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Benjamin Conley

Content Production Filmmaker | Photographer Los Angeles, CA

http://benjaminconley.com/

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I never know if I should say I ‘was’ a Director of Photography or I ‘am’ a Director of Photography. My career has evolved from a full-time DP into wearing multiple different Production hats which thankfully still include DPing. This collection of work wouldn’t be possible without the directors, teams, clients and mentors I have been fortunate to work with on this production journey. Maybe I can say I ‘wasam’ a Director of Photography:) 🎥 . . . #wasam #directorofphotography #cinematographer #cameradept #production #productiondesign #gande #artdepartment #hairandmakeup #costumedesign #actors #filmmaking #film #television #musicvideo #commercial #setlife #movies #arri #red #canon

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The only thing more depressing than starting the year off sick was helplessly staring at this beauty while I recovered. Today was our maiden voyage and I’m stoked to say it was well worth the wait for it to be shaped and delivered from Australia 🇦🇺 Excited for the adventures we’ll share in 2019!🤙 @haydenshapes ‘Untitled’ 510, 20, 2.5 , 31.7l, 5fin @futuresfins #haydenshapes #futureflex #swallowtail . . . . #aussieaussieaussie #futuresfins #needessentials #magicstick #speedracer #levelup #frothgoggles #surf #waves #beach #sea #oceanlove

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Cheers to 2018! These are a few of my favorite things, thanks for enjoying them with me 🙏 In 2019 I plan to make an effort to peel back other layers migrating this tool from a gallery of what I think is mostly visual candy to something that feels more like a visual journal. Life is not always sunshine and rainbows and a balanced diet of content is what I’m hungry for - Happy New Year! 🎆 #bestnine2018 #sunsetparty #surfskate #whaleshark #waves #production #content #stories #rainbows #earthart #sun #sol #soul

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Filmmaking is a powerful communication tool and I made a promise to myself 2 years ago to do more to help others tell their stories and share messaging using the skills I’ve developed throughout my career as a filmmaker. I met @wannabean_now founder Jodie Davies on a surf trip and we instantly connected through our desire to do more for the ocean that we love and this planet we call home. Stoked to contribute time today to film with Wannabean whose mission is to turn pollution into play. Products in their clothing line are made from 100% recycled materials including plastic bottles and they are excited to be working on a line of outdoor play products...lots more about that to come in the film we’re working on! ♻️💙🎥 . . . #whatdoyouwannabean #circulareconomy #pollutiontoplay #corporateresponsibility #wannabean #pollutionchallenge #climatechange #oceanlove #sealife #beachlove #animallove #blueplanet #awareness #sustainability #recycle #upcycledcotton #ecosystem #filmmaking #documentary #stories

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Missing my mouth since 1979. Thanks for the birthday wishes, they have made my day! 🎂 #yearone #cakebeard #pumpkinpiehaircuttedfreak #saggitarius #firesign #decemberbaby #thisis39 🍻

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Finally had time to comb through some photos I didn’t shoot haha. I’ve entered year 3 of my commitment to surfing and like any relationship there have been ups and downs. My first official surf trip last month to Baja was certainly an up. Thanks @murphosis1999 for taking a turn and snapping these and thanks again @hansandfrans for the invite, I’ll will cherish the memories for a lifetime 🙏 . . . #surfjournal #baja #mexico #pointbreak #rockyreef #surflove #surflife #travelgram #beachliving #foamball #haydenshapes #hyptokrypto #frothy #glassy #waverider #roadtrip #soulsearch #soulsurf

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Heaven and Hell - Friday night in Santa Monica comes to life as the Woolsey Fire rages over the hills in Malibu and beyond. I did not set out to make this image. I was shooting a sunset portrait with my board pointed in the other direction. As darkness fell, this surreal scene unfolded. Thoughts and Love are with friends and those affected by the fire. Grateful for and inspired by the real life superheroes putting their lives on the line. The stars and galaxy reflected in the water of this long exposure image are a gentle reminder to me that no matter where you are on this planet or what is happening in your life, we are all connected 🌌 . . . #surreal #californiastrong #woolseyfire #vigilant #galaxy #earth #reflection #stars #heavenly #ocean #sea #surf #ripples #waves #tide #planet #love #mountain #valley #desert #californiafires #santamonica #malibu #sun #sol #soul

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Once upon a time in Mexico 🇲🇽 .....a few images from our surf trip to Baja last weekend. Thanks @hansandfrans for the invite and Happy Birthday! Thanks to the crew for welcoming a Northerner to your South Bay squad….look forward to more surf adventures in the future 🙏 🏄🏻‍♂️🌊 . . #baja #mexico #surftrip #pointbreak #stoke #sunset #froth #waves #lineup #surfrider #surfphotography #palmtrees #tacos #pescador #earthart #soulsurf #soulsearch #travelgram #surfstory #elporto #southbay #venice #beachlife #sun #sol #soul

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Scored some waves and photos with a great crew in Baja 🇲🇽 and even got some snaps of myself on a few! Images coming soon 📷 Swipe 👉 #baja #surftrip 🏄🏻‍♂️ . . . #yew #roadtrip #traveljournal #bucketlist #bajasurf #surf #surftribe #waves #offshore #cobblestone #reef #pointbreak #surfer #surfphotography #hyptokrypto #aquatech #canon #churchillswimfins #sunset #beach #sand #sun #sol #soul

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Here it is! Unless you’re a brand, advertiser or marketer you probably won’t see this commercial on TV because as hopefully you’ll learn from the spot, our product here at @steelhouse allows brands and marketers to laser target their audience making for a better advertising experience in the future as Connected TV usage explodes (eventually you won’t see Ads you don’t want to see). We did a lot with a little on this and set out to prove that if a B2B brand like ours can get a spot on TV…so can you. This project took all the experience I’ve developed over my career including writing, producing, directing, DPing and editing (and surfing haha). Proud of our team for pulling it off which included shooting a lot of the spot in our office with our own team members. I posted a couple making of stories leading up to this post so it might be fun to check those out:) We documented this whole experience and as another layer of content will be releasing how and why we did this to further prove our point. Thanks very much to everyone involved! 🙏#steelhouse #digitaladvertising #connectedtv #CTV #futureofadvertising 📺 . . . #advertiseyourself #brand #inhouse #production #content #producer #director #directorofphotography #editor #marketing #television #filmmaking #technology #digital #advertising #setlife #surfer #surfing #losangeles

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My first TV commercial is a commercial about a commercial and the commercial within the commercial is a Wetsuit Ad. Here’s a short video featuring footage from the Wetsuit Ad shoot..only a fraction of this made it into the actual spot. Our goal with this project was to produce as much as we could in-house @steelhouse and I was stoked to learn that modeling was like riding a bike for our Senior Account Manager @annakaerickson. By doing this in-house we had the luxury of waiting for the perfect light to film. The waiting window spanned two weeks and included a failed mission due to a Marine layer that blew in at the last minute. Finally an opportunity presented itself. I scouted ahead and while it wasn’t clear of haze, there wasn’t a cloud in sight. I will share the full spot soon…someone saw it play during ESPN! Lots more BTS of this project inbound, stay tuned 🙌 #steelhouse #inhouse #content #production 🎥📷 . . . #commercial #filmmaking #video #photography #surf #wetsuit #advertising #digital #adtech #marketing #beachbreak #shorebreak #producer #director #directorofphotography #photography #waves #beachy #sunset #surfrider #setlife #sea #sand #sun #sol #soul

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