BENJAMIN TROY SANDBERG portrait
  • Audio/Visual Specialist, School Of Dance
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), School Of Dance
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Internal Service

  • I facilitated the livestreaming of an event featuring Petra Kuppers based around disability and the arts. The livestream incorporated a Picture-in-Picture video of a live ASL interpreter that was streamed throughout the event. Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kemutlzs333gyo5/PetraKuppers_ResearchPresentation_12.2.22.mp4?dl=0. Livestream Operator / A/V Specialist, 12/02/2022 - 12/02/2022. Department service.
  • CFA Martin Luther King Celebration Event @ MCD. The event had performances from a local band, a poet and other artists of color from the local community. Audio Engineer, 11/18/2022 - 11/18/2022. College service.
  • For the Fall 2022 Graduate Concert several grad students implemented advanced projection into their work. Because of this I had to teach and mentor them with the process of producing and implementing their ideas into their stage performance. Projection Consultant / Mentor, 11/2022 - 12/2022. Department service.
  • Assisted faculty member Molly Heller in filming and producing a recruitment video that guided potential students through an improvisational class. Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/od6apq6mateh76d/9.23.22_MollyRecruitment.mp4?dl=0. Videographer/Editor, 09/22/2022 - 09/23/2022. Department service.
  • Crew Training - Sound Board Operation and Projection in the Theater. Trainer - Audio-Video Specialist, 09/21/2022 - 09/21/2022. Department service.
  • Served as the Video Technician / Projection Operator for the Fall 2022 Alumni GALA celebration at Kingsbury Hall. Video Technician, 09/20/2022 - 09/21/2022. College service.
  • Served as a Search Committee Member for the open School of Dance Technical Director Position. Search Committee Member, 08/25/2022 - 09/30/2022. Department service.
  • Served as Search Committee Chair for the open School of Dance Production Director Position. Search Committee Chair, 06/20/2022 - 08/15/2022. Department service.
  • UBSI Video Producer. Over the summer I produced videos for the Utah Ballet Summer Intensive program lead by Maggie Tesch. This usually entails attending and filming classes and performances as well as interviewing students and teachers who are a part of the program. The videos are given to the attending students and used as a recruitment tool for both our program and for future summer programs the following year. Video Producer/Editor, 06/20/2022 - 07/20/2022. Department service.
  • Over the Summer I filmed material for two Summer Programs, the UBCI (Utah Ballet Choreographic Intensive) and the Somatics Summer Program for the School of Dance. The material was for archival and future promotion. Videography, 06/20/2022 - 07/20/2022. Department service.
  • Served as a Search Committee Member - Screendance Faculty Position Served on the committee for the open Screendance position. Search Committee Member (Screendance), 02/11/2022 - 05/01/2022. Department service.
  • Crew Training - Sound Board Operation and Projection in the Theater. Trainer - Audio-Video Specialist, 01/26/2022 - 01/26/2022. Department service.
  • Assisted with Audio/Video needs for any MCD rentals in our theater. This usually included putting together QLABS for the sound operator and assisting with projection requests. A/V Specialist, 01/2022 - 12/2022. Department service.
  • On 9/27/21 the College of Fine Arts held a celebration event commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the building of the Marriott Center for Dance and the contributions made from the Marriott family. Many members of the Marriott family were in attendance. I served as the A/V technician for the event which had video projection and amplification. I was also paid to produce a documentary on the Marriott family and it's history regarding the funding of our building which will be listed in the Entrepreneurial Experience section of the FAR. A/V Technician, 09/27/2021 - 09/27/2021. College service.
  • Every year, I help crew the CFA Alumni Event held at Kingsbury Hall. I facilitate the video and projection elements for the show. This years event was held on 9/21/21. Video Tech, 09/21/2021 - 09/21/2021. College service.
  • For several years now I've served on the School of Dance's Production Committee. This is an internal departmental committee tasked with developing and making decisions that pertain to the productions that the School produces each semester. Production Committee Member, 01/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Livestream Video Director of All Mainstage Performances - 62 performance livestreams since October 2020 to now (December 2021). Livestream Video Director, 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021. Department service.
  • In Spring 2021 I collaborated with New York artist Jennifer Archibald to put her choreography to camera to be shown in the University of Utah School of Dance‚Äôs Spring 2021 GALA concert. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zcf46tcos2b33tv/GoldenRatio_Master_Archibald_2.17.21.mp4?dl=0 . Cinematographer & Editor, 01/01/2021 - 02/27/2021. Department service.
  • Livestream Video Director of All Mainstage Performances. Video Director, 10/17/2020 - 12/31/2020. Department service.
  • Department Wide Technical Assistance with Classroom Technology - Zoom Setup for coursework. When COVID hit I outfitted each of our studios for remote learning with wired internet computers connected to TV's in all six studio in the MCD. I also for the next year assisted almost daily in setting up our theater as an overflow classroom space that could be used to facilitate the needs of our students and teachers. Setup and Tech, 08/17/2020 - 05/14/2021. Department service.
  • Development and Direction for all livestream performances for the School of Dance main stage shows. Since Fall 2020 The School of Dance has livestreamed it's mainstage performances to a worldwide audience. As of February of 2023 the livestreams have amassed over 30,000 views that have been viewed in over 32 countries. It serves as a great recruitment tool on top of allowing more people to experience the art we create here at the School of Dance. I developed the livestreams and have directed every single individual livestream personally with the exception of one. I use a team of three videographers at three camera angles while I serve as director and livestream operator. Performance Livestream Producer/Director, 06/01/2020 - present. Department service.
  • On 1/16/20 & 1/17/20 I filmed and archived a panel discussion called "Dancing Around Race" hosted by Dr. Kate Mattingly. On the second day there was a performance with the panelists. Videographer/Editor, 01/16/2020 - 01/17/2020. Department service.
  • On 11/13/19 I filmed and archived a panel discussion hosted by the Dance Studies Working Group and arranged by Kate Mattingly with guest Jennifer Archibald who discussed her experiences as an African American Dancer in the United States. Videographer/Archiver, 11/13/2019 - 11/13/2019. Department service.
  • In the year 2019 I researched and developed a system in which the School of Dance could come in line with current national copyright best practices. Over the summer I researched copyright law in regards to music and stage performance. This research led to me developing an informational packet geared towards educating our students and faculty about the nuances and importance of music copyright and licensing. We also have begun implementing a new system by which students and faculty in collaboration with myself are licensing music for our main stage performances. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dfrj11by2shxzlv/AACrRUH0l9KQ5BfGuC1lxa-Ra?dl=0. Program Developer, 05/01/2019 - 12/31/2021. Department service.
  • Video Production of Promotional Material for the School of Dance. Every year I produce several promotional/documentary style videos for our main stage performances designed to encourage attendance to live shows and livestreams as well as encourage interest in the School of Dance through recruitment. This is a link to all produced materials: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/h09tu8seq9uvq9b9xac9e/h?dl=0&rlkey=9b4yzqww0jz3399wupuy44eqn. Video Producer/Editor, 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Equipment Management. In the A/V room we provide audio and video equipment to our students and faculty. Part of my job is to oversee and manage this equipment and use a check-in check-out process to allow people to use equipment as needed. This job includes inventory and cataloguing, filing contracts and logs, maintenance of equipment, and purchasing decisions to keep equipment up to date. Some recent investments that I oversaw were the replacement of audio equipment in our studios that brought Bluetooth connectivity to each studio, an upgrade to Screendance camera equipment to better support modern trends in filmmaking and purchase of a wireless video transmission system that will open the door to new and creative video implementation to our stage performances. A/V Room Manager, 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Video Documentation, Editing and Archiving of all main stage performances for the School of Dance. This work includes managing a number of videographers. This has shifted from filming the shows and archiving them to now streaming our live performances and archiving them. The videos are made available for students and faculty to use in audition reel material. I handle the order and processing of material to be given to students and faculty and maintain all of the video archives for the department. Videographer/Editor, Manager of Videographers, 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Audio Mixing and Mastering for every main stage show held at the Marriott Center for Dance for the School of Dance since 2016. This process includes collaborating with choreographers to create, mix and master audio tracks for their performances.The choreographers range from student choreographers, to faculty, to industry professionals invited to the school as guest artists. The number of mixed and mastered tracks is beyond count at this point and is a major staple of the services I provide the School. Audio Mixing/Mastering, Board Operation and Instruction, 01/01/2019 - present. Department service.
  • In the Spring of 2019 I was involved with an initiative push for Graduate Studies Recruitment. I produced a 30 second stinger promo as well as 2 Documentary Style videos. These projects were under heavy crunch and I was able to produce very high quality products in a matter of weeks for the Graduate School to use for a push for applicants. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eat07mpw5rdlzua/AADScYqhR8Mrh7adSfRoKFtza?dl=0. Video Producer/Editor, 01/01/2019 - 12/31/2021. Department service.

In the Media

  • My contributions to the School of Dance during COVID were highlighted in the STUDIO '21 magazine in the "Learning in the Time of Corona" article. This article discussed the ways in which the different schools have adapted to these trying times. 06/01/2021. https://www.finearts.utah.edu/component/sppagebuil...
  • I was featured in the College of Fine Arts "Magnifying" column on February 16, 2021. The article was about my work during COVID and how I outfitted our school for high quality multi-camera live-streaming, paving the way for performance opportunities for our students during a time where performance wouldn't be possible otherwise. 02/16/2021. https://www.finearts.utah.edu/news/the-finer-point...
  • I produced the video to promote the School of Dance Utah Ballet Summer Intensive which was published on Pointe Magazine's Instagram account @pointemagazineofficial. 11/02/2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpsN8Tvgs_f/?utm_sourc...
  • I produced the video to promote the School of Dance Utah Ballet Summer Intensive which was published on Dance Magazine's Instagram account @dancemagazine. 10/29/2018. https://www.instagram.com/p/BphuZ1IH2GF/?utm_sourc...