Ben Kinsley is an independent conceptual artist who has exhibited videos, performances, and installations in galleries, museums, and film festivals around the world. As a Visiting Assistant Professor he has taught courses in video art and experimental time-based media at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), American University (Washington, DC), and Denison University (Ohio).
He has worked as a freelance videographer, editor, and audio engineer for clients ranging from NPR, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Andaz Hotels (NYC), Conflict Kitchen (Pittsburgh), and Open Doors Academy (Cleveland). He produced a video series consisting of over 160 artist interviews for the Creative Workforce Fellowship, a nationally renowned program of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture in Cleveland. He has also worked on television shows for the Travel Channel and Food Network doing motion graphics, set design and set construction.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
A feature-length documentary following students of Cleveland’s Open Doors Academy on a service trip to rural Harlan, Kentucky.
Audio engineer and editor. Directed by Paul Sobota
I’ve done a number of tape syncs for podcasts and radio. I record with a Sennheiser MKH-416 and a Tascam DR-70D 4 channel recorder.
NPR’s Morning Edition
Radio producer/tape sync for phone interview with Helen Mirren and Gavin Hood
CREATIVE WORKFORCE FELLOWSHIP
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (Cleveland)
an ongoing of artist interviews produced, shot, edited, and mastered with Paul Sobota
*complete series: vimeo.com/cultureforward
I’ve done motion graphics for the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, as well as worked in the Art Department for the Food Network’s The Kitchen building set pieces and props. In 2016 I helped design and build this set for Food Network’s Kitchen Sink:
EDITING / ANIMATION
SWAP ARTIST INTERVIEWS
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland
*learn more: spacesgallery.org
ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: REVOLUTIONS
“Revolutions” is a video series that shares insights, stories and nuanced perspective on the people, places and unique elements that shaped the greatest rock and roll albums of all time.
Video editor. Produced by Raw Bar Media
CRAMER TUF TEK
animation/editing (photography by Nathan Dreimiller)