Ben McIntire is an American director of photography and colorist living in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously, Ben spent more than a decade working as a freelance DP and director in New York City.
Within documentary, he has worked with such clients as Vice Media and History Channel, as well as completing several feature and short documentaries. He garnered two back-to-back New York Daytime Emmy's in 2010 and 2011 for his docu-series work. His 2021 feature film The King of North Sudan, produced by Rough House pictures (Eastbound and Down, The Righteous Gemstones), premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
He has directed and shot ads for Intel, Rockport Shoes, Google, Malibu Rum, among many others. A 30-minute Vice/Smirnoff sponsored-doc he lensed, earned a 2016 Webby for Best Longform Branded Entertainment.
He works as a colorist from his studio in Stockholm. Live remote grading capabilities allow him to grade for clients all over the world.
Ben brings 15 years of experience as a director of photography to his work as a colorist. His work in both comes from a love for a beautiful photographic image, and how much it can say. Helping it get there is something he takes great deliberation and pride in. Communication is the key to color grading, and you can expect a quick shorthand of someone that's worked closely with directors, dp's and producers for many years.
· The studio is located in Hammerby Sjöstad, Stockholm, walking distance from the Gullmarsplan subway stop.
· The suite centers around a Flanders Scientific CM241 reference-grade monitor.
· Client viewing area features a professionally calibrated LG 48" C2 OLED TV, and/or the option to refer to a Flanders Scientific CM171 17" LCD monitor, when grading for web.
· A powerful 27" iMac with 128gb RAM and 24gb vRAM (2 external GPU's), Fast SSD drives and 1gbps internet keeps any rendering job on schedule.
· MediaPro 6500K bias lights, and Munsell N8 painted walls, assures complete color confidence, whether grading for web, tv or even theatrical color spaces.
· Live Grading hardware, using Streambox, allows for remote color grading with client feedback in real time.
· Davinci Resolve Studio allows for advanced noise reduction and gpu based effects.
· Blackmagic Design Micro control surface assures a fast workflow.