Ivan Dunleavy stands down as CEO at Pinewood Studios

After 17 years leading Pinewood, Ivan Dunleavy is stepping down as chief executive. In an email to all staff on 24th April, Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood, said: “Ivan has played a huge role in the success of Pinewood.  When we became owners six months ago, we were delighted that he stayed on. Now, having … Read more

The 70th Festival de Cannes Jury unveiled!

Under the presidency of the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Pedro Almodóvar, the Jury for the 70th Festival de Cannes will be made up of eight key figures from the 7th Art, coming from all over the world. Four women and four men will thus help Pedro Almodóvar select from among the films in Competition. … Read more

Jess Hall BSC /
Ghost In The Shell

Wired and wonderful Jess Hall BSC / Ghost In The Shell Wired and wonderful Jess Hall BSC / Ghost In The Shell 2029: Niihama Prefecture. The Major, a cyborg counter-cyberterrorist policewoman, and her special-ops task force are charged with thwarting the activities of a nefarious cyber-criminal gang. This is an age when computer technology and prosthetics have … Read more

Julian White

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Julian White Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Julian White FACT FILE Age: 50 Born: Amersham, July 1966 Early years: Senegal, West Africa/Stockholm, Sweden/Bombay, India/Seville, Spain Education: Cambridgeshire Comprehensive & Liverpool Art College BA (hons) Lives: Fitzrovia, London Big Break: Venus Hobby/passion: Painting Selected filmography: … Read more

Canon USA To Showcase Its HD and 4K Equipment At NAB 2017

At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The Canon booth at NAB 2017 will feature demonstrations and highlight scenarios … Read more

Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour

Hole In One Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour Hole In One Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour Tommy’s Honour, lensed by cinematographer Gary Shaw for director Jason Connery, chronicles the true story of the troubled relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the enterprising father-and-son team who, during the 1860s at The Royal And Ancient … Read more

Ronnie Taylor BSC

The Observer Clapperboard / Ronnie Taylor BSC The Observer Clapperboard / Ronnie Taylor BSC The brilliant and much-respected British cinematographer Ronnie Taylor BSC worked on a number of memorable films, with some of the biggest names in British, American and Italian cinema, during a career spanning fifty-eight years. Taylor’s credits as a camera operator include … Read more

Michael Ballhaus ASC: 1935-2017

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of the greatest – Michael Ballhaus, the 2010 Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Michael Ballhaus was born in Berlin in 1935. He was well known for his stunning camerawork for such directors as Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant”, “The … Read more

Barry Ackroyd BSC “Intellectual Property”

Intellectual Property President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC Intellectual Property President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC If you were around in the early ‘80s, and you’re still able to think that far back, you’ll recall what was arguably the best film of 1981 – Das Boot, the amazing, Oscar-nominated, true tale of German U-boat U96 … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Life

Killer instinct Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Life Killer instinct Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Life The crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully capture a space probe returning from Mars. It has a particularly interesting sample inside: the first proof of extra-terrestrial life. However, instead of discovering a simple, microbial life-form – endearingly … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC /
Viceroy’s House

Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House “Shooting on film is always a good experience. Although it’s perhaps a bit hackneyed to say that ‘film is magic’… it’s true! I knew from the outset that it would be easier to get the look I … Read more

Steve Shaw

Chromatic scaler Innovator / Steve Shaw Chromatic scaler Innovator / Steve Shaw While the industry is energised with product and pipelines capable of generating and displaying the values of High Dynamic Range, there are voices wanting to retrain the focus on the essence of visual storytelling. “HDR can hurt,” says Steve Shaw, with characteristic candidness. … Read more

CW Sonderoptic Wants To See You At NAB 2017

CW Sonderoptic will be at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas this April, and they are inviting you to visit them for any interviews, video coverage, meetings, etc. Based in booth #C4345, they will be showcasing all of their Leica Cine products. If you would like to schedule an appointment on any of the following dates: … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Logan

On The Run John Mathieson BSC / Logan On The Run John Mathieson BSC / Logan Trying to catch John Mathieson BSC, as he heads from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles to London to Bangkok all within a week, is not unlike the pursuit of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and adolescent … Read more