Benjamin Wallen

I am a Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Graduate who works full time during the day at UCSF Educational Technology Services as a Technology and Innovation Specialist. I primarily use Ricoh/Pentax cameras for exceptional image quality with rich colors and deep contrast.


My passion for technology, through advancing ease of use, incorporating best practices, allows for dramatic images in a refined process from shooting to editing. I have been creating and working with audio visual technology since I was a kid. From video production to designing, building, and operating a public access television station, I have held many roles in many types of projects.

I firmly believe that giving back is a responsibility we all have as human beings on this planet. Working at UCSF I support educators and medical practitioners in a wide range of technology and services.

I have taken photos of over 650 bands, covered over 30 music festivals, and worked on 30 plus independent motion pictures. My contributions to media outlets include the Alternative Press, Showbams.com and Grateful Web.com.

Photography is my art form.

My motto: Lead with love, work harder, and get it done. Never forget, we’re all in this together. 

 

Awards

Best Live Television Broadcast Direction 2003

Leadership Certificate Program UCSF 2012

Achievement in Video Conferencing Specialist 2015 & 2018