Now Shipping – Teradek’s Bolt For Sony VENICE

Following the news that Teradek's Ace 500 wireless video system has started shipping, the company have announced they have also began supplying 'Bolt for Sony VENICE'.

Ace 500 from Teradek starts shipping

Following its successful launch at the recent NAB exhibition, Teradek are excited to share that the Ace 500 wireless video system will begin shipping today (May 15 2019).

Delbonnel to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Angénieux has been paying a tribute to a prominent director of photography during the 'Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography' ceremony at Cannes Film Festival, and this year it is the turn of Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC.

Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event, Cine Gear Expo, is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. Read on to see what's in the pipeline.

Aaton-Digital’s award-winning sound recorders to appear at Cine Gear 2019

Aaton-Digital will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Cine Gear Expo at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles, on May 31st – June 1st, including the CantarMini 16 track digital audio field recorder with the latest HYDRA wireless interface system.

Inside The New Issue: 93

It's not 'gonna be a long long time' until subscribers can get their hands on the new May edition of British Cinematographer, starring Rocketman - the Elton John biopic lensed by George Richmond BSC - alongside productions by Alan Stewart, Nancy Screiber ASC, and the BSC's Gavin Finney, Michael Coulter and Maja Zamodja. Get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th May.

Roy Wagner ASC shoots Stand! with Blackmagic Design cameras

Cinematographer Roy H. Wagner ASC shot the upcoming musical drama Stand! using several Ursa Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots.

Sony Venice and Panchro/I classics perfect for Skam France

Cinematographer Xavier Dolléans chose the Sony Venice paired with Cooke Panchro/i Classic lenses to shoot seasons three and four of Skam France, the French version of the acclaimed and innovative Norwegian youth series Skam.

Revealed: The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes

This year’s prestigious Festival de Cannes competition from 14-25 May will be appraised by the next Jury - four women and four men, from four continents and from seven different nationalities - invited this year under the first ever presidency of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.

Kim and McCrae first time winners at BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2019

DPs Woo-hyung Kim and Lindsay McCrae were first time winners at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards this past weekend, taking home the accolades for The Little Drummer Girl and BBC's Dynasties respectively.

Cooke Anamorphic/i primes help make Vice visually sing

Over the 50 years chronicled in Adam McKay’s Vice, cinematographer Greig Fraser ACS ASC had the challenges of photographing actors playing characters twice their age. To accomplish this feat, Fraser relied on Kodak 200T & 500T film and Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i prime lenses.

Sony Venice used to capture Official Secrets

Boasting an impressive cast, including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the upcoming political thriller Official Secrets used Sony Venice for principal photography. Image by Nick Wall.

Gareth Munden on She’s Missing

DP Gareth Munden, a former New Wave inductee, kindly wrote in with details about his work on the thriller, She’s Missing, shot on location in New Mexico and California, under the auspices of director Alexandra McGuinness.

Roy H. Wagner ASC launches online cinematography channel

Roy H. Wagner ASC, a regular contributor to British Cinematographer, has launched 'Beyond The Darkness' - an online cinematography resource of countless behind-the-scenes stories, film tests from the past and present, as well as on-set interviews with American and international partners.

Now Shipping – Teradek’s Bolt For Sony VENICE

Following the news that Teradek's Ace 500 wireless video system has started shipping, the company have announced they have also began supplying 'Bolt for Sony VENICE'.

Ace 500 from Teradek starts shipping

Following its successful launch at the recent NAB exhibition, Teradek are excited to share that the Ace 500 wireless video system will begin shipping today (May 15 2019).

Delbonnel to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Angénieux has been paying a tribute to a prominent director of photography during the 'Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography' ceremony at Cannes Film Festival, and this year it is the turn of Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC.

Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event, Cine Gear Expo, is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. Read on to see what's in the pipeline.

Aaton-Digital’s award-winning sound recorders to appear at Cine Gear 2019

Aaton-Digital will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Cine Gear Expo at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles, on May 31st – June 1st, including the CantarMini 16 track digital audio field recorder with the latest HYDRA wireless interface system.

Inside The New Issue: 93

It's not 'gonna be a long long time' until subscribers can get their hands on the new May edition of British Cinematographer, starring Rocketman - the Elton John biopic lensed by George Richmond BSC - alongside productions by Alan Stewart, Nancy Screiber ASC, and the BSC's Gavin Finney, Michael Coulter and Maja Zamodja. Get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th May.

On the Job

Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War

Recently honoured with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award, Robert Richardson ASC took on the story of American journalist Marie Colvin in A Private War. He reveals why Marie’s story drew him to the feature, how shooting in tunnels in Jordan was technically grueling, and his experience in linking up with documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman.

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.

Meet the New Wave

Dan Atherton

One of the joint-winners of the '2018 BSC Emerging Cinematographer' award and a NFTS graduate, Dan Atherton is gaining experience and learning all the time filming shorts Sweet Maddie Stone, Love Pool and 2019's The Passenger.

Across the Pond

April 2019: The NAB story starts here

The tagline of NAB 2019 was 'Every Story Starts Here', and Mark London Williams went looking for the inside-word at this year's edition in Las Vegas. He's at the Tiffen booth to hear from Steadicam genius Garrett Brown, listens in as ASC President Kees van Oostrum amongst others speaks at ICG's panel and checks in on RED, Cooke and Maxon's developments.

Talking Heads

Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, praises the resilience of cinematographers for pushing back against AMPAS's initial Oscar telecast decision.

Gaffers R Us

David Sinfield

Having been an electrician at Lee Lighting for well over a decade, David Sinfield took the step to fully-fledged gaffer and not looked back. Read more about his innovations on The Nutcracker and Aladdin, the importance of a whole team effort, and why he doesn't he doesn't have favourite lights or tools.

Close-Up

John Conroy ISC / The Happy Prince

Written by and starring Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince was lit by Irish cinematographer John Conroy ISC. Conroy tells British Cinematographer why ARRI Master Anamorphic primes proved a great lens choice, why the softer the source is better on faces, and why Everett didn’t want the results to look too ‘nelly’.

Camera Creative

Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo

Ben Davis BSC speaks to us about bringing the live-action version of Dumbo to life, the challenges of representing a giant CGI elephant, the great collaborations which brought the images to life, and why the gamble of waiting on the production to get the green-light paid off.

Across the Pond

March 2019:
A subtle shift in focus

As awards season wraps up and he contemplates events ahead, Mark London Williams shifts his focus in L.A. this month and takes in Nancy Schreiber ASC's biopic Mapplethorpe, Todd Elyzen's contributions to Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, the lighting of Pietro Villani on indie film I’m Not Here and Zeiss's open house event.

Innovator

Frieder Hochheim

On the advice of a sound recordist suggesting the need for a new type of florescent lamp, Frieder Hochheim founded Kino Flo, a company that has continued to innovate in the world of film lighting. He tells the story to British Cinematographer.

Meet the New Wave

Bart Sienkiewicz

Having worked-up through the camera departments, Bart Sienkiewicz saw feature films Solis and The Bromley Boys released in cinemas in 2018. Find out what's in store next for the Polish-born cinematographer.

Talking Heads

Roy H. Wagner ASC “The British New Wave”

Roy H. Wagner ASC gazes back to being a child in the golden age of film-making in the late-1940s and salutes the loyal band of British cinematographers who were part of the British New Wave.

Close-Up

Tristan Oliver BSC / Isle Of Dogs

Tristan Oliver BSC, the DP on Wes Anderson’s stylish and highly-acclaimed animated feature Isle Of Dogs talks to British Cinematographer about the cinematography of capturing stop-frame, overseeing 50 shooting units on set and why the sequence in the Saki Bar was one of his favourites to shoot.

Clapperboard

Cinders Forshaw BSC

Cinders Forshaw BSC has shot five features and has a distinguished and varied career in the world of television, including Tipping The Velvet, Vera and Poldark. She recounts her experiences studying at the NFTS, why it is TV's golden age for lighting projects and her views on being labelled a TV DP.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “The giving of gifts”

In the January 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column celebrates the creation of the BSC 70 years ago and asks what gave rise to such optimism and camaraderie in its formation.

Across the Pond

February 2019:
Singing the Praises

Mark London Williams was in the thick of it as awards season hit, taking in the accolades at the ASC, Independent Spirit, Art Directors Guild and of course the main and Sci-Tech Academy awards ceremonies. Read on for more about what the likes of DP James Laxton, ASC President Kees van Oostrum and Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón had to say.

On the Job

Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War

Recently honoured with the ASC Lifetime Achievement Award, Robert Richardson ASC took on the story of American journalist Marie Colvin in A Private War. He reveals why Marie’s story drew him to the feature, how shooting in tunnels in Jordan was technically grueling, and his experience in linking up with documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman.

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.

Issue 93 – May 2019

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