Category Archives: Film Production

Puerto Rico Needs a Movie Crew


My brilliant wife, Elizabeth Hepburn, when watching a story about the logistical disaster that is Puerto Rico opined that, “They […]

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Short Funny Stories from Author Ben Bryant


My film production book, Circumstances Beyond My Control, is full of funny stories about the adventures I had as a […]

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Film Production Its Colloquial Language (RCH)


The highly specialized world of film production, like many other esoteric professions, has its own inscrutable lexicon. As in the […]

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Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (4)


Most of my film production career was spent producing and/or serving as first assistant director on TV commercials, over 1,000 […]

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Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (3)


A sizeable percentage of my film production career was spent producing and/or serving as first assistant director on TV commercials, […]

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TV Commercial Production Aerial


TV Commercial Production can be fun especially when helicopters are involved. A highly truncated excerpt from Circumstances Beyond My Control. […]

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Film Production: You Can’t Do That! (Part 2)


Most of my film production career was spent making TV commercials. I was involved in over 1,000 of them – […]

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Film Production – You Can’t Do That! (Part 1)


During my film production career as producer and/or 1st assistant director my specialty was location shooting, mostly on the greatest […]

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TV Commercial Production Location Scouting


As I mentioned in a previous post, shortly after leaving the Ansel TV commercial production company staff job I was […]

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TV Commercial Production – a Few Samples


TV commercial production was my main activity from the mid 1970s through the early ‘90s. I worked freelance as a […]

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