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Ben Keller

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About Me

Ben Keller

Photo, Video

Motion Graphics

Based in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

WHO AM I?

While my main focus is sports photojournalism, specifically soccer after falling in love with the sport in 2008, I'm also an adept videographer, video editor, and motion graphics creator.  Before attending Corcoran, now The George Washington University, I held positions at D.C. United,

Agence France-Presse, The Boeing Company, and was enlisted in the United States Army.  I was raised both in Silver Spring, Md., and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and currently reside in Washington, D.C.

WHY CHOOSE ME?

If you are searching for a creative personality with fresh ideas and the ability to seamlessly combine highly technical and administrative duties, we should speak. At a desk, or in the studio or field, my wide-ranging technical knowledge and photo, video, and motion graphics abilities can be put to excellent use by doing the job of multiple people at once. Cameras and equipment nowadays are essentially little computers and my unique blend of experience allows me to harness both of those aspects.

Résumé

Photo/Media Experience

Education

Ben Keller Photography

The George Washington University

Freelance Creative

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photojournalism

Washington, D.C., April 2006 - Present

Washington, D.C., January 2015

Identify, solicit, and obtain photography, videography, and website creation and maintenance contracts. Previous clients include Adidas, Puma, Pepsi, Volkswagen, General Electric, American Film Institute, GMR Marketing, and New Era Cap Company. Set up, arrange and manage props, lighting systems, cameras and backgrounds for shoots. Capture images of people, celebrities, weddings, parties and special events. Edit, process, catalogue and deliver media back to the client in a timely manner.

Concentration: Video Production and Editing.

Formerly the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Awarded the Foundations & Light Studies Award in my first year.

Awarded the Photojournalism Faculty Award in my fourth year.

Made the Dean's List three times.

D.C. United

Digital Media & Marketing Intern

Washington, D.C., March 2009 – March 2013

Created and edited still photo and video content for use on dcunited.com, directly supporting graphic design and marketing efforts. Helped grow the team’s web presence, Twitter, and Facebook followers by 650% with collateral, Washington Post and Washington City Paper ads, on-stadium signage, and Metro bus & rail campaigns. Assisted as videographer and on-air talent for post-match locker room interviews.

University of Maryland

Photographer

Military

United States Army

74B Information Systems Operator/Analyst

Fort Lewis, Wash., April 2002 - May 2004

Awarded a Secret clearance in October 2003. Responsible for deploying advance teams to Pacific Rim locations to build concurrent Command & Control and Network Operations Centres in support of the I Corps Commanding General. Developed classified and unclassified Dell servers with Cisco switch and router configurations for trans-Pacific communication. Researched and created a 75-page customized technical manual for the unit. Honourable discharge.

College Park, Md., April 2006 – May 2010

Photographed the University of Maryland D1 men’s lacrosse team and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), men’s rugby union team. Responsible for covering both the NCAA and ACC tournaments over multiple years.

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My Skills

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Video production, Editing, and delivery

CSS3/HTML5

Motion Graphics

3D MODELlING

Still photo production, editing, and PRINTING

Clients

Clients I've worked for

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Portfolio

VIDEO

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TEARSHEETS

 

Services

 

photo & video

 

  • Still photography
  • Retouching and restoration
  • Studio portraits
  • On-location lighting
  • Videography
  • NLE with EDLs
  • Interviews
  • Remotes
  • Multicam
  • B-Roll
  • Keying and effects
  • Motion graphics
  • Titles, lower thirds
  • Infographics
  • Audio sweetening
  • Voiceovers
  • SFX
Photo and Video

 

computer & web

 

  • Distributed workforce
  • HD and 4K specific hardware and software
  • Storage area networks (SAN)
  • Distributed file systems
  • Cloud storage
  • Domain registration
  • Hosting plans
  • Adaptive and responsive web design
  • Wordpress setup
  • Drupal & Joomla
  • Maintenance contracts
  • Mobile and tablets
  • Mock-ups, wireframing, prototyping
Computer and Web

 

paper & physical

 

  • Proofreading
  • Reformatting
  • Storyboards
  • Scripts
  • Posters
  • Printing
  • Albums
  • Framing
  • Scale models
  • Scanning
  • Archiving
  • Backups
  • Business plans
  • Reports
  • Adobe PDF E-Forms
  • Digital signatures
Paper and Physical

 

Contact

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LOCATION:

Petworth,

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

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