Films and Videos

Ben Shedd has directed and produced or co-produced 33 films and videos, co-writing 20 of these productions. SPI denotes films/videos or DVDs produced through Shedd Productions, Inc.

Seven minute Hot Air Balloon digital documentary mockup and several animated title sequences and Shedd Productions, Inc. company logo using After Effects software.  Created while auditing After Effects course taught by Daewhan Cho at Boise State University.

STAR WAITERS Produced by Mitch Kohler, Jesse Cordtz, Patty Terraberry, Rachel Cherny and Ben Shedd Executive Producers: Nancy Berry Make-A-Wish Foundation, Teresa Poppen One Stone, Inc., Ben Shedd Shedd Productions, Inc. – Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho Boise, ID

Green is the Color of Money Produced by Ben Shedd & Jennifer Isenhart – Director – SPI with WideEye Productions On Location at the USGBC LEED Platinum rated Banner Bank Building, Boise, ID. Production Crew Link

Working/Teaching/Researching with Wall-Size Digital High Resolution Screen Demo Video – Producer/Director/Editor – SPI & Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Gossamer Condor Smithsonian Institution National Air & Space Museum Kiosk Video Produced by Ben Shedd and Paul MacCready – Editor – SPI – Albuquerque, NM

Commercial Spots for Senate Primary Campaign Producer/Director – SPI – Albuquerque,

Dancing in the Sky (870 Large Format) Produced by Ben Shedd and Patrick Murphy – Director – SPI with On The Road Productions, Albuquerque, NM

Fort Worth Flyover II (Imax®/Omnimax1570) Produced by Marian White & Ben Shedd – Director – SPI – Albuquerque, NM

Tropical Rainforest (Imax/Omnimax1570) Produced by Marian White and Ben Shedd – Director/Concept – SPI – Albuquerque, NM

Meet Ellen Stohl – SPI – Los Angeles, CA – Produced by Ben Shedd & Mitchell Block – Director

Seasons (Imax/Omnimax1570) – Graphic Films, Los Angeles, CA – Producer/Director

Nuclear Age Education in the Classroom for Los Angeles School District,  Produced by Lynn Greeenberg & Ben Shedd, Los Angeles, CA and On Location

Macintosh Computer/VideoWorks Animations on kiosks displayed at SIGGRAPH 1986

US Constitution Special starring Richard Dreyfuss [Development Director], James/Dreyfuss Productions Los Angeles, CA – Consultant

Songwriter-Making The Music with Willie Nelson & Kris Kristofferson Produced by Ben Shedd and Conrad Schoeffter for Tri-Star Pictures for HBO – Director – SPI – On Location in Austin, TX & Los Angeles, CA

The Southwest, for The National Geographic Society – Heliotrope Productions, Cambridge, MA

Public Service Announcement commercials – Jason Robards on Alzheimer’s Disease, Producer Director – SPI – Los Angeles, CA

The Homefront PBS Special/USC Department of History/NEH Grant Film – Interview Director

The Dream of Don Guadalupe with Alejandro Rey and Edward James Olmos – California Dreams PBS Series Produced by Ben Shedd and Patrick Griffen – Director – KOCE TV PBS, Huntington Beach, CA

Toxic Waste Disposal in the Oceans – Environmental Protection Agency, On Location USA

America At Thanksgiving Live, PBS/Image Audio, San Francisco, CA and 4 other locations across the USA – Live Segment Producer/Director – National Public Television Broadcast – First USA mutli-city live video broadcast.

Television Episodes – Paulist Productions, Los Angeles, CA – AD

Wack Attack – Eddie Smith Productions, Los Angeles, CA – AD

Commercials – Jeff Newby Films – Wilson Sports, Scott Tissue, Era Detergent – Producer/AD

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry with Roger Steffens Series – Director – Steffens Shedd Poetry Films – SPI – Los Angeles, CA – 3 film series

The Flight of the Gossamer Condor – Produced by Jacqueline Phillips Shedd and Ben Shedd – Director/Writer/Co-Editor – SPI – Los Angeles, CA. Production Crew Link

Cosmos Series with Carl Sagan PBS [Development Producer]

NOVA® Series PBS – WGBH TV, Boston, MA – 6 one hour TV science documentaries – The Sunspot Mystery – On Location throughout USA – Producer/Director – Will The Fishing Have to Stop? – On Location throughout USA – Producer/Director – The Renewable Tree – On Location throughout USA – Producer/Director – Why Do Birds Sing? – On Location throughout USA – Producer/Director – The First Signs of Washoe – On Location throughout USA – Associate Producer – Where Did The Colorado Go? – On Location throughout USA – Associate Producer on the first program for then brand new series NOVA on PBS 1973

Mars Minus Myth – Churchill Films, Los Angeles, CA – USC Cinema/TV Thesis Film -Producer/Director/Designer/Editor

Turn A Handle, Flip A Switch – Churchill Films, Los Angeles, CA – Producer/Director/Editor

Strip Mine Trip – Churchill Films, Los Angeles, CA – Producer/Director/Aerial Camera/Editor

People Who Fight Pollution – Churchill Films, Los Angeles, CA – Editor

People Who Fix Things – Churchill Films, Los Angeles, CA – Editor

Numerous student film productions at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and at San Francisco State University’s Cinema Department, ranging from live action narratives to documentaries to animation and stop motion movies, including making a 10 second film using 240 frames of 16mm black film stock and a safety pin to scratch animating images and sync sound on the piece of celluloid.

Actor – 7 dramatic narrative films, Robert Shedd, Director/Producer. Knights of the Square Table [Prince Valiant], Tales of the Mountain Men [Tom Fitzpatrick], Six Gun Justice [Wyatt Earp], French Foreign Legion [Actor/Editor], South Seas Pearl Divers, Dogfight [Baron von Richthofen], and The Frontiersman [Actor/Special Effects]