Stephen Murphy

Painterly Passions  Meet the New Wave / Stephen Murphy  Painterly Passions  Meet the New Wave / Stephen Murphy  Filmography (so far): Shorts: Coward (2012) and Abdullah (2014); commercials for Ford, Samsung, Surf, Dove, Greygoose Vodka, Bombay Sapphire and Barclaycard; music videos for Labrinth, Ghostpoet, Fazer and Tom Parker.   When did you discover you wanted … Read more

Joe Dunton BSC

Coming Soon… Innovator / Joe Dunton Coming Soon… Innovator / Joe Dunton BY: Kevin Hilton Joe Dunton BSC is among the highest-profile ‘backroom’ figures in the filmmaking industry. He worked with television technology before joining Samuelsons, where he devised equipment for major productions, including Stanley Kubrick films shot by John Alcott BSC. Dunton continued to … Read more

Gary Spratling
Associate BSC ACO

Son of a Gun Clapperboard / Gary Spratling BSC ACO  Son of a Gun Clapperboard / Gary Spratling BSC ACO  BY: David A. Ellis Gary Spratling is the son of notable cinematographer Tony Spratling BSC who, during a long and successful career, worked on many TV and feature productions including The Persuaders, The Dirty Dozen … Read more

Thimios Bakatakis / The Lobster

Animal Magic Thimios Bakatakis  / The Lobster Animal Magic Thimios Bakatakis  / The Lobster How the world will be – and look – in the future has been a recurring subject since the earliest days of cinema. Over the years many filmmakers have taken on the tricky task of how to portray life in a … Read more

David Tattersall BSC / The Longest Ride

Romantic Sparks  David Tattersall BSC  / The Longest Ride Romantic Sparks  David Tattersall BSC  / The Longest Ride After dealing with the supernatural in The Green Mile (1999), and James Bond in Die Another Day (2002), David Tattersall BSC’s varied career recently ventured into time-shifting romance with The Longest Ride (2015), based on Nicholas Sparks’ … Read more

Simon Tindall / The Marriage Of Reason And Squalor

Love Hurts  Simon Tindall / The Marriage of Reason and Squalor Love Hurts  Simon Tindall / The Marriage of Reason and Squalor The inside of Jake Chapman’s head must be a pretty warped place. The sculptures he creates, with his brother Dinos, touch on Nazis performing heinous acts of cruelty and the pornographic grotesque. But … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Eye Spy John Mathieson BSC  / The Man from U.N.C.L.E Eye Spy John Mathieson BSC  / The Man from U.N.C.L.E BY: Adrian Pennington Guy Ritchie’s new spy-fi action comedy pairs a duo of special agents on opposite sides of the Cold War, in roles popularised in the 1960’s MGM TV series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. … Read more

Rotolight

Seeing the Light Spotlight / Rotolight Seeing the Light Spotlight / Rotolight BY: Adrian Pennington Rotolight is a multi-award winning, British manufacturer which has helped change the way people work with light. Whether a multi-million pound 007 James Bond feature or a low-budget short, versatile, colour calibrated lighting equipment is a necessity and one on … Read more

Curtis Clark ASC

Practical Primaries Innovator / Curtis Clark ASC Practical Primaries Innovator / Curtis Clark ASC BY: Carolyn Giardina As a cinematographer, Curtis Clark ASC is known for pushing creative boundaries. As the chair of the ASC Technology Committee since 2002, he is also leading the charge to investigate new motion picture technologies and champion workable cinematographic … Read more

Robin Browne
Honorary Member BSC

Classical Composer Clapperboard / Robin Browne Honorary member BSC Classical Composer Clapperboard / Robin Browne Honorary member BSC BY: David A. Ellis Cinematographer Robin Browne was born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire in November 1941, moving to the London area in 1952. He was always interested in photography and whilst at his school in Highgate he ran … Read more

Goldcrest

Renaissance Period Post it notes / goldcrest Renaissance Period Post it notes / goldcrest Goldcrest, which originated as an independent film production company, was founded in January 1977. It enjoyed early success, receiving 30 Oscar nominations and winning 15; most notably Best Picture gongs for Chariots Of Fire and Ghandi. Other significant titles include Watership … Read more

Claudio Miranda ASC / Tomorrowland

Future Shock Claudio Miranda ASC / Tomorrowland Future Shock Claudio Miranda ASC / Tomorrowland Claudio Miranda ASC, the Chilean cinematographer who won an Oscar and BAFTA in 2013 for Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi, most recently photographed director Brad Bird’s ambitious Tomorrowland for Disney. Set in the present day, the story – penned by Bird … Read more

Steve Yedlin / Danny Collins

Colour Science Steve Yedlin / Danny Collins  Colour Science Steve Yedlin / Danny Collins  Director of photography Steve Yedlin’s cinematographic process focuses on rigorous image science no less than on creative camera work and lighting. Blending his own unique style of on-set artistry with in-lab artistry, he’s captured photographic beauty in such projects as 2012’s … Read more

Sara Deane / The Beat Beneath My Feet

Feel – Good Factor Sara Deane  / The beat beneath my feet  Feel – Good Factor Sara Deane  / The beat beneath my feet  Low-budget filmmaking can come with all kinds of restraints and frustrations for the creatives on a production. Scant crew, stripped-back resources and precious little time. All of which mean, you have … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Far From The Madding Crowd

Hardy Perennial  Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Far from the Madding Crowd Hardy Perennial  Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Far from the Madding Crowd BY: Ron Prince Far From The Madding Crowd  was Thomas Hardy’s fourth novel and his first major literary success. It originally appeared anonymously as a monthly serial in Cornhill Magazine, a popular literary … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Avengers: Age Of Ultron & Genius

Super Hero Ben Davis BSC / Avengers: Age of Ultron & Genius Super Hero Ben Davis BSC / Avengers: Age of Ultron  & Genius As much as big action blockbusters are often derided for being all visual effects and noisy set pieces, the genre is hugely popular and successful, which can be only good for … Read more

John Seale ACS ASC / Mad Max: Fury Road

Road Rage  John Seale ACS ASC / Mad Max: Fury Road Road Rage  John Seale ACS ASC / Mad Max: Fury Road BY: Adrian Pennington Mad Max: Fury Road  is the much-anticipated, fourth instalment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic, high-octane, action franchise. It is also the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale ACS ASC, … Read more

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