BEN DOLPHIN  -  TV Commercials 

Director/Cinematographer/Choreographer/Print

tabletop & live action – LIQUIDS, FOOD & BEAUTY

 

BIO & POV

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Based in NYC, New York, USA

 

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, 8K, 6K, VIZ EFX, Phantom Flex 4K Camera, BOLT high speed motion control and Advanced Rigging with Ben’s personal bag of “Production Tricks” create his State The Art Images!   

 

Ben’s WORK COMBINES ART, SCIENCE AND ADVERTISING. A native New Yorker, he is an elite commercial tabletop and live action director/cinematographer, creating TV commercials on five continents. A world renown HIGH SPEED/SLOW MOTION DIRECTOR/CINEMATOGRAPHER he loves shooting liquids, cosmetics, food, fashion, beauty, gold & diamond jewelry and pharmaceuticals for you. Not a prima donna working in a vacuum, intense and committed, he understands Everything Is Teamwork, Collaboration And Cost Effectiveness.

 

“I love my work and love collaborating with agency creatives to surpass creative and budgetary expectations. Its not just a job for me, its my life! Beautiful product shots are not enough, you need to create art.” Contact him for SPECIALTY REELS of beer TV commercials, beauty tabletop commercials, bottled water commercials, food TV commercials, Chocolate & Creamy TV commercials and his NEW PRINT Portfolio.

 

2 EMMYS, an ADDY and a Silver AD&D award have been awarded to Ben’s work. Characterized by a powerful and refined sense of dynamic energy. A Choreographer, performance and movement design inhabit every frame with his “stars”-LIQUIDS, FOOD & BEAUTY and PEOPLE TOO!

 

PHANTOM CAMERA MASTER, Ben has shot hundreds of TV Commercials with Phantom Cameras, longer than anyone else! Before Phantom, he shot 35mm Photosonics film cameras.

 

VISUAL EFFECTS Expert, an accomplished CGI director, adept at leading a post production team to blend live action and post EFX. His work demonstrates a consistently high level of quality and depth very few can rival. He choreographs the dance between liquids, food and product action and the camera and lighting. “Subtle and intricate interactions between camera, talent and product with richly textured lighting, create alluring, bespoke and unforgettable branding.”

 

Certified STEADICAM Operator, certified by SONY and PANASONIC in 3D Production, Ben is ready for anything!

 

Lincoln Center Dance On Camera Festival, The New Museum Of Contemporary Art, in NYC and international film festivals, in NY, LA, London, Denmark, Barcelona and Mexico City have premiered Ben’s Documentaries and Dance Films, which he choreographed.

 

New York Commercial Production Company BEN DOLPHIN PRODUCTIONS founded in 2008 produces US and International Campaigns Featuring Tabletop and Live Action.

 

As a dancer he was part of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Twyla Tharp Dance Companies. His performing background gives him the experience to elicit authentic performances from live action talent, both professional and “real people.”

An uncommon talent, a tabletop and live action director/cinematographer/choreographer.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY FOR CAMERA @ NYU SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, a course he created for choreographers to understand how to film dance.

 

         AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, Ben’s set finds men and women of all                      colors, ages and persuasions.

 

         A list of international brands includes: L’Oreal, Tropicana, Heineken,   Miller,                      Budweiser, Asahi, Tecate, Olay, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Kraft, Dove, Tylenol,           Stella Artois, Aquafina, Brita, MTV, Coca Cola, Buchanan’s, Lipton, Pepsi,                     Minute Maid, Firestone and Dr Scholls.

 

    “Teamwork is everything.”

"I create beauty and excitement… transforming the familiar, into the MIRACULOUS.”

 

Ben Dolphin Productions

Offers a Creative Partnership from Production through Post Production

COMPETITIVELY PRICED

“ONE-STOP” PRODUCTION - FULL SERVICE

 

 

State Of The Art Techniques       Cutting Edge Tabletop & Live Action

 

HIGHSPEED / SLOW MOTION  IMAGE  CAPTURE

(Industry Recognized Phantom Camera Master)

 

Ben is a Liquid Specialist:

Expert In Filming With Phantom Cameras & All State Of The Art Digital Cameras,

High Speed Liquids, Super Slow Motion Liquids, Beautiful Liquids, Beer, Wine,

Water, Juice, Whiskey, Vodka, Cosmetics, Chocolate, Cream, Milk, Soy Milk, Tea,

Oceans, Rivers,Waves, Splashes, Waterfalls, Wine, Yogurt, Liquid Soap, Soft Drinks,   Soup, Vodka, Underwater Live Action, Dancers In Water, Gold And Diamonds, Fire, Food,

Pharmaceuticals, Beautiful Women In Action, Dance and Yoga

      

    Stereoscopic 3D - Augmented Reality - Virtual Reality-

 Let me walk you through the possibilities!

Please Ask To See Ben’s Current 3D TV Commercial Reel!

 

Equipment most frequently used.

         Phantom Flex 4K High Speed Digital Camera, Alexa XTS and Mini, RED 8K Helium,    

Revolution Lens, T-Rex Lens,Leica Summicron Prime Lenses 

   

            Motion Control -Traditional & High Speed/BOLT

          Certified Steadicam Operator

            Design and Execution Of Highly Specialized Liquid & Product Rigs

 

         Offering CGI DIRECTION & SUPERVISIOn for all shoots.

            OUR VISUAL LABORATORY/STAGE    

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           Ben IS THAT RARE DIRECTOR able to direct table top & live action, he has      

           extensive performing experience on stage and in films. He has performed@    

         Lincoln Center, NYC in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

 

          Ben’s dance film ARISING premiered @ Lincoln Center Dance On Camera                

          Festival-Nyc & New Museum Of Contemporary Art-Nyc

 

          ARISING, ON ARISING AND ARISEN*

          Ben’S ARISING TRILOGY OF LIQUID DANCE FILMS

          Are OFFICIAL SELECTIONS @ Inshort International Festival,   

          Willifest International Festival, Los Angeles International Cine 

          Fest, Kiwi International Film Festival, Barcelona International

          Film  Festival *Underwater In 3d

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