A Statement For Our Publishers

We're delighted to announce some changes to our editorial team here at British Cinematographer magazine and we look forward to exciting times ahead with the valued support given to us by the BSC, GBCT and IMAGO.

Inside The New Issue: 101

Our action-packed September edition features the second part of our special report reflecting on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of DPs have changed over the last two decades. Ben Davis BSC talks about his time lensing The King's Man in our cover feature and there's also exclusive interviews with the likes of Peter Deming ASC on The New Mutants, Łukasz Żal PSC on I'm Thinking Of Ending Things and Kit Fraser on Eternal Beauty plus much, much more.

Brompton Technology Powers Virtual Film Environments

Chris Deighton, CTO of Brompton Technology, a specialist designer/manufacturer of cutting-edge LED video processing products for the live events, film and broadcast industries, gives an insightful & quite incredible overview using LED screens.

Director Lukas Galle & DP Jan Anderle On Apart

Director Lukas Galle and cinematographer Jan Anderle recently wrote in with details about their collaboration on Galle’s short film Apart, the story of a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic world.

Inside The New Issue: 100

In our milestone edition, we reflect on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of DPs have changed and evolved over the last two decades since we released our very first issue back in 2002. We also interview Shelly Johnson ASC on Greyhound, Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC talk The King Of Staten Island and DP Brendan Galvin ISC discusses his time lensing Unhinged plus much, much more.

Helicopter Film Services Introduces COVID-Safe Aerial Filming Measures

Helicopter Film Services has introduced COVID-safe measures to ensure safety for crew, production teams and subjects, so that filming projects can continue in what we hope to be the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic.

100 Editions Young…

We have been overwhelmed with joy to receive so many kind messages and calls – from readers and advertisers alike – about our 99th edition in May. Editor Ron Prince expresses his gratitude during these challenging times.

A Message From The Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies (ASPEC)…

ASPEC Acting Chair, J. Barry Measure, writes with an update from the association during the current epidemic which continues to impact & present challenges for productions around the world.

ScreenSkills fast-tracks training for safe return to production

New training is being fast-tracked to help film and high-end television return safely to production, the skills body ScreenSkills announced last week.

British Cinematographer Issue 99

Inside The New Issue: 99

Rob Hardy BSC is the focus of our cover feature in our action-packed May edition. Ron Prince catches up with him to discuss his time lensing FX series Devs and working alongside Director Alex Garland. Find out what else you'll find in the upcoming 99th Issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 22nd May.

DP George Burt on G-LOC

DP George Burt wrote in with details about his work on the low-budget sci-fi thriller G-LOC, directed by Tom Paton - the fifth movie he has shot for the director.

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF on County Lines

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF wrote in with details about his work on director Henry Blake’s County Lines, a coming-of-age thriller about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network.

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses bring beauty to the story of Cuba

Peter Chang, known for his IMAX and giant-screen work as cinematographer on Jerusalem and America Wild: National Parks Adventure, has completed his latest film, Cuba, with Cooke S7/i large format lenses playing an important part.

Cut it Power Saving Initiative launches at 2020 BSC Expo

The 2020 BSC Expo saw the launch of Cut It, the first crew-led initiative to tackle carbon emissions in film and TV production.

A Statement For Our Publishers

We're delighted to announce some changes to our editorial team here at British Cinematographer magazine and we look forward to exciting times ahead with the valued support given to us by the BSC, GBCT and IMAGO.

Inside The New Issue: 101

Our action-packed September edition features the second part of our special report reflecting on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of DPs have changed over the last two decades. Ben Davis BSC talks about his time lensing The King's Man in our cover feature and there's also exclusive interviews with the likes of Peter Deming ASC on The New Mutants, Łukasz Żal PSC on I'm Thinking Of Ending Things and Kit Fraser on Eternal Beauty plus much, much more.

Brompton Technology Powers Virtual Film Environments

Chris Deighton, CTO of Brompton Technology, a specialist designer/manufacturer of cutting-edge LED video processing products for the live events, film and broadcast industries, gives an insightful & quite incredible overview using LED screens.

Director Lukas Galle & DP Jan Anderle On Apart

Director Lukas Galle and cinematographer Jan Anderle recently wrote in with details about their collaboration on Galle’s short film Apart, the story of a young woman living in a post-apocalyptic world.

Inside The New Issue: 100

In our milestone edition, we reflect on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of DPs have changed and evolved over the last two decades since we released our very first issue back in 2002. We also interview Shelly Johnson ASC on Greyhound, Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC talk The King Of Staten Island and DP Brendan Galvin ISC discusses his time lensing Unhinged plus much, much more.

Helicopter Film Services Introduces COVID-Safe Aerial Filming Measures

Helicopter Film Services has introduced COVID-safe measures to ensure safety for crew, production teams and subjects, so that filming projects can continue in what we hope to be the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic.

Camera Creative

Rob Hardy BSC / Devs

In our cover story special from BC99, Rob Hardy BSC discussed his time lensing Devs. The show – which centres on computer engineer Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno) – premiered on Hulu in March before airing on the BBC. Hardy tells us about working with Director Alex Garland, his selection of camera, lenses & aspect ratios and using ‘specially-expanded’ Anaorphic lenses.

On the Job

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC tell us about their time lensing the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, The King Of Staten Island, shot on Kodak 35mm film.

Camera Creative

Shelly Johnson ASC / Greyhound

Pre-production on $50 million WWII drama, Greyhound, commenced back in January 2018. Shelly Johnson ASC was in charge of lensing the gripping drama which was inspired by actual events during the Battle Of The Atlantic. He tells us all about his experiences shooting the film and working alongside director and former DP Aaron Schneider ASC.

Meet the New Wave

Molly Manning Walker

Molly Manning Walker talks to us about her industry heroes, her best & worst moments on set and the biggest challenge on her latest production.

Close-Up

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague discuss their time lensing miniseries Mrs. America which premiered on Hulu earlier this year.

Close-Up

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Da 5 Bloods

DP Newton Thomas Sigel ASC tells us all about his time lensing war drama Da 5 Bloods and working alongside director Spike Lee

Close-Up

Brendan Galvin ISC / Unhinged

Unhinged is the first movie to be developed, produced and released by Solstice Studios. Irish DP Brendan Galvin ISC tells us all about his experiences lensing the film and working alongside director Derrick Borte.

Gaffers R Us

Lee Walters

We shine a light on Lee Walters in this edition of Gaffers 'R' Us. He talks to us about his time learning the trade, the fundamentals of the gaffer/DP relationship and keeping up with the latest innovations in lighting.

Clapperboard

Phil Méheux BSC

Offering an imaginative and intelligent approach to cinematography, award-winning DP Phil Méheux BSC has enjoyed a stellar filmmaking career spanning the best part of six decades. Ron Prince caught up with the man himself to discuss his incredible career.

Close-Up

Denson Baker ACS NZCS / The Luminaries

Starring Eva Green and Eve Hewson, The Luminaries is set on the wild west coast of New Zealand’s South Island at the height of the 1860’s gold rush. Denson Baker ACS NZCS tells us all about his time lensing the series and working alongside director (and wife) Claire McCarthy once again.

Across the Pond

August 2020: Volumes & Bathtubs

Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. ahead of September's Emmy awards and catches up with DP Greig Fraser ASC on his Emmy-nominated work lensing Disney’s The Mandalorian in the latest installment of Across The Pond.

Close-Up

Benjamin Kračun / Promising Young Woman

If you crossed Vertigo (1958) with Clueless (1995) then you’d begin to get an idea of what cinematographer Benjamin Kračun’s job entailed on Emerald Fennel’s directorial debut, Promising Young Woman, releasing later in 2020.

Close-Up

Hélène Louvart AFC / Never Rarely Sometimes Always

French cinematographer Hélène Louvart AFC discusses her time lensing writer/director Eliza Hittman’s powerful and intimate drama Never Rarely Sometimes Always.

Gaffers R Us

Andy Long

Andy Long talks to us about his journey to becoming a gaffer, his trusted crew and working on Christopher Nolan's Inception alongside Wally Pfister ASC in our latest installment of Gaffers 'R'Us.

Close-Up

Denis Crossan BSC / Our Ladies

Cinematographer Denis Crossan BSC had previously worked with director Michael Caton-Jones on a brace of movies, plus a hit TV series, before linking up once again to shoot the Hollywood veteran helmer’s personal passion project, Our Ladies.

Close-Up

MacGregor / Vivarium

DP MacGregor (Miguel de Olaso) tells us all about his time working alongside director Lorcan Finnegan to shoot sci-fi thriller Vivarium which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Across the Pond

July 2020: A Return To High Office

It's election season in America and there's a new chapter at the ASC as Mark London Williams writes to us from Los Angeles in the latest installment of Across The Pond.

Close-Up

Eric Gautier AFC / The Eddy

French DP Eric Gautier AFC tells us all about flawlessly recreating Paris’ French Jazz scene entirely on Kodak Vision3 16mm film and working alongside director Damien Chazelle for Netflix drama The Eddy.

Meet the New Wave

Nick Gillespie

Nick Gillespie's career began when he got a job as a camera operator on local TV whilst at university. Since then, he's worked alongside some of the very best DPs in the industry and his career continues to go from strength to strength.

On the Job

Oona Menges / The Host

DP Oona Menges & her crew faced a lot of thinking on their feet working on the low-budget feature The Host. We catch up with her to discuss her time lensing the suspense-driven thriller.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Self-Preservation Society”

In our May edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC reflected on the impact of the global epidemic caused by COVID-19 and what it'll mean for the industry & production going forward.

Across the Pond
Haskell Wexler on the set of 1969's Medium Cool.

June 2020: Medium Cool

Mark London Williams' very latest column from L.A. features a remembrance of Haskell Wexler's speaks-to-the-moment classic Medium Cool.

Camera Creative

Rob Hardy BSC / Devs

In our cover story special from BC99, Rob Hardy BSC discussed his time lensing Devs. The show – which centres on computer engineer Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno) – premiered on Hulu in March before airing on the BBC. Hardy tells us about working with Director Alex Garland, his selection of camera, lenses & aspect ratios and using ‘specially-expanded’ Anaorphic lenses.

On the Job

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC tell us about their time lensing the semi-autobiographical comedy-drama, The King Of Staten Island, shot on Kodak 35mm film.

Camera Creative

Shelly Johnson ASC / Greyhound

Pre-production on $50 million WWII drama, Greyhound, commenced back in January 2018. Shelly Johnson ASC was in charge of lensing the gripping drama which was inspired by actual events during the Battle Of The Atlantic. He tells us all about his experiences shooting the film and working alongside director and former DP Aaron Schneider ASC.

Meet the New Wave

Molly Manning Walker

Molly Manning Walker talks to us about her industry heroes, her best & worst moments on set and the biggest challenge on her latest production.

Close-Up

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague discuss their time lensing miniseries Mrs. America which premiered on Hulu earlier this year.

Close-Up

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Da 5 Bloods

DP Newton Thomas Sigel ASC tells us all about his time lensing war drama Da 5 Bloods and working alongside director Spike Lee

Close-Up

Brendan Galvin ISC / Unhinged

Unhinged is the first movie to be developed, produced and released by Solstice Studios. Irish DP Brendan Galvin ISC tells us all about his experiences lensing the film and working alongside director Derrick Borte.

Issue 101 – September 2020

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