testimonials

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Gary CoatsI refer my clients in my freelance practice to Ben as a dependable ally in the consortium of Bay Area freelancers carrying on post production. Our work together has included a feature documentary premiered on PBS Independent Lens and Ben was central to that project's successful finish. When I bid and consult projects coming my way, I will insert Ben's recommendation into the conversation and I look forward to watching this fellow professional ascend.

Gary Coats
Owner, Gary Coates-Motion Picture Color Finishing

Miguel Pendas“Ben is a highly creative video editor who never ceases to amaze with his tightly edited clip reels of film celebrities' careers for tributes and gala events. He studies each subject thoroughly and uses this knowledge to come up with great editing ideas.”

Miguel Pendas
Creative Director, Artistic Differences

Jessica Anthony“Ben is a delightful person, works above and beyond expectations, and would be an incredible asset to any production crew. Ben edited Scoop de Jour for SFIFF 55 (short films from highlights of the festival) that were met with applause by several of our most discerning audience members.”

Jessica Anthony
Manager, Executive Department, San Francisco Film Society

Sharon Nichols “It was my pleasure to have worked with Ben at Video Arts. Ben has a commanding knowledge over the Final Cut editing process. He effortlessly bridges the gap between technical and creative, which is why he has so many repeat customers. He is always willing to jump in and help with any tasks, no matter how big or small they may be. He's definitely an asset to any editorial team.” January 19, 2012

Sharon Nichols
Executive Producer

Jen Cox“His time as Digital Media Manager for the Film Society set the standard for others after him who'd take on the position. And Ben was never forgotten. He became the go-to guy when the Film Society needed a clip reel edited quickly for our Festival tribute shows; I believe once he even had to correct some other contractor's unsatisfactory work--we knew Ben could do better in less time. It was evident which reels had been edited by Ben vs others; his sensitivity and flair for exemplifying the honoree's talent, as well as providing an unpredictable show for the audience never failed to entertain the crowd and woo the honoree. Ben is very respected in the office for his talents and his professional manner. He delivers on time, and on point.”

Jen Cox
Marketing Associate, San Francisco Film Society

Kim Salyer“It has been my great pleasure to have worked with Ben for the last four years. He is very smart, hardworking and a talented editor. It has been a joy watching Ben mature as an editor and an artist and he has been a great resource for Video Arts. We love him and you will too!” November 14, 2011

Kim Salyer
President, Video Arts

Jesse Spencer“Ben Zweig is one of the very rarest and best kind of Post Production talents. Not just a creative editor - but he also has a refined set of professional technical video expertise needed for professional Broadcast and Theatrical work. Lastly, he is not just line worker, Ben has experience coordinating and shepherding large projects, step by step to completion. I cannot recommend Ben highly enough.” November 2, 2011

Jesse Spencer
Offline/Online Editor, Colorist and Post Consultant

Michael ReadBen is an uncommonly talented individual with a great sensitivity to the rhythms of film editing, a good eye for images and a nuanced approach to sound and audio. He is an artist from whom I expect great things. Moreover, he is a pleasure to work with: sincere and affable and resolutely unflappable.

Michael Read
Creative Director, Fandor