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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?


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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

Working with a videographer always seemed like a daunting and time-consuming task. We needed to ensure we had a high-quality video that clearly conveyed our organization’s message, even with an impending deadline. Hiring Ben Avilez with Up and Running Video was the best decision my board and I could’ve made. The video he created for us was so well received at our fundraising event that we decided to show it to multiple chapters of our organization. We loved that he included us in the filmmaking process. He showed us initial drafts of the video that we were able to provide feedback on, he kept us in the loop every step of the way, and he distilled an otherwise complicated process down to a stellar 5 minute video. I’d recommend Up and Running Video to any non-profit looking to raise more funds for their organization. He’s certainly worth the investment because his videos deliver excellent outcomes.

On behalf of the San Diego American Heart Association, we have been so fortunate for the opportunity to work with Ben Avilez from Up and Running Video. Ben filmed our 25th Annual Heart & Stroke Walk in Balboa Park, a very special event with approximately 11,000 participants. He was punctual, enthusiastic, diligent in responding to calls/e-mails, and professional. On such a hectic day, we were confident that we could rely on Ben. I would certainly recommend Ben and Up and Running Video for any event or special occasion. The video he filmed is shared with many reputable companies across San Diego and the overall community. We plan on using Up and Running Video for many more years to come, we were provided with exceptional service and great video quality to remember this special day. Visit the link below to see just how talented this company truly is. Thank you Ben and to the Up and Running Video team!