Author Archives: Ben

TV Commercial Production with Alvin Ailey Dancers


One of the most memorable shoots I did with director Bill Fertik wasn’t exactly a TV commercial production. It was […]

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Musical Theatre, Impressing Betsy a Vlog


Musical theatre was my life from 1957 until 1972. The Playhouse in Mount Gretna, PA – August 1967 – Carousel […]

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Video Editing a Single Camera Shoot


A video editing story from Waiting for Elizabeth. From early February through June 2003, with DP Peter Longauer, I shot […]

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My Best Summer Stock Job Ever


This summer stock story is an edited excerpt from Three Stages. In 1966, after I survived the NYC area run […]

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Video Production Vlog – Elizabeth Hepburn Concert 1


Video production was my job for a bunch of years and the most fun ever was live switching (editing on […]

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Video Production and Editing a Doggie Vlog


While video production and editing is what I do for a living it’s also my favorite “hobby”. I found my […]

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Video Editing Sparkling Water


Video editing with today’s software, specifically Final Cut Pro, enables many “fixes” that were only available at a high cost […]

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Celebrity Story on the Road with Norman Luboff (part 2)


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Here’s a celebrity story excerpted from Three Stages, Chapter Six, “Sin City and the Road”. The Norman Luboff Choir’s first […]

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Production Management for Pizza, a Vlog


Production management was one of the several “hats” I wore during my film production period which is chronicled in Circumstances […]

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Video Editing Aerial Footage – a Vlog


Video editing has gone through a lot of changes since the days of the upright Moviola. One remark often heard […]

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