David Higgs BSC / Churchill

Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill The historical thriller Churchill, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and shot by cinematographer David Higgs BSC, is an intimate portrait of Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day, which took place on Tuesday, 6th June 1944. The $10m production opens with … Read more

José Granell

Miniature Magic Clapperboard / José Granell Miniature Magic Clapperboard / José Granell BY: Michael Burns V For Vendetta, Enigma, K19: The Widowmaker, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the Harry Potter series – watch the films, then view the showreel of the Magic Camera Company and prepare to be amazed. You’d never guess where models and miniature work … Read more

Göran Hallberg FSF / A Man Called Ove

Grumpy customer Göran Hallberg FSF / A Man Called Ove Grumpy customer Göran Hallberg FSF / A Man Called Ove BY: Kevin Hilton An impression of a country can be heavily influenced by film portrayals. Which is why outsiders might justifiably believe the USA is populated by superheroes and mutants, while the UK is full of either … Read more

Ruben Woodin Dechamps

Shooting from the hip Meet the New Wave / Ruben Woodin Dechamps Shooting from the hip Meet the New Wave / Ruben Woodin Dechamps Filmography (so far): DP on A Second World (2015), My One Demand (2015), We Love Moses (2016), plus second unit DP on Kicking Off (2014) and The Hippopotamus (2017) When did … Read more

Roy H Wagner ASC
“Basic instincts”

Basic instincts Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Basic instincts Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H Wagner ASC says cinematography is a discovery process, and it’s the cinematographer’s duty to rely on their intuition and be able to turn on a sixpence. Years ago, while observing my mentor discussing … Read more

August 2017:
The need to greet the future

The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We caught up recently with ICG President Steven Poster (whose epistles from these same shores also appear in British Cinematographer), he of ASC, Testament, Rocky V, Big Top PeeWee, … Read more

Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman

Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman BY: David Wood Think of DC Comics’ character Wonder Woman and most people would picture Lynda Carter’s iconic 1970s TV portrayal of the proto-feminist heroine. But Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins seem to have changed all that with … Read more

Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes

More monkey business Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes More monkey business Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes BY: Ron Prince War For The Planet Of The Apes  is the sequel to 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s 2014 feature Dawn Of The Planet Of … Read more

Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Okja

Globe trotter Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Okja Globe trotter Darius Khondji AFC ASC / Okja BY: Ron Prince Okja is no ordinary pet. She’s a six-ton ‘super piglet’, and is both cherished and adored by Mija, a 14-year-old orphan who lives with her grandfather in blissful, mountainous, farm country in South Korea. However, the trouble is … Read more

Leading Colourist Jet Omoshebi joins Goldcrest

Managing Director of Goldcrest Post (Goldcrest) Patrick Malone has announced that the company has strengthened its senior creative team with the appointment of multi award-winning colourist Jet Omoshebi, who will be joining Goldcrest in January 2018 to spearhead its rapidly expanding High End TV department. Omoshebi most recently served as Senior Colourist at Deluxe’ Encore … Read more

IMAGO/FNF Digital Cinema Conference – Oslo 2017

The IMAGO/FNF Oslo Digital Cinema Conference is reputed as one of the most valuable international conferences for digital cinematography. All major camera manufacturers will be there to present their latest developments. There will be master classes, hands on for new equipment, and discussion topics will amongst many others be ACES, VR, HDR, future generation imaging, … Read more

Delivery of Leica Thalia Lenses Has Begun

CW Sonderoptic GmbH have shipped the first sets of serial production Leica Thalia lenses to half a dozen customers. The first rental companies to take delivery in Europe include ARRI Rental, RVZ in France, and Ljud & Bildmedia in Sweden. The first sets in the United States arrived last week at TCS in New York … Read more

Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival finalists announced

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival has announced the 2017 finalists for its 15th biennial film competition, an event that is considered to be the “Oscars of nature filmmaking.” Winners will be revealed at the Grand Teton Awards Gala in Jackson, WY on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. The awards are just one part of the … Read more

Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk

The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk BY: Ron Prince One could be forgiven for assuming that Dunkirk is a traditional war movie. But think again. Its director, Christopher Nolan, has expressly stated that it is, first and foremost, a … Read more

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