Freelance Videographer & Editor Ben Rich

Freelance Videographer Experience

Creative Services Video Designer

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – July 2017 to Present

Established new budget and managed purchasing as first staff videographer for Creative Services.

Managed freelance videographers and content creators for larger projects.

Installed multi-terabyte SAN storage system and setup cloud backup systems.

Transitioned Creative Services video workflow to full 4K capability.

Live Events Video Director

New York Public Library – Sep 2013 to June 2017

Hired and directed team of 4 videographers in 60+ live streamed, multi-camera events each year.

Managed intricate approval process involving NYPL staff, stakeholders and celebrity guests.

Improved delivery of nightly shorts for web distribution by streamlining production workflow.

Managed Drupal website postings of multimedia content.

Designed new portable live video production rig to provide 4K live streaming capability.

Gautier Dance Video Warmup
Gautier Warmup Sizzle 2016

Freelance Videographer & Editor

Nel Shelby Productions – Nov 2012 to Present

Filmed 300+ dance concerts, workshops, conventions, lectures, and interviews.

Managed personnel, communications and media for large multi-day festival projects.

Engaged in one-on-one post-production and video editing sessions with clients.

Facilitated workflow transition from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere for team of 5.

Advised on software and equipment solutions, including livestream & media playback services.

Assistant Video Producer & Virtual Pillow Video Coordinator

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival – 2010 to 2016

Generated 250+ hours recorded HD footage in each 4 month festival.

Managed & trained 2 interns and an apprentice each season.

Produced video for web and social media, ensuring quality control.

Authored thousands of DVD & Blu-Ray discs for archives, artists & students.

Digitized and re-mastered decades of archival footage.

Established a new HD / digital video workflow from scratch.

Customized and managed 24TB Final Cut Pro Media Server.

Behind The Scenes Swing
Zvidance Wings Teaser 2016
TST Applause Promo
Production Company At Work
Christopher Duggan Promotional Video
credit Linnea Gwiazda


Ben Rich Film – 2010 to Present

Freelance videographer providing production, switching, projection, IMAG, direction, editing, live streaming, and load-in / load-out services.

Clients include Tribeca Film Festival, World Leaders Forum, Nevada Ballet Theatre, PEN Awards, Rainforest Foundation, Women For Women Intl., Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and Columbia University.

Adobe Premiere editor, Final Cut Pro 7 editor;   Final Cut Server administration;  Cameraman;  Sound engineer;   Live multi-cam switching;  Web Livestreaming;  Digital projectionist;  Simulcasting;  Media conversion and encoding;  Analogue video digitization;  Video for web;  DVD and Blu-Ray authoring;  PC and Mac competency;  Web publishing

Adobe CC (Premiere, AE, Photoshop);  Final Cut Studio (FCP 7, Server, DVD Studio Pro);  Microsoft Office;  MPEG Streamclip;  Screenflow;  Toast Titanium;  QLab;  Playback Pro;  Drupal

Cameras: Sony (PMW 200, EX 1, EX 3, NX5U, A99, A7sII), Canon (C100, 5D) Panasonic (PTZ, AG-AC 160A); JVC; DJI; GoPro
Switchers: Newtek Tricaster; Analog Way Eikos; Blackmagic ATEM; Livestream Studio HD; Wirecast; Sony Anycast System
Encoders: AJA Kona media digitizer; Canopus; Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle and H.264 Encoder; Teradek Cube
Other: Digital Projectors; Field Recorders; Microphones; Analog tape and media

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Études Françaises Undergraduate - Concordia University, Montreal

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Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Dance - California State University, Sacramento

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Undergraduate Cinema Studies Junior Standing - San Francisco State University

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Youth Video Production Program - Access Sacramento Cable TV

Other Skills

CPR certified, First Aid certified, Supervisor experience, Technical trainer/teacher, Search engine optimization, Choreographer, Dancer, Fitness teacher, Rock climbing; Scuba diver