Ben Rigney: Visual Artist
Cincinnati based visual story teller

About

Ben Rigney was born in 1996 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Photograph by Kyle Meineke

Ben Rigney is a photographer, cinematographer, and graphic designer from Cincinnati. He graduated magna cum laude with an associates degree in applied sciences in electronic media technology and a certificate in media criticism/journalism from the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. Ben is a freelance videographer and photographer interested in all sorts of visual image creation, some photographic work includes: fashion photography, senior portraiture, graduation pictures, wedding photography, photojournalism, and other types of studio/naturally lit portraiture. He has experience photographing families and children of all ages in studio and on location for Lifetouch inc.

Ben is a co-founder of Holy Novak Films, LLC. An independent production studio developing narrative and documentary shorts, committed to innovative and handcrafted film production. Using timeless techniques with modern technologies.

He is a camera operator and producer at Video Grayphics specializing in live event broadcasting and portrait photography. Video work includes graduations, wedding videos, school plays, dance recitals, and other live ceremonies. He has worked with Video Grayphics since April of 2014. Ben also books these events separately. Contact for details.

Check out Ben on Vimeo to view his latest cinematography work, https://vimeo.com/benrigney

CV available upon request, resume is listed below.



Resume:

Production Credits:

  • The Big Shot, College Movie Festival video, 6 minutes, Batavia, Ohio, 2/17.

    • Director of Photography

  • Doublespeak, The Regal Short Film Showdown, video, 3 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7/17.

    • Writer, Director, Director of photography, producer, editor

  • Angels, video, 4 minutes, Oakley, Ohio, 8/17.

    • Production Assistant and Editor

  • Softball, Video Documentary, 5 minutes, Mason, Ohio, 10/17

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor

  • Homeless, Video Documentary, 8 minutes, Over-the-Rhine, Ohio, 12/17

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor

  • Movie Stills, print, 97 pages, Cincinnati, Ohio, 9/17-3/18

    • Writer, photographer, designer, and producer

  • Unworthy to Have Eyes, short film, 8 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 8/18

    • Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Editor

  • The Uninvited Guest, short film, 5 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio 9/18

    • Director of Photography.

  • Reverie, experimental film, 5 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio 9/18.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Please Be Patient with Me, short film, 6 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio 11/18

    • Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Ninth Planet, experimental film, 4 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio 11/18

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound designer, Actor.

  • Nocturne no. 1, short film, 9 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio 11/18

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound designer, Actor.

  • Sound Check, Hyperion Films, video, 30 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10/14-DATE.

    • Director of Photography, and editor.

  • All the Above, Hyperion Films, video, 12 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10/14.

    • Producer, Director of Photography, Assistant Editor.

  • An Interview with Technicolor Monster, Hyperion Films, video, 8 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10/14.

    • Producer, Director of Photography, Assistant Editor.

  • Rewind, Hyperion Films, video, 10 minutes, Loveland, Ohio, 07/13.

    • Directed and Producer.

  • A City Girl Will Survive, video, 5 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 12/16

    • Editor.

  • Moementum for Life, video, 3 minutes, Archbishop Moeller High School, Montgomery, Ohio. 8/14-4/15.

    • Writer, director, and editor.

  • The Pitch, The Regal Short Film Showdown, video, 4 minutes, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7/16.

    • Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Producer, Editor.

  • UCBA Interview: Introducing Kameron Hale by Ben Rigney, video, 4 minutes Cincinnati, Ohio: Electronic Media Communications, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, 10/15.

    • Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Service Learning Project: An interview with Jody Ballah, video, 4 minutes Cincinnati, Ohio: Electronic Media Communications, University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash College, 11/15.

    • Director of Photography.

  • Perfect Shadow Day, video, 8 minutes, Archbishop Moeller High School, Montgomery, Ohio. 8/13.

    • Director, Editor.

  • The Grippa Mobile Gym, video, 8 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Shoulder Exercise, video, 3 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Cable Rows and Tricep Exercise, video, 4 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Chest Exercise, video, 3 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Bicep Exercise, video, 4 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

  • Core Exercise, video, 5 minutes, Grip.Fitness, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/17.

    • Director, Director of Photography, Editor.

 

Exhibition/Screening Credits

The Activist, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash paper, Blue Ash, Ohio, 08/15-12/15. 

Hyperion Films Video Catalogue, YouTube, 8/13-8/17. 

College Movie Festival, screening, West Chester, Ohio, 3/17 

Photographer’s Forum Student Photography Contest, Print, Santa Barbara, California, 2/18 

Holy Novak Films Video Catalogue, Vimeo, 8/18-DATE

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash’s 20 year photography student retrospective, exhibition, Blue Ash, Ohio 1/19

 

EDUCATION

Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in Electronic Media technology and a Certificate in media criticism and journalism

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash, Spring 2018 - Magna Cum Laude

He is also a graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School, Spring 2015

 

AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • Dean’s List honors (Fall 2015 - Spring 2018) from the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash. 

  • Competed in competitions: Regal Short Film Showdown (2016,17) and College Movie Festival (2017) 

  • Finalist in Photographer’s Forum student photography contest 

  • Robert L. Herrmann Scholarship Recipient for Applied Graphic Communication 

  • Honor Student of the Year Candidate 

  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Production for Studio Photography Portfolio 

  • Outstanding Electronic Media Technology Associate Degree Graduate 

  • Top 15 finalist for the Photographer’s Choice Award, presented by Lifetouch