My name is Ben Manns and I’m excited to be joining Stellar Blue Technologies as our Multimedia Specialist! I graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2013 with a degree in Film/Video, and have since been freelancing in the video production and photography industries of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver. I most recently lived in Denver, CO where I was photographing homes and businesses for 360° VR tours.
I get asked a lot why I would ever move to Wisconsin after living in LA and Denver, but it’s a pretty easy answer: Money. I’m kidding! The real answer? Wisconsin is home. I grew up here, most of my family and friends live here, and it’s a really beautiful state filled with fantastic people. I grew up in Waukesha, and I’m looking forward to getting to know this area a lot more.
When I’m not holding a camera or behind a monitor in the editing suite, you might find me at a local brewery, riding my bike at the park, at the movie theater, or playing video games with friends. I’m also a huge fan of the Packers and Brewers – maybe I’ll see you at a game!
At Stellar Blue, I’ll look to advance and expand the multimedia department using my extensive and versatile background in video and photography. Using the newest equipment and technologies – 4K and 360° cameras, VR headsets, drone photography/videography – I’ll do whatever it takes to deliver a product that exceeds all standards and expectations!