Introducing: The Desk

By Sean Ogle •  Updated: 11/03/15 •  2 min read

Back at the beginning of the year I was talking with my friend Jamie about some rebranding I wanted to do across all my sites.

As part of the conversation, we kept coming back to the idea of shooting a short film for it.

What started as a joke quickly morphed into a script, a crew of three, and a desk that found itself in some pretty unique situations.

So, while much later than I was hoping to have it released, I could not be more excited to finally introduce “The Desk”!

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The Crew

Jamie McGaw, Director and Creative

Jamie is one of my very good friends, the creative genius behind The Desk, and the founder of the creative agency Crime and Partners. 

Steve Ogle, Filming and Editing

Steve has been doing video production for 30 years, is just as comfortable doing documentaries for Red Bull as he is on 3 man shoots with little budget, and is the founder of Steve Ogle Productions.

Sean Ogle, The Talent (We’re using that term lightly here)

I didn’t do much, I just stood in front of a camera and botched my lines over and over again.

I’ll be doing a full behind the scenes recap of the shoot on Thursday, and will talk more about the team then.

Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle is the Founder of Location Rebel where he has spent the last 12+ years teaching people how to build online businesses that give them the freedom to do more of the things they like to do in life. When he's not in the coffee shops of Portland, or the beaches of Bali, he's probably sneaking into some other high-class establishment where he most certainly doesn't belong.
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66 comments on "Introducing: The Desk"

  1. Kent Bliven says:

    LOVE IT!!! Great job on the new video, Sean! Very inspiring. And it looks like it was a blast to make as well.

    And at the very end when you walked away I kept whispering to myself “blow up, blow up, blow up” and them KA-BLAM! A perfect end to an awesome video!

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks Kent! Have really appreciated the comments and support over the years. It was a one shot deal, and luckily we got the shot 🙂

  2. This is AWESOME! Loved it when I first saw it at your WDS academy and love it even more now after seeing it again. Crazy how just you three were able to create this epic video. Will definitely share for sure. Can’t wait to see what else is to come from “The Desk”. Great stuff Sean – cheers!

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks Mike! I’m stoked, I feel like this is step one for a lot of things that are going to be changing around here – took longer to get to this point than I would have liked, but better late than never right? 🙂

  3. Sean that was brilliant!!! I love it so much!

    1. Sean says:

      Thank you Jennifer!!

  4. Arman Assadi says:

    NICE work, Sean! Love the video. Very well done, and it helps that you have some sweet footage.

    Keep inspiring 😉

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks man! Luckily Oregon is a pretty geographically diverse place 🙂

  5. Robyn Petrik says:

    Sean, this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen you come up with since I started following you. Awesome video, super fun and inspiring too. Nice work!

    1. Sean says:

      Thank you Robyn! It’ll set the tone for some new things we have one the horizon – but yes, I agree, it was fun to up the ante a bit 🙂

  6. Typhaney says:


  7. Ben Fishel says:

    Sean this is awesome. I like that what obviously started out as a joke turned in to a pretty decent piece of marketing.

    I’d love to see a social media competition for which Rebel can get a photo of the most extravagant desk setting. I’ve got some pretty cool Peruvian mountains and ruins behind the house, but I’m sure there’d be way more impressive ones out there.

    1. Sean says:

      You read my mind, it’s all part of some stuff coming up soon 🙂

  8. Jessica says:

    Loved the video, it was nice seeing the visual element. You make it sound so simple! Now, I’m off to go check out LocationRebel as I haven’t in awhile.

    1. Sean says:

      Thank you! Let me know what I can help with as you dive back in 🙂

  9. Trav says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. I personally thought a boulder was going to drop from the sky and fall on the desk, but the blowing up thing was just as cool. Can’t wait for the behind the scenes look!

  10. Jane says:

    Great job, Sean! I’m sure you did have fun making that- it’s surprising that you found all of that background scenery in Oregon?! I loved it.

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks Jane! Yeah the Oregon Tourism Board should be paying me for this haha

  11. Sumit says:

    Great video Sean!

  12. Sean – you’re the man! You couldn’t have paint the picture of location independence any better. Great work my friend.

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks dude, you’re doing a pretty good job of painting that picture yourself as well 🙂

  13. Scott says:

    Haha–awesome ending man!

  14. Ellen Bard says:

    Love the video Sean – I loved it at WDS and it’s just as fab now – really pleased to share it, and excited to see it take you and LR to the next level #proudtobeoneoftheonethousand 😉

  15. Halona Black says:

    Excellent work! I’m excited!

  16. Darryl Smith says:

    What a brilliant piece of film making. Blowing my 9 to 5 desk away so I too can do my own thing is exactly what I aim to do too.It was just great to see you do it physically so I can do it in my minds eye when I sit down yet again tomorrow in a place I will leave – thanks to you.

  17. Dani Buckley says:

    Really awesome job, Sean! I love the video and I love the message – well done!!!

  18. Geoff Reese says:

    Just came across your site. That was one epic video. Nice work. Inspire on!

    1. Sean says:

      Happy to have you here! It’s been awesome to finally be able to show everyone 🙂

  19. Nick Miller says:

    Been watching you the last few years, and man, you rock! Awesome video.

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks man, much appreciated!

  20. Shannon says:

    The humor was fantastic. I watched it twice since I was so focused on the different scenes the first time :). The message is very inspiring and had a great segment on what Location Rebel is/provides without being vague/buzzword-y. I definitely feel the need to hop back on Location Rebel after watching it.

    I’m eagerly waiting to see the coming videos now too!

  21. Dakota says:

    Yes! Well played. I think you hit on exactly what so many people are seeking.

    I feel like you’ve nailed the practical, how-to aspect of this on the blog in recent months. The change in content is both noticeable and right on point. Keep it up.

    Lift-off time!

    1. Sean says:

      Dude, really means a lot to hear you say that. We’ve been trying to be a lot more deliberate about the content and how it’s presented. A lot to update over the next few months, but feeling good about the direction things are going!

  22. buena says:

    Loved the video and didn’t hesitate to share. Very creative….good advertisement for the STATE of OREGON too.

  23. Tom says:


    I was thinking “How did he get the desk that far out into the snow or desert?”

    Definitely remarkable, great work Sean.


  24. Awesome video! You and Location Rebel have been one of the biggest influences in my life when I joined almost a year ago. It’s been amazing looking back at everything I’ve been able to accomplish for myself and I have you to thank for helping me make that first step.

    The video was a great way to start the day and had me laughing (and grinning) by the end. Amazing!

    Looking forward to the next year!

  25. Hilarious ending and great message! If I could, I would join LR all over again because of that. 😀

  26. James Barr says:

    Hola Sean,
    Great video. Simple and to the point.
    One thought. You need to ‘salsa’ a little more on your downswing 🙂
    Keep up the good work.


  27. So awesome Sean and I love that you said discipline because in my mind discipline = more freedom. Loved the ‘happy ending’

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks for the love Natalie! And I totally agree, discipline and consistency in effort are really what it all comes down to for me.

  28. Hilary Ward says:

    Great video Sean. Makes me want to join up all over again.

    1. Sean says:

      Let me know if there’s anything I can help!

  29. Hi Sean,
    Just wanted to say that was a fantastic video! Nice work.

    1. Sean says:

      Thanks Brandon!

  30. Jennifer says:

    What a great video. Your subject of working outside hooked me in to watch, and your ideas hit home. Making dreams a reality. Looking forward to hearing more!

  31. Kayla says:

    Awesome video, Sean! Can’t wait to see more from The Desk. Really makes me want to join Location Rebel even more now… 🙂

    1. Sean says:

      Let me know if I can answer any questions about it, would love to have you in the community! 🙂

  32. Jason says:

    Well done man! Loved to see that desk get torn to shreds at the end. Must have been a few M-80’s stuffed in those drawers:) Great job!

  33. Jen Stanton says:

    Love the rebrand!!! And well done with the video! Love all the outdoor shots around Oregon. That’s definitely my ideal office 🙂

  34. Maria says:

    Great job, Sean! You must have had a great time making it too.
    Best of everything. You always give out valuable information.

  35. Jeremy G says:

    Such an epic video. Excited for the behind the scenes. Let me know when the next video is in the works; I wanna help!

  36. Julie says:

    That’s fantastic! If I didn’t already want to sign up for LR, this would definitely make me want to sign up. I loved the exploding desk! I wish I could have seen that part in person 🙂

  37. Charles says:

    Great video! The hard work that was put into it was definitely worth it!

  38. Scott says:

    Nice. The green Pacific Northwest sure has some wonderful locations.

    Well done video! I’ll be looking out for the next one! Cheers. (=

  39. Stella says:

    Awesome idea for a video. Congrats!

  40. Catlin says:

    Can’t believe I’m just seeing this. Pure brilliance! And who knew Sean had acting skills, what!

  41. Luka says:

    Nice nice nice!! Really liked the video! Thanks for motivating people all over again:))

  42. Valerie says:

    Sean — love this! Definitely piqued my interest about learning more about Location Rebel!

  43. Caro says:

    Damn – that looked like a great desk! 😀

  44. I’m really excited for the revamp of your site, especially for the fact that it’ll bring more attention to this video, like you said. It’s obvious it was a huge undertaking, and it is SO appreciated, because it gives me chills to watch. Thank you for everything you do for the location independent community.

  45. D.R. Fideler says:

    Great video!
    I think I heard you say or write that you weren’t getting the kind of response you wanted to get from this video.
    Well, no matter.
    I’ve always been ahead of my time, and you are too. The world will catch up with you. 🙂
    Now I’m going to watch it again.

  46. Terry Allison says:

    Truly creative and inspiring!

  47. Orister Thomas-Raymond says:

    Very interesting and creative way to put everything in a nutshell.

  48. Kelsey says:

    Well, I’m excited to start. Let’s do this! The world is my stage and now I’m a team player with yall.

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