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Quotes from freelance clients of Ben Swets
Glenn Hopkins, BS, MFA Founding Director, The Venice Mootney Theatre, where Ben was hired for stills and video, and where Ben also acted. 2508 Stoner Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064 310-478-7379

"Ben stepped forward, learning the part quickly, performing in our play with alacrity, and proving himself to be an invaluable member of the ensemble, always ready to pitch in, to offer a kind word, and to share his wisdom and talents with us. We could not have done the show without him. His taped coverage was ingenious. As a professional video documentarian he is first rate." 30 Aug 2006

Bradley T. Smith, Program Coordinator, Professional Development and Continuing Education, LMU Extension, Los Angeles, 310-338-2812

"I recently hired Mr. Swets to videotape and still photograph a celebrity presenter at a prestigious, sold-out Speaker Series here at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. I found Mr. Swets to be capable and professional, with an intuitive grasp of our needs, and the subtle tactical realities of our event. When last-minute, unforeseen technical obstacles within our auditorium presented themselves, Mr. Swets effortlessly adapted, providing his own equipment to solve our difficulty. He also promptly provided organized media from the event for our review.

Rarely do I have the privilege to so unconditionally advocate for the standards and skills Mr. Swets possesses, and displayed at our event. I fully anticipate working with him again." 31 Aug 2006

Nat Fitz, President of Votaw Colony Museum, Inc. a historical conservancy organization 818 Gertrude Ave, Richmond, CA 94801 510-620-0919

"Mr. Ben Swets has been, for the past two years, serving this organization in video tape and graphic arts projects. We are highly satisfied with his work. He performs competently and diligently, above and beyond what is expected. He does not merely perform as a workman. He cares about what he does as an owner and creator of each job. I have a very positive view of him." 10 Sep 2006

Mary Winic, environmental activist. 310-558-1278

"Ben is a patient and honest computer expert who I frequently hire in my home. He is welcome when I am gone. I recommend him to any of my friends." 10 July 2006

Other Clients

Steve Chain, President Chain Media 818-761-9026 Ben worked was camera operator and director of photography for Hopi Indian project 1997.

Alice Gowland 310-454-7867 Manager, Peter Gowland Photography. After Ben made the documentary on their marriage, they hired Ben to build their web site 1999-2005.

Laura Greenfield 831-338-0507 Manager, CityTV of Santa Monica during Ben’s production of 7 documentaries 1990-94

David Notowitz 310-203-4721 wedding videos - shooting & editing since 1994



Ben's current documentaries

Ben's completed documentaries