~ Ben Rich is an accomplished video director based in New York City. As the current video director for LIVE from the NYPL Ben directs the filming, editing and live streaming of regular talks with the world's most noteworthy contemporaries in politics, business, music, literature and beyond. Since 2010 Ben has been filming professional dance shows, classes and lectures by artists from around the world at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and venues all over New York. As an integral part of producing media for Dance Interactive he contributes to an unprecedented online library of media clips from eight decades of dance history documentation. Ben Rich has produced television promotions and custom videos for Centaur Theatre in Montreal, Christopher Duggan Photography, Chorus Connection , Center for Architecture and BAM in New York City and contracted with the film, video and new-media production companies Mouvement Perpétuel, Nel Shelby Productions, M Lang Media, One Dream Sound, Kelson Productions and Bentley Meeker. Ben Rich also produces a growing number of independent short-films.