Lachman to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Tonight (Friday 18 May 2018) at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals, Edward Lachman ASC, surrounded by significant directors and actors will be awarded the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” tribute.

The Vitec Group brands and products on display at Cine Gear Expo

Read about the products you can see at Cine Gear Expo, 31 May to 3 June, presented by the brands of The Vitec Group.

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken.

UK Screen Alliance & Animation UK elect new council representatives

The members of the UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK have elected new representative councils.

France Télévisions chooses Panasonic for major studio camera deal

France Télévisions is set to install Panasonic UHD cameras in a two-year upgrade of its digital studios and OB Vans throughout France.

Inside The New Issue: 87

May the force be with you! In our May edition we've put the focus on Bradford Young ASC's work on the upcoming episode in the saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, along with seven more DoP interviews about their latest projects and plenty of other great content. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 8th May.

GBCT’s runs successful workshop on CRLS

The GBCT wrote in with details about their recent workshop run by Tania Freimuth, a GBCT member, on Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), a system conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger.

Richard Dunton lights Ralph Styles Ultra

Cinematographer Richard Dunton wrote in with details about his work on Ralph Styles Ultra, a stylish short he shot for director Nic Fforde (Underground Paris, The Lost Decade).

MSE’s VRig takes viewers through seven continents for Discovery TRVLR

Matthews Studio Equipment recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications’ VR series – Discovery TRVLR – with its new VRig support.

CNN’S Pope: The Most Powerful Man In History lensed with Cooke

For the historical vignettes in the CNN six-hour mini-series Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History, Dane Lawing SOC wanted each era to have its own look and a distinctly cinematic feel. To achieve this, he relied exclusively on Cooke S4/i prime lenses.

Capturing snow leopards with Varicam LT for new BBC series

A new BBC natural history series following the life of big cats made use of the Panasonic VariCam LT to track down the elusive snow leopards of Himachal Pradesh. Lead Image: © Anna Place

Digital Orchard Supports 65MM Renaissance

Film and digital workflow specialist, Digital Orchard, has brought high-speed 65mm film scanning to the UK with its new Lasergraphics ScanStation 65.

Single MoVi shot captures Commonwealth Games handover in Birmingham

MöVi expert/camera operator James Davis was involved with the ground-breaking shot from Birmingham which went out live to over 1 billion viewers world-wide on the BBC as part of the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Cinelab London Installs DFT 4K HDR Scanity

Cinelab London has completed the installation of a new DFT (Digital Film Technology) Scanity 4K HDR scanner, alongside a 300TB Pixit Media Pixstor SAN, which creates a high-tech capability in film scanning for both new and archive film projects.

Lachman to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Tonight (Friday 18 May 2018) at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals, Edward Lachman ASC, surrounded by significant directors and actors will be awarded the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” tribute.

The Vitec Group brands and products on display at Cine Gear Expo

Read about the products you can see at Cine Gear Expo, 31 May to 3 June, presented by the brands of The Vitec Group.

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken.

UK Screen Alliance & Animation UK elect new council representatives

The members of the UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK have elected new representative councils.

France Télévisions chooses Panasonic for major studio camera deal

France Télévisions is set to install Panasonic UHD cameras in a two-year upgrade of its digital studios and OB Vans throughout France.

Inside The New Issue: 87

May the force be with you! In our May edition we've put the focus on Bradford Young ASC's work on the upcoming episode in the saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, along with seven more DoP interviews about their latest projects and plenty of other great content. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 8th May.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

BSC President Mike Eley's column from March 2018's Issue 86 champions the need for a more diverse camera department and more women and BAME cinematographers.

Spotlight

Dedo Weigert

Dedo Weigert is well-known because of the high-power precision lamp which bears his name - the Dedolight - but that doesn't cover everything the German DP, cameraman and inventor has done over 50 years in the business. Read on to discover his incredible story.

Innovator

Dave Freeth, Paul Legall | Stabileye

In the world of grip equipment, the Stabileye could one day be king, and is the brainchild of Dave Freeth and Paul Legall, co-directors of the eponymous company. We speak to the pair about their creation's impact on the grip and camera industries.

Close-Up

Gary Shaw / Mute

Mute, the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope, set in a futuristic version of Berlin. As with 2009 sci-fi hit Moon, Jones teamed up again with British DP Gary Shaw.

Clapperboard

Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC

Son of the late David Harcourt, camera operator and DP Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC followed his father into the business and has happily worked as the A-camera or B-camera operator with some of the biggest names in the business.

Close-Up

Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here

Directed by Lynne Ramsay and shot by cinematographer Tom Townend, a 2005 graduate of the NFTS, the $10m feature You Were Never Really Here, stars Joaquin Phoenix, and received a ten-minute standing ovation on its premiere at the 2017 Cannes Festival.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Community Spirit”

Roy H. Wagner ASC says that when the chips are down, crew must be able to bond collectively together to say yes or no to a production’s demands.

Close-Up

Dan Laustsen DFF ASC / Proud Mary

We get a fascinating insight into the methods on the latest production of Oscar nominated Dan Laustsen DFF ASC – action thriller Proud Mary – talking the utilization of Sony cameras, likenesses to shooting John Wick 2 and why he will be forever grateful to his big sister.

Close-Up

Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post

Janusz Kaminski ASC teams up once more to collaborate with director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks in The Post. Discover why Kaminski loves film and eulogizes its use, the quickness of the movie‘s production and bringing energy to the images.

Gaffers R Us

Jonny Franklin

Despite his seemingly young age, Jonny Franklin has gaffered on several big-budget films in a burgeoning career on the set. We talk to the 33 year-old about lighting Phantom Thread, second-guessing the DP and dealing with the demands of the job.

On the Job

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC's work on Darkest Hour – featuring an Oscar winning role from Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill – has garnered much praise and critical acclaim. Get the story of his use of themes within light and dark, how he kept the camera moving, and his relationship with colourist Peter Doyle.

Camera Creative

Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther and Mudbound

Rachel Morrison ASC made Academy Award history this year as the first female nominee for the Best Cinematography Oscar, and she takes time to talk to British Cinematographer about her latest Blockbuster release Black Panther and reflects on the differences to her nominated-work on Mudbound – discussing directors, lighting and location shooting.

Across the Pond

Connecting with tech at NAB

This month on America's west coast, Mark London Williams is all about NAB 2018 - pondering its developments of recent times and taking in some of the many sides of the event, hearing from the panels and checking out the latest kit.

Close-Up

Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut

Beirut, a fictional hostage drama set during Lebanon's civil war, is the feature debut of Belgian-born DP Björn Charpentier SBC and releases in the US on April 11th. Trevor Hogg hears about the challenges of shooting the film's shootout finale, devising a colour pallet in-camera, and why he was literally painting light bulbs!

Camera Creative

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Greatest Showman

Seamus McGarvey takes centre stage to talk lights, cameras and action on his first musical film, The Greatest Showman, inspired by the story of 1800s entertainer extraordinaire PT Barnum and the lives of his circus’s star attractions.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Safety first”

President Mike Eley's column from January 2018's Issue 85 reflects on the issues of safety and protection on set.

Special Report

2017 Camerimage Diary

British Cinematographer magazine editor Ron Prince takes us through his wonderous journey at the 25th Camerimage festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Close-Up

Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation

Annihilation, released in the UK on Netflix earlier this month, is a contemporary sci-fi feature based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel of the same name. Ex Machina DP Rob Hardy BSC took on the reigns of lensing its unusual and experimental visuals.

Gaffers R Us

David Smith

He's worked with household names of cinematography like Ben Davis, Hoyte van Hoytema and Dion Beebe during a career that have seen him on the likes of Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. David Smith recounts his experiences of being a Gaffer.
Photo: Julian Bucknall

Close-Up

Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas

For all the history that comes with Charles Dickens, The Man Who Stole Christmas is a new take on the story behind the story of 'A Christmas Carol'. Ben Smithard BSC talks us through staying away from a run-of-the-mill 19th Century look.

Meet the New Wave

Kit Fraser

He was named as a 'Breakthrough Brit' by BAFTA, and also knows his way around a pair of nunchucks. Intrigued? Find out more about our latest New Wave inductee, Kit Fraser.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

BSC President Mike Eley's column from March 2018's Issue 86 champions the need for a more diverse camera department and more women and BAME cinematographers.

Spotlight

Dedo Weigert

Dedo Weigert is well-known because of the high-power precision lamp which bears his name - the Dedolight - but that doesn't cover everything the German DP, cameraman and inventor has done over 50 years in the business. Read on to discover his incredible story.

Innovator

Dave Freeth, Paul Legall | Stabileye

In the world of grip equipment, the Stabileye could one day be king, and is the brainchild of Dave Freeth and Paul Legall, co-directors of the eponymous company. We speak to the pair about their creation's impact on the grip and camera industries.

Close-Up

Gary Shaw / Mute

Mute, the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope, set in a futuristic version of Berlin. As with 2009 sci-fi hit Moon, Jones teamed up again with British DP Gary Shaw.

Clapperboard

Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC

Son of the late David Harcourt, camera operator and DP Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC followed his father into the business and has happily worked as the A-camera or B-camera operator with some of the biggest names in the business.

Close-Up

Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here

Directed by Lynne Ramsay and shot by cinematographer Tom Townend, a 2005 graduate of the NFTS, the $10m feature You Were Never Really Here, stars Joaquin Phoenix, and received a ten-minute standing ovation on its premiere at the 2017 Cannes Festival.

Issue 87 – May 2018

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