Ben Musel

Freelance Video Editor & Television Producer

Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
2 Skills
To obtain a creative position that will enable me to better use and further develop the writing, editing, shooting` and group coordination skills that I already possess.
Floor Director, KSTP and KSTC TV 08/12/2008 to present
I was originally hired as a production assistant and within a year had become the floor director. Tasks vary from day to day
Primary responsibilities: Floor Director of Twin Cities Live, a local live talk show, and the Minnesota state high school league football, basketball and hockey tournaments, as well as other live events such as the annual broadcast from the Minnesota State Fair that air on KSTP and KSTC TV.
Other responsibilities: Sports-Wrap and Wild Country, local sports-themed shows, At Issue, a political talk show and up to 7 daily newscasts. Assist in the filming and editing of segments for TCL and high school tournament content when help is needed. I am also a credentialed writer for a Timberwolves blog on titled “Musel’s Musings”
Stage Manager, Freelance 2009 to present
I have stage managed Pre, Post and halftime shows for Fox Sports West for a Clippers broadcast shot in the Target Center, run parabolic mics for the Ohio State Football radio network (WBNS) for an Ohio State vs. Gophers game, Been a production assistant when NBC’s the Voice came to town looking for talent, Shot video for the Mounds View School district for Frozen Guild Media and am currently working on a series of web videos for NU AJ Enterprises.
St. Cloud State University September 2002- December 2006
Bachelor's Degree: Film Studies major, minor in Mass Communication with a focus on broadcast radio. Film and Media Coursework: Screenwriting, Digital Filmmaking, Film History, Advanced Production, Visual Grammar/Media Writing, Broadcast Documentary Theory, Audio Production and Theory, Critical Analysis in Film Studies. I also volunteered at 88.1 FM, KVSC while in college.
Screenwriting, directing, site selection and preparation, filming, linear and nonlinear editing and audio and radio production. Interface w/ Director, Producers, audio department, cameramen and on-air personalities before and during shows. Coordinate lighting, props and cameras during broadcast. Ensure that everyone and everything is in place on the set for each segment. Adapt to circumstances or make impromptu changes, as needed, during live television production. Welcome new guests, provide them with an outline of their segment and answer their questions. Develop and maintain relationships with recurring guests. Design lighting schemes. Create a visually appealing set that allows for flow and easy access for necessary camera shots. Research, related to program content.
Fluent in Microsoft Office, Final Cut 7 and X, Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Photoshop, Final Draft, Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools, ENPS and WinCue