Benjamin’s first feature film premiered, “Honor Flight: Stars & Stripes” it broke the world record in 2012 for “the largest film screening in history” and went on to be a best-selling documentary for several weeks after its release. He has shot several shortfilms, award-winning documentaries and advocacy films - A lucky few of these were featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2012), while others have collectively tallied several million views on YouTube.
After wrapping principle photography on the crowd-funded “Nightwing: The Series” (2014), a YouTube series with more than 6 million views to date, he moved back to his native Los Angeles, California. In 2015, he was accepted into the Global Cinematography Institute (GCI), a cinematography school founded by Yuri Neyman, ASC and the late Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC where Ben had the chance to study under several members of the American Society of Cinematography. The year and a half following had Benjamin shooting several narrative shortfilm and documentary projects, one of which was recently featured in Filmmaker Magazine (March, 2017) for his work on the documentary series “The Witness Project”.
To date Benjamin has worked on several feature-length and short, narrative, documentary, commercial, and industrial films. He has worked with such artists as Anastacia, James Maslow, and The Dear Hunter. He has worked on corporate & commercial projects for The Discovery Channel, Audi, Google, AOL, McDonald’s, Walmart, SXSW, Ready At Dawn Studios, and Sony Entertainment. He continues to freelance as a director of photography and camera operator and holds a membership in good standing with the Society of Camera Operators. When he's not on set, Benjamin can be found reading copious amounts of fiction, practicing his inability to paint watercolors, or immersing himself in art history. He tends to loathe selfies, but enjoys a fine tequila or mezcal.
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