My name is Ben Rupp, I am a cinematographer, editor, producer, artist. 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 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