Ben Hughes is a director, cinematographer, editor, visual effects artist, producer, and screenwriter who specializes in music videos, films, and commercials. He has extensive experience with a variety of equipment, and has filmed with cameras such the RED Scarlet, the 5D Mark III, the Canon T2i, and the Panasonic GH4. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Hughes got his first camera at just 12 years old, and began shooting music videos as a job when he was only 16. He was even called a "filmmaking prodigy" on the New York Video School website by Huffington Post Blogger/TV Producer/Journalist Michael Rosenblum.
Throughout his life, Hughes has made dozens of films, for various film festivals, including the short film "Time Fax" which made it to the finals of the 2011 Cinema Out of Your Backpack film festival. His biggest film project yet, "Continuum", is currently in production, and consists of a 95-page screenplay that was written by Mr. Hughes himself.
On music videos, Hughes has worked with artists such as Chief Keef, Riff Raff, Waka Flocka, Twista, Soulja Boy, Auburn, 50 Tyson, Lil Durk, Rocky Diamonds, Allan Kingdom, and more. Music video directing is his primary source of income.
In the area of commercial/promotional work, Hughes shot Minneapolis mayoral candidate Jackie Cherryhomes's campaign ad for television, and he worked closely with Interscope Records on Chief Keef's "Finally Rich" album promo video. In his younger years, Hughes was the go to guy for editing, VFX, and filming for smaller companies such as Sportsignings and Balvanz Enterprises.
On top of all that, Ben has done event videography for Mindless Behavior and Kirko Bangz. He wrote, edited, and shot part of the unreleased 10 minute documentary on rapper Chief Keef called "Road 2 Glory". He practices photography, knows how to compose and produce music, and engineer/mix music at a professional level. However, photography and music are more like hobbies for Hughes, as most of his work hours are spent shooting and editing music videos, which leaves little time for much else.
Ben Hughes has had his work displayed on various media outlets such as MTV, WorldstarHipHop, VEVO, and more. With over 35 Million views on his YouTube channel, Ben Hughes is currently making a name for himself across the globe, and is actively pursuing his dreams to become the best filmmaker he can be.
If you're ready to take your music career to the next level with a high quality music video, or if you're simply looking for some entertainment, then look no further. Ben Hughes Studios will satisfy all your film & video needs.
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