Recent Projects


Why Up and Running Video?

Hey there, my name’s Ben Avilez and I founded Up and Running Video because of my love for crafting stories through video.

Simply, I’m a narratively-inclined videographer.

I believe in making a difference through the medium of video. Compassion underlines my perspective of the world. After all, how can the world move forward without someone giving back?


Previous Clients

It’s always a pleasure working with Ben. He’s a humble master of his craft. “Up and Running” video is the real deal, even if a company or individual is already “up and running” when they start working with Ben. Getting a project or campaign off the ground with a video made by Ben is so much easier than without one. There is some kind of magic unleashed by videos he produces. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video made by Ben expresses an entire world. The stories he tells go directly to the heart.
Donovan Keme, Donovan Providence
Passion and creativity are the first two words that come to mind when I think of Ben. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on multiple projects for DEI’s Forte for Children’s charity events and have been exceptionally happy with the videos he created. Ben is easy to work with and is dedicated to providing a stellar final product through is exceptional video and editing skills. Ben is very open to direction but also offers his experienced creative advice. I would highly recommend Ben with Up and Running Video for any of your videography needs!
Elizabeth Fox, Forte for Children
I can’t say enough good things about Ben with Up and Running Video. Though more than just technically proficient, he’s always open to suggestions. He got our job finished in the allotted time and within budget – and that included some scrambling on his part to offset some goof-up that we made! Ben was able to take a somewhat confusing process and distill it down to a very understanding minute and a half video. He was even able to supply original background music and coordinate professional voice-over. We recommend Up and Running Video without hesitation.
Ben recorded Encore Youth Theatre’s recent production of Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. Ben was very professional and thorough and completed everything he promised. Ben went out of his way to produce a voiceover for the recording. He did everything in his power to produce the best video he could. I would recommend Up and Running Video for your recording needs.
I love working with Up and Running Video! In the short time I have known, Ben Avilez, he has demonstrated a great willingness and flexibility to work with me and produce high quality videos for our businesses. He is creative and patient and his videos always reflect our vision. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Lawrence A Wood MD, Fan of the Feather
Ben has been our editor for the short films we produce with Cane Toad Productions for three years now, and we are very lucky to have him. We call him The Ninja because he’s just that fast and incisive, which is key since our projects have a very quick turnaround. He has wonderful instincts about pacing, coherence and narrative, and he knows film like a master. In addition, he’s a genuine pleasure to work with, always patient, diplomatic, and kind. Ben is the all-around real deal–a person of integrity, and a technological and artistic talent. We are so pleased with him and his work, and anyone who hires him is going to have a great experience.
Samantha Goldstein, Cane Toad Productions
Ben is an excellent videographer! Not only is he very creative and visual based, but he understands that successful video marketing must focus on the business aspects and not just the film quality. Ben’s videos are not only great to watch but they accomplish the intended goals.