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

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  Table 19 (director of photography) (filming)
 2014 Cut Bank
 2014 The Fault in Our Stars (director of photography)
 2013 Film School Shorts (TV Series) (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)
 2010 Perfectly Perfect (Video short)
 2009/III Seed (Short)
 2008 Glory at Sea (Short)
Show Show Visual effects (3 credits)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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[on filming scenes involving six-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis] I think one of the mistakes sometimes that hand-held movies do by going shoulder-mounted all the time is you have this permanent adult male's-eye view. And I dropped the camera a couple of inches below Hushpuppy's eye-line and kept it horizontal. It just gave her this real power and strength in the frame. So what would happen is, the ... 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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