Eric J. Benson

Eric J. Benson

Bus-Stop Productions
Camera Operator, Director, Filmmaker, Photographer (Still) and Producer

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Member Since:
February 2015
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
Invites sent:
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About Eric

Have been working in the Film and Broadcast Industry for the past 5 years. I have 19 years experience in still photography/photojournalism as well. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy as a Combat Cameraman, I went back to school got my degree in Visual Media from Hawaii Pacific University and Electronic Media Leadership and Electronic Media Production with a minor in Journalism from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI).

Currently I manage my own production company Bus-Stop Productions producing and directing the television series Auction Insider while working on my Master's Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Northern Iowa.

Unique traits: Journeyman: Photographer, Still (Professional and Kindred) and Journeyman: Camera Repair by the US Military Apprenticeship Program through the United States Department of Labor

Credits

  • The Summerland Project

    The Summerland Project (2015)
    Film by More Productions Behind the Scenes Director/Photographer (Still)

  • Auction Insider (Television Series)

    Auction Insider (Television Series) (2014)
    Television by Bus-Stop Productions/Fuzz Dawg Entertainment Director/Producer

  • Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection

    Auction Insider: The John Zimmer Collection (2014)
    Documentary by Bus-Stop Productions Director/Producer

  • Call Me Crazy

    Call Me Crazy (2013)
    Film (short) by Channel Nine Films/Bus-Stop Productions Executive Producer

Awards

  • American Advertising Award, Student Best of Show Gold Addy Award, Collateral Material Book Design
    (2015)

  • Iowa Motion Picture Association Award of Excellence, Craft - Direction - Medium Form
    (2015)

  • Iowa Motion Picture Association Award of Excellence, Program - Documentary
    (2015)

  • American Advertising Award, Student Silver, Elements of Advertising - Photography, B&W
    (2014)

  • American Advertising Award, Student Silver, Elements of Advertising - Photography, Color
    (2014)

  • American Advertising Award, Student Silver, Elements of Advertising - Photography, Campaign
    (2014)

  • Electronic Media, Senior Celebration, Faculty Best in Show Award
    (2014)

  • Electronic Media, Senior Celebration, Audience Best in Show Award
    (2014)

  • Cedar Valley Video Film Festival 2nd Place Commercial
    (2013)

  • Cedar Valley Video Film Festival 3rd Place Commercial
    (2013)

  • Cedar Valley Video Film Festival 3rd Place News Feature
    (2013)

  • Iowa Broadcast News Association Award, 3rd Place, News Photography
    (2013)

  • Iowa Broadcast News Association Award, 2nd Place, Public Affairs Package
    (2013)

  • Iowa Broadcast News Association Award, 2nd Place, Farm Package
    (2013)

  • Cedar Valley Video Film Festival 1st Place Documentary
    (2012)

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