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Ben Freedman

Series Director PD (Self Shooting ) Edit Producer

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Europe

Louisville, USA

About Me

Strive to make compelling access-driven observational documentaries, and bring clear editorial judgement both to the edit and on location. Have been part of BAFTA winning/nominated programmes for Channel 4 and BBC as well as making diverse factual programmes for ITV, Sky and overseas broadcasters.Experienced access working with secretive communi... Read More

Strive to make compelling access-driven observational documentaries, and bring clear editorial judgement both to the edit and on location. Have been part of BAFTA winning/nominated programmes for Channel 4 and BBC as well as making diverse factual programmes for ITV, Sky and overseas broadcasters.

Experienced access working with secretive communities, private companies, and national institutions such as the NHS / police. I am skilled at spotting outstanding characters and following compelling story-lines, by nurturing solid relationships with contributors.

Pride myself on shot composition and visual flair even when filming sensitive situations. Have shot and directed interviews with high profile contributors and master interviews for primetime obs doc series (including rig-shows). Cameras include FS5/7, C300, XF305, 5D and others. Read Less

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Mobile Content

    Short Film

    Web Creation

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    East Anglia

    Eire

    Europe

    London

    Midlands

    North America

    North East

    North West

    Northern Ireland

    Scotland

    South America

    South East

    South West

    Wales

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Driving Licence

    Casting

    Commentary Writing

    CRB Check

    Safeguarding Trust

    Script Writing

    Storytelling

  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Bullet Camera

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

    Data Wrangling

    Digibeta

    Digitising Rushes

    DSLR

    Sony DSR-450

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Fixed Rig Experience

    HDCAM

    Lighting

    Multicamera Directing

    Nanoflash

    Sony PDW-750

    Self Shooting

    Sony PDW-750

    Z1/5/7

  • Awards:

    BAFTA winner.<br /> BAFTA nominated x 2

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