Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917.

Sights of the BSC Expo 2020

DoP and photographers Richard Blanshard and John Daly BSC were on-hand to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement of the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year's show here at British Cinematographer.

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for 'Best Cinematography' to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC - who takes the Oscar for the second time in three years.

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year's EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for 'Best Cinematography'.

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, whilst there was also successes for BSC member Colin Watkinson and Jarin Blaschke.

Cinelab London Appoints Joce Capper as Creative Director

Cinelab London have announced the full-time appointment of Joce Capper in the key position of Creative Director/Strategic Business Development.

Inside The New Issue: 97

In the opening edition of British Cinematographer in this new decade, our cover story features one of the star cinematographers of the last, and other, decades - Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC, and his multi-award nominated 1917. Read on to get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 29th January.

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the 'Best Cinematography' category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today.

BSC EXPO 2020 – Have You Registered Yet?

BSC Expo 2020 - Europe's Premier International Event for Film & TV Production Equipment & Technology - returns to Battersea Evolution on Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February.

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Photo credit: Francois Duhamel

ASC Announces Feature Film Nominees for 34th Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, including 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman.

Helicopter Film Services chooses to balance its Carbon Emissions in a ‘First in The Sector’ Move

In what is a first-in-sector move, Europe’s leading aerial filming company, Helicopter Filming Services, (HFS) announces it will offset its carbon emissions with the help of award-winning partner, C Level.

ZEISS Unveils New High-End Lens Line: Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses

ZEISS has unveiled the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses, an exclusive new set of seven high-end cinematography lenses.

EnergaCamerimage 2019: Joker wins Golden Frog, Richardson, Tarantino and BSC honoured

The 2019 EnergaCamerimage festival in Toruń, dedicated to the art of cinematography, concluded at a gala closing-night ceremony on Saturday 16th November, with Joker taking away the prestigious 'Golden Frog', while there was recognition for Robert Richardson ASC and the BSC's 70th Anniversary. Photo credit: Krzysztof Wesolowski

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917.

Sights of the BSC Expo 2020

DoP and photographers Richard Blanshard and John Daly BSC were on-hand to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement of the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year's show here at British Cinematographer.

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for 'Best Cinematography' to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC - who takes the Oscar for the second time in three years.

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year's EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for 'Best Cinematography'.

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, whilst there was also successes for BSC member Colin Watkinson and Jarin Blaschke.

Cinelab London Appoints Joce Capper as Creative Director

Cinelab London have announced the full-time appointment of Joce Capper in the key position of Creative Director/Strategic Business Development.

Across the Pond

February 2020: At The Peak Of Their Craft

Mark London Williams steels himself for the Oscars by getting the vibe from L.A. at the ASC, Producers Guild and VES awards in a bumper schedule. Read on for comment and insight from the likes of Donald A. Morgan ASC, Joker director Todd Phillips, and the new ASC CEO Terry McCarthy.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “May The Force Be With Us”

In the January 2020 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC spoke of his belief that the BSC can be a far greater force for progress in the industry than it already is.

Close-Up

Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC / Corpus Christi

After forging for himself a reputation of one of the leading Polish cinematographers, Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC is on the fast track to astonish the world. Jan Komasa’s internationally applauded Corpus Christi is all the proof you need.

Gaffers R Us

Jonathan Spencer

Having started at BSkyB, Jonathan Spencer has been working as a gaffer and chief lighting technician for the last 10 years - most recently on Waiting for the Barbarians and Angel Has Fallen, and former British Cinematographer cover feature Ghost In The Shell.

Spotlight

MBSinnovations

Pinewood MBS Lighting has made R&D a core part of its operation and is part of a technology-based 'think tank' to help it design and develop new products. MBSinnovations (MBSi) is intended to help MBS companies work with the industry to come up with different approach to lights.

Close-Up

George Steel / The Aeronauts

For Tom Harper's adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862, the director turned to frequent collaborator George Steel to provide visuals.

Close-Up

Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out

In director Rian Johnson’s highly-acclaimed murder mystery, Knives Out, a family clashes, a patriarch dies, and a master detective leads an investigation that threatens the family’s dark secrets. The movie represents Johnson’s fifth collaboration with cinematographer Steve Yedlin ASC

Post-It Notes

Harbor Picture Company

In 2012, Zak Tucker, Joe Gawler and Theo Stanley launched The Harbor Picture Company in New York. Today, it has expanded to include additional facilities in LA and London, offering a wide array of live-action, dailies, creative and offline editorial, design, animation, VFX, CG, sound and picture finishing.

Close-Up

Jarin Blaschke / The Lighthouse

Captured on Kodak B&W 35mm film, ASC Spotlight Award nominee The Lighthouse photographed by DP Jarin Blaschke tells the tale of two lighthouse keepers as they try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote island.

Meet the New Wave

Matías Andrés Penachino

With a penchant for toothpicks and flashy jackets, Matías Penachino has been on the move to Barcelona recently as he looks to expand his horizons and continue his cinematography journey.

Close-Up

Phedon Papamichael ASC / Le Mans ‘66 (aka Ford vs Ferrari)

Filmmaker James Mangold and DP Phedon Papamichael ASC have teamed up for a fifth time to create Le Mans ’66. The Greek cinematographer reveals why LED technology was embraced for the production, how conveying speed proved difficult, and why the decision was taken to shoot as much in camera as possible.

Clapperboard

Larry Smith BSC

For its latest Clapperboard feature, we delve into the story of the industrious Larry Smith BSC - an award-winning cinematographer, producer and director responsible for the look of numerous productions.

Close-Up

Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man

Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe ACS ASC spoke to British Cinematographer about Gemini Man, working in 'the full shebang' of 3D HDR with director Ang Lee, and how the process led to a rethinking of lighting.

Camera Creative

Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC / The Irishman

In our November 2019 cover feature, Rodrigo Prieto AMC ASC spoke to us about work on director Martin Scorsese’s new epic, The Irishman. Prieto tells us about the ‘three-headed monster’ used for de-aging the actors, the changing colour tones through the decades, and why the visual tone was like a home movie.

On the Job

Dick Pope BSC / Motherless Brooklyn

Having met writer, producer and director Edward Norton on The Illusionist, DP Dick Pope BSC took on cinematographic duties on his noir-esque drama Motherless Brooklyn. He reveals his thoughts on sculpting the scenes with light to set the mood, how he tackled the extensive car work required and the challenge of lighting an abandoned former Harlem Jazz Club.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Snap Shots”

In the November 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC delivered a stream of conscientious thoughts about cinematography from the set.

Across the Pond

January 2020: To Make The Drama Work

In his latest column from L.A.'s cinematography scene, Mark London Williams hears from ASC Lifetime Achievement honoree Frederick Elmes, Ed Lachman ASC and his connections with his latest project Dark Waters, plus Mihai Malaimare Jr. on shooting Jojo Rabbit.

Across the Pond

November 2019: Light is a universal language

Reporting in from LA this month, Mark London Williams's indulgent column sees him speak to ASC International Award honoree Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC about his approaches across the oceans, Dick Pope BSC on newly-released Motherless Brooklyn and Spirit Award nominated DP Todd Banhazl about Hustlers.

Spotlight

Green Voltage

Discover more about how UK hire company Green Voltage, founded earlier this year by David Sinfield and Adam Baker, decided to bring a range of eco-friendly generators into the European film production market and face the environmental challenge head-on.

Close-Up

Ari Wegner ACS / In Fabric

Director Peter Strickland's horror-comedy In Fabric - in which a cursed, blood-red dress brings devastating consequences to whoever wears it - was shot by Australian cinematographer Ari Wegner ACS and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018.

Talking Heads

Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS “Cinema is Dead”

In this edition of Letter from America, Roy H Wagner ASC writes in wondering if the cinema experience and traditional storytelling are dead?

Across the Pond

October 2019: Growing Up and Maturing

Mark London Williams delves into Michael Cioni's recent move to leave Panavision and become Global SVP of Innovation at Frame.io, chats to Paul Cameron ASC about his work on 21 Bridges and looks at the launch of the Steadicam Steadimate-S.

Across the Pond

February 2020: At The Peak Of Their Craft

Mark London Williams steels himself for the Oscars by getting the vibe from L.A. at the ASC, Producers Guild and VES awards in a bumper schedule. Read on for comment and insight from the likes of Donald A. Morgan ASC, Joker director Todd Phillips, and the new ASC CEO Terry McCarthy.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “May The Force Be With Us”

In the January 2020 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC spoke of his belief that the BSC can be a far greater force for progress in the industry than it already is.

Close-Up

Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC / Corpus Christi

After forging for himself a reputation of one of the leading Polish cinematographers, Piotr Sobociński Jr PSC is on the fast track to astonish the world. Jan Komasa’s internationally applauded Corpus Christi is all the proof you need.

Gaffers R Us

Jonathan Spencer

Having started at BSkyB, Jonathan Spencer has been working as a gaffer and chief lighting technician for the last 10 years - most recently on Waiting for the Barbarians and Angel Has Fallen, and former British Cinematographer cover feature Ghost In The Shell.

Spotlight

MBSinnovations

Pinewood MBS Lighting has made R&D a core part of its operation and is part of a technology-based 'think tank' to help it design and develop new products. MBSinnovations (MBSi) is intended to help MBS companies work with the industry to come up with different approach to lights.

Close-Up

George Steel / The Aeronauts

For Tom Harper's adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862, the director turned to frequent collaborator George Steel to provide visuals.

Close-Up

Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out

In director Rian Johnson’s highly-acclaimed murder mystery, Knives Out, a family clashes, a patriarch dies, and a master detective leads an investigation that threatens the family’s dark secrets. The movie represents Johnson’s fifth collaboration with cinematographer Steve Yedlin ASC

Issue 97 – January 2020

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