Summary

I am seeking a position in the film or TV industry as a production / camera assistant. I have experience working in multiple roles on film sets, and am looking to both apply and broaden my skills through hard work. www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderbenz/

Credits

10/14 – Current

Camera Assistant / Camera Operator / DIT Smile 1

LIFETIME — Reality/Doc (TV) — Anxious 11 LLC (SMILE) Details
10/14 – Current

I manage all of the gear and media for this production. Additionally, I occasionally operate the B camera, a Canon C300.

7/14 – 10/14

Camera Assistant / Camera Operator / DIT Dogs of War 1

A&E — Reality/Doc (TV) — Custom Productions, Inc. Details
7/14 – 10/14

I managed all of the gear and media for this production. Additionally, I often operated the B camera, a Canon C300.

7/14 – 7/14

Key Set Production Assistant Cents

Film (Theatrical) — Cents, LLC Details
7/14 – 7/14

Management of walkies, direction of other Production Assistants, overseeing the movement of background talent

1/14 – 2/14

1st Assistant Camera / 2nd AC / Digital Imaging Technician Pangea

Film (Theatrical) — THIS Productions Details
1/14 – 2/14

On this independent feature filmed in Southern Thailand, I filled several roles within the camera and data departments. Responsibilities included the maintenance/set-up of a Red Epic, Paralinx wireless monitors, a wireless follow focus, and lenses. I also oversaw the building/balancing/operation of the MoVI, a handheld steady-cam rig.

12/13 – 12/13

Production Assistant Give Me Back My Hometown

Eric Church — Music Video — Taillight Details
12/13 – 12/13

During the production of this music video, I was responsible for the maintenance of lockups, aiding in set decoration, the management of walkies, and the relaying of instruction from the director to actors.

11/13 – 12/13

Director of Photography (Canon 60D) ARCA Travel App

Corporate — Damage Jackal Productions Details
11/13 – 12/13

Directed and operated for this instructional video requested by ARCA.

10/13 – 12/13

Assistant Camera (Cannon 5D Mark III) Those Who Wait

Film (Theatrical) Details
10/13 – 12/13

I assisted with the changing of lenses and the movement/maintenance of equipment for the B camera on this independent film. Additional responsibilities included the scouting of locations for B-roll footage and pulling focus.

11/13 – 11/13

Assistant Camera / Production Assistant Blood and Spurs

Film (Theatrical) — Mark Tarrant Productions Details
11/13 – 11/13

On the production of this trailer for an independent Western, I pulled focus for the A Camera, assisted the DP with lighting and camera movement, as well as oversaw the movement of First Team and Background Talent.

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Education

Class of '12

Yale University

B.A. in Philosophy/Psychology

My Gear

  • Canon 60D
  • Canon EF Zoom Lens 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
  • Canon EF Zoom Lens 75-300mm f4.0-5.6

Skills

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Canon DSLR
  • Editing
  • Film
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • PowerPoint
  • Producing
  • Script Coverage
  • Television
  • Video Editing