Ben Dowie appointed as director/cinematographer at Kojo
Press release from Gray Management Group
Home-grown talent Ben Dowie has joined the creative team at KOJO as Director/DOP.
From Willunga on the South Australian coast, Ben is bringing his unique grass-roots style to the Content team at KOJO.
Specifically, Ben is a master of the Canon 5 and 7D cameras, which help him to capture moments and free flowing sequences resulting in truly cinematic experiences.
His urban approach to directing is innovative and unconventional, preferring to work with talent in an unrehearsed, natural capacity.
KOJO Executive Producer, Barbara Devlin is excited about having Ben on board.
“Ben Dowie is a goldmine of talent and his unique and artful style gives him the point of difference that builds on the diversity we are able to offer our clients,” says Devlin.
With technology changing rapidly, Ben’s style of work supports KOJO’s innovative approach to doing things a little differently in terms of breaking new ground creatively.
Ben recently shot a test video on his iPhone 4S, which reflects his distinct style and reveals the indie nature of his work. The video recorded more than 700,000 views on Vimeo in four days.
“I love to work in the natural environment. Growing up on the coast I feel a real connection to the ocean and love nothing more than to film it,” Ben said.
He has also filmed a series of longboard videos that showcase his style.
Describing the techniques used in one of these videos, Ben says, “I marry slow motion longboard sliding to ‘glitch’ music in a way which brings the audio and images together as one, using super slow shots to see how far I can push the optical flow.”
KOJO is looking forward to the creative direction Ben will bring to the team, and another successful year in 2012.