Kodak Film Lab London opens at Pinewood

Kodak Film Lab London is now fully-operational in the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios. Kodak and Pinewood have signed a long-term collaboration agreement on the facility, which will offer comprehensive 16mm, 35mm and 65mm colour negative processing.

Chroma-Q Space Force Fixture Provides Powerful Soft Lighting for Marjan Television Network Studios

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics.

Sony enables 24x36mm Full-Frame Image Capture in VENICE from February 2018

Cooke helps shed light on The Morning After

Shanra J. Kehl’s The Morning After, shot with Cooke S4/i lenses, features eight intercut vignettes shot in eight locations in 11 days, telling the story of the moment when you wake up next to someone... the next morning.

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system.

New BFI Filmography Reveals Story of UK Film from 1911–2017

The BFI recently launched the BFI Filmography, the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema. A treasure trove of new information, the BFI Filmography is an ever-expanding record that draws on credits from over 10,000 films.

Inside The New Issue: 84

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC on Murder On The Orient Express, another Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC masterclass on his use of colour in Wonder Wheel, Oscar winner Linus Sandgren FSF's latest project, and more. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers can discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 10th November.

Finalists Announced for the ACO/BSC/GBCT Operators Awards

The finalists have been announced for the ACO/BSC/GBCT Operators Awards in 'Features' and 'TV Drama', with the winners to be announced at the BSC Operators Night on December 1st.

Gender and Diversity Celebrated Behind the Camera at Camerimage Film Festival

After the success of last year’s events at the Camerimage Film Festival, IMAGO and illuminatrix, a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK, are collaborating again with the festival to present a series of events entitled “Focus on Diversity.”

Cooke 5/i Primes Help Bring Authenticity to Instrument of War

Instrument of War is a period piece based on the true story of Clair Cline, a US Army Air Forces pilot shot down over occupied Holland during World War II. DP Wes Johnson talks through the use of Cooke 5/i Primes on the production.

Panavision brings Millennium DXL Camera and large format lenses to Camerimage

RED Digital Cinema to feature the New Monstro 8k VV Sensor at 2017 Camerimage

Panasonic to host Camerimage workshops

Panasonic will host two workshops during the week of the 25th Anniversary Camerimage Festival, on 14th and 16th November, including the premiere of William Wages ASC lensed feature The Forgiven.

Kodak Film Lab London opens at Pinewood

Kodak Film Lab London is now fully-operational in the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios. Kodak and Pinewood have signed a long-term collaboration agreement on the facility, which will offer comprehensive 16mm, 35mm and 65mm colour negative processing.

Chroma-Q Space Force Fixture Provides Powerful Soft Lighting for Marjan Television Network Studios

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics.

Sony enables 24x36mm Full-Frame Image Capture in VENICE from February 2018

Cooke helps shed light on The Morning After

Shanra J. Kehl’s The Morning After, shot with Cooke S4/i lenses, features eight intercut vignettes shot in eight locations in 11 days, telling the story of the moment when you wake up next to someone... the next morning.

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system.

Close-Up

Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

London-native Ben Davis BSC takes time to talk to Trevor Hogg about his latest independent production, the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in the US last week.

Camera Creative

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049

Ron Prince talks in depth to Blade Runner 2049's legendary British cinematographer Roger Deakins, about setting the scenes, development of lighting ideas, HDR and comparisons to its predecessor.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Come Together”

A brand new President for a brand-new President's Perspective. Mike Eley BSC says the BSC must seek to be the voice and champion for cinematographers in his first address to British Cinematographer magazine.

Across the Pond

The Right Amount Of Grain

A lively period for Mark London Williams this past month, as he visits the former Eastman Kodak Building that now homes the Sim Group, muses on the outcome of the Engineering Emmys, and talks to another two "likelies" for award nomination - Rachel Morrison on Mudbound and Ed Lachman's Wonderstruck.

Spotlight

Koto Electric

British Cinematographer thought it would be a bright idea to find out more about Koto Electric. Get an illuminating look at the 70-year history of the Japanese lamp manufacturers.

Talking Heads

John Keedwell GBCT
“Is vertical a new format?”

John Keedwell GBCT questions the convention of horizontal framing and whether vertical can become the norm, and offers sage advice on the deployment of drone cameras.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT “What value a cinematographer?”

Chair of the GBCT Tim Potter muses on whether cinematographers really get the kudos they deserve for their contributions, and calls for more active promotion of their role.

Meet the New Wave

Suzanne Smith

She blades, she bikes, she boards. British Cinematographer tries to keep alongside the fast-moving talent that is Suzanne Smith, in our latest New Wave lowdown.

Close-Up

John de Borman BSC / Will

TNT's Will follows the adventures of the young William Shakespeare as he arrives in London to make his way as an actor and budding writer. John De Borman BSC talks us through the look on the TV mini-series.

Clapperboard

Alec Mills BSC

In our Clapperboard feature, we speak to the inimitable Alec Mills BSC about his look on many well-known movies including Return Of The Jedi, and working on no fewer than seven 007 James Bond films.

Close-Up

David Tattersall BSC /
Death Note

DP David Tattersall BSC gives his anecdotes of working on Netflix's Death Note, that he describes as "an R-rated, wish-fulfilment, teen-horror with a detective-thriller twist and plenty of blood and guts."

Talking Heads

Steven Poster ASC
“Safety Is No Accident”

Steven Poster ASC says well-being of the crew, both on and off-set, is of paramount importance, and shares details of ICG’s free Safety App.

Gaffers R Us

Chuck Finch

This time we shine a light on Chuck Finch, the gaffer on numerous Harry Potter movies, who offers his advice on becoming a gaffer, how the industry has changed, and the friendships forged with cinematographers.

Close-Up

Eigil Bryld / Tulip Fever

Evoking the time of Vermeer’s 17th century Holland was one of the key challenges facing cinematographer Eigil Bryld and director Justin Chadwick for The Weinstein Company’s historical drama of Tulip Fever.

On the Job

Simon Dennis / The Limehouse Golem

Get the behind the scenes view from cinematographer Simon Dennis on the “macabre and twisted” Victorian London based tale, The Limehouse Golem, starring Olivia Cooke and Bill Nighy.

Special Report

ARRI: 100 Years Young

In celebration of its 100th birthday, ARRI invited British Cinematographer's Ron Prince and Alan Lowne for a behind-the-scenes tour of its Munich headquarters. Read their journal of a very special jaunt speaking to ARRI’s key players, their past, their present and their future.

Close-Up

Mandy Walker ACS ASC /
The Mountain Between Us

Trevor Hogg speaks to Mandy Walker ACS ASC on the many challenges of treacherous landscapes and freezing temperatures on feature-film The Mountain Between Us, released in the UK last week.

Across the Pond

Invention and Re-invention

This month, Mark London Williams is on the road to talk to the president of Chapman/Leonard at their LA facility, on the Oscars trail speaking to The Shape Of Water's Danish DP Dan Laustsen, and talks lenses with American Made cinematographer César Charlone.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT
“Subjects matter”

Tim Potter, chair of the GBCT, with his latest column on the wider economic picture of film and television production and the advent of 'infotainment'.

Spotlight

A.C. Entertainment Technologies

Once upon a time, a teenage business grew into a multinational entity offering a vast range of cutting-edge lighting and entertainment technology. It’s been a long and exciting trip for A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET)

Talking Heads

What politicians can learn from filmmakers

John Keedwell GBCT compares filmmaking to electioneering, with observations on how the film business can teach others some essential lessons about making a success.

Close-Up

Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

London-native Ben Davis BSC takes time to talk to Trevor Hogg about his latest independent production, the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in the US last week.

Camera Creative

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049

Ron Prince talks in depth to Blade Runner 2049's legendary British cinematographer Roger Deakins, about setting the scenes, development of lighting ideas, HDR and comparisons to its predecessor.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Come Together”

A brand new President for a brand-new President's Perspective. Mike Eley BSC says the BSC must seek to be the voice and champion for cinematographers in his first address to British Cinematographer magazine.

Across the Pond

The Right Amount Of Grain

A lively period for Mark London Williams this past month, as he visits the former Eastman Kodak Building that now homes the Sim Group, muses on the outcome of the Engineering Emmys, and talks to another two "likelies" for award nomination - Rachel Morrison on Mudbound and Ed Lachman's Wonderstruck.

Spotlight

Koto Electric

British Cinematographer thought it would be a bright idea to find out more about Koto Electric. Get an illuminating look at the 70-year history of the Japanese lamp manufacturers.

Talking Heads

John Keedwell GBCT
“Is vertical a new format?”

John Keedwell GBCT questions the convention of horizontal framing and whether vertical can become the norm, and offers sage advice on the deployment of drone cameras.

Issue 84 – November 2017

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