Inside The New Issue: 94

We're partying like it's 1969 with the cover feature of the new July edition of British Cinematographer, as we get-down with Robert Richardson ASC to talk about Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Throw in an eclectic mix of productions from DPs John Mathieson BSC, Caleb Deschanel ASC, Fred Elmes ASC and more, and it's a must not-miss. Read on to get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 17th July.

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP has presented details of its inaugural Summer Kit Festival to take place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July - working with 30 leading manufacturers to showcase the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019.

Dedolight Expand ‘Lightstream’ Range – Introduce New Parallel Beam Intensifiers

Dedolight have recently introduced two new Parallel Beam attachments, the whole family currently totalling 14. Now, each focusing Dedolight model all have varying intensifiers, built to optimize the output.

ARRI in cooperation with Volucap organizes 2nd International Broadcast Day

ARRI and the volumetric studio, Volucap, organized the second International Broadcast Day - an exchange platform to discuss top technology trends affecting the media and broadcast industry including VR/AR applications - which took place at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany on June 26–27.

Autumn Durald Arkapaw lenses Teen Spirit

Filmed entirely on location in London, shooting on two ARRI Alexa Minis with Panavision Anamorphic C-series lenses, DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw produced the cinematography on musical drama Teen Spirit in just 33 days.

Glasgow goes country with George Steel’s work on Wild Rose

Delivering a fresh take on the ever-popular sub-genre of musical drama, Film4/BFI’s indie offering Wild Rose saw cinematographer George Steel BSC reuniting with director Tom Harper and Time Based Arts colourist Simone Grattarola.

Panasonic Varicam supports the look for comedy After Life

Panasonic’s VariCam range was used to help create an aesthetically pleasing look, supporting the comedic narrative, of Ricky Gervais’ latest Netflix Original comedy series, After Life.

Ben Davis BSC uses Blackmagic Micro Camera for Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the 21st instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first with a female lead superhero, features action sequences shot by DP Ben Davis BSC using the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera.

Howard Mills on Alien celebratory short Containment

Last year, 20th Century Fox commissioned six short films to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise. DP Howard Mills shot one of the films - Containment - and here you can watch it, and read more about Mills' work.

Women Behind The Camera Website Launches

Camera operators Ilana Garrard ACO, Lucy Bristow ACO and Aga Szeliga Assoc ACO, have set-up a new website providing a network and showcase for women who work in the camera department in the UK film and TV production industry.

The Winners at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has concluded and all the winners have been announced - see them all, including the coveted Palme d'Or. Image © Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images

Claudio Miranda ASC to Receive Cine Gear Expo Visionary Achievement Award

This year Cine Gear pays tribute to Academy Award®-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda ASC for Visionary Achievement in Cinematography.

Angénieux goes prime!

Angénieux has announced a complete set of high-end Full Frame prime lenses – the Optimo Prime Series, in partnership with Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc and Jebsen Industrial, which will be presented at next week's Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles.

Women in Film & Television International launches several new partnerships and programs

2019 is proving to be a groundbreaking year for Women in Film and Television International. The organization is launching several new partnerships and programs at the Cannes Film Festival, including the WIFTI Channel and WIFTI Talks.

Inside The New Issue: 94

We're partying like it's 1969 with the cover feature of the new July edition of British Cinematographer, as we get-down with Robert Richardson ASC to talk about Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Throw in an eclectic mix of productions from DPs John Mathieson BSC, Caleb Deschanel ASC, Fred Elmes ASC and more, and it's a must not-miss. Read on to get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 17th July.

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP has presented details of its inaugural Summer Kit Festival to take place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July - working with 30 leading manufacturers to showcase the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019.

Dedolight Expand ‘Lightstream’ Range – Introduce New Parallel Beam Intensifiers

Dedolight have recently introduced two new Parallel Beam attachments, the whole family currently totalling 14. Now, each focusing Dedolight model all have varying intensifiers, built to optimize the output.

ARRI in cooperation with Volucap organizes 2nd International Broadcast Day

ARRI and the volumetric studio, Volucap, organized the second International Broadcast Day - an exchange platform to discuss top technology trends affecting the media and broadcast industry including VR/AR applications - which took place at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany on June 26–27.

Autumn Durald Arkapaw lenses Teen Spirit

Filmed entirely on location in London, shooting on two ARRI Alexa Minis with Panavision Anamorphic C-series lenses, DP Autumn Durald Arkapaw produced the cinematography on musical drama Teen Spirit in just 33 days.

Glasgow goes country with George Steel’s work on Wild Rose

Delivering a fresh take on the ever-popular sub-genre of musical drama, Film4/BFI’s indie offering Wild Rose saw cinematographer George Steel BSC reuniting with director Tom Harper and Time Based Arts colourist Simone Grattarola.

Close-Up

Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens

Having previously worked on three other Terry Pratchett fantasy novels adapted for TV mini-series, Gavin Finney BSC took on Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's collaborative novel Good Omens. Finney tells us why the look is best described as 'hyper-real', how the sheer complexity of the story required numerous period moods in the grade, and the situations where Lester Dunton's projection system proved invaluable.

Innovator

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial cinematographer for over 25 years and CEO, Jeremy Braben tells British Cinematographer why Helicopter Film Services (HFS) are still able to deliver the quality and understanding of all in-flight filming requirements.

Close-Up

David Procter / The Innøcents

Shooting the hit Netflix series The Innøcents included tight prep and production schedules, multiple locations across two countries, numerous VFX sequences, and a venture into the relatively uncharted seas of 8K acquisition for a 4K HDR Dolby Vision finish. DP, and former New Wave inductee, David Procter tells us more about his experience. Photo by Dan Gadd.

Across the Pond

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

In his latest column from L.A.'s cinematography scene, Mark London Williams gets into the 'Neon Noir' look of Amazon's new series Too Old To Die Young from the show's supervising colorist Ian Vertovec, doffs his cap to some of the ASC's new membership and pays a fond farewell to Matthews Studio Equipment President Ed Phillips.

Spotlight

LiteGear

Recent films have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, but which also provide a major feature or almost an effect, and LiteGear has targeted this market and developed a new style of light made possible by LED technology. We find out more about how they got to where they are today.

Close-Up

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

The Hustle continues the cinematic trend for gender-reversal remakes, being a female-led version of the 1988 conman comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/ Michael Coulter BSC set a high-class look and talks us through his processes of achieving it.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity.

Close-Up

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Captured on Kodak S16mm, the feature film Mapplethorpe, which was written/directed by Ondi Timoner, and shot by Nancy Schreiber ASC, takes a look at the life of provocative, erotic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe: from hustling artist in the 1970s and rise to fame in the 1980s, through to his sad and untimely death from AIDS in 1989.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Call Of Duty”

In the May 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column recounts a conversation with the legendary Billy Williams OBE BSC which struck a chord and led to a musing on the importance of giving DPs adequate prep time.

Meet the New Wave

Ann Evelin Lawford

Ann Evelin Lawford is a rising cinematographer who loves to challenge and explore issues, all whilst traveling the world and living in the moment. Read on to discover more about the Dutch DP's story.

Close-Up

Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess

A graduate of NFTS and a former British Cinematographer 'New Wave' inductee, Maja Zamojda BSC took on the role of shooting Starz's production The Spanish Princess. She discusses the inspirations of Atonement, The Revenant and Marie Antoinette, how a tricky tonal balance was achieved, and the benefits of using a lot of colour contrast.

Gaffers R Us

Lee Knight

The son of fellow gaffer Eddie Knight, 42 year-old Lee Knight is carving his own name out on sets such as epic TV drama Game Of Thrones. Read on to discover the influence his dad on him, why he likes LEDs mixed with conventional lighting, and why he was always going to be a gaffer.

On the Job

Alan Stewart / Aladdin

Having served his time on a variety of second unit work and shooting under many leading cinematographers, Alan Stewart has taken the lead to create the visuals on the live-action remake of Disney's 1992 animated film Aladdin.

Camera Creative

George Richmond BSC / Rocketman

George Richmond, son of the renowned cinematographer Anthony Richmond BSC ASC, tells us about Rocketman's journey of colour, the joy of being free to be whacky and experimental during the production, and the challenge of shooting the entire film in just 60 days.

Across the Pond

May 2019: Cine Gear Hurlyburly

Mark London Williams has been about all things Cine Gear this past month, and he gives us a flavour of what was happening at this year's gathering, with words from event honoree George Spiro Dibie ASC; as well as taking a look at director Joanna Hogg's upcoming autobiographical film The Souvenir. Image by George Leon/Filmcastlive.

Close-Up

BBC Dynasties

Dynasties from the BBC's Natural History Unit, presented by David Attenborough, focuses on five vulnerable or endangered species. Discover more about the extraordinary process behind the collaboration needed to capture the 'Painted Wolf' episode.

Spotlight

Creamsource Lighting

The developing story of the Creamsource brand of high-power LED luminaires began on the backlot of an animated film set in Antarctica, but its roots lie with a teenage inventor from the New Zealand bush honing his skills in Middle Earth. Intrigued? Read on to get the full picture.

Close-Up

Benoît Debie SBC / The Beach Bum

Shot on 35mm film, The Beach Bum stars Matthew McConaughey as a free-spirited troubadour, and sees Belgian DP Benoît Debie SBC team-up again with Director of Spring Breakers Harmony Korine to bring the explosion of colourful images to life.

Innovator

Otto Nemenz

We celebrate and look back at 40 years of history behind Hollywood's legendary camera shop, Otto Nemenz International - a winner of a Sci Tech Oscar and an award of distinction from the ASC.

Meet the New Wave

Aaron Rogers

One of the joint-winners of the '2018 BSC Emerging Cinematographer' award, and a keen foodie, Aaron Rogers has all the right ingredients to make a name for himself in the industry.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Works Of Heart”

In the March 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column says it's time for proper public recognition of the men and women who create images by academies and corporations alike.

Close-Up

Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew

Emmy-nominated cinematographer Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC found herself squarely in the world of the ever-burgeoning land of television in 2012 and the work has kept coming in, including Sky One’s latest Colm McCarthy drama Curfew. Read on to discover why the visuals are 'Carpenter-esque', how the look pays homage to many genres and the challenges of shooting the nightly car scenes.

Close-Up

Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens

Having previously worked on three other Terry Pratchett fantasy novels adapted for TV mini-series, Gavin Finney BSC took on Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's collaborative novel Good Omens. Finney tells us why the look is best described as 'hyper-real', how the sheer complexity of the story required numerous period moods in the grade, and the situations where Lester Dunton's projection system proved invaluable.

Innovator

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial cinematographer for over 25 years and CEO, Jeremy Braben tells British Cinematographer why Helicopter Film Services (HFS) are still able to deliver the quality and understanding of all in-flight filming requirements.

Close-Up

David Procter / The Innøcents

Shooting the hit Netflix series The Innøcents included tight prep and production schedules, multiple locations across two countries, numerous VFX sequences, and a venture into the relatively uncharted seas of 8K acquisition for a 4K HDR Dolby Vision finish. DP, and former New Wave inductee, David Procter tells us more about his experience. Photo by Dan Gadd.

Across the Pond

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

In his latest column from L.A.'s cinematography scene, Mark London Williams gets into the 'Neon Noir' look of Amazon's new series Too Old To Die Young from the show's supervising colorist Ian Vertovec, doffs his cap to some of the ASC's new membership and pays a fond farewell to Matthews Studio Equipment President Ed Phillips.

Spotlight

LiteGear

Recent films have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, but which also provide a major feature or almost an effect, and LiteGear has targeted this market and developed a new style of light made possible by LED technology. We find out more about how they got to where they are today.

Close-Up

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

The Hustle continues the cinematic trend for gender-reversal remakes, being a female-led version of the 1988 conman comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/ Michael Coulter BSC set a high-class look and talks us through his processes of achieving it.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity.

Issue 94 – July 2019

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