(c) benben 2002
benben has been producing and directing audio
visual media for over fifteen years. with a
background that covers design, branding, marketing
campaigns, new media, interactive tv and computer
gaming, benben has strong experience in the
creative direction of consumer and business to
benben’s work has won nominations and awards
from CIPD (the chartered institute of personnel and
development) for broadcast, Bar Lorca film festival,
and BIMA (the british interactive media association)
for design and craft in digital video.
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benben has consistently worked with multi-nationals
on large, diverse projects such as graduate
recruitment documentaries for accenture, multiscreen
event entertainment for formula one racing
legend jackie stewart (stewart grand prix), and
branding animation for british airways.
recent projects include a corporate events video
for hsbc, a music promo for cachaito lopez (the
bass player in buena vista social club) and a
nationwide tv commercial for royal mail.
benben’s skills and expertise have developed from
three key areas:
firstly, his background in graphics, design and
marketing has led to an understanding in creating
communications that can deliver messages while
at the same time giving the audience an entertaining
and rewarding experience.
secondly, benben can produce as well as direct a
team. with hands-on experience of storyboarding,
filming, editing and post production, there is always
superb attention to detail.
and finally, benben is an avid cinema-junkie and
boasts a diverse collection of music, occasionally
dj-ing at art exhibitions. benben is genuinely
passionate about audio visual media.
for the past five years, benben has been dedicated
to making digital films with a radically different
approach. beautifully shot footage is matched with
crafted motion graphics – a seamless combination
of real life and digital imagery. benben’s films are
often thought provoking, always entertaining; an
assault on the senses.
unlike any other medium, film engages you
emotionally and intellectually. although the films
are right for the market and on-message, the
intelligence of the audience is never underestimated.
benben’s background in problem solving, getting
a message across and understanding objectives
gives a unique approach to making audio visual
‘experiences’. the aim is to take the viewer on
unique journeys, to explore new thoughts; to get
the audience to see things in different ways and to
make people think. benben is committed to quality,
strong narrative and to create films that are
alongside independently produced films for major
clients, benben has consistently worked with design
and advertising agencies making films that integrate
with a campaign or form part of a presentation.
films have been created for graduate recruitment,
branding, interactive media, event and exhibition
benben is represented in the uk by the business
production company as a new director for tv
commercials and music promos.
bates advertising (uk)
conran design group
stewart grand prix
world circuit records
short films for accenture
accenture is a global IT consultancy that is behind
some of the most innovative programming and
sophisticated technology based services in
they are a leader in their field, and benben is one
of accenture’s approved suppliers for film and
digital film projects include:
‘solution delivery model’
by utilising a global workforce and broadband
communications, accenture have created a new
way of working. this informative video featured nina
wadia – star of the BBC award winning comedy
‘goodness gracious me!’. premiered at this year’s
uk partner meeting on a huge screen in the savoy
theatre, right in the heart of london's west end.
‘a typical day’
a fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows six
analysts over a hectic 24 hours. this film required
a month of careful planning, a couple of weeks of
intensive editing and effects, yet just a day to shoot.
six different film crews followed each person in a
multitude of locations, capturing events as they
happened. the footage was then storyboarded,
sequenced and edited together as a split screen
so that events could be portrayed in parallel.
narrated by the voice of reality-tv’s ‘big brother’.
“benben has been the sole supplier of video-making
services to the recruiting department of accenture
for the last two years.
he has created a number of different videos aimed
at telling a story to different groups – clients,
experienced recruits or graduates. the videos have
been creative in terms of format and visual effects
whilst appealing to different audiences. we have
received excellent feedback about the realism and
the innovative approach provided by the most
recent piece of work ‘a typical day’.
the real value in benben's contribution comes from
his professional, no-nonsense attitude and his slick
approach to complex, involved projects.”
graduate recruitment manager
60 queen victoria street
t +44 207 844 2807
this film won the CIPD award for broadcast at this
event and exhibitions
for london launch
benben works with one of the uk’s leading events
organisers. london launch offer an on-line and
consultancy based service for organising major
events, parties and exhibitions.
digital film projects include:
‘london launch showreel’
contains a diverse collection of clients, suppliers,
events and exhibitions. this showreel features
treated footage to tie in with their brand identity.
sequences are linked via typographical motion
graphics which spell out the services offered.
“london launch commissioned benben to create a
showreel for both corporate presentations to leading
international clients and for screening at trade
events and award ceremonies.
when benben initially approached us, we were so
impressed with his work and clientele that we
decided to work with him on all our film and moving
digital media campaigns.
benben created a stunning showreel on time and
in budget for our company and this was screened
in february at a major industry event. benben shall
be re-editing the short film into tv and interactive
tv formats later this year so that we can roll out a
nationwide television campaign.
benben produces clean, considered design work,
which embraces the company brand and
communicates the company service and product
offering. a number of our clients are particularly
impressed with his work and are interested in
commissioning him for future projects.”
client services director
240 dawes road
london sw6 7rg
t +44 20 7385 6880
corporate video for hsbc
benben has worked with hsbc for many years on
various multimedia material for exhibition stands
and major industry events.
digital film projects include:
‘global payments and cash management’
a corporate video combining multimedia elements
including animation, typography and print material
‘solutions for business’
a services video targeting small to medium sized
‘solutions for europe’
sales aid product video for use at exhibitions and
cd-rom distribution. currently touring at the ACT
conference, birmingham, uk and then on to
the cash management symposium, mannheim,
interactive media products include:
‘zap the bug’
a shoot-em-up game to enhance awareness of the
“i have worked with benben for approximately six
years, completing numerous successful
communications projects for large corporations.
during this time benben has created several multiscreen
film and on-screen games for one of our
major clients, hsbc bank plc. these have been used
at exhibitions and events around the world, including
EuroFinance and SIBOS (international corporate
banking conference). the purpose of the films have
been to create a different, interactive experience
that expresses the brand to a corporate audience.
these films have always been extremely well
received by my clients who are based at hsbc's
marketing department in london.”
creator communications ltd
4 grafton mews
t +44 20 7391 5151
‘it's the business’
a role playing game managing a small business
‘stewart grand prix’
formula one simulations that reflect business
although now committed full time to film and video
productions, benben also keeps up to date with
the latest in web and e-commerce development.
he shares his studio with futura, a cutting edge
new media design company. this makes for a
creative working environment, a deeper pool of
knowledge and a wider experience to tap in to.
although independent of one another, they will
often work together on interactive media and
“benben displays a comprehensive understanding
of and appreciation for mixed media / interactive
environments. he is highly skilled, both creatively
and technically, in developing audio-visual media
within such environments.
benben has an impressive background in new
media, having proven commercial experience in
moving image / sound, film as well as cd-rom, web
benben and futura have enjoyed a long working
relationship spanning four years, where we have
collaborated on a number of projects. we have
worked in a support capacity for him on some of
these projects, and commissioned him for new
media work on our behalf on other occasions.
all of these collaborations have been a great
futura interactive ltd
1-5 clerkenwell road
t +44 20 7608 1616
examples of film and video projects are available
on vhs or cd-rom. they include:
a montage of selected work, edited together as an
exciting, stimulating fast-moving sequence. the
showreel reflects benben’s ability to create stunning,
impactful imagery edited to an energy-filled
02 hsbc ‘solutions for business’
one of many title sequences created for “the world’s
local bank”. the emphasis of this video is on speed
and instantaneous communication, using a mix of
3D, treated library footage and intense animated
screen data. used on plasma display screens and
exhibition stands at major industry events.
03 ‘provocation of thought’
a short film that looks at and questions the theme
of identity – cultural, personal, and brand – and
how this is affected by the buildings and people
around us. conceived, written, shot and edited
entirely by benben using an entirely digital process
from the cameras through editing and output to
04 accenture ‘typographic equations’
a title sequence composed purely of animated type.
beautifully crafted typography gently rotates, morphs
and rearranges itself to form a series of key
messages. the messages are constructed as a
series of equations which finally and neatly resolve
themselves into the closing title “solution
05 accenture ‘wake up!’
when accenture was rebranded and relaunched in
2001, two thousand staff were flown to disneyland,
paris for a huge presentation over a weekend. this
film was used to get across new brand values to
a young, cynical audience. the solution was a
cutting edge, hi-energy extreme sports video
designed literally to ‘wake up’ the audience.
a series of tv idents used to brand films and act as
promotional devices for this film making collective.
each of the eight sequences takes a film or tv
device – a testcard or countdown sequence for
example, and turns it into quirky, witty animation.
totally computer generated with sound effects
sourced, recorded and remixed by benben.
07 futura ‘mental strength’
a commercial and web movie for an interactive
design company. the control, coordination and
agility required for black belt karate is used as an
analogy for the skills needed in the complex task
of large scale programming.
08 dsm ‘where?’
a corporate video for this huge life sciences
company to encapsulate their work ethic and
corporate personality, as well as the lifestyle and
culture of the netherlands. shot on several locations,
we filmed documentary-style features ranging from
the local environment and street life through to the
arts and architecture.
- development of brief and story
- script writing
- creative direction
- art direction and design
- media design for interactive presentations
- studio or location live action shooting
- direction of crew
- design, branding and graphics
- 2d, 3d and computer generated imagery
- motion graphics and effects
- sound research and remixing
- online, non-linear editing
- transfers and duplication for various media
including web, tv, cd-rom, dvd, lap-top
- broadcast standards
- graduate recruitment
- corporate video
- exhibition, event and launch films
- title sequences
- motion graphics
- music promos
- tv commercials
- comedy and spoofs
- art installations
- experimental and short films
- interactive tv
- web, dvd and cd-rom movies
- research of market, target audience, competitors
and current styles
- costing and schedules
- production management
- liason with subcontractors
- testing and checking at installation
- full project monitoring
- updates and on-going assessment
thank you for taking the time to read about benben.
if you require further information, then please do
not hesitate to get in touch.
film is a powerful medium and a thoroughly
rewarding experience. there’s nothing more exciting
than a new project to work on.
if you have a project in mind, or would like a personal
presentation, i would welcome the opportunity to
meet and discuss film and video with you.
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