BEN MANWARING

(he/him)

Gaffer

Ben Manwaring is a UK-based Gaffer who has had a lifelong career in the Film industry. Starting in the camera department as an operator and focus puller he moved into lighting for its creativity and now has over two decades in the department including 12 years running a lighting equipment rental company.Primarily a features Gaffer Ben works closely with DOPs using his understanding of camera requirements and lighting techniques to develop the look and feel of the shot that is required when telling a story.
Highly experienced in shooting in 35mm film he understands the nuances of colour and exposure that come with different stocks and loves shooting in this format though is equally experienced with modern digital cameras.His background in rigging on features and events means he is at home with extensive lighting plans with multiple machines, generators and in studios as well as tiny residential sets.

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