Jamie Mitchell (aka Benjamin Mitchell Bertman) was the guitarist for the notorious punk band Scaterd Few, TRANSULTRA (with John Fitterer of Crowned by Fire and Guy Couturier of Earshot) and former singer of the legendary Bad Brains, H.R.'s band, Human Rights, writing, recording and touring for more than 10 yeas before leaving the scene and creating his film company. Touring was taking its toll and playing in multiple bands at the same time, writing music for all of them, and the grind of rehearsing and being dependant on band members, was becoming tiresome. After an unforgettable final show with SNOT and SX10 (Sen Dog/Cypress Hill) at the Roxy, TRANSULTRA broke up. FX Network's The Shield, licensed the TRANSULTRA EP "Fluid Lie Detector," and the songs were featured on the early episodes. Mitchell left the band to focus on creating audio and video magic in the studio. While still producing music for television shows: NBC's LIfe, Amnesty Internatiomal's Burma Campaign to free Myanmar president Aung San Suu Kyi, Cougar Town, Fightzone Presents, The Mental Game and a dozen or so films and commercials, Mitchell developed a passion for film making.
In 2003, he was hired by a friend to work for David Cotoco creating a film of Velvet Revolver recording their first record with Scott Wieland. That led to a chance connection with Director Mark Racco (Guns n' Roses, Nirvana, Jane's Addiction) and producing most of his later work. Mitchell produced videos for Dave Navarro's Panic Channel, Camp Freddy, Deadsy, Filter and more, eventually expanding his studio facility, located in West Hollywood, from two to five rooms. Mitchell began producing, editing and post supervising for the likes of;
J.F. Lawton (Pretty Woman, Under Siege), Jeffrey Chernov (Mission Impossible, Star Trek), Floyd Mutrux (Million Dollar Quartet, American Me, American Hot Wax), Straw Wiesman (the Secret), BCBG Maxazria, Mazda, Nintendo, Doritos, Alpine, Josh and Bob Evans (Paramount), Filter, DJ Muggs, Paul Mitchell Systems, Elijah Blue Allman (Deadsy), and a list of others. In 2012, Mitchell directed 4 music videos for 4 very different artists. Those videos are featured here on vimeo on this "music videos only page." Please enjoy.