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.

Illuminatrix Launches Illuminatrix Rising

llluminatrix, the UK collective of professional female cinematographers, has introduced Illuminatrix Rising, a new platform to promote emerging women cinematographers.

Official 2018 Cannes Festival Line-Up Revealed

The 71st Cannes film festival, to be held from 8 to 19 May, has announced a 2018 selection that features big names and a truly global outlook.

The poster for the Festival de Cannes 2018 revealed

The poster for the Festival de Cannes 2018 has been revealed, and it features a woman and a man engaged in a passionate kiss.

Production Guild of Great Britain seeks Training Manager

The Production Guild of Great Britain has opened recruitment for the position of Training Manager to develop the Production Guild’s training provision and strategy.

Record-Breaking Year For International Film And TV Production In The UK

Record-breaking figures released at the end of January 2018 highlight the strength and creativity of the UK’s film and high-end TV industries, with inward investment spend from major international productions topping £2.37 billion ($3.35 billion).

Remembering Martin Hammond – The Filmmaker’s Friend

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Martin Hammond, who was well-known around the industry and a true friend of filmmakers far and wide. Read some of the tributes and messages of condolences from around the world.

Creative England hosts Film Industry Networking Evening

Creative England is hosting another of its popular Hertfordshire ProConnect crew networking evenings at Elstree Studios on Wednesday 11th April, 18:00.

Vizio sponsors Behind-The-Scenes clip of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In advance of the March 27 Blu-ray launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Vizio have shared a behind-the-scenes breakdown of the epic battle between Finn vs. Captain Phasma.

Watch the Mark Milsome Memorial Tribute

Now available to watch is the emotional memorial tribute to Mark Milsome GBCT ACO, who passed away last November, which was held at BAFTA on 4th February.

Inside The New Issue: 86

Having previously featured two 2018 Oscar nominees in the last few issues, we complete the set this month as we talk to Rachel Morrison, Bruno Delbonnel and Dan Laustsen, and there's plenty of other great content to enjoy. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th March.

Sebastian Wintero’s U2 tour visuals

Working with director Anton Corbijn, DP Sebastian Wintero was responsible for shooting the backdrop visuals for U2’s most recent ‘Innocence & Experience’ tour using the ARRI Alexa 65 large format camera system.

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.

Illuminatrix Launches Illuminatrix Rising

llluminatrix, the UK collective of professional female cinematographers, has introduced Illuminatrix Rising, a new platform to promote emerging women cinematographers.

Official 2018 Cannes Festival Line-Up Revealed

The 71st Cannes film festival, to be held from 8 to 19 May, has announced a 2018 selection that features big names and a truly global outlook.

The poster for the Festival de Cannes 2018 revealed

The poster for the Festival de Cannes 2018 has been revealed, and it features a woman and a man engaged in a passionate kiss.

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.

Across the Pond

The Awards Season Wrap

This month, Mark London Williams is backstage at the Oscars to get some words from man-of-the-moment, Academy Award winning British DP Roger Deakins, about his triumph, and reflects on those who have triumphed in this awards season.

Close-Up

Barry Ackroyd BSC / Detroit

Detroit recreates incidents that took place during the 1967 race riots in the Motor City and mirrors similar tensions in contemporary America. It was shot by British cinematographer Barry Ackroyd BSC, reuniting with director Kathryn Bigelow after their previous collaboration, The Hurt Locker.

Clapperboard

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS

We salute the amazing achievements of a man known to many as “Mr Sydney” – whose work in the film industry garnered a CBE and a Knighthood as well as leaving a lasting legacy and influence across several decades.

Close-Up

Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

The critically-acclaimed Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool retells the biographical account of actor Peter Turner and his brief, passionate relationship with Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame. Ula Pontikos BSC took on the role of lensing the production.

On the Job

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / First They Killed My Father

Anthony Dod Mantle reveals his thoughts on stepping into the cinematography breach to lense Angelina Jolie’s feature First They Killed My Father. Get the story of filming in fierce heat, taking on someone else’s crew and capturing the looks of Loung Ung’s life.

Across the Pond

“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

In this edition of ATP, Mark London Williams speaks to two women making names for themselves: production designer Hannah Beachler and her collaboration with Oscar-nominated DP Rachel Morrison, and DP Autumn Eakin's take on the female landscape in cinematography. He also catches a word or two with DP Bruno Delbonnel about Darkest Hour, and dips into the SciTech and ADG Awards.

Across the Pond

“The Mudbound Variation”

Mark London Williams picks the bones from the ASC award selections, including Rachel Morrison ASC's nod for Mudbound, and delves into Robert Elswit ASC's ideas behind Roman J. Israel, Esq., starring Denzel Washington.

On the Job

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel

Following his in-depth experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s Café Society, triple Oscar-winner Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC returns. Read more fascinating insights, this time on colour in his latest collaboration with Allen, Wonder Wheel.

Camera Creative

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express

Climb aboard, settle in and grab a cup of hot cocoa. Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC delivers the denouement of shooting 65mm large format film for Sir. Kenneth Branagh’s take on Agatha Christie’s iconic murder mystery, Murder On The Orient Express.

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 - winner of four Golden Globes, including 'Best Drama Picture'.

Talking Heads

John Keedwell GBCT “What has space travel ever done for us?”

John Keedwell GBCT travels back 20 years and parties like its 1997, as he revisits the launch of the NASA Space Probe and the first iPhone to compare to the current and rapidly increasing demand for higher definition.

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.

Issue 86 – March 2018

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