Ben Richardson's Best Friends

Published on website: April 10, 2013
Categories: 16mm , Commercials , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog
On the set of Best Friends

Award winning cinematographer Ben Richardson (Beasts of the Southern Wild) recently spoke with us about his role in a recent short film produced for Rachel Antonoff's fall 2013 collection. This is not your typical fashion film, I assure you!

Directed by Lena Dunham, Best Friends is a mock nature film in which we observe the inner workings of friendship. To achieve the desired look, the film draws authenticity from shooting on 16mm film, as well as lighting and styling. The narration lends a touch of realism as well!

Best Friends was captured on KODAK VISION3 500T 7219 16mm film. "I love the way 5219/7219 responds to my lighting style" says Richardson. He continues on about shooting film saying, "It suits my working methods and my taste, and lets me trust my eye when lighting."

The production itself was done over two days with a small crew. When asked about lighting, Richardson said, "We wanted this apparently accidental beauty. In this case, that meant adding lots of reflected "sun” and soft "window" light."

Here are a few production photos Ben provided us with for a look behind the scenes!

Best Friends
On the set of Best Friends
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On the set of Best Friends
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On the set of Best Friends

Thanks to Ben for calling us out in a thank you tweet when the film was posted.




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