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Ben Scott

Director of Photography, CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ben Scott

Director of Photography, CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a Director of Photography and (when required) Self-Shooting Director with two decades of experience in multiple roles across Broadcast, marketing, branded content, narrative and promos. I also edit and colour grade. As a DOP I shot the BAFTA-winning documentary Just a Few Drinks for the BBC (plus its follow up documentary on drug misuse), shot music promos for high profile artists as well as internationally acclaimed short films. I shot supercars up the side of mountains. I've shot covert footage in Hong Kong helping expose the illegal trade in endangered species, Directed commercial work for Britain’s oldest brewery and have accidentally dropped a phone in the Queen’s toilet while Directing and shooting a timelapse film on the Royal Barge prior to the Thames Jubilee celebrations. These last two were unconnected. Prior to this I worked in post for many years on all manner of TV shows across factual, lifestyle and light entertainment from The South Bank Show to Blind Date to the 11 O'Clock Show et al. I have worked with Olympians, footballers, actors, TV stars, NGOs, large multi-nationals and small artisanal craftspeople. I have advanced knowledge of all major camera systems and 4k/6k/8k workflows from acquisition to delivery. Timelapse, Car-rigging, motion work and gimbal work. Both single cam and multicam setups. Running large crews or shooting run and gun style as a solo operator. Based in London but always happy to work globally. Have my own Netflix-approved 4K kit with audio and lighting but happy to work with house or rented equipment. If you'd like to talk to me about your upcoming projects please get in touch. Some selected credits. DOP - Dallas Cowboys - (AR Marketing) with Nexus Studios, Samsung and AT&T 2019 Director and DOP - Martell Exclusives (Promo) - Explosive Alan Productions - 2019 DOP - Superfast (feature documentary on Apple TV) - dir, Nick Wilkinson, Superfast Productions LTD - 2018 Director and DOP/Colourist - A life in hops (mini Doc) - Shepherd Neame Brewery - 2017 DOP/Colourist - Ringtone (short film) - dir, Andy Hui - 2015 DOP/Colourist - Lamborghini Huracan: Return Of The Raging Bull (doc)- XCAR/Carfection - 2015 DOP - Just a Few Drinks 2014 (documentary) - BBC for Evans Woolfe Media DOP - The Beast of Rainham Marsh (short film) - dir Matthew Cummins - 2013 DOP - To be a Young Man, Nadine Shah (Music Promo) - dir Matthew Cummins - 2012 Producer/Director and DOP - HM Queen: Thames Royal Jubilee Royal Barge (timelapse film) - 2012 Series Producer - Ripleys Believe it or Not - 2001 - Flextech Television
Projects
  • Line of Duty Series 4 - Crime Scene Investigation - DirectorDirector for this 360-degree Crime Scene Investigation promo for Line of Duty Season 4. Produced by Explosive Alan Productions for BBC.
  • Ben Scott Timelapse ReelAll clips shot, graded and Directed by Ben Scott.
  • Ben Scott Narrative Reel 2021Drama, Shorts and Music Promos. All clips either shot and graded or shot, graded and Directed by Ben Scott.
  • Ben Scott Commercial ReelAll clips either shot and graded or shot, graded and Directed by Ben Scott.
  • Ben Scott Documentaries ReelAll clips either shot and graded or shot, graded and Directed by Ben Scott.
  • Nicola Adams MBE - For NintendoStills photographer as part of a campaign for Nintendo featuring iconic boxer Nicola Adams MBE. Shot for Explosive Alan Productions.
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Work history
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    Director of PhotographyFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
Skills
  • Cinematography
  • Colour Grading
  • Red Epic
  • Sony FS7
  • Sony A7sii
  • Red Dragon
  • Camera Operating
  • Video Editing
  • Directing Shoots
  • Treatment Writing