Jem is the founder of theC47, an online and offline educational resource focused on teaching the craft of video production and filmmaking (with production based workshops taught throughout the United States and abroad). He is a producer, director & educator and also the founder and program director of The Filmmaker’s Intensive, a bi-annual program that focuses on the art & science of documentary & narrative filmmaking and Film Camp, an annual two-week program that teaches narrative filmmaking to teens.
He is an Apple Mentor Trainer and co-author of the Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion 4 Quick-Reference Guide. He is also the co-author of the Apple Pro Training Series book entitled Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2 and a contributing author of the Apple Pro Training Series book: DVD Studio Pro 4, 2nd Edition.
For the past 18 years his company, Buttons Productions, has been producing projects for an ever expanding client base. Clients include AbelCine, Apple, Inc., Canon U.S.A. Inc., EMI, Manfrotto, The New York Times, NPR, TED, Tiffen & Zeiss.
For more about Jem & his whereabouts visit theC47.com
After graduating from the University of Salford in Professional Sound and Video Technology he started his career as a staff photographer for Cumbria Tourist Board in 2002.
Going freelance in 2005, he started producing video content for clients 3 years later. Ben speciallties include PR, offshore, rope-access and tourism although to be honest he’ll shoot anything for money, as long it’s not a wedding!
His camera work has been broadcast on several national TV channels and his documentary films have won awards at the prestigious Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
In addition to being behind the camera Ben also scouts and manages locations for film and tv. Notable productions include “Miss Potter” and “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which he still hasn’t seen. He also co-hosts the popular GoingPostal podcast which covers post, production and pop-culture.
For more info about Ben visit www.benbarden.co.uk