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Ben Richardson (I)


Ben Richardson is known for his work on Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Drinking Buddies (2013). See full bio »

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 2014 Cut Bank
 2013 Film School Shorts (TV Series short) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Okay, Cupid (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2013/I Best Friends (Short)
 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild (director of photography)
 2010 The Drip Machine (Short)
 2009/III Seed (Short)
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
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Cinematically, what I think we were trying to achieve was a camera that was reactive and inexperienced, naive and exploratory. We just wanted the world to be revealed moment by moment, just the way [Hushpuppy] is discovering it. We had some scenes where Benh would encourage me to keep the camera less stable. I got pretty good with the rig we were using: it wasn't Steadicam but I could lock it off... See more »

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Was originally hired for Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) as the cinematographer for the miniature portions only. Despite his friendship with director Benh Zeitlin the producers were hesitant to hire Richardson to shoot the entire film as he had never shot a feature. After the producers had failed to find a veteran cinematographer appropriate for the project, Richardson shot a test reel on his ... See more »

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