Ben C. - Filmmaker with over 15 years of experience! (5 star rated, 390+ hours)

University of Illinois Ben C. Tutors University of Illinois Students in Champaign, IL
$100 / hr
Brattleboro, VT
(116)
25 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I have always loved working with video, and began producing professional work in 2007. Since then I have worked on hundreds of projects for clients including: PBS American Masters, Yale University, and Cambridge University Press.

I am passionate about education and committed to an individualized approach to teaching. I was hired as a regular guest instructor for a filmmaking course at Amherst College. Prior to that, as an undergraduate, I was a Teaching Assistant for three film courses, and ...
Reviews
The video came out great! All said and done the issue was with the graphics card itself not being compatible with the program I was running.
- Shawn K. from Danville, NH
Ben was super helpful. I am experienced with Adobe Premiere but knew there were still a lot of things I didn?t know. Ben explained a lot of complicated things to me in a simple way. I would definitely work with him again.
- Jonathan S. from Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Ben was super patient and helpful in answering all my backend computer questions about files, storage and keep the disc cache empty so that I can have everything in place and be ready to make some art.
- Randy G. from Brooklyn, NY
I'm getting back into video production after many years. The software has changed a lot. Ben knew every trick. I'm coming back to Ben for more as I have questions on my project, a documentary feature film.
- Sandor L. from Portland, OR
Ben C taught me the basics of Adobe Lightroom in my lesson. He was very helpful, and I would meet with him again. He tailored the lesson to my needs. This was a great present from my husband!
- Patrick T. from Columbia, MO
I had the hardest time getting crisp, sharp video, even with a fancy camera. Ben gave me a bunch of pointers on camera settings (I love manual focus, forget auto focus). 15 minutes after our session, I implemented everything Ben taught me, and it worked! Thank you Ben.
- Melissa L. from Jarbidge, NV
I had been wrestling with my lack of Lightroom organizational skills. I am one who takes pride in my computer skills and ran into a walk. Ben appreciated my viewpoint and took the lead as we worked together to resolve my problem. He stayed with me until we repaired my catalog and file management confusion. If you have any problem with Lightroom, this is your guy. Thank you Ben for your efforts, kindness and expertise!
- Roger S. from Atlanta, GA
Ben was a really great and knowledgeable tutor. We did an online lesson with screen share that was much easier than expected. He was able to answer my questions and help me get started with DaVinci Resolve!
- SUSAN T. from Jersey City, NJ
Ben is extremely patient, easy to work with and knows what he's doing. He was able to help me finish a video and give me great advice. I told him what I wanted and he showed me how to do it. Great job!
- Chris M. from Virginia Beach, VA
Ben quickly adapted to the unique needs of our lesson and was very friendly! Saved us a lot of time and energy with his quick tips and advice on video production in FCPX
- Lera N. from Austin, TX
Ben is very knowledgeable in all aspects of video production and editing! I've been working with Ben in Davinci Resolve for the past few weeks and he has helped me significantly in understanding the workflow and details of this program.
- Anton M. from Rochester, NY
Very Helpful, gently walking me through the keys to premier. Easeful and effective~! Ben was able to show me how to be a Pro in Premier. There is a lot to learn! And I am excited to learn it thoroughly bit by bit with Ben's expertise and professionalism. I really appreciate it.
- Christopher N. from Ashland, OR
Ben was patient and answered the questions I had. My session with him was very helpful. Looking up video tutorials on YouTube takes forever to weed through to find the specific answer you need. It was well worth the money to be able to ask my specific questions about Premiere Pro.
- Darla S. from Corona, CA
This was our first session, and I had a bunch of pretty obscure questions about Aperture and conversion to Lightroom. It was really helpful and moves my project along significantly to have a sounding board and some good guidance. We also talked about general good practices and organization in Lightroom, and a good option for backing up an external hard drive.
- Laura C. from San Juan Capistrano, CA
Basics of ae. Some compositing. VFX strategies for my short film. He had a deep knowledge of all things VFX and some very realistic and practical advice. I will use him again for sure.
- Timothy N. from Brooklyn, NY
Ben helped me get a basic grasp of a complicated program in just two hours: Adobe Premier Pro. He was patient and has a methodical way of teaching, which I truly appreciated. He equipped me with exactly what I needed to move my project forward. Thank you, Ben; will hire again!
- A R. from Lindale, TX
Ben was very patient and helpful. He helped me get going on After Effects. He showed me how to mask and clean up a background. He was kind and enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend him!
- Sara H. from Tujunga, CA
I had been struggling with how Final Cut Pro X organizes files and had watched a number of videos on the internet without a clear explanation or solution for my problems. All of the videos had information that was missing, and they were not specific enough to address my needs. Within 20 minutes of talking with Ben everything was clear. He understood my issue, is personable, communicates well and saved multiple hours of effort trying to figure things out on my own. I wish I would have called him long before this.
- Clark M. from Midland, MI
Ben is helping me organize my files, stored for years, on my hard drive. He's using Lightroom to do it, by date, then by subject or event. He's doing it very fast, and explaining how he's doing it as he goes, and answering all questions. He's also teaching me how to import photos into Lightroom and name them and how to not get into trouble by moving them or renaming them in a way that Lightroom might not recognize how I put them on my hard drive. He's really good at finding things on my computer and making it so Lightroom recognizes them and coordinates with my hard drive. If I were a complete beginner, I'd definitely have Ben help me understand what Lightroom is and how to use it. I get the idea he knows a lot about computers in general. I'd highly recommend him for any computer learning you need to do.
- Pam C. from Wayne, PA
Ben is assisting me in creating a watermark & Logo in Adobe Illustrator. He is a spectacular tutor, extremely knowledgeable, patient and kind! I appreciate his assistance very much and look forward to future lessons!
- grace s. from Bath, ME
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