Commercial editorial company Beast announced that Ben Ellis has been promoted to editor. Ellis has been with Beast’s Austin office for seven years, starting as a freelance assistant editor and later transitioning to lead assistant editor under Sam Selis, working on national commercial projects for Walgreen’s, Zales and Pacifico Beer. He holds a degree in film from the department of radio-television-film at the University of Texas. Ellis discovered his passion for editing as a teenager while making amateur skateboarding videos with friends.
“We love Ben. Everybody loves Ben. He’s truly one of a kind. He’s got great editing skills and experience, and his personal style and positive and easygoing personality make him unique. It’s fun to see him in the chair with his clients in the room, reaping the rewards of his hard work,” said Selis.
“Ben and I go way back. I knew him when he first started his career at 501 Post,” said Ron Rendon, executive producer, Beast. “It has been amazing to watch him flourish and hone his style, and take on more and more lead editor work. Our clients know and love him and are excited to see him take the reins.”