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April, 2009
V2
American Medical Association
Orlando World Center Marriott


February, 2005
American Express
Dallas, TX


February, 2006
Video Engineer / TD
American Red Cross
Walt Disney World Resort


 

January 2005
Bravo Networks documentary
Cantebury Equine Trials, Newberry, FL
Director of Photography
Audio Recordist

Handheld Camera Operator
Keynote Address
Dame Julie Andrews
2003 Partners in Excellence Awards
Walt Disney World Resort

October, 2014
Spyder X20 Operator
 

 Gwen Stefani performs LIVE for City of Hope






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October, 2010
Camera 1 Operator, Long Lens
William Shatner
&
Martha Stewart
Adobe MAX 2010
Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California
(Click on Bill or Martha to view video!)

Miss Aretha Franklin
The Queen of SOUL
Performs LIVE for the
Tom Joyner Family Reunion
Walt Disney World Resort
HD/HiRes Video Engineer/ Multiple-Camera Director

 

March, 2011
Video TD / Engineer
SNL's Seth Meyers
Gibson Dunn 2011 Partner Retreat
La Quinta Resort and Club
La Quinta, California 

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March, 2011
Video TD / Engineer
Gene Krantz and Jim Lovell
American Society
for Healthcare Engineering
Tampa, Florida


February, 2013
Spyder X20 Operator
A total of (4) 80'x16' HD blends
and an 80' upstage LED wall
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Bellagio, Las Vegas

August, 2009
LED Panels / Walls / Videotape Op
AG General Council '09
Orange County Convention Center


 

October, 2010
IATSE Video Projection Crew
March, 2012
Video Technical Director, Executive Summit IBM Pulse 2012
International Business Machines
Orlando World Center Marriott & 
MGM Grand Las Vegas

Video Engineering Production Support
BASF
2005 Conference

April, 2012
Video Technical Director
Cisco Systems Partner Summit 2012
San Diego, California


February, 2006 & February, 2009
Bayer Consumer Care
Walt Disney World
Yacht & Beach Club Resort,
Hard Rock LIVE,
Royal Pacific Resort
Video Engineer / TD

 

April, 2009
Sanofi Aventis
Video Engineer / V1
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando

 

2003: Presentation Coordinator / PowerPoint Op, 2007: Camera Op, 2011: V1/TD 
Novartis Consensus Summit Meetings
2003 & 2007, Orlando, FL
2011 San Diego, CA
 
 

 

Insulin Producers

Show Technical Director, General Session
Novo Nordisk
Orlando, 2003
 
 

 

September, 2012 
Video Technical Director
Pfizer POA Meetings
Las Vegas, Nevada
Video Technical Director
October, 2002
Orlando, FL

Video Engineer
Drive For Success 2004
Orange County Convention Center

 


January, 2008
Video Engineer - V1
Transitions Optical
Disney's Yacht Club
Walt Disney World Resort

July, 2012
HD Video Engineer / Galaxy SIII Data / Video Networking
 
SAMSUNG 
Galaxy SIII Event
 Chinese Theater
Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California


March, 2012
Video Technical Director
Executive Summit, IBM Pulse
MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Leadership Weekend 2002
Golden Gala 2003
Florida Hospital

 

Camera Operator
North American Sales Meeting
April, 2005

April, 2008
Bentley
Baltimore Convention Center
Video Engineer

Video Engineer
Blackberry, Research in Motion
Orlando World Center Marriott, 2008

Blue Man Group
NARM 2001
Orlando, FL
Handheld Camera Operator

 

New Year's Day, 2010
Capital One Bowl
Pre-Game & Halftime Show
ENG Camera Operator


 

May, 2001
Camera Operator
Hugh Downs,
Master of Ceremonies,
Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company
150th Anniversary
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, Bay Lake, Florida
October 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Spyder X20 Operator
Gartner Symposium ITxpo
Featuring a spirited interview with
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and
Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and
Editor in Chief, The New Republic
Walt Disney World Resort, Florida


Dale Ernhardt, Jr., QVC's "For Race Fans Only"

Camera Operator
QVC Local: For Race Fans Only
Dale Ernhardt, Jr.
Daytona Beach, Florida
2003-2007

 

Programming Summit
ABC / Disney Channel / Jetix
Walt Disney World Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Video Engineer, January 2006

 

Camera Operator, General Session 2003
Walt Disney World Resort

 

Sony D30 Handheld
Harry Bellafonte, Keynote Speaker
National Association
of Black Journalists 2001

Video Engineer / Video Director
Florida Hospital's Annual Golden Galas
featuring unforgettable nights with
Natalie Cole
Jerry Seinfeld
and Lionel Richie
Walt Disney World Coronado Springs Resort
2002-2006

 

Dolly Grip
The Discovery Channel
Columbia's Final Mission: 16 Days
Cape Canaveral, Florida

 

C.O.R.S. 2002 Awards Show
ENG Camera Operator
 
2006 Annual Meeting
Walt Disney World Boardwalk Resort
Video Engineer / TD
 
 


June, 2011 & September, 2011
Video Technical Director - Live HD Broadcast
Hyundai Blue Link 'LIVE' & VELOSTER 'LIVE'
Fountain Valley, California

June, 2011
Video TD
Hyundai blueLink LIVE
Fountain Valley, California

Videotape Operator
General Motors Europe,
General Motors Global Leadership Conference
Walt Disney World
March, 2004

Handheld Camera Operator
Honda Marine Dealer Business Meeting 
Boca Raton, FL  2003

The Ultimate Driving Experience

The New 7 Series
745i Ride and Drive
Launch Event
Miami Speedway 2002
Video TD

June, 1994 - November, 1996
Ford Motor Company
ABB / Fluor Daniels
Director of Photography/Post Production
Two-year $650,000,000 commercial light truck manufacturing expansion project with aerial, real-time and time lapse construction documentation included in quarterly progress reports to Ford Executives via Video Cassette.
Produced "How to build a truck" music video as well as extensive
Tooling/Facility Training and Safety Courses.
It was an honor to see Ford's first 
Waterborne Electrostatic Paint Facility in the World's Largest Truck Plant, come to life.

December, 1999
Handheld Camera Operator
Days Inn Franchisees Conference 
41st President of the United States
George Herbert Walker Bush
 
Keynote Speaker
Tampa, Florida

June, 2012
Video Recording & Playback Operator
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
40th International Convention
featuring remarks by Representative Nancy Pelosi
and Vice President, Joe Biden LIVE
Los Angeles Convention Center
(Click photo above to view video of keynote address)


October, 2012
Spyder X20 Operator
Gartner Symposium IT EXPO 2012
Keynote Address by General Colin Powell, U.S.A. (Ret.)

May 2005
Video Engineer (V1)
Keynote Address
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (Ret.)
TriZetto


Camera Operator
American Bankers Association 2003
Keynote Speaker James Carville

Comptel / El Paso Global Networks
John Glen, Keynote Address
Camera Operator


September, 2011
Video Technical Director
GIO
Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas

March, 2009
Latin Grammy Awards
United Center, Miami, Florida
Video Engineer / TD

 

June 2009
Steely Dan
Bob Carr Auditorium
Backline Keys

December, 1999
Goo Goo Dolls Perform their hits for
Comptel / ElPaso Global Networks
Handheld Camera Operator

Handheld Camera Operator
Infocomm '99 Press Conference
Keynote by Dick Clark
Orlando, FL

January, 2009
International Trucks 
Fountainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
Video Engineer

Video Engineer
2006 Honeywell Sales Meeting
Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort

 

Camera Operator
ESPN 2
International HotRod Association Nationals

They took me around the track at 160MPH in this...

RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE
160mph around the WDW Speedway
In-Car ENG Camera Op

TNA
Projectionist, Soundstage 21
Universal Studios Orlando
 

July, 2001
Jungle Jack Hanna
Sea World, Orlando, FL
Projectionist

 

You might be a REDNECK if...

Camera Operators
Hughes Supply 75th Anniversary
with Jeff Foxworthy
Orlando, FL

March, 2001
Camera Operator
Starlight International
Master of Ceremonies
Robert Wagner
OCCC, Orlando, Florida

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October, 2009
General Electric Sales Summit
Universal Studios Florida

SUPERBOWL XL 2006
in HIGH DEFINITION PROJECTION
General Motors Acceptance Corporation
Walt Disney World
Boardwalk Resort
Video Engineer / TD

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Sales Conference
Titleist
Walt Disney World Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Audio Recordist, Post Production / DVD Authoring, January 2006

 

Camera Operator
2004 Annual Meeting
Coca Cola
Walt Disney World Resort

 

CADCA
Camera Operator,
Teleprompter Operator,
Speaking Coach,
Assistant Lighting Design
SPC Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

Audio Recordist
Body Of Evidence
Orlando 2003

Location Scout
Evinrude
November/December, 2004
 

March, 2005, April 2006
McDonalds Corporation
Worldwide Conference
Video Engineer
ScreenProPlus 1604 Operator
Handheld Camera Operator
Walt Disney World Resort
Orange County Convention Center


April, 2000
Video Engineer/Playback
Microsoft TechEd 2000
Orange County Convention Center

Spacehab, Cape Canaveral, Florida

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February, 2015
Video Engineer
 
 
57th Grammy Awards
Annie Lennox, Gwen Stefani, Sam Smith, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Beyonce,
Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Questlove, Ed Sheeran,
Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and Madonna




February, 2016
Video Engineer
 

 58th Grammy Awards LIVE Telecast
Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Ice Cube, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick, Tori Kelly, James Bay, Gary Sinise, Stephen Colbert, Lionel Richie, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese Gibson, Stevie Wonder, Andra Day, Kendrick Lamar, Seth MacFarlane, Adele, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Hollywood Vampires (Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper), Pitbull, and Beyonce
Hosted by LL Cool J





November, 2015
Video Recording Engineer
 

 Nick Cannon Emcees, Sam Smith Performs LIVE
City Of Hope Gala 2015




Leeza Gibbons
Starlight International Conference 2000
Orlando, FL
Playback

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November, 2010
Video EIC / V1
Soledad O'Brien & Queen Latifa
2010 ADCOLOR Awards
Fountainebleau Resort, Miami Beach, Florida

April, 2006
HD/HiRes Video Engineer / Director
Billie Jean King
Keynote Address, U.S. Tennis Association
Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resort

November, 2010
Director, Multi-Cam IMAG
John Schneider, Dr. Oz & Miss America 2010
2010 Children's Miracle Network Celebration
Walt Disney World Resort
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April, 2006
Brooks & Dunn
hosted by Tom Arnold
Reunion Resort, Reunion, FL
Camera Operators

 

June, 2006
Make A Wish Foundation
2006 Hollywood Spectacular
Walt Disney World
Yacht & Beach Club Resort
Handheld Camera Operator

January, 2010
Camera Operator
Lou Holtz Keynote Address,
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
 Lou is the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games
and the only coach to guide four different programs to top 20 rankings.

"The man who complains about the way the ball bounces 
is likely the one who dropped it." -- Lou Holtz

 

Casey Kasem, Sophie B. Hawkins
and Rod Stewart
2001 National Association of
Recording Merchandisers
Orlando, FL
Handheld Camera Operator

April, 2011
V1, Spyder X20 Engineer/Operator, VOG/Announcer
New Balance 
Boston, MA
(ABOVE: Spyder X20 drives widescreen blend and downstage monitors)

April, 2010
HD Video Engineer / Multiple-Camera Director
Comedian Tom Papa
Performs LIVE for the Gibson Dunn 2010 Strategy Conference
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Ritz Carlton, Orlando, Florida
(Click on Tom's Photo to view video)

February, 2010
Teri Hatcher and Miss Piggy make a pretty pair of volunteers.
Disney's Give-A-Day Media Event
ENG Camera Op, Sony PDW 700



April, 2008
Jonas Brothers & Cheetah Girls take a spin on
Toy Story MANIA!
Disney's Hollywood Studios
HD Camera Mount with 
Sony SRW1 HDCAM Portable Digital Recorder


Expedition Everest Media Event, April, 2006
Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom
ENG Camera Op / Editor 

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Walt Disney World
The Happiest Celebration on Earth Press Event
SOARIN' over California
Video Engineering / Camera Mount support team. 
May, 2005

Flight experience: A breathtaking glide over the majestic and diverse natural wonders of California including: San Francisco, Monterey Coast, Yosemite National Park, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Los Angeles, Malibu and Disneyland in Anaheim. You'll experience the scents of Orange Blossoms, Pine Forests and Ocean Spray. Enjoy a truly moving and invigorating orchestral musical score created by renowned film and television composer Jerry Goldsmith ("Mulan," "Air Force One," "Star Trek: First Contact") as you climb, bank, and glide care free in complete sensory tantalization.

The attraction features the IMAX projection system, with high-speed (48fps) high definition Omni-max film projectors (twice the speed of normal motion picture film) and an 80-foot diameter concave dome screen. Walt Disney Imagineering-developed motion-based technology, the original ride inception was based on an erector set model created by Imagineer Mark Sumner. One million pounds of steel provides the ride structure and 37 tons are lifted during each ride cycle.

I was part of the engineering support and VIP liaison for the camera mount. (Provides HD video and audio documentation of guests on board enjoying the attraction)  

March, 2010
Viz Trio Operator
ESPN Broadcast Center
It was an honor to be a part of the
1st LIVE Broadcast from the new
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Broadcast Center
Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney Event Group
Disney Creative Services
Disney Broadcast Operations
 

 


August, 2011
Video Technical Director
Cardinal Health
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas

HD Video Engineer
HD Net
Tampa Bay Lightning

December, 2005
John O'Hurley
Master of Ceremonies
Corporate Christmas Party 
Camera Operator

 

May, 2010
HD Video Engineer / Technical Director
2010 PayPal Summit
Liberty Hotel, Boston, MA

Video Engineer
Prudential Financial
Walt Disney World
Yacht and Beach Club Resort
June, 2006

 

November, 2004
Celebrity Chef
Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang "LIVE" at EPCOT
Walt Disney World Resort
Project Manager
Technical Director
Video Engineer


 

Teleprompter Operator
Video Engineer
Camera Operator
REMAX International Conference
2000 - 2006
 

December, 2009
"RENT" The Broadway Tour
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Orlando
IATSE Local 631 Crew

 

September, 2007
Mary Lou Retton
Keynote Speaker, Disney's Earmarked Conference
V1, Video Engineer/TD
 

Sinbad
TD / V2
Performs for the 2004 Tom Joyner Family Reunion
Walt Disney World Resort (Camera Operator)
and Performs for the 2011 IDDBA Conference
at the Anaheim Convention Center (V2)

 

January 2006
Video Engineer, January 2006
International Sales Conference
Teradata / NCR
Walt Disney World Resort

 

Owners Meeting
Video TD/Engineer
National Football League
Orlando, 2001
Orlando, 2010
 
 

 

Project Manager
Technical Director
Video Engineer
Lighting Designer
Price Waterhouse Coopers
General Session, November 2004
Orlando, FL

 

Camera Operator
Proctor & Gamble
"Swiffer" & "Dryel" Product Launch
1999

Projectionist
Kinko's 2002 Kickoff
Video Engineer
FedEx Office Launch, 2008
JW Marriott, Orlando, FL

Camera Operator
General Session 2004
Wells Fargo Financial
Orlando, FL

 

Video Engineer / V1
Lockheed Martin
MCES, Orlando, FL 2006 - 2008

 

Universal Studios Orlando Broadcast and
Business Theater Events including
Video Engineer
Men In Black Alien Attack Charity Banquet
and Projectionist
TNA
 
 

Camera Operator
2003 Muscular Distrophy Association Telethon
Sarasota, FL
 

June 2004
Projectionist Noon-5p, Camera Op 5p-11p
18K Projectors flown vertically to project down onto the ice from the grid, 60ft above.
Worked the rest of the evening with another client
as Camera Op for a Canadian broadcaster.
Game 6, Stanley Cup Playoffs
Ice Palace (St. Pete Times Forumn) Tampa, FL

Video Engineer / 
Videotape Operator
Keynote Address
Col. Oliver North (Ret.)
Undisclosed Conference
Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort


 

January, 2004
Video Technical Director
General Tommy Franks (Ret.)
Keynote Address

June, 2011
IDDBA Remarks - Video Engineer
October, 2004
Video Engineer / V1
AIPAC Summit
Former United States Secretary Of State
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Keynote Address, Hollywood, FL
(Click Photo Above to view clip from 
Dr. Rice's Keynote courtesy of CSPAN)

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Producer / DP / Voice Over
Training Series for State, County, and Local Governments,
Town Hall Meeting Documentation,
Storm Damage Video Documentation & Satellite Uplink to D.C.
in response to the 2004 Hurricanes: 
Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.
This was the only time in recorded history 
that four hurricanes affected Florida within one month.

September, 2007
Video Technical Director
Former NYC Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
9/11 Memorial
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

October, 2010
Video Lead / Camera Crew
Mark Wahlberg, Celebrity Charity Auctioneer
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Newt Gingrich, Keynote Address
Franmac Conference 2010
Orlando World Center Marriott


July, 2013
Video Technical Director
Senator Elizabeth Warren Keynote Address,
IATSE 67th Quadrennial Convention
Hynes Convention Center, Boston

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June, 2012
Spyder X20 Operator & Playback Operator
Live Webcast, IMAG, Two LARGE LED Walls & Stages
plus Star Trek Bridge / Airlock / 3D Theater
NAMCO TEKKEN Press Event
featuring SNOOP DOGG Live
at E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012
Los Angeles, California



June, 2013
Nintendo Press Event
E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center
(Click E3 logo to view video)

May, 2009
Don Henley & The Eagles
Perform their greatest hits for the SAP Global Team
Video Lead, IATSE Local 631
Orange County Convention Center

 

March, 2010
HD Video Engineer / EIC CC STAGE
ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2010
Bicentennial Park, Downtown Miami, Florida
SOLD OUT CROWD OF OVER
110,000 people!
(Click photos to View Video)

Stevie Wonder
'LIVE' In concert, Orlando 1999
Video Assist

December, 2009
Radio City Rockettes
UCF Arena
IATSE Local 631 Video Crew (LED Video Wall)

September, 2009
Coach Bob Knight & Joe Theisman
Deliver motivational speeches at the LiUNA! 2009 Conference
Walt Disney World Resort
Playback / Videotape Op

 

NBC News
ENG Crew, Tampa, FL, 2004
TODAY
 

News Editor
WHAS-11 (ABC)
Louisville, KY

 

Camera Operator
Betty White
Keynote Speaker
P.E.T.A. Conference, 1994
Louisville, Kentucky

Construction Divider 2

Here's what my magnanimous
clients are saying... 

"We originally used Benjamin to assist with some difficult, unique & extremely tedious ride mount camera rigging/operating for a very unusual, high-profile attraction. Much to my surprise, we ended up with this person who rose above the crowd, made the job & product absolutely shine beyond our expectations and took far better care of the clients than anyone before or since ever has. It seemed that Benjamin's professional & people skills were always in close competition w/one another and we ended up being the beneficiary every time. Personally, I think Benjamin should author a book on work ethic -- and if he does, it should be mandatory reading for everyone in the service industry!"
Dave Ousley
Sr. Production Coordinator at The Walt Disney Company

"Ben is a perfect worker. Conscientious, kind, and lots of attention to detail... 
I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. My advice, Hire Him!!!"
Larry Rayburn, Director of Production, Orlando Ballet

"FLAWLESS!!!" 
PayPal Summit 2010

"Working with Benjamin has been a pleasure. His attention to detail and flawless execution has helped us deliver the most successful outcomes for our clients. He combines his years of experience with a youthful energy that makes our productions work seem easy. I would recommend Benjamin to anyone who wants a team member who takes pride in the quality and excellence of his work."
Joel Swenson
Producer / Stage Manager / Director

"On behalf of everyone at Lockheed Martin MCES, we want to thank you for your dedicated support. THANK YOU for going above and beyond!"
Sincerely, Cecilia & Shannin 
Lockheed Martin Corporation 

"Benjamin and I worked a very complicated corporate show for an entire week this past January. I was the Technical Director show caller on the show and he was my V1 operating a Spyder X20. The client was very under prepared and continually delivered content and a very loose agenda or script of the show flow, often times moments before the CEO would walk on stage. 
Benjamin's professionalism and expertise made my job easier because he would give me options to choose from with the use of preset video looks. I would call a stand-by for a cue not knowing if that was exactly what our talent on stage would be expecting, Benjamin and I would then talk and have a Plan B ready to go if the talent requested something else or gave us a curve ball. Benjamin's experience truly helped make a flawless show for the client, and made my job easier. I knew that as things were ever changing on the show Benjamin knew what I was looking for and knew how to best meet the needs of the show on a cue by cue basis.
This was the first time Benjamin and I worked together,
but the instant rapport that he and I had;
it was as if he and I had done a thousand shows together over the years
and we could tell by the tone of each others voice what was going on.
I look forward to working with Benjamin again in the future and would
recommend him to anyone who is looking for an amazing addition to their crew."
Will Hanson
WAVE Entertainment

"Thanks so much for your help. You have a great voice 
and your skill set helped make a great show." 
Rick DeCamp,
PBS&J Miami, FL

"Just an awesome job. Thank you so much.
Jeff just couldn’t stop talking about 
how great it was and his client said 
that she received so many compliments
they were all very happy. 
They have been doing this for years 
and they now say that this is 
the standard that they will look for." 
Andy Renner
Walt Disney World
Boardwalk Resort

"Going SO above and beyond helping me. 
People like you are what Disney is all about!"
 Wendy Morgan
Walt Disney World Resort

"I've Been Doing these types of events for years.
I mean MANY years at the world's best resorts, 
and I've never once had this level of service.
THANK YOU!"
 CEO
Major American Oil Company

"... you are so diverse in your personalities and talents. You are supporting seemingly
countless clients with seemingly countless never-ending ever-changing needs. 
The value you place on service, excellence, responsiveness, warmth and good humor is extraordinarily high and consistently delivered. 
You are smart, you are interesting, you are just plain nice. 
We're very lucky to have you on our side, 
and I thank you from the bottom of my heart." 
Sincerely, Michael Wolkowitz
Co-CEO MJM Creative

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Benjamin Curtis Dean
818 . 568 . 4787

321 North Pass Avenue, Suite 199  
Burbank, California  91505

Benjamin@HDvideovillage.com

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