I have always loved working with video, and began producing professional work in 2007. Since then I have worked on hundreds of projects for a wide variety of individuals, artists, and commercial clients including: Yale University, PBS American Masters, and Cambridge University Press.
At the moment I am most interested in collaborative narrative and documentary film, audio storytelling, interactive or experimental installation, and commercial work. If you would like to work together you can send me an email at [email protected]
A partial list of my film credits can be found here.
Areas of Expertise:
Cinematographer skilled in operating cinema cameras from all major manufacturers and familiar with custom installations (Magic Lantern), raw video workflows, and analog film (16mm Bolex and Super 8).
Editor and Colorist specializing in Adobe Suite (Premiere, AE, PS) with occasional FCP and Resolve use.
Broadcast Engineer with a portfolio of custom designed multi-camera production studios and mobile units for live streaming television, theatre, conferences, and events. (Blackmagic ATEM, Ustream, Mediasite)
Audio recording, cleaning, and mixing in 5.1 surround and stereo using Adobe Audition and ProTools.
Photographer experienced in digital, 35mm, medium format, and large format film (various cameras and hand processing techniques).
Journalism / Radio host and producer for Yurt Radio at Hampshire College. Staff writer and photography editor for The Climax, a print and online newspaper.
Archiving and digital telecine of 16mm and Super 8 film, consultant in preservation of archaic media formats.
Web Design and Coding in Python, HTML, CSS or custom designs in Drupal, Squarespace, and Wordpress.
I am a private tutor and professional consultant in all of the above topics. If you are interested in working with me in either capacity you can send me an email at [email protected]
Note: there is another Ben Cowper who makes films. He lives in New Zealand and we are not the same person.