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Ben West (II)

Award-winning filmmaker Ben West has been described as Christopher Guest meets Chris Cunningham. His work illustrates a mastery of filmmaking and visual effects. Ben started his career as an Architect. Developing cutting edge techniques for visual effects he won a European Junior Animator scholarship. In 2010, he was nominated by the Australian ... See full bio »

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Otherhalf Visual Effects
Farscape Visual Effects
Fugu & Tako
Fugu & Tako Visual Effects
Suburban Mayhem
Suburban Mayhem Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 2016 Otherhalf (Short) (visual effects)
 2012 Mental (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Fugu & Tako (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Freaks (Short) (digital effects)
 2000-2003 Farscape (TV Series) (visual effects supervisor - 62 episodes)
- Prayer (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- A Constellation of Doubt (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Bringing Home the Beacon (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Mental as Anything (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
- Twice Shy (2003) ... (visual effects supervisor)
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Whilst filming the Japanese mockumentary Fugu & Tako, director Ben West had no idea what the actors were saying. He doesn't understand Japanese. Ben initially relied on the actors interpretation but eventually understood the key to directing was watching the performance rather than listening to the words. The actors eyes and body language were the markers that truly indicated the emotional ... See more »

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