Ben Catlin
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Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
University: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Major: Film, Television & Media

Ben Catlin

Benjamin Catlin
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Education University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science & the Arts Ann Arbor, MI
2015 – 2019 BA Film, Television & Media Major, Current GPA 3.7/4.0, Graduated May 2019

Professional Film Detroit 2030 Districts June 2017 – August 2017 Detroit, MI
Experience Freelance Videographer
- Shot end edited a promotional video for the 2030 Districts organization
- Film used to attract new client and foster partnerships with other like-businesses
- Coordinated participant interviews, acquired location and appearance permits

Jackson-Dawson Communications May 2016 – August 2017 Dearborn, MI
Motion Media Group – Intern
- Handled file management for department, and the archiving of finished masters
- Creation of demo commercials client pitches, helped land a large client for the company, Dana Automotive

“Day in the Life” – U-M Office of Business & Finance March 2019 Ann Arbor, MI
Camera Operator, Steadicam Operator
- Steadicam operator for a multi-minute one-take commercial
- Lead camera operator for the entirety of the shoot

Visi Productions June 2018 – May 2019 Farmington, MI
Cinematographer, Editor, DIT
- Full-time editor as well as cinematographer at the company
- DIT onset and for preproduction, advised management on equipment needs

Ford, “Ford Transit Commercial” June 2016 – July 2016 Cincinnati, OH
Jackson-Dawson Communications – Production Assistant
- In charge of maintaining hero vehicle appearance
- Assisted 1st AC with lens and camera maintenance and storage
- Ran slate for the entirety of the shoot, drove Director and DP to and from location

University Film “Searching for Memory” – Writer, Director & DP January 2019 – April 2019
Productions Ann Arbor, MI
- Created the concept for a nine-minute sci-fi short film
- Shot, directed, as well as edited the film (including CG work for the project)

“Skins” – Gaffer, 2nd AC November 2018 – April 2019 Ann Arbor, MI
- Worked closely with the DP on lighting plans and blocking
- Advised DP on scenes involving complex lighting
- Built and maintained Steadicam rig as well as lens storage and maintenance

Software Skills Adobe Suite: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator; Apple Pro Suite, Microsoft Office, iWork Suite

Equipment Proficient with: Blackmagic Design, Canon, Sony, Panasonic & RED Camera Systems
Experience Experience working with professional grade lighting and grip equipment

cinematographer, video editor, filmmaker, content creator