Author Archives: Ben

Inside (Speak up) by Jaymie Argotsinger

Here’s a music video I did for Omaha Performing Arts in March 2017. They were had a song writing contest and the winners got to perform their song with members of the cast of “Beautiful”. Jaymie won the 13-18 year old division and got to perform her song with actor Josh A. Dawson from Broadway’s North American tour of BEAUTIFUL – The Carol King Musical.

The video was shot live in one take, with the audio mixed by the house sound guy Ezekiel Metcalf.

New York City

Last week, me and my girlfriend went to New York City for a few days. I’ve only been to New York one other time, and that was for just a few hours on the Lovedrunk tour back in 2012. We shot a music video, then we pretty much went straight to New Jersey to crash for the night and we were gone the next day.

Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the whole thing. Here’s some of my favorite photos from the trip.

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My First Short Film – “Funeral Favors”

Sometime in late 2014 I was working sound at a funeral and had an idea for a short film – what if someone took up the offer of a “helping hand” and took it way too far? After writing a rough draft I found a cast and together we polished it up, shooting it in early 2015. The rest of that year was rough on me for some reason I can’t really put into words and I left the project shelved, aside from pulling it out to edit it for a few minutes once every few months.

Finally in 2016 things started clearing up and my headspace became a lot more clear and I was able to finish the film. At the time the Omaha Film Festival was accepting entries for it’s 2017 festival so I submitted it, thinking it probably wouldn’t get in. To my surprise they ended up accepting it for the festival, which meant it wouldn’t be publicly available until after the festival, which just wrapped up two weeks ago.

And now, nearly 2 years after we shot the film, you can watch it for the first time. Enjoy: