My name is Ben Rupp, I am a videographer, director of photography, editor, producer. I am MKHmfg. I've spent nearly 30 years in the media, lately I spend my mornings at KING TV and the rest of my time telling stories and creating content. MKHmfg started as a documentary and has since grown to include endless possibilities. I take raw materials and forge them into compelling content. Everyone has a story, they are all around us, with your help I will document some of them.
Some sample products are below, enjoy.
Wood + Wires. Part one in what will be a series about independent audio manufacturing. Clark Blumenstein's beautifully simplistic speakers combined with the sunny melodies of Forest Fallows. Shot entirely with a Panasonic GH4.
TBASA performing the song "Ripoff" at SeaTac airport. Part of a longer piece about the "Seattle : City of Music" program. Shot with a Panasonic GH4 and a Panasonic GH5. Audio recorded with a Sennheiser MKE 600 and a Tascam DR 40.
A short film documenting the final sail of Inez Wall aboard the tall ship Lady Washington. The crew, staff and her friends pay tribute to a wonderful woman. Shot with a hand held Panasonic GH4, and a Rode VideoMic Pro.
Tobias the Owl performing the song "Holy Man" at SeaTac airport. Part of a longer piece about the "Seattle : City of Music" program. Shot with a Panasonic GH4 and a Panasonic GH5. Audio recorded with a Sennheiser MKE 600 and a Tascam DR 40.
A short documenting a trip to one of SW Washington's best kept secrets. Shot with a Panasonic GH4 and a Rode VideoMic Pro.
Marginal Way skate park is a gem. A beacon of skateboarding's DIY aesthetic. Once a year they crown a king. Shot with a Panasonic GH4.
A short promo for Dave William's West Seattle Halloween spectacular. Shot entirely with a Panasonic GH4 and a Panasonic 12-35mm lens, edited and colored with Adobe Premier Pro CC, logo designed with Adobe Illustrator. Music courtesy https://www.purple-planet.com.
A day aboard a Pez Gato catamaran in beautiful Los Cabos Mexico