Technicolor Post to be sold to Streamland Media

Streamland Media's acquisition of Technicolor Post, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

albert launches revamped production carbon calculator and certification toolkit

albert's updated carbon calculator and certification toolkit help TV and film productions measure their carbon impact as well as take active steps towards reducing it.

Istanbul’s Bando Post adopts DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow

Turkish post facility, Bando Post, has deployed DaVinci Resolve Studio throughout its pipeline, including edit, visual effects, sound design and final grade.

BlueBolt’s majestic VFX for The Great

Award-winning facility delivers over 300 shots for Hulu series The Great.

BSC welcomes new members

The BSC is excited to welcome new Full and Associate members to its roster of filmmaking talent.

DP Peter Berglund shares the production story of D.O.A. – The Movie

Cinematographer Peter Berglund collaborated with Kurt St. Thomas and other filmmaking maestros to shoot a remake of noir classic movie D.O.A.

Netflix welcomes the new year with two new production facilities in Korea

Netflix is establishing two production facilities in Paju-si and Yeoncheon-gun, just outside of Seoul, in Gyeonggi Province, Korea.

Veteran filmmaker joins GB Labs to spearhead North American operations

Matt Scott, GB Labs' new solutions architect and pre-sales engineer, will be based in California, and work with resellers and end users.

ARRI adds a bright new light to the LED universe

Ivo Ivanovski, ARRI’s general manager of the Lighting division, discusses the new Orbiter, ARRI's LED lighting system featuring inter-changeable optics and light control accessories.

LitraStudio shines for Pete Romano ASC when filming 30 feet below

LitraStudio delivers 3,000 Lumens of colour accurate RGBWW output—totally cable-free, all in a rugged, solution that goes underwater to 30’ below.

NFTS celebrates 50th anniversary in 2021

2021 is an exciting milestone in the history of the National Film and Television School as it commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary by planning a series of exciting events and activities to celebrate its past, present and future.

Graham Sheldon DPs remote cinematography for new docu-series

Teradek Cube 755 plays crucial role in COVID-19 compliant production with no crew members on set.

UK Screen Alliance strengthens Covid-19 guidance on client attendance at post houses

The UK Screen Alliance Guidance for Safe Working in Post-Production & VFX during the Covid-19 Pandemic has been strengthened to account for new government regulations introduced in January 2021 to control a new and more infectious strain of the coronavirus.

Resource Productions films BBC drama with diverse cast and crew

Social enterprise and production company Resource Productions' mission is to enable social change though film, art and technology and to diversify the creative industries.

Technicolor Post to be sold to Streamland Media

Streamland Media's acquisition of Technicolor Post, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

albert launches revamped production carbon calculator and certification toolkit

albert's updated carbon calculator and certification toolkit help TV and film productions measure their carbon impact as well as take active steps towards reducing it.

Istanbul’s Bando Post adopts DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow

Turkish post facility, Bando Post, has deployed DaVinci Resolve Studio throughout its pipeline, including edit, visual effects, sound design and final grade.

BlueBolt’s majestic VFX for The Great

Award-winning facility delivers over 300 shots for Hulu series The Great.

BSC welcomes new members

The BSC is excited to welcome new Full and Associate members to its roster of filmmaking talent.

DP Peter Berglund shares the production story of D.O.A. – The Movie

Cinematographer Peter Berglund collaborated with Kurt St. Thomas and other filmmaking maestros to shoot a remake of noir classic movie D.O.A.

Clapperboard

Douglas Milsome BSC ASC

Whereas others might have retired long since, Douglas Milsome BSC ASC, now aged 81, continues to enjoy filmmaking more than ever in a stellar career spanning over six decades and more than 60 long-form narrative credits as cinematographer.

Close-Up

Stephen J. Brand / Sideshow

In the film business, you must grab whatever opportunities come your way. That was the case for Bristol-based writer-director Adam Oldroyd and cinematographer Stephen J. Brand GBCT and their latest project, black comedy feature film Sideshow.

Meet the New Wave

Tom Turley

In our 102nd edition, the talented Tom Turley was the focus in our ever-popular feature. He tells us all about his DP heroes, the biggest challenge on his latest production and his best & worst moments on-set.

On the Job

Peter Deming / The New Mutants

The New Mutants is the thirteenth & final installment in the 20th Century Studios X-Men series. Mark London Williams catches up with Peter Deming ASC to find out all about his time lensing the film and working alongside director Josh Boone.

Close-Up

Taina Galis / Lynn + Lucy

It was the task of cinematographer Taina Galis to capture the look of the haunting Lynn + Lucy. We caught up with her to discuss her experiences shooting the drama and working alongside writer/director Fyzal Boulifa.

Close-Up

Shelly Johnson ASC / Bill & Ted Face The Music

Shelly Johnson ASC is not one to look a gift horse – or indeed a ‘wild stallyn’ – in the mouth. In fact, he says he was extremely flattered when he was nominated by DP Jerzy Zielinski PSC to take the reins on the highly-anticipated Bill & The Face The Music, directed by Dean Parisot, after Zielinski unexpectedly had to return to his native Poland just two weeks prior to principal photography.

Innovator

Chapman/Leonard

We catch up with Leonard Chapman on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the venerable and innovative studio equipment company that bears his name, in reverse.

Close-Up

Kit Fraser / Eternal Beauty

Shot entirely using Kodak 35mm motion picture filmstocks, Eternal Beauty portrays the often-misunderstood issues surrounding mental health with dignity, humour and tenderness. Kit Fraser was the man in charge of capturing the look of the bittersweet drama.

Close-Up

Łukasz Żal PSC / I’m Thinking Of Ending Things

Netflix’s I’m Thinking Of Ending Things is, under all the layers of its quirkiness, a story of the impenetrable intricacy of a human mind. Łukasz Żal PSC tells us all about his time lensing his first feature film and working alongside director Charlie Kaufman.

Across the Pond

December 2020: Streaming ahead

In a jam-packed comment piece from LA, Mark London Williams shares insight into the future of film; streaming services and continued demand for content; and the techniques behind a selection of festive productions.

Camera Creative

Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man

20th Century Studios film The King’s Man tells the story of one man and his protégé as they race against time to stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they plot a war that could wipe out millions. Ben Davis BSC was in charge of capturing the look of the film - he tells us all about his creative references, his selection of cameras & lenses and dealing with VFX.

Talking Heads

Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people

Sony's film and TV content expert, Claus Pfeifer, explores the history of production and how the power of technology is helping to meet the needs of the film and television industry.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “National Treasure”

In our November edition of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley discusses the importance of respecting & protecting the film industry during these uncertain and difficult times.

Meet the New Wave

Yinka Edward

Nigerian cinematographer Yinka Edward talks to us about his DP heroes, his favourite films and his best & worst moments on-set.

Talking Heads

Mark London Williams “The Stories Being Told”

Mark London Williams analyses how cinematic stories could continue to be told in the pandemic era.

Close-Up

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story

Keen to immerse himself in a variety of genres, from historical drama Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) through to family comedy Fighting with my Family (2019), cinematographer Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC was thrilled to explore the unique world inhabited by Netflix fantasy musical Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.

Special Report

The Changing Face Of Cinematography

In our milestone 100th edition, we reflected 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 edition back in 2002 in the first installment of a two-part Special Report.

Talking Heads

Lockdown in a film studio

In March 2020, with 38 productions ongoing, Sandstorm Films MD Tom Ward decided the best way to safely complete the projects was for some of the team to move into the studios to finish the work. Tom shares the 'Sandstorm vs Lockdown' story.

Across the Pond

October 2020: Birnam Wood And Other Considerations

Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's iconic and rather unique presidential election as he ponders what lies ahead for the industry in uncertain times.

Across the Pond

September 2020: Comfort Is King

In the latest installment of his every-popular column, Mark London Williams writes to us from L.A. following this year's virtual Emmy awards which saw the winners accept their gongs from the comfort of their own homes.

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.

Clapperboard

Douglas Milsome BSC ASC

Whereas others might have retired long since, Douglas Milsome BSC ASC, now aged 81, continues to enjoy filmmaking more than ever in a stellar career spanning over six decades and more than 60 long-form narrative credits as cinematographer.

Close-Up

Stephen J. Brand / Sideshow

In the film business, you must grab whatever opportunities come your way. That was the case for Bristol-based writer-director Adam Oldroyd and cinematographer Stephen J. Brand GBCT and their latest project, black comedy feature film Sideshow.

Meet the New Wave

Tom Turley

In our 102nd edition, the talented Tom Turley was the focus in our ever-popular feature. He tells us all about his DP heroes, the biggest challenge on his latest production and his best & worst moments on-set.

On the Job

Peter Deming / The New Mutants

The New Mutants is the thirteenth & final installment in the 20th Century Studios X-Men series. Mark London Williams catches up with Peter Deming ASC to find out all about his time lensing the film and working alongside director Josh Boone.

Close-Up

Taina Galis / Lynn + Lucy

It was the task of cinematographer Taina Galis to capture the look of the haunting Lynn + Lucy. We caught up with her to discuss her experiences shooting the drama and working alongside writer/director Fyzal Boulifa.

Close-Up

Shelly Johnson ASC / Bill & Ted Face The Music

Shelly Johnson ASC is not one to look a gift horse – or indeed a ‘wild stallyn’ – in the mouth. In fact, he says he was extremely flattered when he was nominated by DP Jerzy Zielinski PSC to take the reins on the highly-anticipated Bill & The Face The Music, directed by Dean Parisot, after Zielinski unexpectedly had to return to his native Poland just two weeks prior to principal photography.

Innovator

Chapman/Leonard

We catch up with Leonard Chapman on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the venerable and innovative studio equipment company that bears his name, in reverse.

Issue 103 – January 2021

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