Ben Bratton, UDayton Alumni : CIS + Media Production
I am a full time cinematographer. I currently work at a production studio in Ann Arbor during the day, and film freelance and passion projects on the weekends and nights. I shoot event coverage videos for weddings, speaker series, music videos, short documentaries, and more. I've worked with groups such as Capture Chris Media, the UofD Media Production Group, and Panamotion Imaging. I was also the president of the Universal Media Filmmakers Club in Dayton for three years.
I'm currently based in Ann Arbor, MI
I'm often working on local projects, but I love traveling and am very open to destination productions! I also enjoy attending film festivals in and out of state.
If you yourself are a filmmaker and want to meet up, work on a project together, or offer your services as a second shooter I'd love to hear from you! Just hit me up on the Contact Page or shoot me a DM on Instagram.
FAA Part 107 Commercially Certified Drone Pilot
I have my legal license to fly Unmanned Arial Vehicles in the United States. I've logged over 40 hours of airtime piloting DJI Mavic drones. I have experience submitting and receiving LAANC airspace authorizations including in class D airspace, and am well versed in capturing smooth cinematic drone shots.
Here is the list of gear I own. For productions building out crews I am willing to rent my equipment at a competitive rate or build it all in as an equipment cost in my contract.
2 x Sony a7siii cameras
1 x Sony a7iii camera
1 x DJI Mavic Pro Drone
1 x Sony 70-200mm f2.8 lens
1 x Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 lens
1 x Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens
1 x DJI Ronin-S Gimbal
2 x Manfrotto 190 tripod with fluid head
1 x Travel tripod with Ball Head
1 x Monopod
1 x Zoom F3 portable recorder
1 x Sennheiser MKH 416 Boom Mic
1 x Rode Video Pro Mic (for camera mounting)
2 x Tascam DR-40x handheld recorder
1 x Tascam DR-10L Lav Mic
Numerous XLR cable lengths and adapters
1 x Aputure 300x + Light Dome II
1 x Amaran 200x
1 x small LED panel light
3 x light stands
Plenty of SD cards, gaff tape, side fixtures, and accessories