Summary

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.

Credits

9/16 – Current

Director (Videographer/Editor) – Sam Benyon Video

Details
9/16 – Current

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) – 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 – 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) – Uncrated. Unveiled. (Milwaukee Art Museum)

Commercial/Ad — 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: https://youtu.be/fpsKhX2I7Os

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: https://vimeo.com/154429121

11/15 – 11/15

Production Assistant Milwaukee 53206 (Documentary)

Film (Theatrical) — 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: http://www.milwaukee53206.com/about/team/

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: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5431260/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

10/15 – 10/15

Production Assistant (Art Department) Depth of Field

Film (Theatrical) — 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: https://www.facebook.com/DepthOfFieldtheMovie/about/

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Education

Class of '15

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

BFA in Film/Video/Animation/New Genres

My Gear

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
  • Blue Yeti USB Microphone
  • Glidecam HD-2000
  • iMac (2015) with 32GB RAM
  • Manfrotto Professional Monopod
  • Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Video Mic
  • Sony MDR7506 Professional Headphones
  • Sony Wireless Lavalier Mic UWP-D
  • Zoom H1
  • Zoom H4n

Skills

  • Camera Operator
  • Canon
  • Editor
  • Panasonic
  • Premiere Pro
  • Videographer