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 Letter From Our Editor, Ron Prince…

During this difficult time, British Cinematographer Editor, Ron Prince, shares a heartfelt letter expressing our deepest thanks & gratitude to everyone connected with our magazine - far and wide - for your support.

New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund set up

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create the new fund, established with a £1m donation from Netflix, to help support the creative community, which has been devastated by the pandemic.

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

BSC president Mike Eley BSC sends a message of support and reassurance to society members during the COVID-19 outbreak.

UK Film Industry Supports Anti-Terrorism Campaign

Camera-stabilisation technology developer, Rizwan Wadan, is one of the few practicing Muslims in the mainstream filming industry in the UK, and it is his firm belief that it is important to open dialogues and debates through the visual medium and advocate film to the BAME and Muslim communities.

Inside The New Issue: 98

Described by Baz Luhrmann as 'an Artist and a General' - Australian cinematographer Mandy Walker ACS ASC leads the way to visualise Disney's live-action remake of Mulan - our March edition cover feature. Read on to get a sneak preview of this, plus other great content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th March.

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground with cinematography by Bojan Bazelli ASC.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Close-Up

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Working with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on the harrowing Mr. Jones has not only given Tomasz Naumiuk PSC a boost of confidence but has also earned him international recognition, telling the story of Welsh investigative journalist Gareth Jones’s 1933 poignant odyssey to reveal the truth about the famine-genocide in Ukraine.

Across the Pond

May 2020: Stay Tuned

In his latest column, Mark London Williams writes from L.A. as the industry & world remain on pause amid the ongoing global epidemic.

Close-Up

Mark Jenkin / Bait

Captured on Kodak B&W 16mm film, director Mark Jenkin’s unique, ultra-low budget movie, Bait, released in the UK by the BFI, earned widespread critical acclaim, multiple awards and turned in impressive results at the box office. Here the director shares details about his career and the methods he used to make this profound and visually-distinctive movie. Photo: Tom Axon.

Close-Up

Maria von Hausswolff / A White, White Day

Director Hlynur Palmason’s second feature, A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur), shot on Kodak in widescreen 2-perf Super35mm, is a story of heart-rending grief, revenge and unconditional love, captured by Swedish DP Maria von Hausswolff.

Innovator

Rizwan Wadan / Mr Helix

Rizwan Wadan of Mr Helix is a self-taught technician with a passion for providing solutions that extend far beyond revolutionising the way shots are stabilised, from TV hits like Luther to award-winners like The Favourite.

Close-Up

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

The exquisite black-and-white photography in director Václav Marhoul’s adaption of Jerzy Kosinski's novel - The Painted Bird - represents veteran Czech cinematographer Vladimír Smutný’s most personal work to date, and earned him the Bronze Frog accolade at Camerimage.

Clapperboard

Richard Greatrex BSC

These days a dedicated teller of stories with his stills camera, honorary BSC member Richard Greatrex has been an award-winning cinematographer, and Oscar-nominated for 1998's Shakespeare In Love. Of course, the tale of his career is obviously an enthralling one, and he told it to us.

Meet the New Wave

Yana Rits

Discover more about the native of Russia who studied at FAMU in Prague and the Northern Film School on her journey to fully-fledged cinematographer on titles such as Adam and Eve and Black Dollar.

Gaffers R Us

Tom Gates

Another disciple of Lee Lighting, Tom Gates has been a gaffer for 30 years from pop promos to nearly a decade on one of the world's biggest TV series. Learn more about the man with the 'legendary reputation'.

On the Job

Sean Bobbitt BSC / The Rhythm Section

Working under Director Reed Morano ASC – an accomplished cinematographer herself – Sean Bobbitt BSC captured the look on thriller The Rhythm Section. He reveals his thoughts on the great appeal to work on this project, the common language he developed with Morano, and why he would choose the Xtal Xpress 50mm lense for life.

Close-Up

Polly Morgan BSC ASC / A Quiet Place 2

Following the box office success of the original film, shot by Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF, the sequel A Quiet Place 2 was captured on film by Polly Morgan BSC ASC - a joyful return to shooting celluloid for the British cinematographer, as she reveals here.

Across the Pond

April 2020: Stories From Quarantine

In his latest column from L.A., Mark London Williams writes of challenging & unprecedented times for the industry. Cinematographers from around the world also share their stories during the current global epidemic.

Close-Up

Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Uncut Gems

With dazzling urgency, Darius Khondji AFC ASC's visuals lit up the Kodak 35mm film Uncut Gems starring Adam Sandler. Discover why Khondji was out of his comfort zone right away, why a one-stop push was deployed, and why he broke a normal post-completion tradition.

Camera Creative

Mandy Walker ACS ASC / Mulan

For the March 2020 cover feature. we spoke exclusively in-depth with Mulan cinematographer Mandy Walker ACS ASC - once described by Baz Luhrmann as 'an Artist and a General'. She tells us about linking up with Director Niki Caro, bringing elegance to epic battle scenes that were shot in-camera, and where the development of the ‘Petzval’ and ‘Chi’ lenses proved fruitful.

Talking Heads

Mike Eley BSC “Balancing Acts”

In the March 2020 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC said it's time to actively embrace diversity and inclusion in the camera department.

Close-Up

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield

From the very first frames of The Personal History Of David Copperfield, it is clear that the film is going to be an aesthetic feast for its audience’s eyes. For this adaption of Charles Dickens' novel the visuals fell into the capable hands of cinematographer Zac Nicholson BSC.

Spotlight

DMG Lumière by Rosco

A relative newcomer, DMG Lumière, which was bought by long-established US lighting manufacturer Rosco in 2017, has retained their branding and headquarters in France, but has also taken on much of the research and development (R&D) for the new parent's product lines as well as its own.

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.

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.

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.

Close-Up

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Working with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on the harrowing Mr. Jones has not only given Tomasz Naumiuk PSC a boost of confidence but has also earned him international recognition, telling the story of Welsh investigative journalist Gareth Jones’s 1933 poignant odyssey to reveal the truth about the famine-genocide in Ukraine.

Across the Pond

May 2020: Stay Tuned

In his latest column, Mark London Williams writes from L.A. as the industry & world remain on pause amid the ongoing global epidemic.

Issue 99 – May 2020

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