EDUCATION

Columbia College Holywood

BFA: Cinema Production - 2009

3.98 GPA, Magna Cum Laude

FILM / TV EXPERIENCE

 

 

Forever Boys - Disney - 2016

Assistant Editor - Scripted TV PILOT

 

Piranha 3D - 2010 - Dimension Films, Feature Film

I was "Render Wrangler."  My job was to basically make sure all the piranhas had their teeth.  This was a lot of fun to work on!

 

Death to Cupid - 2015, Short Film

I was producer, editor, and basically all of post production on this short film.  It's been to 21 festivals around the world, including the Camen Islands International Film Festival and Dances with Films!  We've won numerous awards including "Best Editing" - LA Movie Awards.

 

Beyond Borders: The Debate over Human Migration - 2007, Feature Documentary

I was assistant editor on this feature length documentary, with footage taken from all over the wold and countless interviews.

 

The Proposed - 2016, Short Film

A new short film I edited.  Watch for it on the festival cerciut in 2016-2017!

 

Click Clack Jack - 2008

Assistant Camera - Scripted TV PILOT

I was 2nd assistant camera on this TV pilot about a train conductor in the old west!  It was a really fun shoot, we shot in Paramount Ranch, where Gunsmoke was shot, and one day we had 50 extras and 15 horses!  I loved working on a western.

 

Ben Boles

I am hard working, motivated, a team player, a problem solver and reliable.  I am very technical minded, but highly creative as well.  I am an expert in post production, knowing and working in all aspects from editing, linear, non-linear, and scripted, to color corection, to motion graphics and animation, visual FX, compositing and rotoscoping, to finishing and encoding for various media outlests whether it be national broadcast, DCP for theater projection, or codecs for web.  I also like to be involved in pre-production wherever possible and work with the director and cinematographer to make sure I get the shots I need to put together the best product for you!

Skills

  • Non-linear scripted, non-scripted, and commercial editing.  Narrative and documentary storytelling.
  • Motion graphics, title animation, good sense of graphic design.
  • Green screen / VFX compositing.
  • 3D modelling, lighting, texturing and animation using Maya, Blender.
  • Visual FX cordinator / artist.
  • Mastery of professional codecs, digital intermediates and compression.
  • Organized file structureing and media management.
  • Very knowlegeable of cameras, digital and otherwise: 16mm, 35mm, Arri, Panavision, DSLRs, Black Magic, RED.
  • Transcoding and DVD / Bluray authoring, web (YouTube and Vimeo)

SOFTWARE ADEPTNESS

  • Adobe CC2017; Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Media Encoder
  • Final Cut Studio (7)
  • Avid media Composer 8.4
  • PluralEyes
  • Maya 2009+
  • Blender
  • ProTools 8+

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY / DUTIES

Senior Editor, InterMedia Advertising

Woodland Hills, CA - 2011-Present

Here I am the senior editor for the production department.  I oversee post production on all of our in-house nationally braodcast TV commercials.  They are mostly short form "Direct Response" ads, 30 seconds to 2 minutes.  I have 150+ national commercials.

  • Work directly with clients on creative concepts.
  • Help develope production scheduel and plan.
  • Consult camera and VFX crew for best workflow.
  • Ingest / Transcode media, organize and manage server.
  • Edit TV spots, present to client and tweak based on client feedback.
  • "Finish" spots, including titles, graphics, visual FX, sound sweetening, and color grading.

 

Render Wrangler, Flat Earth Productions​ 

 Burbank, CA - 2010 

Here I worked as a "Render Wrangler" on Dimension Films' "Piranha 3D."

  • Quality Control on all VFX shots being handled by Flat Earth.
  • Oversaw each frame of rendered content.
  • Gave support to VFX artists.
  • Maintained render farm and artist work stations, updates and software licenses.
  • Rendered out playblast and reference renders for meetings and animatics.

Editor / Animator, Bemis Balkind​ 

Los Angeles, CA - 2010-2011

Here I was a freelance editor / motion graphic designer / animator.

  • I did many banner ads for films including "Warriors Way" and "Season of the Witch."
  • Constructed a virtual art gallery in 3D, animated and rendered it for CBS's "TV on DVD" campaign - 2011
  • I also participated in building graphics and elements for rich media websites.

 

Instructor, Kings College: LA​ 

Hollywood, CA - 2011

Here I instructed foriegn exchange students in Final Cut Pro and After Effects.

  • Taught fundementals of narative editing, match cutting and paralell cutting.
  • Taught BASIC After Effects annimation technique.
  • Taught transcoding, and encoding for DVD and web.
  • Assigned research and homework topics related to students' projects.

Editor / Animator, PARSONS​ 

Pasadena, CA - 2009-2011

Here I was a freelance editor / animator doing mostly in-house corporate safety videos and other multimedia productions for pitch meetings and presentations.

  • Participated in preproduction on in-house videos.
  • Shot various presentation and safety videos on green screen.
  • Handled editing and motion graphic design on videos.
  • Shot various meetings and presentations.

 

Editor / Motion Graphics, The Designory: LA

Glendale, CA - 2007-2009

Here I editind commercial content and did motion graphics and conceptual design for clients including NBC/ Universal, Disney Online, Sony Pictures, Nissan / Infiniti, and Lockheed Martin.

  • Edited commercail content for web
  • Participated in creative pitch meetings
  • Worked with graphic designers to animate designs
  • Worked with Lockheed engineers to render photo real 3D representations of devices.
  • Worked with creative directors and producers to make web banners for film marketing campaigns.

 

 

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