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Ben Capener

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About Me

Writer and Director. Started out in the world of chemistry but soon learned that it was as dull as everyone was kindly reminding me.

My endeavours in the world of film making are still in the ‘starting out’ phase and so far have come along well. Whilst completing my degree in chemistry I won the JustFest Film competition 2016 with a short film discussing gender wage inequaulity. Following this success I put my efforts into writing scripts and to that end won the Insight Film Festival 2017, earning an internship in Los Angeles working with Loyola Productions.

I was able to gain a tremendous amount of experience during this internship, including working in Sony Studios as a runner on the widely enjoyed TV show, The Goldbergs.

I have experience as a runner on a range of different productions, from large studios to student houses. Film sets are manic envrionments and if it needs doing, I’ll get it done.

My intention is to learn as much as I can about as much as I can. To that end I am training in as many programmes as money will allow so I can be of use in studios whilst also getting my writing up to sellable level. With a bit of hard work, it just might work.

Spot The Difference - Short Film

This short film highlighting gender pay inequality won the Judges Commendation Award 2016 in the JustFest Film competition.

Work History

Runner

Sony Studios

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Runner for the TV show The Goldbergs. Experience in set dynamics. Liaising with directors, actors and extras.

Intern

Loyola Productions

Jul 2017 - Sep 2017

Gained experience in camera operation, sound design and editing. Developed skills in quick and efficient setup of sets for interviews. Trained in professional script development and marketing. Talk part in board member meetings, discussing strategy and marketing. Worked in Adobe Premier pro, Adobe Audition and Final Cut Pro X.