I thought my first blog post should try and summarise who I am and what I want to be.
As you can guess from the website domain, my name is Ben Hanratty.
I am an 18 year old filmmaker hoping to be a successful cinematographer.
I started making little vfx movies when I was around 14 and then moved onto short films; as well as commercials and music videos.
Over time I improved and starting making things that were half decent.
When I was 16 I thought I wanted to be a film director so I kept on making and improving my skills.
Now I'm 18, I have just moved to London for film school.
I want to be a cinematographer now, starting off as a camera assistant and working my way up the ranks. Clapper loader - Focus Puller - DP
My favourite films are (in no order):
Children of Men (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Up in the Air (2009)
Super 8 (2011)
My favourite directors are:
My favourite cinematographers are:
Hoyte van Hoytema