Graduation Semester MDP
Cinematography Adviser (2015-17)
Benjamin Wolf (DoP) teaches Cinematography at Montclair State University, and has taught lighting seminars at Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn College, Wright State University, and SACAC in New Delhi.
After winning a Student Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his ﬁrst movie, "Gold Mountain," Benjamin Wolf has concentrated on visual character studies in all forms of filmmaking.
Pictures such as "Lustre" (by Art Jones), "The Young Girl and the Monsoon" (by James Ryan), and "Windows" (by Shoja Azari) have garnered acclaim at numerous festivals including Locarno, Venice, Tribeca, and Bermuda.
Ben has filmed experimental work such as Shoja Azari’s Venice Biennale entry “The King of Black”, and travelled to Luang Prabang to shoot artist Shirin Neshat's project on Lao folk songs, ”Games of Desire”, which premiered in the Barbara Gladstone Gallery - Brussels. Location work has taken Ben from the deserts of Xinjiang to the hill stations of India and the streets of Prishtina, where he shot the award winning short film “Refren per Kosoven”(“Requiem For Kosova”).
Ben went to St. Petersburg, Florida, to shoot the Russian language film “Poterpevshiy” (by Aleksandr Galin), and crossed all the towns in the US called Amsterdam for the 6-hour road movie “Amsterdam Stories USA” (by Rob Rombout & Rogier van Eck).
Recent documentary films range from “Deceptive Practice” (Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein), a Kino Lorber release about the magician Ricky Jay; to “Food Chains” (Sanjay Rawal), executive produced by Eva Longoria; a James Beard award winning film on farm workers.
Additionally, Ben helped develop and shoot a web series for The Indian National Congress Party entitled “Billion And One Voices”, a collage of modern India. Current releases include Arthur Vince’s lo-fi, sci-fi feature “Found In Time” and the musical “Life Of An Actress” (by Paul Chau).