Ben Cheek Resume 020509 by ghkgkyyt

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									                                Benjamin Lipscomb Cheek
                                          bencheek@hotmail.com
                                         www.benjamincheek.com

Address: 4705 Center Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11109                                Phone: (757) 619-9991

Summary Creative, detail-oriented, graphic artist accustomed to working with tight deadlines.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Motion Graphic Artist – U Direct Productions – June 2008 - Present
           • Participated in group and independent graphics projects for various broadcast clients, including
               All State Insurance, Channel 1, and Macy’s.
           • Collaborated with 3D artists in assembling complex graphic treatments and finished products.

Motion Graphic Artist / FCP Editor – HowCast Productions – May 2008 - Present
           • Created numerous multi-layered animations for the how-to website, HowCast.com.
           • Independently storyboarded, shot, edited and created the graphics for a variety of different topics,
               while working under succinct deadlines.

FCP Editor – Blythstyle Productions – May 2008 – Present
            • Partnered with producers to create riveting music videos for local and international artists.
            • Digested suggestions and ideas from musicians to provide the right visual complement to each
                artist’s unique body of work.

Motion Graphic Artist / FCP Editor – RedEye Professional Post – June 2005 – March 2008
           • Final Cut Pro editor on various projects. Clients included Black Entertainment Television (BET),
               Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Meet America (Television Series), various political
               campaigns and many more.
           • Completed extensive motion graphic work, including Logo design, branding, and full treatments.

Motion Graphics Artist – JWM Productions – August 2007- March 2008
           • Produced over 50 detailed motion graphics for a 6-part Environmental Science video collection for
               Schlessinger Media (the most distributed educational video production company in the U.S.)
           • Worked in cooperation with producers and editors to meet deadlines and adapt to changing
               parameters of the project.

Director - Independent Filmmaker – Fall 2003 – Present
             • Wrote, directed, produced and edited over a dozen narrative films.
             • Coordinated all aspects of pre- and post-production to deliver a polished final product.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Motion Graphics: After Effects CS3, Motion, LiveType, DVD Studio Pro,
Graphic Design: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash
Non-Linear Editing: Final Cut Pro HD

EDUCATION

MFA Graduate – American University – Washington, DC – 2003-2007
         • Graduated Summa Cum Laude Masters of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media.
         • Completed relevant courses in Film and Video Production, Screenwriting, Motion Graphics, Web
              Design and Film Theory.

Graduate Student – FAMU University – Prague – Czech Republic – Spring 2005
           • Completed comprehensive film studies from a European vantage point.
           • Produced and directed a 10 minute narrative 16mm film.
Undergraduate Student – Bucknell University – Lewisburg, PA – 1998-2002
       • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Art History with accredited minors in Creative Writing, Marketing,
          Education and Philosophy.
       • Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Accolade Winner Honorable Mention – BET/Black College Tour Special, 2007
Telly Award - NCIS “NarcoTerrorism,” 2006
Pollie Award – Sue Bell Cobb “Let it Shine,” 2006
Best Long Format Narrative – Five Letter Word – Visions Festival, May 2006
Best Photography Portfolio – Visions Festival, May 2006
Best Audience Pleaser – Five Letter Word – Georgetown Film Festival, November 2006
Contestant – Losing a Friend – China Pingyao International Photography Festival, September 2006
Audience Favorite – Ally’s Bunny Stu – Utopia Film Festival, October 2006

								
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