The Film Institute Presents Short Films by Ben Dolphin
The Arising Trilogy are liquid-inspired films, which took six years to create, featuring the shorts Arising, On Arising, and Arisen. Ben’s work combines art, science and advertising. A native New Yorker, he directs and shoots Tabletop & Live Action TV Commercials on five continents. World renown for High Speed Liquids, he also shoots cosmetics, food, fashion, beauty, gold & diamond jewelry, pharmaceuticals and Live Action.
A master of High Speed and all Effects Driven Visuals, he is accomplished in blending Live Action and CGI Elements. Ben, also a Certified Steadicam operator is highly experienced with Motion Control and advanced product and camera rigs. Additionally, he is a 3D/Stereo Imaging Specialist certified by Sony and Panasonic.
Ben’s work has won 2 Emmys, an Addy and a Silver AD&D award. His work is characterized by a powerful sense of energy and design in movement. His dance background as a choreographer influences his commercial work. He choreographs strong and subtle interactions between camera, talent, product and lighting. His work demonstrates a consistent level of quality and depth of experience in filming liquids very few can rival. His choreography for camera elicits genuine performances from talent and objects.
Ben also directs Documentaries and Dance Films that have been featured in the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC. Having been in the companies of Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharp, he danced at Lincoln Center in 2013, 2014, 2015 with the Buglisi Dance Theatre. The Harkness Dance Center, NYC recently featured his dance films and commercial work.
The Film Institute at Montclair State is dedicated to the preservation, growth and experience of the art of film. The Films and Filmmakers series is a weekly program that features filmmakers who come to speak about their work and profession. The series, open to both University students and the general public, welcomes audience questions while being a unique forum to hear inside stories from some of the most innovative filmmakers working in the field today.