My name is Benjamin Dennis and I am a New Yorker, a US Navy veteran, and a senior student at the Art Institute of California San Francisco, who specializes in camera work, lighting and motion photography.


6/15 – 10/15

Cinematographer 50 Years of Fabulous: The Imperial Council Story

Film (Theatrical) — Gloria Ruth Productions Details
6/15 – 10/15

I set lights and shot interviews. I also shot live event footage.

8/14 – 8/14

Director of Photography (Canon 5D MKIII) Beastmode — Internet — Str8 Out The Studio Details
8/14 – 8/14

Director of Photography and Lighting Designer

3/14 – 5/14

Best Boy The Field

Film (Theatrical) — Jolly Rogers Productions Details
3/14 – 5/14

I rigged lights, and organized the grip truck. I also operated the black magic production camera as a b-cam.

12/13 – 1/14

Gaffer (Camera Operator) In Spirals

Jethro Pathalinghug — Music Video Details
12/13 – 1/14

I was responsible for designing and implementing lighting for the shoot. I installed power and directed the grips during production. I also seconded as camera operator when the DP needed extra hands.

6/13 – 12/13

Director of Photography (Black Magic, Canon 5DMKIII) The Last wolf of Ezo

Film (Theatrical) — Uncia Films Details
6/13 – 12/13

Directed lighting, camera placement, and G&E duties for this production.

8/13 – 11/13

Gaffer (Key Grip) 18 Cupcakes

Film (Theatrical) Details
8/13 – 11/13

I set up lights, tested and maintained power to location, metered and coordinated grips on set.

1/13 – 9/13

Camera Operator (Canon 6D) My Revolutionary Mother

Film (Theatrical) Details
1/13 – 9/13

I operated the main camera on production.

4/13 – 8/13

Gaffer (Key Grip) Miss Finknagle Succumbs to Chaos

Film (Theatrical) Details
4/13 – 8/13

I was chief electrician for this film. I metered, rigged and organized the lighting, tested power, and hung lights. I also coordinated the grips.


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Class of '14

Art Institute Of California San Francisco

Bachelor's of Science Degree

My Gear

  • Canon 5D MKIII
  • Canon 60D
  • Manfrotto 504 Tripod
  • Reflector
  • two 400 watt Kino Flo lights


  • Camera operator
  • Colorist
  • Editor
  • Gaffer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Location Scout
  • Photo Editor
  • Photographer
  • Pre-Rig
  • Shot Design