September 6, 2019

At least that's what I tell myself.😆

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I've loved working a video camera since I was a kid and VHS and super 8 ruled the camcorder consumer market. My grandpa had a VHS camera from JVC, and I recorded everything I saw. Today, I don't have any idea where...

August 27, 2019

Recently I was on a music video shoot, for now, I won't name. I was a little disappointed at one of the scenes I filmed that I was actively involved in lighting. Needless to say, the lighting in the room turned out flatter than what the desired mood of what the directo...

June 15, 2018

Here is a taste of some of the projects I have worked on this year. We are just getting started.🙌🏽🙏🏽✝️🎥

Calvin Bender’s Showreel 2018  

December 14, 2017

 I have a few projects going on, and I am having trouble finding time to work on them. However, as a writer, I am a creator, right? So technically I don't have any excuses as to why I can't seem to find the time to write. Okay, here we go. Write, create. Create the tim...

July 3, 2017

It's hard finding positive things to see in yourself and in what you do or are trying to accomplish when everything and everyone around you seem to be running toward negativity.

The news, social media, phone conversations, and neighbors across the street seem to be goi...

March 17, 2017

While I'm on the subject about first's, why don't I share the first documantary style video I directed and produced with my son. Oh the pearls of learning new things. Please be gentle:-)

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March 17, 2017

I'm supposed to write something engaging here. However, I would just like to mention this short video was my introduction to directing my first film. I found the footage in one of my folders on my computer while doing some research. With that said, I will leave you to...

March 3, 2017

The room is dark. However, I try not to let the circumstances in my life resemble the interior of the abyss. What happened to me may be dismal, but I reach for that sliver of light that says everything will be okay.

It's been a few days (okay more than a few) since I've...

October 10, 2016

In my time (well the short time that it’s been) I’ve seen a lot of things, been to a few places, and traveled around the world thanks to the Marine Corp. I’ve been in challenging situations and have tucked my tail between my legs and ran the other way a few times becau...

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