Take a sneak peek inside the January 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

We're delighted to announce that the January 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! Find out more about just some of the exclusive interviews and articles you can expect to find inside our bumper 103rd edition.

BFI Future Film Festival announces 2021 dates

The BFI Future Film Festival has confirmed the dates for the event’s 14th edition. It will take place online from 18-21 February 2021.

Cinematographer Declan Quinn brings decades of Cooke lens experience to A Suitable Boy with S4/i Primes

When it came time to select lenses for the Lookout Point’s six-episode series of Vikram Seth’s bestselling novel A Suitable Boy, DP Declan Quinn knew exactly what he wanted: Cooke Optics’ flagship spherical S4/i primes.

Wildlife cinematographer Toby Strong: the nature of innovation

Wildlife and documentary cinematographer Toby Strong talks about his fascinating career, adopting new technologies, and how he has used DJI products in his productions.

Fujifilm launches Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9

Fujifilm has announced the Premista 19-45mm T2.9, a wide-angle zoom covering focal lengths from 19mm to 45mm, will be released on 28 January 2021.

Shot success for MTJIBS using Motion Impossible AGITO

Fort Lauderdale-based camera support company handles social distancing and artistry with style.

ScreenSkills and S.O.U.L Fest launch mentoring scheme

ScreenSkills has partnered with S.O.U.L Fest to launch a new mentoring initiative aimed at tackling the under-representation of black producers in film production.

Free Unreal Engine training with Escape Studios & ScreenSkills

Training provider Escape Studios are teaming up with ScreenSkills, to offer free training for furloughed workers, (and heavily subsidised fees for sole traders, micro-SMEs and self-employed) in the Unreal Engine, a new disruptive real-time technology that is changing how film and tv productions are created.

Director Bong Joon Ho will be president of the International Jury of the Competition at Venice International Film Festival

Director Bong Joon Ho will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 - 11, 2021), which will assign the Golden Lion for Best Film, as well as other official awards.

Technicolor Post to be sold to Streamland Media

Streamland Media's acquisition of Technicolor Post, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

albert launches revamped production carbon calculator and certification toolkit

albert's updated carbon calculator and certification toolkit help TV and film productions measure their carbon impact as well as take active steps towards reducing it.

Istanbul’s Bando Post adopts DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow

Turkish post facility, Bando Post, has deployed DaVinci Resolve Studio throughout its pipeline, including edit, visual effects, sound design and final grade.

BlueBolt’s majestic VFX for The Great

Award-winning facility delivers over 300 shots for Hulu series The Great.

BSC welcomes new members

The BSC is excited to welcome new Full and Associate members to its roster of filmmaking talent.

Take a sneak peek inside the January 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

We're delighted to announce that the January 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! Find out more about just some of the exclusive interviews and articles you can expect to find inside our bumper 103rd edition.

BFI Future Film Festival announces 2021 dates

The BFI Future Film Festival has confirmed the dates for the event’s 14th edition. It will take place online from 18-21 February 2021.

Cinematographer Declan Quinn brings decades of Cooke lens experience to A Suitable Boy with S4/i Primes

When it came time to select lenses for the Lookout Point’s six-episode series of Vikram Seth’s bestselling novel A Suitable Boy, DP Declan Quinn knew exactly what he wanted: Cooke Optics’ flagship spherical S4/i primes.

Wildlife cinematographer Toby Strong: the nature of innovation

Wildlife and documentary cinematographer Toby Strong talks about his fascinating career, adopting new technologies, and how he has used DJI products in his productions.

Fujifilm launches Fujinon Premista 19-45mm T2.9

Fujifilm has announced the Premista 19-45mm T2.9, a wide-angle zoom covering focal lengths from 19mm to 45mm, will be released on 28 January 2021.

Shot success for MTJIBS using Motion Impossible AGITO

Fort Lauderdale-based camera support company handles social distancing and artistry with style.

Clapperboard

Douglas Milsome BSC ASC

Whereas others might have retired long since, Douglas Milsome BSC ASC, now aged 81, continues to enjoy filmmaking more than ever in a stellar career spanning over six decades and more than 60 long-form narrative credits as cinematographer.

Close-Up

Annika Summerson / Mogul Mowgli

In-depth research, artistic inspiration and flexibility for improvisation ensured cinematographer Annika Summerson's lensing of Bassam Tariq's first long-form fiction production was authentic and organic.

Close-Up

Stephen J. Brand / Sideshow

In the film business, you must grab whatever opportunities come your way. That was the case for Bristol-based writer-director Adam Oldroyd and cinematographer Stephen J. Brand GBCT and their latest project, black comedy feature film Sideshow.

Meet the New Wave

Tom Turley

In our 102nd edition, the talented Tom Turley was the focus in our ever-popular feature. He tells us all about his DP heroes, the biggest challenge on his latest production and his best & worst moments on-set.

On the Job

Peter Deming / The New Mutants

The New Mutants is the thirteenth & final installment in the 20th Century Studios X-Men series. Mark London Williams catches up with Peter Deming ASC to find out all about his time lensing the film and working alongside director Josh Boone.

Close-Up

Taina Galis / Lynn + Lucy

It was the task of cinematographer Taina Galis to capture the look of the haunting Lynn + Lucy. We caught up with her to discuss her experiences shooting the drama and working alongside writer/director Fyzal Boulifa.

Close-Up

Shelly Johnson ASC / Bill & Ted Face The Music

Shelly Johnson ASC is not one to look a gift horse – or indeed a ‘wild stallyn’ – in the mouth. In fact, he says he was extremely flattered when he was nominated by DP Jerzy Zielinski PSC to take the reins on the highly-anticipated Bill & The Face The Music, directed by Dean Parisot, after Zielinski unexpectedly had to return to his native Poland just two weeks prior to principal photography.

Innovator

Chapman/Leonard

We catch up with Leonard Chapman on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the venerable and innovative studio equipment company that bears his name, in reverse.

Close-Up

Kit Fraser / Eternal Beauty

Shot entirely using Kodak 35mm motion picture filmstocks, Eternal Beauty portrays the often-misunderstood issues surrounding mental health with dignity, humour and tenderness. Kit Fraser was the man in charge of capturing the look of the bittersweet drama.

Close-Up

Łukasz Żal PSC / I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

Netflix’s I’m Thinking Of Ending Things is, under all the layers of its quirkiness, a story of the impenetrable intricacy of a human mind. Łukasz Żal PSC tells us all about his time lensing his first feature film and working alongside director Charlie Kaufman.

Across the Pond

December 2020: Streaming ahead

In a jam-packed comment piece from LA, Mark London Williams shares insight into the future of film; streaming services and continued demand for content; and the techniques behind a selection of festive productions.

Camera Creative

Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man

20th Century Studios film The King’s Man tells the story of one man and his protégé as they race against time to stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they plot a war that could wipe out millions. Ben Davis BSC was in charge of capturing the look of the film - he tells us all about his creative references, his selection of cameras & lenses and dealing with VFX.

Talking Heads

Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people

Sony's film and TV content expert, Claus Pfeifer, explores the history of production and how the power of technology is helping to meet the needs of the film and television industry.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “National Treasure”

In our November edition of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley discusses the importance of respecting & protecting the film industry during these uncertain and difficult times.

Meet the New Wave

Yinka Edward

Nigerian cinematographer Yinka Edward talks to us about his DP heroes, his favourite films and his best & worst moments on-set.

Talking Heads

Mark London Williams “The Stories Being Told”

Mark London Williams analyses how cinematic stories could continue to be told in the pandemic era.

Close-Up

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story

Keen to immerse himself in a variety of genres, from historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) through to family comedy Fighting with my Family (2019), cinematographer Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC was thrilled to explore the unique world inhabited by Netflix fantasy musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Special Report

The Changing Face Of Cinematography

In our milestone 100th edition, we reflected on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of DPs have changed and evolved over the last two decades since we released our very first edition back in 2002 in the first installment of a two-part Special Report.

Talking Heads

Lockdown in a film studio

In March 2020, with 38 productions ongoing, Sandstorm Films MD Tom Ward decided the best way to safely complete the projects was for some of the team to move into the studios to finish the work. Tom shares the 'Sandstorm vs Lockdown' story.

Across the Pond

October 2020: Birnam Wood And Other Considerations

Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's iconic and rather unique presidential election as he ponders what lies ahead for the industry in uncertain times.

Across the Pond

September 2020: Comfort Is King

In the latest installment of his every-popular column, Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's virtual Emmy awards which saw the winners accept their gongs from the comfort of their own homes.

On the Job

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC tell us about their time lensing the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, The King Of Staten Island, shot on Kodak 35mm film.

Clapperboard

Douglas Milsome BSC ASC

Whereas others might have retired long since, Douglas Milsome BSC ASC, now aged 81, continues to enjoy filmmaking more than ever in a stellar career spanning over six decades and more than 60 long-form narrative credits as cinematographer.

Close-Up

Annika Summerson / Mogul Mowgli

In-depth research, artistic inspiration and flexibility for improvisation ensured cinematographer Annika Summerson's lensing of Bassam Tariq's first long-form fiction production was authentic and organic.

Close-Up

Stephen J. Brand / Sideshow

In the film business, you must grab whatever opportunities come your way. That was the case for Bristol-based writer-director Adam Oldroyd and cinematographer Stephen J. Brand GBCT and their latest project, black comedy feature film Sideshow.

Meet the New Wave

Tom Turley

In our 102nd edition, the talented Tom Turley was the focus in our ever-popular feature. He tells us all about his DP heroes, the biggest challenge on his latest production and his best & worst moments on-set.

On the Job

Peter Deming / The New Mutants

The New Mutants is the thirteenth & final installment in the 20th Century Studios X-Men series. Mark London Williams catches up with Peter Deming ASC to find out all about his time lensing the film and working alongside director Josh Boone.

Close-Up

Taina Galis / Lynn + Lucy

It was the task of cinematographer Taina Galis to capture the look of the haunting Lynn + Lucy. We caught up with her to discuss her experiences shooting the drama and working alongside writer/director Fyzal Boulifa.

Close-Up

Shelly Johnson ASC / Bill & Ted Face The Music

Shelly Johnson ASC is not one to look a gift horse – or indeed a ‘wild stallyn’ – in the mouth. In fact, he says he was extremely flattered when he was nominated by DP Jerzy Zielinski PSC to take the reins on the highly-anticipated Bill & The Face The Music, directed by Dean Parisot, after Zielinski unexpectedly had to return to his native Poland just two weeks prior to principal photography.

Issue 103 – January 2021

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