Filmography

Inner Space Artifacts

Artifacts from inner space transformed into moving digital sculptures.

When creating experimental animations I often use intuition and visualization techniques to come up with ideas. Often times these ideas come to me as a flash of insight. Other times I must plumb the depths of my psyche to find novel approaches to making moving images. The film “Inner Space Artifacts” was a journey of deep excavation into the world of abstract ideas. The moving objects in the animation I regard as “artifacts” that I uncovered and shaped into ephemeral moving digital sculptures.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: SIGGRAPH 2015 Dailies | Los Angeles Convention Center | August 9-13

Selected Screening: Fest Anca, Žilina, Slovakia | June 24-28, 2015

Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2015 New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 2015

Garden of Fernal Delights, San Francisco, CA | May 30 – June 30, 2015

Selected Screening: Northwest Animation Festival, Portland, Oregon, May 2015

Video Projection: Symbiosis, Oakdale, CA – September 17-20, 2015

Video Projection: Lucidity Festival 2015, Santa Barbara, CA, Projections by Satsi Jaquith, May 2015

Video Projection: Lightning in a Bottle, Bradley, CA | May 21-25

Tribocycle

VIMEO STAFF PICK AWARD | 2013

Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, New Mexico | June 2014

Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014

Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014

Cosmic Flower Unfolding

ABOUT COSMIC FLOWER UNFOLDING

ROYAL REEL AWARD: Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada | March 2014

SECOND PLACE AWARD:  Independent Animation | ASIFA  Second Annual ASIFA Spring Festival | 2013

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies| Anaheim, CA | summer 2013 

Invited Screening/Installation – La Gaite Lyrique | Paris, France | October 2014

Selected Screening/Installation: ANIMA MUNDI 2014 | Brazil | August 2014

Selected Screening: San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA | April/May 2014

Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014

Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, New Mexico | June 2014

Selected Screening: Fort McMurray International Film Festival | Alberta, Canada | Aug 2014

Selected Screening: San Francisco Frozen Film Fest | San Francisco, CA | July 2014

Selected Screening: Visionfest | Brooklyn, NY | May 2014

Selected Screening: Northwest Animation Festival | Portland, Oregon | May 2014

Selected Screening: Spirit Quest Film Festival | Edinboro, PA | April 2014

Selected Screening/Installation: Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City, MO | April 2014

Selected Screening: Athens International Film + Video Festival | Athens, OH | April 2014

Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014

Selected Screening: Byron Bay International Film Festival | Feb/March 2014

Selected Screening: CINE TORO | Cali & Toro, Colombia | Sept 2013

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Evolution and Improvisation

Evolution and Improvisation is a collaborative film by myself and the amazingly talented painter, musician, wizened philosopher, and public speaker, Michael Garfield.

“Two artists’ paintings come to life as the mysteries and nuances of the evolutionary process are unraveled. “

Music by Michael Garfield – michaelgarfield.net
“International Club (feat. Tourmaline Todd)” | “Evolution and Improvisation”
Animation by Ben Ridgway
Art by Michael Garfield and Ben Ridgway
Available in 4k (2160p), 1080p, 720p

Selected: Spirit Enlightened Film Festival | India, USA, Indonesia, New Zealand | 2013 | INFO TBA

Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014 | INFO TBA

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Continuum Infinitum

ABOUT CONTINUUM INFINITUM

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Cellular Circuitry

-VIEW IMAGE GALLERY

-ABOUT CELLULAR CIRCUITRY

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Triboluminescence

-VIEW IMAGE GALLERY

-ABOUT TRIBOLUMINESCENCE

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Ad Infinitum


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  1. […] “Cosmic Flower Unfolding” previously won the Royal Reel Award for animation at the 2014 Canada International Film Festival and received a selected screening at Columbia’s 2013 CineToro Film Festival. Ridgway also delivered a special presentation of the making of the film at the 2013 international computer graphics convention known as SIGGRAPH. […]

  2. […] “Cosmic Flower Unfolding” previously won the Royal Reel Award for animation at the 2014 Canada International Film Festival and received a selected screening at Columbia’s 2013 CineToro Film Festival. Ridgway also delivered a special presentation of the making of the film at the 2013 international computer graphics convention known as SIGGRAPH. […]

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