- Date of Birth
- October 16, 1960 (52)
- Real Name:
- Ben Balser
- Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA
- Cooking, music, theater, museums, sailing, gardening, very quiet secluded nights in the country.
- Producer, Educator, Composer, Author
- Professionally producing media on Final Cut Pro since version 1 first shipped.
Apple Certified Pro User since: Final Cut Pro 4.0
Apple Certified Pro User for Logic Pro 9
Apple Certified Trainer for Final Cut Pro since 4.5 L1/2.
Apple Certified Master Trainer for: Final Cut Studio v.1/2/3
Apple Certified Trainer currently for: Final Cut Pro X L1/2, Motion 5, Aperture 2, Final Cut Server 4.5
Digital media instructor for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Delgado Community College in New Orleans.
macProVideo.com producer for written tutorials, video courses, and forum moderator.
Have taught for Apple Authorized Training Centers around the country in New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, Atlanta GA, Orlando FL, Port St. Lucie FL, Miami FL, Myrtle Beach SC, Cleveland OH, Overland Park KS, New York NY, San Diego CA, Washington DC, among others.
Have consulted and trained for several state and federal government agencies, US military, broadcast stations (local TV, national and international cable networks), corporations, high schools, colleges, universities across the country.
Shot my first video when I was 13 on an 8mm silent wind up Brownie camera, which was state of the art at the time.
Singer, voice talent, composer, actor, writer.
It Engineer and project manager for 20+ years specializing in UNIX enterprise level systems in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Studied Educational Psychology at Loyola University NOLA.
Founded and run LA Cajun Cutters FCPUG for over 5 years.
Have written or still write for a number of industry publications over the years such as Edit Well, EventDV, VideoMaker, WEVA, and others.
My greatest pride and achievement are the names of my students on many, many film awards over the years.
If you can read this, thank a teacher.
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