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Pictured above filming a documentary in Alaska

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 cinematic video for documentaries, music videos, weddings, live events, and more. I've worked with groups such as Openlight MediaCapture Chris Media, 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 competitive rates or bill it all together as a more affordable equipment rate in my crew contract.

1 x Sony FX6 Cinema Camera (Netflix approved)
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 Sigma 14mm f1.4 lens
1 x Sigma MC-11 adapter (Canon EF to Sony E)

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

Atomos Ninja V with 1TB SSD
Atom X Live Broadcast Switcher
Plenty of SD cards, gaff tape, side fixtures, and accessories
Check out my social media profiles below or get in touch here.​​​​​​​