What they say...
I'm not one to blow my own trumpet, so I bribed some professional media types to say lovely things about me...
"I was recommended by a colleague who works in the film industry that Ben would be able to assist me with a marketing campaign and that he offers a first class service.
I am pleased to report that I found Ben to be a professional and talented designer who understood the concept we were looking for instantly.
He meet all deadlines and he work and attitude was of very high standard and I look forward to working with Ben in the future" "
Charles McKenzie Associates
"Ben has been working as the main editor for BBC Bristol's Development Team since 2007.
Making first class programme tasters is an important part of our work and is key to winning business particularly at a time when competition for airtime is so fierce. Ben has created some of the best which have directly led the Controllers of BBC 1 and BBC 3 to commissioning series.
He is a talented editor who seeks to achieve perfection and his enthusiasm for his work is infectious. He's a delight to work with...
...and he serves excellent coffee! "
"Ben is a standout editor who is incredible talented and brilliant to work with. Ben cut a very complicated feature film called City Rats. His skill, an experience helped create a beautifully balanced and powerful final cut. It takes a lot to please an ex-editor like myself but Ben is without doubt a superb editor. I am now a fan and a friend."
Steve M Kelly
Steve on IMDB
"Ben is without a doubt one of the most inventive, clever and witty editors I have worked with. His timing and creativity make him a natural for cutting drama - especially sequences that scare you witless. I've been working in this industry for fifteen years, and he is by far and away the best I have worked with."
Series Producer & Director
"I enjoy working with people that have maintained that excitement and enthusiasm that we all had in film school and Ben is certainly one of those people.
He has an incredible gift for finding and crafting a story and is both a talented and accomplished editor.
This and his outgoing and accommodating nature are why I have been working consistently with him over the last 8 years and I hope to continue working with Ben in the future."
Director & Director of Photography
"Cutting a programme from fifty hours of footage (shot on many different formats) was always going to be a challenge,but working with Ben made it feel effortless and fun.
Ben’s vast natural creative flair and technical experience meant that he was able to offer alternative solutions when things weren’t working and helped shape an extremely powerful and moving end product.
Ben showed tremendous enthusiasm for the project and he couldn’t have been anymore helpful. I sincerely look forward to working with him again in the future and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for any project!"
Producer / Director
Empire Media Productions
"Ben was employed in many different capacities on our recent production of City Rats and throughout he showed his versatility, professionalism, commitment and ability to achieve the high standards we strived for. When working on a low-budget independent feature film, someone with Ben’s versatility is a producers dream.
In his many roles Ben both edited City Rats along and supervised the post-production. He designed our finance brochure, sales pack, cut our market promo which helped us secure distribution, produced our DVD screener, edited and prepared the films DVD extras including a 40 minute "making of" documentary and replicated masters copies of the film for our delivery to distributors and sales agent. These roles were all produced to the standard the film industry expects.
City Rats has gone onto become a huge commercial success with Ben played a key part in helping us achieve our goal. I would be more than happy to work with Ben again and also recommend him for future employment."
"Ben was tirelessly patient and helpful, over the phone, online and in his studio, guiding me through the technical labyrinth of producing my own film and fielding duh! question after duh! question, until I felt sure he'd give up on me. He never did.
Later he did a superb job with the online edit, the DVD authoring, helped with the DVD insert and face design. He is the renaissance man of editing I'm not sure there's anything he doesn't know how to do. Thanks Ben!"
Charles Rangeley Wilson “The Acciental Angler”
Presenter, Journalist & Travel Writer
"The Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group (lafcpug) would not be the same if it were not for the tireless efforts that Ben has made.
He has spent countless hours helping thousands of FCP users navigate their way through this complex piece of software. And in the process has made lafcpug one of the best resources for Final Cut Pro users in the world."
Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group
"Ben King is an uniquely-talented editor, he combines style, flair and originality - all combined with an incomparable technical knowledge of Final Cut Pro.
Ben rescued us from disaster (several times!) in the edit of "The Boy with the Incredible Brain" (Bafta nominated and winner of 2 RTS awards) and was the creative editing brain behind the amazing Fantasia on Vivaldi's 4 Seasons - which combined live action with impressionistic graphics from BDH.
He is also great fun to work with, nothing is too much trouble and he's always bubbling over with fantastic ideas."
www.focusproductions.co.uk"Ben is an extremely talented and capable editor who has a flair for creative ideas. He is a real pleasure to work with and a good collaborator with a strong understanding of narrative as well as the aesthetic.
He also works well under pressure and if the neccesity arises can work to short deadlines. Unusually, Ben is very adept at both the off-line and on-line processes, often completing his own edits and finalising the tracklay. He is extremely capable technically with a particularly strong knowledge of the Final Cut Pro system which he very patiently taught me how to use!
Many other editors also use Ben as a trouble shooter and he always manages to find the time to help out. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend Ben as an editor and am very pleased to do so."
Peter Ackroyd's London; Francesco's Venice; Omnibus; Incredible Journeys"Ben's creative talents have been instrumental in creating numerous video programs for ABB to fit tight deadlines and budgets. His technical skills in the editing suite are unmatched, bringing variety and interest to our industrial presentations.
But just as important, Ben takes real pride of ownership in his clients' work, sharing both new ideas and the satisfaction of a job well done. He is a true professional, a good friend, and I look forward to working togther on future projects."
Brad A. Hoffman
Group Vice President, Communications
ABB Group Automation Businesses
www.abb.com"Ben King is a dedicated professional with years of valuable experience. He is your go to man for everything post-production and provides the quality of artistic input and output required in these image intensive times. He is easy to work with and provides the client with the confidence required to see a project through to the end."
Rural Media Company
www.ruralmedia.co.uk"I like to work with talented, creative and enthusiastic people. Ben King is the most talented, creative designer and editor I have ever worked with... He is also the most enthusiastic!"
Wanted Man Productions,
(Formerly of BBS Productions & The Loop Communication Agency)