Summary

I learned Final Cut Pro 7 when I was 13. Self taught After Effects as a freshman in high school. I've entered film festivals, shot music videos, won 2 PSA contests with Fox 47, and started my own wedding video company.

Credits

1/14 – 4/14

Director (cinematographer, editor, motion graphics) Take Flight

The Redefiners — Music Video Details
1/14 – 4/14

The Redefiners are an up-and-coming Chicago rap duo that I befriended a year ago. They are great guys and were a pleasure to work with. The video can be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyTFcLcn32Y

9/13 – 10/13

Director (Editor) Medical Lectures

Internet — Live / Special Event (TV) — Prentice Hospital, Chicago Details
9/13 – 10/13

I shot and edited four medical lectures given by M.D's at Prentice Hospital in Chicago. The lectures were intended to be studying materials for medical students.

7/13 – 8/13

Editor (cinematographer, editor, motion graphics) Wedding

Internet — Live / Special Event (TV) Details
7/13 – 8/13

This wedding was shot by myself and a co-worker at my company, New Angle Media (www.NewAngleFilm.com). The wedding was beautiful and the couple couldn't have been more accommodating. http://benrifken.com/portfolio-item/kelly-ryan-wedding-highlight/ Also check out our new company Highlight reel: http://www.newanglefilm.com/portfolio/highlight-reel/

9/11 – 11/11

Director (Editor, Motion graphics ) – Fox 47 News

Commercial/Ad Details
9/11 – 11/11

I directed and edited a PSA warning about distracted driving for a contest called "MSG 2 TEENS" held by Fox. My team won first place, along with $2,400 for our high school's art department.

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