While my interest in video production and design dates as far back as my elementary school days in Michigan, my professional career began when I was a little older. I began filming friends’ weddings in 2003, and as my skills developed, so did my opportunities. By 2010, I was an established videographer working in the Chicago market for a boutique wedding video and photography company. As head videographer, editor and studio manager, I managed 11 videographers, six editors, and four photographers. I then focused on the challenging corporate arena of downtown Chicago, working for one of the world’s largest audiovisual companies. In client meetings we carefully strategized everything from the minute details to the complex logistics of large-scale events. I learned how to efficiently incorporate the newest technology, while also operating “all things video,” as my former manager used to say.
As my career progressed, I shifted gears and moved into the educational arena where I currently cultivate and manage the media production department for an organization that specializes in programs for struggling readers. As the Media Production Manager, I collaborate with my team and our client-facing personnel to deliver quality content to our teachers and students. This involves product development and design, branding, digital product security, as well as monitoring and managing production analytics.
My passion, intention and candor have informed my career, and allow me to remain relevant and continuously develop as a manager, producer, videographer and editor.
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Gold medal Award for “21st Century City: Marquette, MI”
As part of the Superior Productions film and editing team.
Media Production Manger
June 2013 – Present
March 2012 – June 2013
July 2010 – March 2012
April 2007 – July 2010
The School of Art and Design is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. An important school objective is to prepare students to participate in the professional fields of art, design, and education, broadening the scope of their experience by providing intellectual support for art beyond the limits of studio skills. The school, through the DeVos Art Museum, also provides students with exposure to exhibitions exemplifying the cultural breadth of the visual arts from national, regional and local sources, including the University’s permanent art collection.
IT Project Manager Consultant | AbbVie
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“I had the pleasure of working with Ben at 95 Percent Group where he reported to me for almost 2 years. He was a top-notch video producer and managed the flawless execution of our public webinars. He juggled all that along with the “hyper care” he provided to support customers with their technical questions and issues. Ben’s friendly and easy-going way put everyone at ease, whether it was a nervous webinar speaker or a frustrated customer. I knew I could always depend on him to jump in and help no matter what else he had on his plate. He was a quick study and any organization would be lucky to have him!”
Graphic Designer | AEJ Creative
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“Ben Strong is one of the most dedicated, loyal people I have ever worked with. His commitment to doing the job right and ensuring his client’s satisfaction is unparalleled. I’ve worked with him on many occasions over many years and there is no one I’d rather have by my side on a long shoot or sitting in a studio. Any business would be fortunate to have him on their roster.”
Digital Support Specialist | Mediaocean
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“It’s rare to have a supervisor that offers the perfect balance of guidance and independence such as I received working under Ben. I have had the pleasure of working with Ben as my manager on the 95 Percent Group production team for seven months now, during which time he was instrumental in my training on our systems and my transition into the company. He has perfected client support into an art form, a skill I hope to emulate and carry with me into all my future endeavors. For me, the hardest part of transitioning into being a remote worker for 95 Percent Group was giving up my desk next to Ben. He would be an asset to any team, and I am lucky to have been able to work with and learn from him.”