2016 CTBF Richard Attenborough Scholarships announced

The Cinema And Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the UK charity for people working behind the scenes in cinema, film and television, recently announced Jessica Sinyard and Sabina Smitham as the two recipients of the 2016 CTBF Richard Attenborough Scholarship for the National Film and Television School (NFTS). The scholarship provides two students each year with … Read more

Netflix 4K Travelers delivers a natural cinematic look

Travelers, the latest science fiction series from creator Brad Wright, which released recently on Netflix in 4K UHD, was shot by DP Neville Kidd in 4K using a RED Dragon (S35 sensor), with a prime lens kit consisting of the full Cooke 5/i range (18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm and 135mm) with … Read more

MSE introduces new Elevator support

Matthews Studio Equipment is now shipping its newest support device, The Matthews Elevator system. “Today’s filmmakers are often taxed with the challenge of capturing exciting footage, but doing it on a conservative budget,” said Robert Kulesh, MSE’s VP of sales and marketing. “Directors are always asking for dynamic camera moves, but production often hasn’t budgeted … Read more

Gerry Floyd wins Golden Frog for Notes On Blindness

Gerry Floyd won a Golden Frog at the 2016 Camerimage Festival for his cinematography on the docudrama Notes On Blindness, the first feature co-directed by James Spinney and Peter Middleton. The acclaimed production dramatises the life-changing experiences of theology professor John Hull (played by Dan Renton Skinner), whose audiotape diaries of his journey into blindness … Read more

Russian Film Week & Golden Unicorn Awards

Russian Film Week took place between 30th November and 4th December at London’s historical Regent Street Cinema. The festival featured over 20 of the best Russian films from the past 18 months including 3 world premieres. Russian Film Week celebrated the designation of 2016 as the UK-Russian year of language and literature as well as … Read more

2016 BSC Operators Night

The 2016 BSC Operators Night took place on Friday 2nd December at The Langham Hotel, London. A warm welcome was extended to Laurie Rose and John Pardue who were recently invited to become full BSC members, and several awards were presented during the well-attended evening. The winner of the BSC Best Cinematography In A TV … Read more

Don Burgess ASC / Allied

Call my bluff Don Burgess ASC / Allied Call my bluff Don Burgess ASC / Allied Director Robert Zemeckis’ new film Allied  pairs Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as assassins charged with killing a Nazi official in 1942 North Africa. They fall in love, marry – and then one of them discovers the other is … Read more