Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Fences

Truth be told Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Fences Truth be told Charlotte Bruus Christensen / Fences Having encouraged the producers of Dreamworks’ The Girl On The Train  that only 35mm would suffice for their contemporary murder-mystery, cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen discovered that Denzel Washington was already set on shooting his 1950’s family drama, Fences, in … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land

Song and dance Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land Song and dance Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land Although it was produced for a modest $30million, La La Land has big production panache. It looks set to be a box office sensation too. At the time of going to press the colourful movie … Read more

John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Presence of mind John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Presence of mind John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Three-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee harnessed his extraordinary powers to create extraordinary visual images for Sony Pictures’ Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Using new camera technologies, shooting at 4K in … Read more

Society Of Camera Operators announces winners

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) held its annual awards show on February 11th at the Lowes Hollywood Hotel, in Los Angeles. The winners included: Ari Robbins SOC, who won the Camera Operator Of The Year Award for his work on La La Land, and Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown SOC, who was awarded with the … Read more

Adam Scarth

All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth All that jazz Meet the New Wave / Adam Scarth Filmography (so far): Daphne  (2016), Apostasy  (2016) When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? I knew from my teenage years that I wanted to work in film, but I didn’t know then what … Read more

Panavision accepts sci-tech award

Panavision and Sony were recognised for the conception and development of the Genesis digital motion picture camera, at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards, which took place on February 11, 2017. The Academy noted, “Using a familiar form factor and accessories, the design features of the Genesis allowed … Read more

Dennis Fraser MBE

Gripping Yarns Clapperboard / Dennis Fraser MBE Gripping Yarns Clapperboard / Dennis Fraser MBE The evidence of a pre-eminent career in the film industry is to be found all around the St Albans office of Dennis Fraser MBE, former film industry key grip and current MD of grip rental company Chapman UK. Most eye-catching are the framed … Read more

Sandgren and Fraser scoop major awards in 2017

Linus Sandgren FSF was awarded the 2017 Academy Award for Best Achievement In Cinematography, and this year’s BAFTA Best Cinematography gong, for his work on La La Land. The Swedish cinematographer was also a nominee for the American Society Of Cinematographers’ Award for his work on the film. “I feel extremely humbled and honoured and … Read more

Kees van Oostrum ASC
“Works of heart”

Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Some of the movies that are in the running to compete for this year’s coveted Academy Award for Best Cinematography represent a less formulaic or traditional photographic style. As the saying goes, “The … Read more

Michael Cioni / Light Iron

The Technative Innovator / Michael Cioni The Technative Innovator / Michael Cioni It takes a special kind of bloody mindedness and vision to succeed when all about you are predicting failure, but then few people possess the passion and relentless determination of Michael Cioni. The president and co-founder of digital post-production pioneer Light Iron is … Read more

BSC Expo 2017 Triumphs At Battersea Evolution

A wealth of exciting innovations and engaging presentations were enjoyed by the 4051 visitors to the BSC Expo two day show on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th February at Battersea Evolution. An amazing attendance of really high quality film personnel and a good mix of newcomers and students had a look of wonder and excitement … Read more

A busy autumn

IMAGO focus on diversity at Camerimage IMAGO cooperated closely with Camerimage to arrange several seminars and conferences during the 2016 grand celebration of cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland. IMAGO also cooperated with Illuminatrix, the UK-based collective of female cinematographers, to focus on the fact that although half the world’s population and half the number of film … Read more

Cut Sequence from Steve McQueen’s Hunger Revealed

In October 2008, Hunger, a historical drama film about the 1981 Irish hunger strike which starred Michael Fassbender as strike leader Bobby Sands, was released with direction by Steve McQueen and cinematography by Sean Bobbitt BSC. Having premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, winning the prestigious Caméra d’Or award for first-time filmmakers, the 96 … Read more

RED’s HELIUM Sensor Receives Highest DxO Score Ever

DxO Labs have announced that RED’s new HELIUM sensor has earned an unprecedented 108 point DxOMark sensor score, setting a new benchmark in image quality. DxOMark sensor scores are determined by a panel of imaging experts who use a systematic testing process to measure the ISO sensitivity, noise, and color sensitivity of each camera’s RAW … Read more

Embracing change

Embracing change GBCT News / John Keedwell Embracing change GBCT News / John Keedwell Looking back a year ago, who would have thought we would be where we are now? I don’t want to get overly political here, although it’s clearly very difficult to ignore the events over the course of 2016, and it would … Read more

Barry Ackroyd BSC
“Truth drug”

Truth Drug President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC Truth Drug President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC 2016 is over, and what a year it was. Just about every thing I read over the festive holidays said that it was one of the worst. Almost certainly some kind of turning point was reached and, of course, … Read more

Lion Takes Top Prize at ASC Awards

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earned the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for “Lion” at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award was given to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC for “House of Others”. Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC … Read more

DoPchoice® Versatile Snapbag Medium Works on Many Softlights

DoPchoice has announced the most versatile softbox ever, the Snapbag® Medium. When combined with the Rabbit-Ears mounting system, a single Snapbag Medium can be quickly mounted directly on a variety of popular LED soft lights. The patented Snapbag self-tightening soft box has gained popularity due to its easier handling, quality of output, and quick deployment. … Read more

Come and Visit The BSC Expo 2017

Following the success of its 2016 edition, the BSC Expo is back, and is bigger than ever, at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London (3-4 February 2017). Created by the British Society Of Cinematographers, the annual kit-fest is the UK’s leading event for film and television production – delivering the nation’s premier showcase for all manner … Read more