x Benjamin Curtis Dean


Portfolio & Accolades
Burbank, California

EC-200 Controller

Disguise Certified Programmer / Operator
Disguise (D3) Media Servers
 4x4 Pro, vx 4, gx 2c

Christie Spyder X80
(24) 4K Inputs, (16) 4K Outputs
Single-cable, 4K@60Hz performance
on EVERY channel eliminates the need
for additional channels and cables.
80 megapixel, true 4K/60Hz performance
across multiple displays

Picturall PRO
Media Server
12 outputs (6 DVI, 6 Display Port)
Runs High Resolution Content up to 8K
Framelock and Genlock for Broadcast/IMAG

FOR.A HVS-2000
4K & 3G Production Switcher

Ross Carbonite Series
Production Switchers

Christie Spyder X20

Lightware USA
High Fidelity Signal Management

Services Include:

  • Multi-Cam Director for 
    Broadcast and 
    Image Magnification (IMAG)

  • Ultra Wide Screen Blend with
    Spyder X20 & Spyder X80

  • Video Playback and
    Recording Engineer
    (Playback Pro Plus, 
    Grass Valley Turbo 2,
    AJA KiPro)

  • Voice Over Artist

  • Through-The-Lens &
    Presidential TelePrompTer Op

  • Chapman Dolly Grip

  • HD Camera Operator
    (ENG / Handheld / Long Lens)

and more...

Included in my toolkit:
(2) New 2019 16" Mac Book Pros,
 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor,
Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
64GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory
2TB SSD storage
Pro Tools 12, Playback Pro Plus 3.7.2IA, Keynote,
PowerPoint for Mac, and the Complete Adobe Creative Cloud
(2) New 12G-CROSS HDMI - 12G-SDI 4K Cross Converters
(2) MD-CROSS HDMI - 3G-SDI Cross Converters
(1) 1 TB Mac Mini


"The object of all work 
is production 
or accomplishment-- 
and to either of these 
ends there must be
honest purpose, 
as well as 

      -- Thomas Alva Edison

For the past twenty-eight years, beginning at the age of 20, I've had the privilege of working with world-class production teams, legendary celebrity talent, compelling executive-level political figures, as well as twenty-nine Fortune 500 companies.

With this extensive experience from two decades of LIVE Broadcasts and Events,
I passionately strive to consistently provide affable, creative and 
tech-savvy service 
under all circumstances.

Scroll down for a quick look at some of my favorite tools of the trade,
as well as current and recent shows

September, 2018
Screens Technical Director, Linked Barco E2s, LED Set: 3 Walls + Floor
Season 44 Premier, Saturday Night LIVE
With Matt Damon, Rachel Dratch, Adam Driver, Beck Bennett,
Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Leslie Jones, Colin Jost,
Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Cecily Strong, Keenan Thompson,
Melissa Villaseñor, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim and Chris Redd
Musical Guest: Kanye West
Studio 8H, Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

June, 2017
Video Playback Operator, Title Cards & Clips
HBO Internal Event
With the Legendary Jimmy Iovine, Larry David & Bill Hader
Beverly Hills, California

June, 2017
Screens Technical Director
Barco E2 with EC-200 Controller

 Sony Pictures Studios / Columbia Pictures
Executive Screening

May, 2017
Screens Technical Director
2x Barco E2s with EC-200 Controller

 Beat Shazam
Jamie Foxx, Executive Producer/Host
Thursdays at 8pm on FOX

June, 2017
Video Playback Operator, BBC Uplink Crew, Los Angeles
 One Love Manchester

April, 2017
Screens Technical Director, Spyder X20 Programmer / Operator
BET Upfront 2017
With Wanda Sykes and 50 Cent
PlayStation Theater, Times Square, New York City

December, 2016
Video Technical Director
USC Shoah Foundation's Ambassadors for Humanity Gala
Presentations by John Williams, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Mellody Hobson & Harrison Ford
Dolby Auditorium, Hollywood, California

January, 2016
Spyder X20 Programmer / Operator with Picturall PRO Media Server

 Lady Gaga Experience (LED Tunnel)
We had the privilege of working with Lady Gaga and her team to create an incredible futuristic
50 foot deep LED tunnel on Stage 16 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

February, 2020
Screens Technical Director
Digital War Room - SuperBowl LIV
October, 2018
Screens Technical Director
Inclusion Week
November, 2016
Video Technical Director
 Fox Creative 20th Films Town Hall

20th Century Studios
Century City, California

October, 2016
Video Technical Director

 InStyle Awards 2016
With presenters including Usher, Joseph Gordon Levitt,
Bradley Cooper and Nicole Kidman
Getty Center Los Angeles

September, 2016
MultiCam Director

 HBO Red Carpet Premiere
Executive Producer JJ Abrams
Chinese Theater Hollywood

November, 2015
Screens Technical Director
Spyder X20 Programmer / Operator

  Shining A Light 2015
Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, P!nk, Ed Sheeran,
Sia, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Smokey Robinson, Pharrell Williams,
Sting, Nicki Minaj, Max Weinberg, LL Cool J
and Emceed by Academy Award Winner, Morgan Freeman.

October, 2015
Screens Technical Director 

  2015 Latin American Music Awards
Shaggy, Daddy Yankee and Lil John
Dolby Theater, Hollywood

April, 2015
Video Technical Director
Percona LIVE
Keynote Address by Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple

November, 2014
Spyder X20 Operator
Walmart Holiday Hub
Melissa Joan Hart & Anthony Anderson 
Red Studios, Hollywood

November, 2014
Video Technical Director

 Kareem Abdul Jabar Keynote Address
Anti-Defamation League
The Beverly Hilton

May, 2014
Spyder X20 Operator

 XPRIZE Foundation

June, 2014
Spyder X20 Operator

 YouTube 2014 Partner Summit
LIVE from the Lyon Air Museum,
John Wayne International Airport

February, 2014
Spyder X20 Operator /
Video Technical Director 
QVC Red Carpet Style 2014
with Carmen Electra, Jane Seymour, Nick Cannon
 Mandy Moore, Mario Lopez, Joan Rivers and Miss Piggy
LIVE from the Four Seasons Beverly Hills

September, 2013
AFL-CIO 2013
featuring remarks by
President Barack Obama

January, 2013
Spyder X20 Operator
Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Keynote Address by
42nd President of the United States, 
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton
Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California
(Click photo above to view video!)

May, 2012
Camera Operator
'It Is Written' (7am Sundays on Discovery Channel)
John Bradshaw, Speaker / Director
Jericho, The Dead Sea, Wadi Qelt, 
Sea of Galilee, 
The Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, 
Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane,
The Jordan River, 
Church of the Holy Sepulchre,
Western (Wailing) Wall,
 Jerusalem, Israel

May, 2012
Camera Operator
Le Grand Espoir (The Great Hope)
Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles,
The Louvre Museum, The Bastille, Champs Elysees,
Hotel Des Invalids (Napoleon's Tomb)
Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, 
Sacre-Coeur Basilica, 
Pontoise, Neuilly, Versailles & Paris, France


Benjamin Curtis Dean
818 568 4787


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In Memory of:

My Dad Charles shivering through the long Korean winters.
I come from a very large, military family.
When I asked Dad what was the WORST thing about war... he answered:
"Being away from my Mother for two Christmases..."
My Mother's Brothers; my Uncle, Petty Officer Ernest Cooper, pictured below left, served in the Navy during World War 2, and my Uncle, Lt. Colonel Curtis Cooper, pictured below right (my middle name is Curtis after him) served in the Army during World War 2, leading his troops through the battle of the bulge, and finally mowing down a highway sized path through the dense Black Forest of Germany. This allowed Allied tanks to drive directly into Berlin, helping bring peace back to it's good people.

Uncle Curtis was also part of Project Trinity, code name of the first nuclear weapons test
which was conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945.
The date of this test is considered to be the beginning of the Atomic Age.

I learned how to work effectively and
accomplish consistently by their example and teaching.
My sincere thanks to them for their faithful service,
to my cousins and other friends who are currently serving,
and to everyone who has served our great nation honorably.