Inside The New Issue: 85

There's lots to discover from cover to cover in our biggest ever issue, featuring a stellar cast-list including McGarvey, Dod Mantle, Samuelson and Ackroyd, plus news, reviews and more. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 26th January.

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award.

SyFy’s The Expanse Relies on Cooke 5/i Primes for its Beautiful Visuals

Jeremy Benning CSC reveals his use of Cooke 5/i Prime lenses on SyFy's space opera The Expanse and why he continues to shoot the majority of effects in-camera.

Come and Visit The BSC Expo 2018

Big weekend for Cinematographers in Brussels

On 12th and 13th January, the Action 18 event was held for the fifth time in Belgium, while the Annual General Assembly of the Belgian Society of Cinematographers saw a new co-presidency elected.

Aaton Digital-Transvideo to exhibit their latest innovations at BSC Expo 2018

Aaton-Digital will present its latest developments for the Cantar family of location audio mixer-recorders at BSC Expo 2018 in London, UK, while Transvideo will show the latest developments for professional monitoring.

American Society of Cinematographers Unveils Nominees for 32nd ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has revealed the list of nominees for their forthcoming 32nd awards ceremony, with British cinematographer Roger Deakins given yet another nod for his work on Blade Runner 2049, in the 'Theatrical Release' category.

Davis and Deakins among nominees for ‘Cinematography’ BAFTA

British cinematographers, and members of the BSC, Ben Davis and Roger Deakins have been named amongst five nominees in the 'Cinematography' category for the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards, for their work on Three Billboards and Blade Runner 2049 respectively.

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC is honoured in Portugal

Invited by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, and by the Portuguese Society of Cinematographers, the prestigious cinematographer Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC was honoured by receiving from both institutions, the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

First use of Cooke Anamorphic/I SF lenses on Mark Felt

Cooke Optics has revealed the first use of its Anamorphic/i SF lenses - Adam Kimmel ASC used the brand new Anamorphic/i SF lenses to shoot Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, a new motion picture portraying the story of Mark Felt, better known as Deep Throat

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Following conversations whilst shooting Denial in 2016, DP Haris Zambarloukos BSC GASC and Callum Just, from Digital Orchard, set about developing a dailies workflow for 65mm film feature Murder On The Orient Express.

Martin Testar GBCT creates visuals for Song For Armageddon touring art installation

Cinematographer Marin Testar GBCT wrote in with details about the visuals he created for Song For Armageddon, a touring art installation film by artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson

ARRI SKYPANEL S360-C arrives at Lites

Belgian based camera and lighting rental facility Lites have announced the arrival of their first Arri Skypanel S360-C and a presentation day to see it on Thursday 7th December.

Edward Ames GBCT shoots low-budget war drama The Last Witness

“Shooting the noir, post-war thriller, The Last Witness, was right up my street in terms of style and look,” notes DP Edward Ames GBCT.

Inside The New Issue: 85

There's lots to discover from cover to cover in our biggest ever issue, featuring a stellar cast-list including McGarvey, Dod Mantle, Samuelson and Ackroyd, plus news, reviews and more. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 26th January.

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award.

SyFy’s The Expanse Relies on Cooke 5/i Primes for its Beautiful Visuals

Jeremy Benning CSC reveals his use of Cooke 5/i Prime lenses on SyFy's space opera The Expanse and why he continues to shoot the majority of effects in-camera.

Come and Visit The BSC Expo 2018

Big weekend for Cinematographers in Brussels

On 12th and 13th January, the Action 18 event was held for the fifth time in Belgium, while the Annual General Assembly of the Belgian Society of Cinematographers saw a new co-presidency elected.

Aaton Digital-Transvideo to exhibit their latest innovations at BSC Expo 2018

Aaton-Digital will present its latest developments for the Cantar family of location audio mixer-recorders at BSC Expo 2018 in London, UK, while Transvideo will show the latest developments for professional monitoring.

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.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT “Not at any rate”

Chair of the GBCT, Tim Potter, muses on how much crew members are truly worth and the importance of sticking to the unions' published rate card.

Post-It Notes

Kevin Shaw

Colourist Kevin Shaw says there are many misguided beliefs about HDR, plus the current mixed offering to consumers further complicates progress in creating a better viewing experience.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “International illumination”

President Mike Eley's column from November's Issue 84 talks up international collaboration and the quirks of working with different crew whilst on location around the world.

Spotlight

Chimera Lighting

Born out of a desire to provide a kinder and more controllable light source for portrait photography, Chimera Lighting has become a significant name in movie and video lighting, but it’s never forgotten its roots.

Meet the New Wave

Rina Yang

Rina Yang takes a break from travelling the world to take centre stage as our latest 'New Wave' inductee.

Close-Up

Philipp Blaubach / Gunpowder

BBC TV mini-series Gunpowder exploded onto UK screens in October 2017 showing the legendary story of Guy Fawkes. Capturing the extremism and darkness of the events that unfolded was the job of cinematographer Philipp Blaubach.

Talking Heads

Roy H Wagner ASC “British Style”

Roy H Wagner ASC reflects on the influence of British cinematographers in the 1950s and '60s on his learning experiences and observations.

Gaffers R Us

Brandon Evans

Lighting may be in the blood and the family of gaffer Brandon Evans, but he has made his own name in the world of high-end television drama on series like Fortitude, Da Vinci's Demons and Taboo.

Close-Up

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC /
Justice League

The fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended Universe, Justice League, was captured on Kodak 35mm by 2017 ASC Award winner Fabian Wagner BSC ASC. Read on as he reveals what is what like to take on the biggest movie of his career so far.

Close-Up

Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience

Get the gen on the distinctive looks of not just one, but three, projects lensed on RED cameras by versatile cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC, including the historical feature Victoria and Abdul.

Clapperboard

Tony Spratling BSC

During his lengthy career, notable cinematographer Tony Spratling BSC was involved in all aspects of the camera department on many well-known films. We delve into the legendary man's industry history.

Across the Pond

The Burning of Los Angeles

Mark London Williams is hot on the trail of more award-contenders, discussing Janusz Kaminski ASC's work on Steven Spielberg's The Post, and hears about the looks from Sam Levy onLady Bird, and Toby Oliver's take on a pair of 2017 horror films.

Close-Up

Linus Sandgren FSF /
Battle of the Sexes

Reigning Oscar-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren FSF steps out of La La Land and onto the tennis court, as he lenses Battle Of The Sexes – based on the story of the infamous 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Close-Up

Dan Laustsen DFF /
The Shape of Water

Trevor Hogg is on the pulse of the hottest productions in cinematography again, as he delves into the mind of Danish DP Dan Laustsen and his crew about their work on the acclaimed 'Golden Lion' winner The Shape of Water, which has just hit US theaters.

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 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.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT “Not at any rate”

Chair of the GBCT, Tim Potter, muses on how much crew members are truly worth and the importance of sticking to the unions' published rate card.

Issue 84 – November 2017

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