Phil has broad experience in the film industry, honing his craft extensively in the Cleveland area. His experience and meticulous craft are on display in Float, his premiere in documentary direction.
I balanced my day job with personal creative work, like subway portraiture and advanced post it note storyboarding. This allowed me to work on other cool projects, from emerging brands to current events.
My creative approach—no matter the medium—is to find points of tension behind the idea I’ve been assigned or am interested in. I do several iterations on each point and usually end up refining the one I find most controversial.
For me, controversy isn’t about instigation, but rather, a way to arrest your audience. It’s a way to plant a little bit of desire in their hearts; a yearning to turn the page and learn more about your idea. Ultimately, it’s about creating memorable images.
I am an artist who works with a variety of media. I have a passion for precise craft. I am exploring scale invariance in the natural world. I am interested in invisible things, like air, time, and gravity.
Ben Saks is the co-creator and producer of Float. He is in his second decade with indoor free-flight aircraft and has competed in national and world championships. As a member of this community, Ben brings knowledge and intimacy of the sport, as well as extensive management experience to the creation of Float.
He has managed large design projects and clients for Taktl LLC and WET Design. He holds a Bachelors of Architecture with Honors from Carnegie-Mellon University. His work has been displayed and published internationally.
Designed in Pittsburgh