Lol Crawley BSC / The OA

Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA American supernatural, sci-fi mystery drama, The OA , debuted on Netflix in December 2016. Described by critics as “astounding” and “brilliant”, the eight-part series was lensed in its entirety, over 86 days, by British cinematographer Lol Crawley BSC, who … Read more

PixiPixel

Reds Greens & Blues Brothers Spotlight / PixiPixel Reds Greens & Blues Brothers Spotlight / PixiPixel West London, and its surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire and Middlesex, has long been the core of the British film and television industry. The big studios are, or were, there; producers and crew, such as cinematographers and gaffers, live there. … Read more

Steve Knight to join PixiPixel as company director

Pixipixel, based in Hoxton, East London are excited to announce the appointment of Steve Knight, who will join as a Director of the company from mid August 2017. Formerly founder and Managing Director of Direct Photographic, Steve offers a wealth of experience to facilitate and assist in the next stage of growth for Pixipixel. Steve comments: … Read more

Mike Eley BSC /
My Cousin Rachel

Cliffhanger Mike Eley BSC / My Cousin Rachel Cliffhanger Mike Eley BSC / My Cousin Rachel Ambiguity, suspense, ecstasy and torment typify the work of popular English author Daphne du Maurier, whose oeuvre included the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don’t Look Now – all successfully adapted for … Read more

Peter Doyle / Technicolor

Colourful tales Post-It Notes/ Peter Doyle / Technicolor Colourful tales Post-It Notes/ Peter Doyle / Technicolor Peter Doyle, supervising digital colourist, Technicolor, on how HDR contributes to storytelling. It has been an eventful couple of years for those members of the creative community who have been experimenting with High Dynamic Range (HDR). As the technology … Read more

Perry Evans

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Perry Evans Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Perry Evans Fact file Age: 55 Born: West London Early years: Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove Education: Henry Compton School, Fulham Lives: Staines-upon-Thames Big Break: Monty Python films, Time Bandits and Brazil Hobby/passion: I’ve always had a hobby … Read more

Light Illusion adds Camera Colour Management and Android/iOS tools to CMS system

Light Illusion, the world leader for critical colour management within the Film, Post-Production and Broadcast industries, has released a new Camera option for LightSpace CMS, enabling the generation, previewing, and analysis of Look and Technical Conversion LUTs for a range of digital cinematography cameras, specifically those that shoot and capture Log and Wide Colour Gamut. … Read more

Panasonic EVA1 makes UK debut at Media Production Show 2017

Panasonic’s AU-EVA1 compact Super 35mm cinema camera is on stand at the Media Production Show 2017, in what is the first appearance in the UK. In addition, Panasonic is exhibiting the full VariCam lineup, including flagship the VariCam 35, the compact VariCam LT and the VariCam Pure, which provides 4K uncompressed RAW at up to … Read more

Steven Poster ASC
“Buyer beware”

Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC says the appliance and adoption of new technologies can only be successful when it helps storytellers. As Michael Hobbes noted in a recent Twitter post: “Kentaro Toyama, a former Gates Foundation consultant and the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing … Read more

James B. Devis BSC

Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers, including Moonraker  (1979, dir Lewis Gilbert) with Alec Mills BSC, The Shining  (1980, … Read more

Angénieux present the 48-130 Lightweight Compact Optimo Style Zoom Lens

  Recently presented for the first time in the world at NAB, Angénieux is pleased to present its new 48-130 Optimo Style. The Optimo Style 48-130 T3 is the third lightweight compact zoom lens in the Angénieux Optimo Style line. It joins the Optimo Style 16-40 T2.8 and 30-76 T2.8, the two other lightweight compact … Read more

A Spotlight on optic lens company, Cinescope Optics

Who is Cinescope Optics? Cinescope Optics is an optics lens company based in London, England, specialising in the cinema conversion of vintage movie and stills lenses for today’s demanding and ever changing international film industry. The companies marquee product is the Leica R lens, which is hugely popular in both the photography stills and motion … Read more

Chris O’Driscoll

So into it… Meet The New Wave / Chris O’Driscoll So into it… Meet The New Wave / Chris O’Driscoll Filmography (so far): The Pass  (2016), PostJump  (2015), Selfie  (2014), Last Tango In Croydon  (2012) and Balzan’s Contract  (2012). When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? Originally, I trained as a building … Read more

Kees van Oostrum to Serve Second Term as President of ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-appointed Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization, based on votes at last night’s Board of Governors meeting. The ASC Board also elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term, including: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as … Read more

Panavision Unveil Powerful New Tools for Millennium DXL 8K Camera

Panavision revealed advanced new tools for its unprecedented, large-format Millennium DXL 8K camera at their booth at Cine Gear Expo, June 2-3. Demonstrating the evolution of their innovative approach to filmmaking, Panavision debuted a set of fast, wirelessly controlled Primo Artiste lenses that cover the full 8K HDR image; the world’s first HDR OLED Primo … Read more

In Conversation with Henry Braham BSC on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Recently, Ron Prince, editor of British Cinematographer magazine, sat down for an in-depth conversation with Henry Braham BSC to discuss the British cinematographer’s work on the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The one-hour event, organised by the BSC and sponsored by RED, can be watched and enjoyed in full below. To read more, don’t … Read more

George Richmond BSC / Unlocked

Fast-paced thrills George Richmond BSC / Unlocked Fast-paced thrills George Richmond BSC / Unlocked Not content with turning Prague into London for your movie? Why not also take on the challenge of giving it a rich, colourful look, reminiscent of a Hollywood blockbuster, with a European twist? Unlocked is the thrilling story of a CIA … Read more

June 2017:
Creating the old and the new

Creating the old and the new Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Creating the old and the new Across The Pond / Mark London Williams “The things of which Baldwin spoke were not as much in the past as they clearly have resonance in the present.” That was cinematographer Henry Adebonojo talking to us … Read more

ARRI announces the opening of French subsidiary

In order to facilitate its business in France, ARRI, the Munich-based film technology company, is announcing the founding of ARRI CT France (CT for Cine Technik). For the first time, ARRI will have an office space solely dedicated to its Camera Systems and Lighting Business Units in France while being able to offer a special … Read more

Henry Braham BSC /
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Modern marvel Henry Braham BSC / Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 Modern marvel Henry Braham BSC / Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 Shot by dazzling shot, line by irreverent line, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2  is a witty, action-packed and spectacular follow-up to 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Becoming the fifteenth film in Marvel’s … Read more