Ben Balser

  • Co-owner Exceptional K9s LLC
  • Vice President of Production for WLFT-TV in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Executive Producer “Let’s Talk About Dogs”
  • Contract Trainer with LearnQuest.com
  • Content Producer macProVideo.com
  • Singer, voice talent, composer, actor, writer, editor, colorist, audio mixer, motion graphics, effects.
  • Studied Educational Psychology at Loyola University NOLA.
  • Held offices of editor, vice-president, president of LA Association of Video Professional 2003-2004.
  • Founded and ran LA Cajun Cutters FCP Users Group from November 2005 to March 2014.

  • Retired IT Engineer and project manager for 25+ years specializing in Macintosh, Windows, and SCO UNIX enterprise level systems in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
  • Presently specializing in Macintosh based post-production services.

  • Currently an Apple Certified Trainer: Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X
  • Apple Certified Trainer for pro apps since 2005.

Professional Educator
  • Digital media staff instructor for Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for 3 years.
  • Contract instructor for Delgado Community College in New Orleans for 2 years.
  • Lead Instructor for LSU’s annual Teen Filmmaking Bootcamp for 2 years.
  • Produced professional level training video courses for macProVideo.com and was a forum moderator for 4 years.
  • Produced video training for ArtBeats.com.

Apple Authorized Training Courses

  • Has taught for Apple Authorized Training Centers in: New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, Lafayette LA, Atlanta GA, Orlando FL, Port St. Lucie FL, Miami FL, Myrtle Beach SC, Cleveland OH, Overland Park KS, New York NY, San Diego CA, Washington DC, Boston, MA, and others.
  • AATCs include: Tech One, Orchard Solutions, Louisiana State University, Go4Cast, Ledet & Associates, Future Media Concepts, Crywolf Training, New Orleans Video Access Center, and more.
Author
  • Currently developing the FinalCutPro.guru web site.
  • Written tutorials, product reviews, and video training courses for macProVideo.com for 3 years.
  • Has been writing for industry publications over 10 years such as Edit Well, EventDV, VideoMaker, WEVA International, and others.
  • Published the “Final Cut Studio Technical Tips” eBook, and Final Cut Weekly Tips for Final Cut Studio version 3 applications.

Custom Training Seminars
  • Has consulted and trained for: state and federal government agencies, US military agencies, broadcast stations (local TV, national and international cable networks), national corporations, high schools, colleges and universities across the country.
  • Clients include: National Association Of Broadcasters annual convention, CMA/ACP national college media convention, Southern Methodist Univ, Johnson County Collage, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Louisiana Economic Development, WLAE-TV, ComCast, Telemundo, Homeland Security, US CentCom, Progressive Insurance, Burns McDonald Engineering, Univ of Louisiana in Lafayette, Hillcrest Covenant Ministries, WEVA International annual convention, 4Ever Group annual convention, and more.