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Ben McCambridge Joins Uppercut Edit

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Ben joins the growing Los Angeles team

Ben McCambridge Joins Uppercut Edit

Next-gen, premier editorial, finishing, and VFX studio Uppercut welcomes editor Ben McCambridge to their growing Los Angeles team. He is known for his visually engaging storytelling, from documentary-style pieces to bold automotive projects, to unconventional comedy spots. 

After close to two decades in the business, Ben cites making sense of the human experience, whether through an intimate portrait or the exploration of a universal truth, as a central part of his creative collaborations. His versatility shines across commercial and branded content projects for global brands. Notable examples include the manifesto for iconic barbering and styling tools company Andis, Create Your Way. The film thoughtfully elevates the ethos of the brand, fuelled by expression, curiosity, and creativity. His edit for Lyft in It All Started With A Bike beautifully illustrates the company’s partnership with Lebron James and Uninterrupted to provide bikeshare access to teenagers across the country. 

Also counted amongst Ben’s best work is the powerful Veterans for Gun Reform, an over-the-top comedy-meets-action spot for Jack In The Box, and the National Geographic film out of 72andSunny, Nujeen, which follows a Syrian refugee as she relives her journey to safety and her dream of a path to the stars. Other clients such as Halo Top, Facebook, Starbucks, Dockers, VICE, and Smirnoff, including the CLIO-winning Chris Fonseca, bring into focus his passion for creating insightful films that connect to an audience. 

The variety in genre and technicality that can be explored within commercial work, coupled with the immense opportunities that the current creative era offers, keep Ben excited for what comes next. “I have always been drawn to editing in order to bring order to chaos,” he says. “That has never changed. Whether it’s a well-told joke or the ability to tap into the emotional vein of a story in a visceral way and move it forward… I love the projects that allow me to learn something about the world and, in the process, something about myself. I can’t wait to do more of this with the amazing crew at Uppercut.” 

“Ben’s extreme skill is in his restrained approach and his knack for finding the emotion in the quiet,” says Lisa Houck, managing director of Uppercut. “His depth of understanding of his craft, and of storytelling itself, is what makes us so thrilled to have him onboard.”

Says Uppercut owner/editor Micah Scarpelli, “With his rich and unparalleled talent, Ben is the perfect addition to our growing creative family. We are very happy to welcome him.” 

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Uppercut Edit, Mon, 16 May 2022 16:26:49 GMT