps, but if one doesn’t ask… BTW, I think Brandon is the most over-rated model on the site. I don’t dislike him but he continually underwhelms me, especially his pathetic cumshots. Just my opinion.

  • John Now
    • Xzamilloh

      To be honest, it wasn’t really all that good to me. Yes, Deacon is a fucking drink of hot milk from head to toe, but this could have been better. Now, if we can get DANDY (Deacon and Randy), then I’ll be a happy camper!!!

      • John Now

        That’s a great suggestion! DANDY indeed would be HOT AS FUCK!

      • Dale Bergman

        I liked their scene a lot better the second time I watched it. Expectations were too high. The second half with Deacon bottoming was the best part of the scene. I don’t think Deacon is going to return. Deacon and Asher wanted to experience a scene together.

        • Ww Ka

          Deacon and Asher are using thrir real name on twiiter to promot some underwear. And they twitter a lot about seancody. I think they will be back soon, A threesome with someone Maybe?

          • Dale Bergman

            Who knows at this point. I would like to see Deacon bottom for Brysen and Randy.

        • Sebastian S

          Agree, I think this was a one off that SC also used to get new subscribers. I’d love to see Deacon or Asher back. Just looking at that little pic of his ass on the top of this page…yum!

  • Eric from Sweden

    Is it just me, or is Brandon getting thinner?

  • sub boy

    To answer your questions about cameras and color. You can shoot a beautiful film on an iPhone if people know what they’re doing. SC’s problems have to do with production and postproduction.

    Production: to shoot anything that looks/sounds good in high definition, you need a (1) DP (another name for cinematographer), a (2) gaffer (you would be surprised how difficult it is to light someone’s face, let alone their entire body moving as fast as they do in porn) and a (3) sound mixer. The DP and Gaffer need a few assistants to help them out, a great sound mixer can work alone on a closed set like SC uses.

    Postproduction: you need an editor, a colorist and a sound designer.

    To answer your color question, SC has definitely fired whoever used to color their scenes. That change in skin tone is a dead giveaway. Either they’re using a crappy filter on their editing software (that’s free) or they’re hiring someone cheap who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

    My guess is they’ve cut down on their production team, or hired cheaper people, but definitely stopped using a colorist.

    • sanfv

      I love you.

    • robirob

      Sorry if I sound like a silly suck up, but that’s a really interesting post. Even in this modern age of technology you need quite a few people behind the camera to create a really good porn scene.

    • GCHQ
    • Geo Mendez

      Awesome insightful intelli gent detailed oriented comment….
      You turn me on!!😚

    • Luca

      interesting, thanks!

  • Scrapple

    It’s clearly a stylistic choice that encourages the viewer to draw from his/her own personal experiences and let that inform how they interpret the scene. It’s Sean Cody channeling CockyBoys referencing La Vie en Rose. It’s art, and art is everything dahlings.

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/Bgi7wUMBUD8tO/200.gif#134

    That or their camera operators suck swamp ass.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/UAwO6q3ddzSOQ/200w.gif#151

  • brock

    Calling the Randy/Joey scene “the worst Sean Cody scene in history” seems…dramatic https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c81ee1f669d47c70a7ee4f34b65525b8304ff25decd9625c5ec64680b42a5685.gif

  • Dana Rimons

    More than the quality of the video, I’m rolling my eyes at no mention from our webmaster about Brandon’s boring performance. Did you think he was actually good in this Zach or…since he gave you an interview, are you holding back from speaking your mind? 🤔🤔🤔

  • Dee

    What the HELL is going on at SeanCody?! They’re taking interlaced footage and they’re not de-interlacing it, rendering it as is in progressive, meaning we now have scanlines that are reminescent of the ’90s!

    I literally can’t… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f424a7e0b43bc6398fbf0e43308324d6de83d573ba1fcb0af1465c846155e08a.jpg
    Someone let SeanCody know I will do their post-production work please. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59bc8186e51d404bbd7eca1d6efd07ec1c316e8830646f915336b0d1e2ac1946.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/239b6fa0d1e43befc63bf0fbdda8dd1c40b3c8f08613c09e247aa91c139525b6.jpg

    • Ben

      I work in digital post pro. It’s not that hard to fix this. It’ll take them less than 10 minutes. SC, if you’re reading this. Use JES extensifier to deinterlace this shit. It’s FREE!

      • Vee

        Yadif or go home!

        • Ben

          You could awlays use that. but my company always uses JES and there’s been no issues.

      • skye3245

        the fact you just gave them an editing lesson…i die

        • Ben

          I will work for them for free if I get to fuck Brysen, landon or Abe or all three.

          • PreludeToA

            YES!!! you better get want you want- henny!

  • GCHQ

    the footage changes color from “somewhat natural” = Yellow tint

  • Jon

    Meh, you never actually reviewed if the scene is hot or not.

    I couldn’t give less of a fuck about filters and camera quality, as long as the two people involved are onscreen and the fucking is good.

  • Wig Snatcher

    Can I just make out with him? His mouth is gorgeous to me!! Just looking at it makes me feel a certain way… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1a54398fce5a1c7456ce2ea5889e1d5973fadef9cebf0a8eec9e2c574881b1b6.gif