A Short Biography
Ben’s first feature film, “Honor Flight: Stars & Stripes” broke the world record in 2012 for “the largest film screening in history” and became the “best selling DVD documentary” on Amazon for seven (7) consecutive weeks after it’s release. Ben has photographed several award-winning short-form films, documentaries and advocacy projects before returning to his native home of Los Angeles, a lucky few of these projects which were featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, while others had collectively tallied several million views on YouTube.
Benjamin kicked off his west coast tenure in 2014 by working on season one of the crowd-funded “Nightwing,” a web series that has accumulated over 6 million views online. In 2015, before being accepted into the Society of Camera Operators, Ben attended the mentorship-focused cinematography institute, "G.C.I.," hosted by Yuri Neyman, ASC and the late Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC granting him the opportunity to learn from several masterful cinematographers including Daniel Mindel, ASC, BSC, Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC, Bradford Young, ASC, and Dean Semler, ASC, ACS.
Benjamin has worked on music videos for several artists including Anastacia, James Maslow, The Dear Hunter, and Honduras. His corporate & commercial project roster includes clients such as: Audi, Google, AOL, McDonald’s, Walmart, SXSW, Ready At Dawn Studios, and Sony Entertainment.
Currently Benjamin is a cinematographer and camera operator based in Los Angeles, California and is a current member in good standing with the Society of Camera Operators.
Name: Benjamin Gaskell
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Camera Operator, Cinematographer and Director of Photography