Benjamin J. Sabal

1327 W Park Street                                                                                                                                 847-997-1748

Arlington Heights, IL                                                                                                             benjaminsabal@yahoo.com

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Northwestern University Director of Football Creative Video Services, Evanston, IL       March 2015-Present

–  Produce all video needs for Northwestern football

–  Shoot video of games, practices, and events

–  Create video features and graphics for thewildcatway.com

–  Create highlight videos for the team before each game

 

United Center TV Scoreboard Production Crew, Chicago, IL                                    December 2014-Present

–  Capture live coverage of basketball and hockey games for in house use

–  Compose replays using EVS for video board

 

Chicago White Sox Scoreboard Production Crew, Chicago, IL                                    March 2014-Present

–  Capture live coverage of baseball games for in house use

–  Compose replays using EVS for video board

–  Create graphic elements for video board

 

Chicago Bears  – Seasonal Broadcast Employee, Chicago, IL                                       June 2013-February 2015

–  Shoot player interviews for TV and Web features

–  Shoot and edit videos for Soldier Field video board

–  Shoot and edit Bears community events for Chicagobears.com

–  Produce weekly Halas Update segments for Bears Gameday Live

–  Assist in production of Inside The Bears features

 

KCCI Channel 8 Part-time News Photographer, Des Moines, IA                                   April 2012-May 2013

–  Shoot stories for KCCI reporters

–  Edit packages, SOT’s, and VO’s for newscasts

 

Iowa CubsVideo Production Intern, Des Moines, IA                                                       April 2011-August 2012

–  Direct and shoot Iowa Cubs home games

–  Compose replays for video scoreboard

–  Shoot on field promotions between innings

–  Radio play-by-play for Iowa High School State Tournament

 

Drake UniversitySports Production Crew, Des Moines, IA                                             Nov. 2011-April 2011

–  Direct and shoot Drake Men’s and Women’s basketball games

–  Compose replays for video scoreboard

 

Drake University’s “Drakeline”, Channel 16Director, Des Moines, IA                         Jan. 2012-April 2011

–  Direct live newscasts and news hits

–  Shoot and assist in editing stories for Drakeline reporters

 

Drake RelaysProducer/Director, Des Moines, IA                                                                March 2012

–  Direct and Produce the live event

–  Compose pre-produced segments

–  Worked as part of the camera crew:  2009

 

94.1 FM KDRARadio Show Host, Des Moines, IA                                                               Jan. 2009-May 2009

–  Compose news, sports, and community segments

–  Write and Produce PSA’s for radio station

 

SOFTWARE & EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE:

 

–  Proficient use of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Audacity, and Photoshop

–  Proficient use of PC and Mac computers

–  Proficient use of Sony, Panasonic, and Canon HD cameras

 

EDUCATION:

 

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

School of Journalism and Mass Communication: Radio/Television Producing Major

Graduated: May 2012

 

LEADERSHIP & AWARDS:

 

–  Photographer for an Emmy Award winning newscast at KCCI:  2013

–  Member of NCAA Division I Drake University Football Team: 2008-2011

–  Drake University Presidential Scholar: 2008-2011

–  Drake University Deans list: 2009