My name is Ben Rupp. All I have ever really wanted to do was shoot video, from the first time I picked up a camcorder in High School, to working my way through college freelancing sports TV to how I spend my spare time now, I have always longed to capture images and tell stories. 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. I will take your company or personal project from concept to completion, utilizing my extensive experience with documentary cinematography, editing and motion graphics. I specialize in music, board sports, product and company profile videos (small or large), but am only limited by your imagination. What's your story? Together we can tell the world. Some sample products are below, enjoy.
Wood + Wires part two profiling Bottlehead Corp, a company carrying on the long tradition of stereo amp kits like Heathkit and Eico. Shot on a Panasonic GH5, a Panasonic GH4, Panasoinc 12-35mm lenses, movement via a Rhino Evo Slider. Edited with Adobe Premiere CC 2019. Music was written and performed by Aaron "Coleslaw" Taylor. Starring me as a very reluctant and unqualified kit builder.
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