Steven Bernstein ASC / Decoding Annie Parker

Hope & Faith Steven Bernstein ASC / Decoding Annie Parker Hope & Faith Steven Bernstein ASC / Decoding Annie Parker Steven Bernstein ASC has added a new chapter to his eclectic career. The veteran cinematographer has co-authored the script with his son Adam and directed the soon-to-be-released Decoding Annie Parker.   The independent feature film … Read more

James Chressanthis ASC / The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Fight for Rights   James Chressanthis ASC / The Watsons go to Birmingham Fight for Rights   James Chressanthis ASC / The Watsons go to Birmingham The Watsons Go To Birmingham  is a drama about a chapter in the lives of an African-American family. It is set during a dark time in American history when … Read more

Thomas Kloss / Don Jon

Sex Bomb Thomas Kloss / Don Jon Sex Bomb Thomas Kloss / Don Jon It was creative, collaborative love-at-first-conversation between writer-director-actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and cinematographer Thomas Kloss. There were many discussions to be had, and even disagreements to be discovered, but what ensued was what Kloss credits with changing his mind about cinematography.   “If … Read more

4K (Part 2)

Quad Wrangle Special Report / 4K (part 2) Quad Wrangle Special Report / 4K (part 2) Working at 4K quadruples the amount of processing required for each frame relative to HD. Accordingly, every step of the chain from RAW processing and colour grading, to editing, composting, encoding and display, is being re-thought. With the emergence … Read more

Chas Bain

Dare Devil Meet the New Wave  / Chas Bain Dare Devil Meet the New Wave  / Chas Bain Filmography (so far): highlights include DP on Bula Quo (2013); camera operator on World War Z (2013), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Snow White And the Huntsman (2012) and The Golden Compass (2007); focus puller on The … Read more

E. Grau, S. Kirby, P. Simonite, C. Charlone & Z. Nicholson / No Place On Earth

Collaboration  Eduard Grau, Sean Kirby, Peter Simonite, Cesar Charlone & Zac Nicholson / No place on Earth Collaboration  Eduard Grau, Sean Kirby, Peter Simonite, Cesar Charlone & Zac Nicholson / No place on Earth No Place On Earth takes audiences on an emotional journey some 70 years back in time. The 83-minute documentary blends the memories of … Read more

Angus Hudson BSC / Last Passenger

Night Train Angus Hudson BSC / Last Passenger Night Train Angus Hudson BSC / Last Passenger Last Passenger is an indie thriller about a handful of everyday passengers on a speeding London commuter train which is hijacked by a mysterious driver. The £1.8m movie stars Dougray Scott and is the feature debut of writer/director Omid … Read more

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Rush

High Octane Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Rush High Octane Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Rush Rush is the upcoming, (estimated) $50m, British-American biographical action drama, directed by Ron Howard and written by Peter Morgan, about the 1976 Formula One season, and the near-fatal rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki … Read more

Tiffen celebrates 75 years

Family Affair Special Report / Tiffen Celebrates 75 years Family Affair Special Report / Tiffen Celebrates 75 years Today The Tiffen Company is known worldwide as a manufacturer of camera support equipment for video, movies and stills and owns eleven well-known brands. It started in 1938 with three people, Nat Tiffen and his two brothers … Read more

Harvey Harrison BSC

Making Hay Clapperboard / Harvey Harrison BSC Making Hay Clapperboard / Harvey Harrison BSC Had things worked out the way he originally intended, Harvey Harrison would have spent his career toiling on a farm, rather than film sets around the world. Despite the fact that his father, Harvey senior, was a successful documentary cameraman and … Read more

Ed Wild

Keeping Focussed Meet the New Wave / Ed Wild Keeping Focussed Meet the New Wave / Ed Wild Filmography (so far): Severance (2006), Shifty (2008), I Know You Know (2008), Chalet Girl (2001), Welcome To The Punch (2013), Fleming (2013)…   When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? I’ve always had a … Read more

Guillermo Navarro AMC ASC / Pacific Rim

Alien Attack Guillermo Navarro AMC, ASC / Pacific Rim Alien Attack Guillermo Navarro AMC, ASC / Pacific Rim Pacific Rim  takes audiences on a journey to a dark time in the future of humanity, when huge alien monsters called ‘Kaiju’ rise to the surface of the earth from deep under the ocean. They begin a … Read more

Christopher Blauvelt / The Bling Ring

Iconic Obsession Christopher Blauvelt / The Bling Ring Iconic Obsession Christopher Blauvelt / The Bling Ring Based on actual events, The Bling Ring centres on a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity, who break into and rob celebrities’ homes in Los Angeles. For a film set in Hollywood’s heartland, the decision to go … Read more

Alwin Küchler BSC / R.I.P.D.

Dynamic Fun Alwin Kulcher BSC / R.I.P.D Dynamic Fun Alwin Kulcher BSC / R.I.P.D For a filmography as impressive and varied as Alwin Küchler’s, one must wonder if he’s been choosing the films or the films have been choosing him. Let’s not kid ourselves of course, we all realise the luck that comes with the … Read more

Bojan Bazelli ASC / The Lone Ranger

Hi, Ho Silver! Boja Bazelli ASC / The Lone Ranger  Hi, Ho Silver! Boja Bazelli ASC / The Lone Ranger  When we asked Bojan Bazelli ASC what he found most challenging about shooting the Disney/Bruckheimer The Lone Ranger reboot, he says flat out, “There wasn’t a single simple shot in the movie. Everything was challenging. … Read more

Prognosis for Celluloid

Fight the Good Fight    Special Report  / What future for Celluloid? Fight the Good Fight    Special Report  / What future for Celluloid? Technicolor’s cessation of all photochemical activities at Pinewood by the end of the month has galvanised UK filmmakers, including the BSC and Directors UK into redoubling efforts to preserve celluloid as … Read more

Arthurn Mulhern

Irish Eyes Meet the New Wave / Arthurn Mulhern Irish Eyes Meet the New Wave / Arthurn Mulhern Filmography (so far) Nine Lives (short 2012), Doubt On Loan (TV movie 2012), Elephants (short 2012), Evren In Sonu (short 2012), Hill Street (documentary 2012), Sh-Boom! (short) and Sunday Morning (short).   When did you discover you … Read more

Edu Grau / Arthur Newman

Detour Edu Grau / Arthur Newman Detour Edu Grau / Arthur Newman Many people would like to escape their past. But Wallace Avery wants to escape his present. That’s the premise behind Arthur Newman, the low-budget, road trip movie from Cinedigm, starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.   The production is the big-screen debut for … Read more