Sam (24) is an experienced videographer and editor and can wear a lot of hats on set. He's worked on a variety of productions including short films, features, documentaries, music videos, and live broadcasts. He received a BA in Filmmaking of UWM in 2015.


9/16 – 9/17

Director (Videographer/Editor)

Staff Position — Sam Benyon Video Details
9/16 – 9/17

I produce videos under my own name. I am currently booking wedding videos, but I'm also moving into commercial production and music videos.

2/16 – 8/16

Videographer (Weddings)

Staff Position — Grassfire Studios Details
2/16 – 8/16

Prior to filming, ensured that cameras and other equipment were in good working order. Recorded the wedding day of clients from start to finish, aying close attention to detail to get creative and unique shots, while also ensuring the proper coverage was attained for the edit of the video.

2/16 – 8/16

Camera Production Assistant

Staff Position — Valley News Live Details
2/16 – 8/16

As a morning production assistant for Valley News Live (KVLY) my responsibilities included floor set up one half hour prior to the start of each show. This involved making sure all camera and microphone equipment was on and operational. During the shows I would manually operate several cameras at a time and direct the guest on the floor according to the director. It was also a requirement to manually operate the teleprompter for the anchors. After each show equipment needed to be returned to it's original positions and set up for the next crew.

12/15 – 12/15

Production Assistant (Art Department) Milwaukee Art Museum

Uncrated. Unveiled. — Advertising — Full Circle Films Details
12/15 – 12/15

Helped the production designer move the hero props (the crates) from room to room. I was also responsible for operating the "mood music" which played for the actors and clients to help them picture the final product. Watch here:

11/15 – 11/15

Production Assistant (B.T.S. Photographer) Frame of Mine

Film (Short) — University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Details
11/15 – 11/15

Senior Project for Matthew Simonis. Helped with equipment and took several behind the scenes pictures used in marketing. Details here:

11/15 – 11/15

Production Assistant Milwaukee 53206 (Documentary)

Film (Feature-length) — Transform Films Details
11/15 – 11/15

Worked with the director/producer, cinematographer, and sound mixer in a variety of ways for two days on this documentary. Some of my tasks included loading in and out equipment, operating the boom pole, driving the second production vehicle, and making several supply runs. Details here:

10/15 – 11/15

Production Assistant (Second Camera Op.) Lutalica

Film (Short) — University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Details
10/15 – 11/15

Senior Project for Nathanael Stevenson. I helped load in and out equipment, lighting, and operate the additional cameras when needed. This film has played in several film festivals. Details here:

10/15 – 10/15

Production Assistant (Art Department) Depth of Field

Film (Feature-length) — Found The Ribbon Films Details
10/15 – 10/15

Assisted the Production Designer in the week before production in clearing out the location and moving in set pieces. Details here:


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Class of '15

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

BFA in Film/Video/Animation/New Genres

My Gear

  • Blue Yeti Microphone
  • Sony MDR7506 Professional Headphones
  • Zoom H4n Digital Multitrack Recorder
  • Glidecam HD-2000 Hand-Held Stabilizer
  • Zoom H1 Digital Audio Recorder
  • iMac (2015) with 32GB RAM
  • Manfrotto Professional Monopod
  • Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Video Mic
  • Sony Wireless Lavalier Mic UWP-D


  • editor
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Camera Operator
  • Videographer
  • Canon
  • Panasonic