Inside The New Issue: 88

Dun, dun, dun-dun dun, dun, dun-dun... In our July edition, Rob Hardy BSC lets us in on operations and behind-the-scenes info from the sets of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and joins the likes of Robert Yeoman ASC, Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF and Dariusz Wolski ASC. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 13th July.

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011.

Movietech Deploys Sony Venice on inaugural European feature

Camera, lens and grip specialist, Movietech, dispatched its newly-acquired Sony Venice camera to support cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC on Official Secrets, the camera system’s debut on a European feature.

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC again leading the field.

Issue 88 (July 2018): An Advance Look

Get an advance look at some of the great content set to feature* in the July 2018 issue (88) of British Cinematographer magazine, including Rob Hardy BSC's work on Mission Impossible: Fallout. Purchase a Print or Print & Digital subscription before 3rd July and receive this edition to your letterbox. (*subject to change).

The Winners at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The 71st Cannes Film Festival has concluded and all the winners have been announced - see them all, including the coveted Palm d'Or. Image © Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

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).

Inside The New Issue: 88

Dun, dun, dun-dun dun, dun, dun-dun... In our July edition, Rob Hardy BSC lets us in on operations and behind-the-scenes info from the sets of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and joins the likes of Robert Yeoman ASC, Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF and Dariusz Wolski ASC. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 13th July.

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011.

Movietech Deploys Sony Venice on inaugural European feature

Camera, lens and grip specialist, Movietech, dispatched its newly-acquired Sony Venice camera to support cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC on Official Secrets, the camera system’s debut on a European feature.

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC again leading the field.

Issue 88 (July 2018): An Advance Look

Get an advance look at some of the great content set to feature* in the July 2018 issue (88) of British Cinematographer magazine, including Rob Hardy BSC's work on Mission Impossible: Fallout. Purchase a Print or Print & Digital subscription before 3rd July and receive this edition to your letterbox. (*subject to change).

The Winners at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The 71st Cannes Film Festival has concluded and all the winners have been announced - see them all, including the coveted Palm d'Or. Image © Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Fool’s Gold?”

In his column from May's Issue 87, BSC President Mike Eley ponders on the plethora of choice of film equipment in the modern age, and whether the greatest tools a cinematographer has are already at their disposal.

Spotlight

CVP

For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’.

Close-Up

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Clapperboard

Frances Russell BSC

For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society of Cinematographers, with her gregariousness and indefatigable enthusiam proving priceless in support of the society. Read all about the life and times of the First Lady of the BSC.

Close-Up

Eben Bolter / The Woman In White

Another former 'New Wave' star, Eben Bolter, was behind the camera for the BBC series The Woman In White, and speaks to us again about creating a cinematic realism, moving the camera led by the story and avoiding the stereotypical look.

Close-Up

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Juliet, Naked is a contemporary story about an obscure rocker encountering the long-suffering girlfriend of an obsessive fan, which releases in the US in August. Trevor Hogg speaks in an exclusive interview to its British cinematographer, Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC, about his work on the film.

Close-Up

Aaron Reid / 10×10

The psychological thriller 10x10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Former 'New Wave' inductee Aaron Reid took on the challenges of balancing seclusion and claustrophobia on Alexa Mini.

Meet the New Wave

James Oldham

He has an EP on Spotify to go with a 'Best Emerging Cinematographer' award from the BSC - it's the musically-minded 'New Wave' inductee James Oldham. Feature image credit: Howard Wilkinson Photography.

Close-Up

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

For this historical drama, DP Zac Nicholson BSC took on the task of making the German occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII beautiful, not saccharine, and look as a fairy tale but not contrived. Read on about how he tackled the locations, the sets, two time periods and a variety of hardware.

Innovator

Tiffen at 80

A leading manufacturer of filters and lens accessories, Tiffen celebrates 80 years in the film and TV industry this year and we take time to tell the story of one of the most recognisable names in the business.

Across the Pond

June 2018:
Future Proofing

As another CineGear Expo comes to a conclusion, Mark London Williams ponders on its expansion and 'future proofing' the show and its gear. Elsewhere, Christopher Probst ASC encourages people to think of pixels as 'sensels', and Tami Reiker discusses Disney Freeform's Cloak and Dagger. Lead image: ©2018 George Leon/FILMCASTlive

Close-Up

Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List

When tragedy strikes before high-school graduation, four friends who have gone their separate ways reluctantly put their differences aside and reunite to complete a forgotten bucket list in The Honor List, directed by Elissa Down and captured by cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt.

Talking Heads

Steven Poster ASC “The Time Is Now”

Steven Poster ASC says levels of diversity and inclusivity are not even close to where they should be, although he does see some progress starting to happen and wants to encourage even more.

Close-Up

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Todd Haynes’ touching mystery Wonderstruck is the fifth narrative collaboration between the director and cinematographer Ed Lachman ASC. The American DP reveals how he linked the two time periods, how he took inspiration from silent-era movies, and why a black-and-white look is very different on film compared to digital.

On the Job

Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach

The first full-length feature helmed by renowned theatre director Dominic Cooke, On Chesil Beach was shot on 35mm film in 2-perf by Sean Bobbitt BSC. Discover why Bobbitt chose his three Kodak film stocks for the project, the benefits of shooting on film for the movie’s look, and why he never reads a book associated with a project.

Gaffers R Us

Pat Sweeney

Scottish gaffer Pat Sweeney was a late starter to the industry, but has built up a varied roster in the past 15 years, including The Theory Of Everything, The Mummy and Game Of Thrones. Discover his once-in-a-lifetime experience, how he deals with the demands of the job and why anticipation is what you need.

Special Report

“Every story has its own language” – Ed Lachman ASC

As a DP who worked with some of the most prominent German New Wave filmmakers, as well as with the most influential American independents, Ed Lachman ASC finds for each story its own cinematic language. At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, he was awarded the 'Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography'. Birgit Heidsiek spoke with him about his preferred projects, paintings and perspectives.
Photo © Pauline Maillet

Camera Creative

Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story

The visuals on this summer’s big hit in the Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story, were left in the capable hands of Arrival cinematographer, Bradford Young ASC. Hear from the man himself on bringing his ‘naturalistic’ look to the cultural institution, why the film was ‘more about the glass’ than the capture format, and the work-life balance during his relocation to London.

Across the Pond

May 2018:
Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama

Before getting set for CineGear Expo, Mark London Williams headed to Chapman Leonard's annual open house in North Hollywood. He also returns to a pair of fascinating conversations from his NAB travels; with Isle Of Dogs DP Tristan Oliver, and Mathias Herndl about his work on National Geographic’s Genius: Picasso series.

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.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Fool’s Gold?”

In his column from May's Issue 87, BSC President Mike Eley ponders on the plethora of choice of film equipment in the modern age, and whether the greatest tools a cinematographer has are already at their disposal.

Spotlight

CVP

For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’.

Close-Up

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Clapperboard

Frances Russell BSC

For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society of Cinematographers, with her gregariousness and indefatigable enthusiam proving priceless in support of the society. Read all about the life and times of the First Lady of the BSC.

Close-Up

Eben Bolter / The Woman In White

Another former 'New Wave' star, Eben Bolter, was behind the camera for the BBC series The Woman In White, and speaks to us again about creating a cinematic realism, moving the camera led by the story and avoiding the stereotypical look.

Close-Up

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Juliet, Naked is a contemporary story about an obscure rocker encountering the long-suffering girlfriend of an obsessive fan, which releases in the US in August. Trevor Hogg speaks in an exclusive interview to its British cinematographer, Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC, about his work on the film.

Issue 88 – July 2018

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