About Me

Ben Jacobson - Headshot - Film Maker

My job is to make things look pretty and help you communicate with your audience.

I have over 20 years experience making films, from my first experiments as as teenager (on VHS!), via uni where I ran the filming society at Cambridge, to a production company where I worked for 15 years.

I have been self-employed/independent/freelance since 2009, and I now wouldn’t have it any other way.

My films have been screened and have won many awards internationally.

There has been a trend in recent years to “cookie cutter” video production – but I just don’t think you get good results that way. I believe that every company, every situation is unique and can only be truly communicated on film with a bespoke approach.


A classic example of this was this film made recently, which won the IVCA Gold Award for Best Photography in 2014.

I have a full Sony FS700 kit – including lighting, slider, tracking, jib and basic sound kit, recording 4k ProRes on an Odyssey 7Q+. I edit on FCP7 and Premiere Pro. I also use After Effects for compositing and graphics.