Director

Ben Dolphin

Ben’s work combines art, science and advertising. A native New Yorker, he directs and shoots Tabletop & Live Action TV Commercials and Print on five continents. World renown for High Speed Liquids, he also shoots Food, Cosmetics, Fashion, Beauty, Gold & Diamond Jewelry and Pharmaceuticals.

A master of High Speed and all Effects Driven Visuals, he is accomplished in blending Live Action and CGI Elements. Ben, a Certified Steadicam operator is highly experienced with Motion Control and advanced camera and product rigs. He is a 3D/Stereo Imaging Specialist certified by Sony and Panasonic.

Ben’s work has won 2 Emmys, an Addy and a Silver D&AD award. Characterized by a powerful sense of energy, movement and design. His 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.
He elicits genuine performances from talent and objects!

In addition to his Commercial work, Ben 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 2013-2018 with Buglisi Dance Theatre and performed live in 2020 & 2021 in the NYC Dance Rising Dance Festival.

The Harkness Dance Center, NYC featured his body of dance films and extensive commercial work.

He founded production company Ben Dolphin Productions in NYC in 2008 to serve US and International Markets; regularly directing and producing national campaigns featuring Live Action and Tabletop.

He always does his homework and consistently solves many challenges on set. Using cutting edge techniques, his work demonstrates a high level of artistry and execution, its bold, beautiful and FUN!

A Choreographer, he taught Choreography for Camera at NYU School of the Arts, for 14 years.

Partial client list: L’Oreal, Heineken, Tropicana, Miller, Budweiser, Asahi, Olay, Lipton, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Kraft, Dove, Tylenol, Stella Artois, Aquafina, Brita, MTV, Coca Cola, Minute Maid and Firestone.

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