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Nils Benson

Nils was conceived in Ojai, California among the flowers of the Krishna Murti compound. He grew up in a sleeping bag in the woods of Northern Idaho and the small college town of Pullman, Washington. As a freshman in high school he became the sports photographer for the local newspaper until he moved to Portland, Oregon to attend the Pacific ... See full bio »

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Knocked Up Camera and Electrical Department
The Squid and the Whale Camera and Electrical Department
My Own Private Idaho Editorial Department
21 & Over Camera and Electrical Department


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 2017 Where's the Money (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2017 Lean on Pete (camera operator)
 2016 The Hollars (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2016 Dirty Grandpa (camera operator: "b" camera - location segments)
 2015 Significant Mother (TV Series) (camera operator - 8 episodes)
- Not About Bob (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Home Is Where the Lamp Is (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Under Buddy (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Suffering & Succotash (2015) ... (camera operator)
- Edible Wrecks (2015) ... (camera operator)
 2015 Cobain: Montage of Heck (Documentary) (camera operator: Portland/Seattle)
 2014 Grimm: Meltdown (TV Mini-Series short) (camera operator - 4 episodes)
- Dance with the Dammerzustand (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Tight Squeeze (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- On Hands and Knees (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Deep Freeze (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
  Grimm (TV Series) (camera operator - 52 episodes, 2012 - 2014) ("b" camera operator - 1 episode, 2014)
- Blond Ambition (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- The Inheritance (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- My Fair Wesen (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
- The Law of Sacrifice (2014) ... (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2014 Grimm: Love Is in the Air (TV Mini-Series short) (camera operator)
 2013 21 & Over (camera operator: "a" camera)
 2012 The Ropes (TV Series) (camera operator - 14 episodes)
- Wrestlemania (2012) ... (camera operator)
- V-Day (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Ralphie's Way (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Perception Versus Reality (2012) ... (camera operator)
- Meet the Boys (2012) ... (camera operator)
 2011 Ghett'a Life (assistant camera)
 2011 Nomlaqa Bõda (Documentary) (assistant camera)
 2010 Bright Falls (TV Series) (director of photography - 6 episodes)
- Off the Record (2010) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Clearcut (2010) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Local Flavor (2010) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Lights Out (2010) ... (director of photography: second unit)
- Time Flies (2010) ... (director of photography: second unit)
 2010 Extraordinary Measures (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 2009 Coraline (gaffer)
 2008 One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (Documentary) (director of photography: second unit)
 2007 Believers (Video) (camera operator)
 2007 Knocked Up (camera operator: "b" camera)
 2006 The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down (camera operator - uncredited)
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (assistant camera)
 2005 The Squid and the Whale (camera operator)
 2003 In the Cut (camera operator) / (director of photography: second unit)
 2001 Home Movie (Documentary) (first assistant camera: Hawaii)
 2000 Architecture of Reassurance (Short) (first assistant camera)
 2000 Takedown (second assistant camera)
 2000/I Committed (first assistant camera: El Paso second unit) / (first assistant camera: Los Angeles) / (second assistant camera)
 1999 Hot Wax Zombies on Wheels (first assistant camera)
 1999 Sarah McLachlan: Mirrorball (Video documentary) (first assistant camera)
 1997 The End of Violence (second assistant camera)
 1995 The Tie That Binds (camera loader)
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (second second assistant camera)
Show Show Cinematographer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)

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"Nice Hat" documentary film about Cambodia

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