MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER

Oh baby it's a wild world

Since my last update from my February Newsletter, I was celebrating my return from an incredible month of filming in New Zealand. At that time, COVID-19 was a mere figment of our imaginations. Who would have known that in a matter of days the entire human species would be been brought to a halt. Although the “shelter in place” movement didn’t fully take effect until late March, I was able to get out and work on some cool projects before the world turned. Below I will share some highlights of the month and include some wisdom I’ve picked up along the way. 

BLUEBIRD BACKCOUNTRY

A new backcountry ski resort close to Steamboat called Bluebird Backcountry opened in Early March and I had the pleasure to work with them to create a fun marketing video for them. The first ski resort of its kind, this place exceeded my expectations. It is a wonderful place to ski without the hustle and bustle of lifts, crowds and chaos. Big thank you to these folks for allowing me to come to your property and film for you. 

STARS MTN CHALLENGE

I had the pleasure of shooting/editing a project for STARS called the STARS Mtn Challenge. An action packed scavenger hunt of a day, the Stars Mtn Challenge raises money so this amazing organization can have opportunities to run amazing programs. The video we produced together will be used to promote this amazing event for this really great organization.

SKI.COM DREAM JOB COMPLETE!

Back in January you read about my Ski.com Dream Job project in Big Sky Resort. Well I am excited to say that this video project is finally complete! Check out my final video from that incredible project below. I am so so so grateful to have been part of this. 

FINDING SOLACE IN BETWEEN PROJECTS

Being a filmmaker in a remote mountain town is incredibly challenging. The high cost of living, the long distance from paying work and the volatile inconsistency of jobs makes it interesting to say the least. Sometimes in the pits of slow seasons I even contemplate just moving to a city and making it much easier on myself… But I don’t. I don’t because every  so often I am reminded that the moments of solitude I can achieve in a far away place in the middle of nowhere makes all the difference in my happiness and enthusiasm for life. 

LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID-19

Its spooky to say how much business I’ve lost due to this wild virus pandemic. Pretty much everything I had booked for April and May is canceled and  June into July projects are fleeting. These uncertain times have allowed me to take a step back and realize how fragile our world is. Supporting small business, talking to my neighbors, engaging in constructive conversations with family and and feeling gratitude throughout the days has been more apart of my life than ever. I am certain that humanity will emerge from this pandemic a much stronger and more interconnected species. Life is a wild experience and we are only on this earth for such a short while. I’ve learned to make every breath a grateful one and hope you can too.  

To all that read, watched and enjoyed… Thank you so much. See you next month. 

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Much love, 

Benny

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Laraine Martin
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Laraine Martin

Awesome work Bennie! xo

Risa Sansevieri
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Risa Sansevieri

That was some amazing content and really inspiring during the uncertain times

Ceanna
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Ceanna

a bright light! Thanks for sharing, Ben!

Peter Bevan
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Peter Bevan

Awesome stuff buddy!!! Looks like a great month, even with everything going on at the moment. Keep with it, you’ve got an amazing eye for it! Hopefully some form of normality will resume, and you can carry on making more great shreddits!!!!

Cyndi
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Cyndi

It’s great to see your work! Truly enjoy this newsletter.

Justin Hirsch
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Justin Hirsch

You’re killing it Ben – excellent work! It’s been really fun to watch you evolve creatively. Your edits are beautiful, fun, tasty treats. Keep ’em comin’!
I feel for you right now man. We’ll get through this.

Chris Rhodes
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Chris Rhodes

Yeah buddy. Keep Going and capturing it all. Lifes an adventure. SEND IT!

Pamela Regan
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Pamela Regan

You have a sweet life Mr. Ben, your work is beautiful! Very proud of you & I Love You!

Angie Robinson
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Angie Robinson

The STARS Event was so much fun, thanks for an awesome job with the edits. Really want to go to Big Sky now…

Kerric stevens
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Kerric stevens

sweet stuff and thanks again for taking me on Mountain O with Jules (best trip I had at cmc)

Debra Saheb
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Debra Saheb

Awesome newsletter. Well written and great videos