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.

BSC Operators Night Award Winners

Will Baldy matches the light on his first TV drama

DP Will Baldy tells British Cinematographer his experiences in lighting his first TV drama - series nine of S4C’s Gwaith Cartref, a series following the personal lives of teachers and students at a Welsh-speaking comprehensive school

Filmscape supports DP Piotr Śliskowski on Hurricane

Tiffen To Host Open House & Warehouse Sale

Tiffen will be holding an open house and warehouse sale at their Technical Center in California on 9th December.

VER delivers enhanced environments for Murder On The Orient Express

Working alongside cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC, VER provided the bespoke Enhanced Environment installation that accompanied the sets used on Murder On The Orient Express.

Tourflex Cabling Supplies Nearly 900 Metres for Marjan Television Network Studios

Tourflex Cabling has supplied nearly 900 metres of various length power, data and hybrid cabling all made to order, for a complete lighting infrastructure upgrade to the studios of Marjan Television Network.

Maverick TV uses Canon kit on C4 reality series Escape

Maverick TV included a range of Canon’s broadcast equipment in its kitbag as it headed into a variety of inhospitable environments for C4’s new reality show Escape.

MBS Lighting add the LRX Robotic Illumination System

Pinewood MBS Lighting has added the LRX Robotic Illumination System to its inventory, due to its rising popularity, especially on large scale shoots where quick, simple access to precise control is needed.

Camera Corps announces QX Mini PTZ Camera Head

Camera Corps has unveiled a new addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems, the Qx, which incorporates features from its established Q-Ball and Q3 siblings.

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.

BSC Operators Night Award Winners

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Issue 84 – November 2017

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