DP Adam Scarth reports on Daphne

Cinematographer Adam Scarth wrote in with details of his work on Peter Mackie Burns’ indie-drama Daphne.

Varicam 35 adds colour to BBC’s Broken

LA Productions used Panasonic’s VariCam 35 to exclusively shoot the six-part BBC One drama Broken, featuring Sean Bean and Anna Friel.

Blood Runs Thick through Cooke Anamorphic/I Lenses

Reel Angels are on a determined diversity mission

Reel Angels has been established by freelancer Lulu Elliott to promote diversity and support women working in technical side of film and TV.

Cinelab Receives £2.25M Investment

Cinelab London has received a growth capital investment of £2.25m from the Foresight Group, to enable further expansion of its services and capacity.

BFI investigates health of UK Independent Film

The BFI is launching a commission to look at the health of the UK’s independent film industry, chaired by Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK and Europe.

Paul Greengrass to receive BFI Fellowship

British film director, producer and screenwriter Paul Greengrass will be honoured this weekend with the Fellowship of the BFI.

Last post for Kodak Film Lab’s Horn

After 45 years in the motion picture film industry, Nigel Horn, general manager of Kodak Film Lab in London, has retired.

Panalux’s Amphitube X1 takes lead in underwater technology

Panalux, a leading film industry lighting company, has just released a revolutionary new product: the AmphiTube X1, specially sealed for use underwater.

2017 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Winners Announced!

ARRI ALEXA Camera System wins Engineering Emmy

ARRI’s ALEXA is set to be honored with Engineering Emmy® Award for outstanding achievement in engineering development on October 25th.

Sachtler and Vinten announce trifecta of awards for Flowtech at IBC 2017

Revolutionary New Tripod Technology Walks Away With cinema5D IBC2017 Innovation Award, TVBEurope Best of Show, and RedShark's Best Accessory/Rig.

Panasonic and Antelope sign Euro Distribution Contract

Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH and Antelope Camera Systems GmbH have signed a European distribution contract for Antelope's next generation of micro-cameras.

Sony Unveils VENICE

Sony Professional Solutions Europe is unveiling VENICE – its first full-frame digital motion picture camera system.

DP Adam Scarth reports on Daphne

Cinematographer Adam Scarth wrote in with details of his work on Peter Mackie Burns’ indie-drama Daphne.

Varicam 35 adds colour to BBC’s Broken

LA Productions used Panasonic’s VariCam 35 to exclusively shoot the six-part BBC One drama Broken, featuring Sean Bean and Anna Friel.

Blood Runs Thick through Cooke Anamorphic/I Lenses

Reel Angels are on a determined diversity mission

Reel Angels has been established by freelancer Lulu Elliott to promote diversity and support women working in technical side of film and TV.

Cinelab Receives £2.25M Investment

Cinelab London has received a growth capital investment of £2.25m from the Foresight Group, to enable further expansion of its services and capacity.

BFI investigates health of UK Independent Film

The BFI is launching a commission to look at the health of the UK’s independent film industry, chaired by Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate UK and Europe.

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.

Close-Up

Mandy Walker ACS ASC / The Mountain Between Us

Trevor Hogg speaks to Mandy Walker ACS ASC on the many challenges of treacherous landscapes and freezing temperatures on feature-film The Mountain Between Us, released in the UK last week.

Across the Pond

Invention and Re-invention

This month, Mark London Williams is on the road to talk to the president of Chapman/Leonard at their LA facility, on the Oscars trail speaking to The Shape Of Water's Danish DP Dan Laustsen, and talks lenses with American Made cinematographer César Charlone.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT “Subjects matter”

Tim Potter, chair of the GBCT, with his latest column on the wider economic picture of film and television production and the advent of 'infotainment'.

Spotlight

A.C. Entertainment Technologies

Once upon a time, a teenage business grew into a multinational entity offering a vast range of cutting-edge lighting and entertainment technology. It’s been a long and exciting trip for A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET)

Talking Heads

What politicians can learn from filmmakers

John Keedwell GBCT compares filmmaking to electioneering, with observations on how the film business can teach others some essential lessons about making a success.

Post-It Notes

Pinewood Digital

Since setting up a simple digital dailies service five years ago, Pinewood Digital has grown into a full-service picture-post facility supporting digital and film workflows for film and TV productions globally.

Across the Pond

The Swirl Of Award Fever

In L.A., Mark London Williams focuses in on the works of Emmy nominees Paul Cameron ASC, Jim Frohna and James Hawkinson, looks at The Reel Thing film preservation conferences, and takes in some fascinating insights from Curtis Clark ASC.

Gaffers R Us

John ‘Biggles’ Higgins

With a flick of his trademark moustache, John Higgins, known as 'Biggles', has turned electricity into on-screen magic on over 60 features. Read his story here.

Talking Heads

Barry Ackroyd BSC “Preserving the Image”

Out-going president of the BSC, Barry Ackroyd, bid farewell in his July column for British Cinematographer magazine - reflecting on the past three years and where the world of cinematography is heading to in future.

Close-Up

David Higgs BSC / Churchill

The historical thriller Churchill, shot by cinematographer David Higgs BSC, is an intimate portrait of Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day 1944. Higgs discusses his striking look for the film with us.

Clapperboard

José Granell

View the showreel of the Magic Camera Company and prepare to be amazed - you’d never guess where models and miniature work were used. The man with the magic touch for miniatures is José Granell.

Close-Up

Göran Hallberg FSF /
A Man Called Ove

An impression of a country can be heavily influenced by film portrayals, and Swedes tend towards the gloomy. This image continues with A Man Called Ove, lensed by cinematographer Göran Hallberg FSF.

Meet the New Wave

Ruben Woodin Dechamps

Ruben Woodin Dechamps has reggae in his veins, an everlasting swim pass and a B.A. from Brighton University. Learn more about his story so far.

Talking Heads

Roy H Wagner ASC
“Basic instincts”

Roy H Wagner ASC says cinematography is a discovery process, and it's the cinematographer's duty to rely on their intuition and be able to turn on a sixpence.

Across the Pond

The need to greet the future

This month from L.A., Mark London Williams never stops, as he catches up with Steven Poster ASC, takes in the opening of Canon Burbank, visits Robert Kulesh at Matthews and gets reaction to Keslow's latest acquisition.

Close-Up

Matt Jensen ASC /
Wonder Woman

Released in June, it's fair to say that Wonder Woman was one of the most eagerly-anticipated superhero movies of recent years, and it didn’t disappoint. Cinematographer Matt Jensen ASC gives his take on his latest collaboration.

On the Job

Michael Seresin BSC NZSC /
War For The Planet OF The Apes

War For The Planet Of The Apes is the third installment in the rebooted Planet Of The Apes franchise. Once more, cinematographer Michael Seresin BSC NZSC was lured into the fray to capture the action.

Close-Up

Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Okja

The work of Darius Khondji AFC ASC on Palme d'Or nominee Okja has been hailed as a vivid delight. Find out Khondji's views on the film's message, Netflix's backing and shooting for 4K.

Camera Creative

Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk

Ron Prince talks to Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC about working on Christopher Nolan's WWII epic Dunkirk and the challenges of filming on 65mm IMAX and large-format 65mm film.

Special Report

CineGear Expo 2017 Review

Mark London Williams gives the run-down on the kit exhibitors were displaying at CineGear Expo 2017 at Paramount Studios last month, and found that it's not all strictly "cine".

Camera Creative

Ben Seresin BSC ASC /
The Mummy

We caught up with cinematographer Ben Seresin BSC ASC at his home in Los Angeles, to discover more about his take on reanimating The Mummy for 21st century audiences.

Special Report

Contemplations from Cannes

Richard Andry AFC, president of the French Society of Cinematographers, gives us the inside cinematographic track on the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Across the Pond

The New Standard

This month from Hollywood, we get industry perspectives on where the trends and standards are heading for uses of cameras, lighting and lenses.

Close-Up

Lol Crawley BSC / The OA

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.

Close-Up

Mandy Walker ACS ASC / The Mountain Between Us

Trevor Hogg speaks to Mandy Walker ACS ASC on the many challenges of treacherous landscapes and freezing temperatures on feature-film The Mountain Between Us, released in the UK last week.

Across the Pond

Invention and Re-invention

This month, Mark London Williams is on the road to talk to the president of Chapman/Leonard at their LA facility, on the Oscars trail speaking to The Shape Of Water's Danish DP Dan Laustsen, and talks lenses with American Made cinematographer César Charlone.

Talking Heads

Tim Potter GBCT “Subjects matter”

Tim Potter, chair of the GBCT, with his latest column on the wider economic picture of film and television production and the advent of 'infotainment'.

Spotlight

A.C. Entertainment Technologies

Once upon a time, a teenage business grew into a multinational entity offering a vast range of cutting-edge lighting and entertainment technology. It’s been a long and exciting trip for A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET)

Talking Heads

What politicians can learn from filmmakers

John Keedwell GBCT compares filmmaking to electioneering, with observations on how the film business can teach others some essential lessons about making a success.

Issue 83 – September 2017

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