Canon UK to launch new generation of Cinema EOS at exclusive event

Canon UK is proud to extend an invitation to an exclusive, invitation only product launch event which will take place on Monday 30th September 2019, where they will share details of their latest innovations within the new generation of Cinema EOS.

See Tiffen Company’s latest products at IBC2019

You will be able to see the latest products from Tiffen Filters, Steadicam and Lowel Lighting by visiting The Tiffen Company booth at Hall 11, Stand B30 during this week's IBC2019 event at RAI Amsterdam.

OConnor introduces camera support system with Ultimate 1040 fluid head and Flowtech100 Tripod

OConnor has introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology.

Anton/Bauer Launches DIONIC 26V Batteries

Anton/Bauer has introduced the DIONIC® 26V series of cinema batteries. Developed for cinematographers, rental houses, and content creators, these 26V Li-ion batteries offer up to 240 watt-hours of reliable, safe, and efficient power for higher-power-draw cinematic cameras and LED lights.

ARRI introduces Orbiter, the ultra-bright LED point source with variety of optics

ARRI has introduced Orbiter, a new LED luminaire that is poised to change the way the industry looks at digital lighting.

RED Digital Cinema Adds HELIUM and GEMINI Sensor Options to RANGER Camera System

RED DIGITAL CINEMA® has announced that its award-winning HELIUM® 8K S35 and GEMINI® 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER® camera ecosystem.

Chernobyl’s Jakob Ihre FSF wins NFTS ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography’ Award

Cinematographer Jakob Ihre FSF has won the 3rd Annual Sue Gibson Cinematography Award for his work on the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, following in the footsteps of Charlotte Bruus Christensen and Roger Deakins.

Mike Eley BSC “Elbow Room”

In his July edition column, BSC President Mike Eley says it's beholden on cinematographers to stress the need of their involvement from prep to post, as well as their collaborators-of-choice, to producers

Inside The New Issue: 95

In the new September edition of British Cinematographer, we've got Downton, Deakins, disaster and a Danish DP among the delights to delve into. Read on to get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 13th September.

August 2019: Charting Through Emmy’s Waters

Over in L.A recently, Mark London Williams has been gearing up for the forthcoming Emmy awards, hot on the trail of a tremendous trio of nominated cinematographers, hearing from M. David Mullen ASC, Dana Gonzales ASC and Tony Miller BSC. Image of M. David Mullen - Credit: Nicole Rivelli

Luke Palmer and his cinematography on Amaurosis (The Unseen)

DP Luke Palmer wrote in with details about his work on Amaurosis (The Unseen), a psychological thriller dealing with love, loss and obsessive compulsion.

Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology dawns.

Watts Up With DoPchoice?

Belgium-based Tom Van den Abbeele is busy working on feature films, episodic television and occasionally, commercials. DoPchoice make some of his favourite tools to utilise, as he explains to us here.

Nigel Bennett Promoted to Managing Director at Molinare

Leading supplier of post-production service Molinare have this week announced the promotion of Nigel Bennett to the new role of Managing Director and as part of this restructure, Julie Parmenter has left the company.

Canon UK to launch new generation of Cinema EOS at exclusive event

Canon UK is proud to extend an invitation to an exclusive, invitation only product launch event which will take place on Monday 30th September 2019, where they will share details of their latest innovations within the new generation of Cinema EOS.

See Tiffen Company’s latest products at IBC2019

You will be able to see the latest products from Tiffen Filters, Steadicam and Lowel Lighting by visiting The Tiffen Company booth at Hall 11, Stand B30 during this week's IBC2019 event at RAI Amsterdam.

OConnor introduces camera support system with Ultimate 1040 fluid head and Flowtech100 Tripod

OConnor has introduced a camera support system that pairs the all-new Ultimate 1040 fluid head with the multi-award-winning flowtech100 tripod. This exclusive system combines the world-renowned precision and versatility of OConnor's fluid heads with the unique speed of flowtech's carbon-fiber tripod technology.

Anton/Bauer Launches DIONIC 26V Batteries

Anton/Bauer has introduced the DIONIC® 26V series of cinema batteries. Developed for cinematographers, rental houses, and content creators, these 26V Li-ion batteries offer up to 240 watt-hours of reliable, safe, and efficient power for higher-power-draw cinematic cameras and LED lights.

ARRI introduces Orbiter, the ultra-bright LED point source with variety of optics

ARRI has introduced Orbiter, a new LED luminaire that is poised to change the way the industry looks at digital lighting.

RED Digital Cinema Adds HELIUM and GEMINI Sensor Options to RANGER Camera System

RED DIGITAL CINEMA® has announced that its award-winning HELIUM® 8K S35 and GEMINI® 5K S35 sensors will be incorporated into the RED RANGER® camera ecosystem.

Post-It Notes

Dean Cundey ASC / Restoring Escape From New York

In the first of an ongoing series looking at the 4k and HDR restoration of classic films, Kevin Hilton talks to Dean Cundey ASC about shooting John Carpenter's Escape from New York and his involvement in the recent remastered version.

Close-Up

Pawel Pogorzelski / Midsommar

Captured by Canadian DP Pawel Pogorzelski, Director Ari Aster's sun-drenched, hallucinatory, horror feature Midsommar sees a group of friends finding themselves in the clutches of a pagan cult at a rare festival in Sweden.

Spotlight

BAFTA Albert Scheme

The Albert scheme - a collaboration between BAFTA, broadcasters and independent production companies - was set up eight years ago, initially as a carbon calculator, and is constantly looking at ways to highlight the pressing topic of emissions on set.

Close-Up

Christopher Ross BSC / Yesterday

Directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday sees a young man awakening from an accident to find that he is the only person on Earth who knows The Beatles and their music, putting him in a predicament as a failing musician. DP Christopher Ross BSC talks us through using his creative skills to capture the many performance and concert scenes, and keeping the fantastical sequences grounded in the real world.

Close-Up

Nicolaj Brüel DFF / Dogman

Danish DP Nicolaj Brüel DFF has managed to display both documentary grit and cinematic richness at the same time for critically-acclaimed Dogman from director Matteo Garrone. He explains how the process was much like documentary filming, and how he and his team adapted to a lack of prep and went with the flow.

Close-Up

Fred Elmes ASC / The Dead Don’t Die

Fred Elmes ASC combined the latest technology and some of filmmaking's oldest techniques to tackle a new challenge of the zombie genre, for Jim Jarmusch's comedy film The Dead Don't Die.

Gaffers R Us

Carolina Schmidtholstein

Having started in Outside Broadcast in Germany, Carolina Schmidtholstein has worked her way up the ranks over many years in the UK. Discover more about her big break with DP Graham Frake BSC, her views on women in film lighting and how she came to be where she is today.

Clapperboard

Peter Biziou BSC

2019 BSC Lifetime Award winner Peter Biziou BSC is among the most admired of British cinematographers from his work on titles such as Nine½ Weeks, Mississippi Burning and In The Name Of The Father. Take a visit through his journey to date and the experiences that shaped him and his work, plus a collection of not-to-be-missed advice and inspirations for all aspiring operators and cinematographers.

Close-Up

Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King

The American DP Caleb Deschanel took on two wildly different experiences to lense 2019 Oscar nominee Never Look Away and Disney live-action remake The Lion King.Deschanel’s fascinating insights reveal the inventive and immersive VR filmmaking techniques deployed on capturing the latter, and how he set about presenting the emotions of 30 years of tumultuous German history for the former title.

On the Job

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Having commenced on Mary Queen Of Scots, cinematographer John Mathieson BSC took on an all-together different look to display videogame movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Here he reveals his thoughts on the title’s Blade Runner-esque visuals and how traditional film proved feasible and profitable over digital.

Meet the New Wave

Diana Olifirova

Hailing from the Ukraine, former BSC Emerging Cinematographer award winner and NFTS graduate Diana Olifirova has shot over 40 shorts that have travelled all over the world

Camera Creative

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Robert Richardson ASC spoke to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for a fifth time to produce Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Festival. ASC Lifetime Achievement recipient Richardson tells us about his love of capture on celluloid film, keeping the capture grounded in the film’s 1969 era and why the movie is so “very, very, very Quentin”.

Innovator

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial cinematographer for over 25 years and CEO, Jeremy Braben tells British Cinematographer why Helicopter Film Services (HFS) are still able to deliver the quality and understanding of all in-flight filming requirements.

Close-Up

David Procter / The Innøcents

Shooting the hit Netflix series The Innøcents included tight prep and production schedules, multiple locations across two countries, numerous VFX sequences, and a venture into the relatively uncharted seas of 8K acquisition for a 4K HDR Dolby Vision finish. DP, and former New Wave inductee, David Procter tells us more about his experience. Photo by Dan Gadd.

Spotlight

LiteGear

Recent films have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, but which also provide a major feature or almost an effect, and LiteGear has targeted this market and developed a new style of light made possible by LED technology. We find out more about how they got to where they are today.

Close-Up

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

The Hustle continues the cinematic trend for gender-reversal remakes, being a female-led version of the 1988 conman comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/ Michael Coulter BSC set a high-class look and talks us through his processes of achieving it.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity.

Close-Up

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Captured on Kodak S16mm, the feature film Mapplethorpe, which was written/directed by Ondi Timoner, and shot by Nancy Schreiber ASC, takes a look at the life of provocative, erotic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe: from hustling artist in the 1970s and rise to fame in the 1980s, through to his sad and untimely death from AIDS in 1989.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Call Of Duty”

In the May 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column recounts a conversation with the legendary Billy Williams OBE BSC which struck a chord and led to a musing on the importance of giving DPs adequate prep time.

Meet the New Wave

Ann Evelin Lawford

Ann Evelin Lawford is a rising cinematographer who loves to challenge and explore issues, all whilst traveling the world and living in the moment. Read on to discover more about the Dutch DP's story.

Close-Up

Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess

A graduate of NFTS and a former British Cinematographer 'New Wave' inductee, Maja Zamojda BSC took on the role of shooting Starz's production The Spanish Princess. She discusses the inspirations of Atonement, The Revenant and Marie Antoinette, how a tricky tonal balance was achieved, and the benefits of using a lot of colour contrast.

Gaffers R Us

Lee Knight

The son of fellow gaffer Eddie Knight, 42 year-old Lee Knight is carving his own name out on sets such as epic TV drama Game Of Thrones. Read on to discover the influence his dad on him, why he likes LEDs mixed with conventional lighting, and why he was always going to be a gaffer.

Post-It Notes

Dean Cundey ASC / Restoring Escape From New York

In the first of an ongoing series looking at the 4k and HDR restoration of classic films, Kevin Hilton talks to Dean Cundey ASC about shooting John Carpenter's Escape from New York and his involvement in the recent remastered version.

Close-Up

Pawel Pogorzelski / Midsommar

Captured by Canadian DP Pawel Pogorzelski, Director Ari Aster's sun-drenched, hallucinatory, horror feature Midsommar sees a group of friends finding themselves in the clutches of a pagan cult at a rare festival in Sweden.

Spotlight

BAFTA Albert Scheme

The Albert scheme - a collaboration between BAFTA, broadcasters and independent production companies - was set up eight years ago, initially as a carbon calculator, and is constantly looking at ways to highlight the pressing topic of emissions on set.

Close-Up

Christopher Ross BSC / Yesterday

Directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday sees a young man awakening from an accident to find that he is the only person on Earth who knows The Beatles and their music, putting him in a predicament as a failing musician. DP Christopher Ross BSC talks us through using his creative skills to capture the many performance and concert scenes, and keeping the fantastical sequences grounded in the real world.

Close-Up

Nicolaj Brüel DFF / Dogman

Danish DP Nicolaj Brüel DFF has managed to display both documentary grit and cinematic richness at the same time for critically-acclaimed Dogman from director Matteo Garrone. He explains how the process was much like documentary filming, and how he and his team adapted to a lack of prep and went with the flow.

Close-Up

Fred Elmes ASC / The Dead Don’t Die

Fred Elmes ASC combined the latest technology and some of filmmaking's oldest techniques to tackle a new challenge of the zombie genre, for Jim Jarmusch's comedy film The Dead Don't Die.

Gaffers R Us

Carolina Schmidtholstein

Having started in Outside Broadcast in Germany, Carolina Schmidtholstein has worked her way up the ranks over many years in the UK. Discover more about her big break with DP Graham Frake BSC, her views on women in film lighting and how she came to be where she is today.

Issue 95 – September 2019

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