KEY SKILLS

Video and Sound Editing:                Avid   l   Premiere Pro   l   Final Cut Pro   l   Sony Vegas / Acid

 

Cameras:                                         Cannon DSLRs    l    Blackmagic Cinema Camera

 

Effects and 3D:                                Chroma-keying and Compositing    l    Digital Matte Painting    l    3D Camera Tracking    

                                                        3D Projection Mapping    l    After Effects    l    Maxon Cinema 4D    l    Maya

 

Other Skills:                                     Script Breakdown    l    Script Coverage    l    Photoshop   

                                                        Adobe Illustrator    l    MS Office    l    Google Drive and Forms

EDUCATION

University of Southern California, Film & TV Production Major — August 2013 to present

 

Other Film Education

YoungArts Cinematic Arts Finalists workshops 2013

The Film School Prodigy Camp 2010

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Workshops –

Danish Production Design, Cinematography through the Danish Lens 2011

Northwest Film Forum Workshop - Sound Recording for Film/Video 2011

 

I'm a TV and Film Production major (and Presidential Scholar) at USC. For most of my life, the cinematic medium has been my passion. Now, it is also my professional focus.
 
My 15 short films have won five top festival awards and 38 top youth awards and played at venues around the world including the Vancouver International Film Festival, Comic-Con, and the Smithsonian Art Museum. At USC, I was one of four students chosen to direct a senior thesis film for Fall 2016. The film, "Down the Wormhole," was the only Fall 2016 undergrad film chosen for the USC First Look Film Festival.
WORK EXPERIENCE

Creative Development Intern at Material Pictures, 2015

 

Creative Development Intern at Di Bonaventura Pictures, 2014

 

Advisory Board President, National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2014-present

 

Visual Effects Artist – Anthem Films, 2014-present

Created visual art and effects for official music videos including "Elektra"​ by Refused (1 million YouTube hits), "Day of the Dead"​ by Hollywood Undead (9.3 million hits), "Staring at the Sun" by Anastacia (362,000 hits), "When I Get Older"​ by Wild Party (212,000 hits).

 

Director of Photography

"Darling," short film by Joy Sunday, 2017

"Credits," web series by Alexandra Kyllingstad and Alex Burns, 2015-16

"Vision of a Blind Man," short film by Brandon Winters, 2015

"Letters from Saigon," short film by Alex Ramsey, 2015

"Good Art," short film by Tyler Brown, 2013

"This is Halloween" music video by Carter Shults, 2014

 

Crew

Production Assistant

TV commercials, Laroi NYC, 2016

Web features, The Olympic Channel, 2016

Camera Operator

"Vicariously Through Me," short film by Joy Sunday

"Pure Acceleration" feature electric car documentary by Michael Kadie, 2013

Assistant Director

"Shoe Me" web series directed by Nic Weinfeld, 2014

"Pure Acceleration" feature electric car documentary by Michael Kadie, 2013

Second AD

"Zulu the Infinite", short film by Jullian Dudley, 2017

CREATIVE RESUME

 

Selected Awards and Screenings (see filmography for full list)

 

  • DOWN THE WORMHOLE (Senior thesis film) - USC First Look and NFFTY screenings

  • BAIL (Junior thesis film) – Newport Beach Film Festival screening, Best Student Film CIMMFest (Chicago)

  • BLACKROOT – Best Overall Film Tulalip Film Festival

  • PAINTED GIRL - Top Youth Award Seattle International Film Festival, Best Special Effects All-American High School Film Festival, screenings at LA Film Fest and San Francisco International Film Festival, Smithsonian Art Museum

  • ALONE TOGETHER – Top Youth Award Nashville Film Festival

  • SECRET CLUB – Comic Con and Vancouver International Film Festival screenings

  • MOLLY AND THE MASKED STORM - 70th World Science Fiction Convention screening

  • SPARKS IN THE NIGHT - Youth Winner Newport Beach Film Festival, screening at Comic Con and Scholastic Arts museum tour
     

INVITED SPEAKER

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) Expo

“Cinema 4D Visual Effects in Molly and the Masked Storm and Alone Together,” 2013, only high school presenter

 

Harvard-Westlake School, Speaking on filmmaking to video class (Los Angeles)

Northwest Film Forum, Speaking on Indie-Filmmaking (Seattle)

Jefferson Community School, Speaking on filmmaking to art class

Two-page filmography PDF

Full filmography PDF

© Ben Kadie 2018

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