It's all about your story.
If you're lucky—it's as simple as pushing the buttons. More often than not, you need something more.
You need a visual communicator—a creative problem solver.
After all, isn't your story more than just your story? It's your brand, your vision, your passion.
Doesn't that deserve more?
I'm Benjamin Ausmith and I work with people to make their media come to life. The most important part to me is working with people—because at the end of the day, would you rather hire a button-pusher or a creative media generalist who understands your work, your objective, and your project?
For me, it starts with a question: "What are your goals?"
—and from that question, we start building. Together, we identify the core components of your project, looking at the big picture (this will inform those little details yet to come). Before even a pixel is edited, I'll talk to you—a lot—to make sure we're on the same page. This does more than save us time—it aligns that vision and sees to it that I'm working with you.
Shoot me an email about your idea—no matter what stage it's in—and together we can get the ball rolling.
Need to know more? Just ask any of these satisfied clients:
Video & Audio Editing
-Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Pro Tools, Adobe Audition
-Adobe After Effects, Element 3D Plugin, Trapcode Suite Plugin, Adobe Flash, Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D
HD & 4K Videography
-proficient with RED Dragon, Sony FS700, Canon 5D, Panasonic Lumix GH4, Black Magic Pocket Cinema
-Davinci Resolve, Colorista, Lumetri
-Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
-Abelton Live, Reason
Bachelor of Arts | Digital Media Production Hampshire College, Amherst MA
Audience Choice Award, 48 Hour Film Fest, 2015 MUSE Award, Best Interactive Kisok, 2015 Winner, 5 College 60-Second Film Contest, 2012
•Amazon Career Choice Series: Editor
•SudSource Commercial: Animator, Producer
•FOX's American Grit: Production Assistant
•48 Hour Film Fest 2015: Director of Photography
•The Stand-Ins: Director of Photography, Editor
•...and lots, lots more.
Associate Producer/Director of Photography/Editor - Honey Toad Studio
June 2014 - September 2016 | Bainbridge Island, WA
Organized and executed a wealth of creative and professional projects. Directed photography and edited a feature film, Semi-Secret, the webseries Crave, the feature documentary The Edge at the Movies, in addition to client work with The Heart Healthy Woman, A2 Coaching group, Seattle Web Fest, and more. Honey Toad has also produced and shot live event videography at Benaroya Hall and the Washington Athletic Club.
Editor/Animator - Monadnock Media, Inc.
June 2011 – June 2014 | Sunderland, MA
Worked in all areas of post-production, creating high-end media for historic and scientific learning centers nationwide. Tasks ranged from editing, motion graphics, character animation, asset management, music scoring, DVD authoring, research and design, audio recording, mixing, and mastering, and exhibit installation.
Editor/Animator - FoodPlay Productions
November 2009 – August 2011 | Hatfield, MA
Produced, edited, and animated live-action and animated segments for DVD and online content for a children's nutritional education company.