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Technical Expert, 17 yrs professional filmmaking (5 star rated tutor!)
Ben C.

428 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $160

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Technical Expert, 17 yrs professional filmmaking (5 star rated tutor!)
Technical Expert, 17 yrs professional filmmaking (5 star rated tutor!)
Ben C.

428 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

428 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Ben


Bio

I am passionate about education and committed to an individualized approach to teaching. Currently I teach photography and filmmaking classes at a local non-profit. In the past I have worked in university education running online classes for the University of Minnesota Psychology Department. I have guest lectured for film classes at Amherst College, designed and co-taught an "EPEC" course at Hampshire College with 15 enrolled students, assisted in three film courses at Hampshire College, and...

I am passionate about education and committed to an individualized approach to teaching. Currently I teach photography and filmmaking classes at a local non-profit. In the past I have worked in university education running online classes for the University of Minnesota Psychology Department. I have guest lectured for film classes at Amherst College, designed and co-taught an "EPEC" course at Hampshire College with 15 enrolled students, assisted in three film courses at Hampshire College, and taught for two years at a summer pre-college film program.

I have always loved working with video and began working as a professional filmmaker in the early 2000s. Since then I have worked on hundreds of projects for clients including: PBS, American Masters, Herman Miller, Yale University, and Cambridge University Press.

I have worked in higher education as a resource for faculty and students of all skill levels needing media production assistance. In addition to individualized work, I have led group workshops and lectured on color grading and video editing. On the technical side of things I have designed and built multiple broadcast studios, managed an audio production facility, and currently run a video production business.

I am always seeking opportunities to share my knowledge and love of media arts with others. At the moment I'm most interested in narrative and documentary film, audio storytelling, and experimental installation art. I look forward to meeting with you and working on building your artistic practice!


Education

Hampshire College
Film and Video Prod.
University of Minnesota
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $160
  • Rate details: 1hr minimum. If student cancels with less than 4hrs notice a 25% fee may be charged. No shows/late arrivals charged for full time. Group rates negotiable.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been working with raw photos in Lightroom for many years and the software is a regular part of my photography workflow. I am familiar with camera raw adjustments, editing and spot cleaning photos, as well as exporting and output workflows. I will walk you through the theory as well as the technical process of adjusting and editing your photography in Lightroom to bring you work to the next level!
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked extensively in Photoshop for over 15 years in all applications of the software. I am experienced with a multitude of advanced tools and features available in the software for everything from photo editing and manipulation to animation and frame-based video editing. I am also proficient in Camera Raw and its uses for photo and video workflows.
Film,

Film

I have worked in commercial and independent film production for the past 15+ years. I am an editor, cinematographer, and colorist with extensive experience in relevant software, film history, and camera operation. I have worked with 16mm and Super 8 film, taught courses in film production at college and high school levels, and personally worked on over 100 film and video productions. I am a patient teacher with a keen interest in cultivating talent and creativity. Cameras: Blackmagic, Canon DSLRs, RED, GoPro, 16mm and Super 8 Software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe After Effects
Photography,

Photography

I have an extensive portfolio or art photography as well as experience in commercial product and event photography. I have taught summer classes for high school and college age students in film and photo as well as full semester courses at a college level. I am proficient in all major software including Photoshop and Lightroom and familiar with operation of all still cameras including digital and film (35mm, medium, and large format).
Video Production

Video Production

I am an independent filmmaker by trade and have worked on over 100 commercial and artistic projects. I received a degree in Cinematography and Video Production and have taught college and high school level courses in everything from editing to cinematography to color grading.

Computer

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

I've been working with raw photos in Lightroom for many years and the software is a regular part of my photography workflow. I am familiar with camera raw adjustments, editing and spot cleaning photos, as well as exporting and output workflows. I will walk you through the theory as well as the technical process of adjusting and editing your photography in Lightroom to bring you work to the next level!
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

I have worked extensively in Photoshop for over 15 years in all applications of the software. I am experienced with a multitude of advanced tools and features available in the software for everything from photo editing and manipulation to animation and frame-based video editing. I am also proficient in Camera Raw and its uses for photo and video workflows.
Photography,

Photography

I have an extensive portfolio or art photography as well as experience in commercial product and event photography. I have taught summer classes for high school and college age students in film and photo as well as full semester courses at a college level. I am proficient in all major software including Photoshop and Lightroom and familiar with operation of all still cameras including digital and film (35mm, medium, and large format).
Video Production

Video Production

I am an independent filmmaker by trade and have worked on over 100 commercial and artistic projects. I received a degree in Cinematography and Video Production and have taught college and high school level courses in everything from editing to cinematography to color grading.

Examples of Expertise


Ben has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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knowledge, patience, and intelligence all combined

Ben helped me by guiding me so that I can most efficiently organize my photos, find missing photos, have in place a system which can work for me in the future.

Lauren, 11 lessons with Ben

a terrific teacher!

I was rusty with or just unfamiliar with so much of Premiere Pro. Had not used it for. year. Ben was an excellent coach and guide. After just a couple of lessons I feel able to work independently.

Terry, 6 lessons with Ben

Very patient and knowledgeable

Ben picked up on the exact areas and type of coaching I needed to focus on. Overall very patient and accommodating! Will schedule again when I have more questions.

Joshua, 1 lesson with Ben

Adobe Premiere Expert

Ben was super helpful. I am experienced with Adobe Premiere but knew there were still a lot of things I didn’t know. Ben explained a lot of complicated things to me in a simple way. I would definitely work with him again.

Jonathan, 1 lesson with Ben

knowledgable and patient tutor

Ben was super patient and helpful in answering all my backend computer questions about files, storage and keep the disc cache empty so that I can have everything in place and be ready to make some art.

Randy, 3 lessons with Ben

Very knowledgable, answered all questions, patient.

I'm getting back into video production after many years. The software has changed a lot. Ben knew every trick. I'm coming back to Ben for more as I have questions on my project, a documentary feature film.

Sandor, 2 lessons with Ben

Learned a lot!

Ben C taught me the basics of Adobe Lightroom in my lesson. He was very helpful, and I would meet with him again. He tailored the lesson to my needs. This was a great present from my husband!

Patrick, 1 lesson with Ben

Patient, more than able, kind and willing to help.

I had been wrestling with my lack of Lightroom organizational skills. I am one who takes pride in my computer skills and ran into a walk. Ben appreciated my viewpoint and took the lead as we worked together to resolve my problem. He stayed with me until we repaired my catalog and file management confusion. If you have any problem with Lightroom, this is your guy. Thank you Ben for your efforts, kindness and expertise!

Roger, 2 lessons with Ben

Highly Recommend!

Ben was a really great and knowledgeable tutor. We did an online lesson with screen share that was much easier than expected. He was able to answer my questions and help me get started with DaVinci Resolve!

SUSAN, 1 lesson with Ben
Hourly Rate: $160
Response time: 17 minutes
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