Neil Ben Films is a video production company with a difference... We don't like shooting video!!!
Anim8 Production Company is run by BAFTA nominated Neil Ben, and ex-BBC Producer / Director and yes it's true, although Neil is more than capable of opperating a camera, he doesn't like shooting video.
But his company has won a business award for the Innovative way it helps businesses use video.
Again, how is that possible?
Simple really. Neil prefers to teach his clients how to shoot videos themselves, using their smartphone or tablet, through his business video training programmes. He then supports them in growning their YouTube channels with quality, self shot, professioanlly editing videos.
We also (as the title suggests) produce animation, and when we are commisioned to make training films (which is one of our specialities) we hire only the best broadcast crews to film our productions and Neil sits in his director's chair telling everyone what to do (just like he used to do when he was at the BBC).
So you've decided you need video and you're wondering whether I'm the right person to help you. I'm confident we can work together, but understand if you want to get to know me a bit first.
I was nominated for a BAFTA – yes, really – for a series I produced for the BBC. I've also won awards from the Royal Television Society, Japan Education Television (twice) and FSB award for the innavative way I help businesses use video.
I have nearly 30 years' experience of broadcast and video production, including the BBC, Sky, Channel 5, Discovery, Nickelodeon, CBeebies and Teachers TV. I started my career as an assistant producer at Auntie Beeb in the late 1980s, where they graciously described me as "a safe pair of hands who can think outside the box".
Transforming creative ideas into compelling videos is still one of my favourite things.
My other favourite things include improvised comedy, poker and my two adorable kids.
P.S. Don't worry if you haven't heard of me before. Once we've met, you'll never forget! I am well known within the television industry (being a full member of BAFTA helps), it's just that I am a little less known in business circles (although my video blog - neilben.tv is changing that). Nowadays, most of my work comes from discreet recommendations, so feel free to recommend me (quietly).