About benmakestv

Hey there! I’m a producer and director of live broadcast and digital media. Interactivity is my specialty. I’ve worked with your favorite astrophysicist, your favorite weatherman, and your favorite shock-jock. Let’s make some cool stuff! My background is on the technical side of production, and I've grown to be a producer on top of that. I am great at finding ways to enhance good content with innovative broadcast technology.
  • Industry ComedyDigitalPodcastingTelevision
  • Sector Branded ContentBranded EntertainmentIntegrated MarketingOriginal ContentSocial MediaFilm Production
  • Preferred Job Title DirectorLine ProducerProducerSupervising Producer
  • Companies StarTalk With Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Summary

Hey there! I’m a producer and director of live broadcast and digital media. Interactivity is my specialty. I’ve worked with your favorite astrophysicist, your favorite weatherman, and your favorite shock-jock. Let’s make some cool stuff!

Experience

  • 2013
    StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Digital Producer

    I run audio and video for studio and remote recordings of the podcast, and oversee the content from pre-production through distribution. I work with partners to find new distribution and digital partnerships.

  • 2016 - 2017
    Al Roker Entertainment

    Director / Producer

    I ran tech and strategy for high-quality live streams with brands and shows. Roker Media stayed ahead of trends in live-streaming and social media by partnering with social networks and testing new technologies. I was also the winner of a 2018 New York Emmy Award® (Interactivity) for my work as the technical director on Mario Armstrong’s Never Settle Show.

  • 2014 - 2016
    Compound Media / The Anthony Cumia Show

    Director / Producer

    I directed over 900 hours of news & talk shows. I ran audio, video, graphics, social media, and remote production, along with producing and researching content. I created the branding of the shows, shaped the functionality of our website and apps, and oversaw the design and construction of the NYC studio.

  • 2013 - 2013
    Conan on TBS

    Control Room Intern

    Assisted with control room operations and worked with the director, technical director, producers & writers during rehearsal and show tapings. I transcribed and summarized competing late night talk show monologues.

Education