Ben Hamilton
Director of Photography / Producer

Ben Hamilton is a Denver based director of photography / producer that specializes in travel, science, and natural history documentaries. He has worked for National Geographic, BBC, PBS, Smithsonian, HGTV, Travel, Discovery, Military Channel among others employing a variety of styles ranging from highly produced to true follow verite. Ben communicates with clients throughout the production process to ensure a cohesive vision and strives to capture and construct stunning sequences daily in the field. His friendly and easy going personality have allowed him to connect with characters around the globe including Tlingit Natives on the coast of Alaska, tourists visiting the cape of South Africa, scientist in the deep rainforest of Panama and many more. Ben never stops working to improve his craft and will bring his passion for filmmaking and positive attitude to any project that comes his way.


May 2011

The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Radio-Television-Film, B.A. Geography
Production Experience

December 2007 - Present

Pioneer Studios
Owner / Producer / DP

August - September 2017 (Olympic National Park)

Elwha Dam Salmon Educational Film
Director of Photography - HHMI

June 2017 (Juneau, Alaska)

Alaska Live - Tracking Black Bears
Director of Photography / Field Producer - BBC

June 2016 - May 2017 (Tongass National Forest, Alaska)

The Salmon Forest - (1 x 30 min Documentary)
Producer / DP / Co-Writer / Editor- Pioneer Studios

July 2014 - Present (USA)

Tiny House Big Living Seasons 1 - 7
Camera Operator - Dorsey Pictures (HGTV)

April 2017 (USA)

The Halo Way - MLB Angels Social Series
Director of Photography - Taikuli Productions

June - October 2016 (Alaska)

Alaskan Summer (6 x Shorts + 1 Hour)
Director of Photography - Blue Ant Media (Love Nature)

September 2016 - Present (USA)

Mega Decks
Camera Operator - Dorsey Pictures (DIY)

March - June 2016 (Houston / Corpus Christi, Texas)

The Call Up - MLB Documentary Film about the Houston Astros
Director of Photography - Taikuli Productions

February 2016 (Barro Colorado, Panama)

Mysteries of the Rainforest (1 x 60 min)
Director of Photography - Smithsonian Channel

June - October 2015 (Barro Colorado, Panama)

Secrets of the Rainforest 4k Shorts
Producer / Director of Photography / Editor - Smithsonian Channel

June 2015 (Wyoming)

The Rarest Amphibian in North America (2 x 8 min)
Director of Photography - National Geographic Studios

April 2015 (Port Au Prince, Haiti)

Haiti Medical Mission (1 x 4 min)
Producer / Director of Photography - Red Productions

Feb - March 2015 (Knysna, South Africa)

Head Over Hills Resort Commercials (3 x 3 min)
Producer, Director of Photography, Editor - Pioneer Studios

Oct-Dec 2014 (USA)

Tree House Guys (Series x 60 min)
Camera Operator - Orion Entertainment (DIY)

Dec 2014 (DC)

SIT Graduate Institute Commercial (1 x 4 min)
DP - World Learning

Sept 2014 (Greece)

Greeks (3 x 60 min)
Camera Operator - National Geographic Studios (PBS)

Summer 2014 (Alaska)

Building Alaska (Series x 60 min)
Camera Operator - Orion Entertainment (HGTV)

Summer 2014 (Alaska)

Sitka Tourism Spots (6 x 1 min)
Producer / DP / Editor - Sitka Visitors Bureau

Summer 2014 (Alaska)

Sitka Community Hospital Spot (1 x 3 min)
Producer / DP / Editor

April 2014 (Austin, TX)

Red Bull Moto Grand Prix
DP - Red Productions

June 2013 - March 2014 (Tongass NF, AK)

The Meaning of Wild (1 x 30 min)
Director / Co-Writer / DP / Editor- Pioneer Studios

Oct 2013 (Texas)

War Dogs (1 x 8 min)
DP - National Geographic Studios

May 2013 (Anchorage, AK)

Urban Jungle (3 x 60min)
DP - National Geographic Channel

Spring 2013 (Texas

Jobs that Bite (Series x 30 min)
Camera Operator - National Geographic Wild

Winter 2012 (DC)

Urban Jungle (3 x 60min)
Production Coordinator - National Geographic Channel

Fall 2012 (DC)

Bullet Points (Series x 30min)
Camera Operator - North South Productions (Military)

Summer 2012 (Florida / DC)

Walkabout with Brady Barr - Dangerous Encounters (1 x Video Game Series)
Camera Operator - Microsoft / Taikuli Producitons

Summer 2011 (Texas)

Untamed Americas (3 x 60min)
PA / AC - National Geographic TV

May - Oct 2011 (Sitka, Alaska)

Sitka Conservation Society
Media Outreach Coordinator
Awards and Certifications
Leave No Trace Wilderness Certification
Forest Service's Wilderness Stewardship Award
Project - The Meaning of Wild
Alaska International Film Awards - Best of Alaska
Project - The Meaning of Wild
Jury Award - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Project - The Meaning of Wild
Audience Award - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Project - The Meaning of Wild