Meet Inkwell: Post Production Supervisor Ben Vaatstra

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Did you study editing in school? 

I got my degree at the University of Tasmania - Bachelor of Time-Based Multimedia. My degree is split between the conservatorium of music and the Fine Arts School.

 Audio Design

Moving Image

Video Art Installation

Art and Design Theory

Music History

Just to list a couple of subjects …


What was the first project you ever edited? How did it turn out? 

First paid project was an editor for the Jewelled Nights Movie restoration.

Here is a wiki page about Jewelled Nights the silent film and a small amount of info on what we did at the bottom of the page under Restoration heading. 


How did you wind up with Inkwell?

Wound up at inkwell because Ben S asked me to and I said, “Heck yeah!” 


What's the best part of your job? 

I enjoy working with the people at Inkwell first of all. Second, we are progressing as a company heading towards common goals-- increasing our skill along the way and always learning new skills on each new project. So, I never feel stagnant in my job.


If there's one Seinfeld episode that describes your life, which episode is it?  

Not sure about my life as a Seinfeld episode. It is the greatest show of all time, still. On the 'Marine Biologist' episode when Kramer walks through the door with his golf clubs, spikes them on the ground, gives them a good kick and yells out "Anyone want these because I STINK.” I can relate to that.