Brandon Evans

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Brandon Evans Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Brandon Evans Fact file: Age: 50 Born: Hammersmith Lives: Hertfordshire Hobbies: Gardening – I’ve just bought a house with a lovely size garden. I still have a passion for cars. I love to tinker around with them. … Read more

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC /
Justice League

Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Filmed on Kodak 35mm film, and directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest superhero feature, and the fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended Universe. Releasing in … Read more

Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience

One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul , Final Portrait and Disobedience Cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC exhibits versatility in crafting stories for different directors, and those skills were brought to task when shooting three … Read more

Tony Spratling BSC

Amazing Things Clapperboard / Tony Spratling BSC Amazing Things Clapperboard / Tony Spratling BSC During his lengthy career, notable cinematographer Tony Spratling BSC was involved in all aspects of the camera department on many well-known films. They include: The Dirty Dozen (1967, DP Edward Scaife) as the second unit operator; Alfred The Great (1969, DP … Read more

First use of Cooke Anamorphic/I SF lenses on Mark Felt

Cooke Optics has revealed the first use of its Anamorphic/i SF lenses. The lenses are the same as standard Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses but feature a special coating that accentuates flares, bokeh and other Anamorphic aberrations. Adam Kimmel ASC used the brand new Anamorphic/i SF lenses to shoot Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The … Read more

December 2017:
The Burning of Los Angeles

The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams In what is still the greatest of Hollywood novels, Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust, the story ends with conflagration – quite literally “the burning of Los Angeles,” as both metaphor … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF /
Battle of the Sexes

Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes Battle Of The Sexes , directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy, is based on the infamous 1973 tennis match between World No.1 Billie Jean King … Read more

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Prior to Dunkirk, a film hadn’t been shot fully on 65mm film in the United Kingdom since 1996. A victim of the race for quicker, cheaper filmmaking, the large format medium was left behind in the 1990s. However, at the same time that director Christopher Nolan selected large format capture for Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh also … Read more

Martin Testar GBCT creates visuals for Song For Armageddon touring art installation

Cinematographer Marin Testar GBCT wrote in with details about the visuals he created for Song For Armageddon, a touring art installation film by artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson in collaboration with Ophir Ilzetzki, produced by Forma. “Armageddon is a place in northern Israel that lends its name to the end of the world. Also … Read more

ARRI SKYPANEL S360-C arrives at Lites

Belgian based camera and lighting rental facility Lites have announced the arrival of their first Arri Skypanel S360-C. The new S360-C has expanded ARRI’s LED soft light range with the largest and brightest SkyPanel to date. Not only is the S360-C powerful, but it is packed full of exciting features, making it one of the … Read more

Dan Laustsen DFF /
The Shape of Water

Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water By Trevor Hogg Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth ) collaborated with Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen DFF (Brotherhood of the Wolf ) on his English language debut Mimic  in 1997 where genetically enhanced cockroaches … Read more

Edward Ames GBCT shoots low-budget war drama The Last Witness

“Shooting the noir, post-war thriller, The Last Witness, for director Piotr Szkopiak, was right up my street in terms of style and look,” notes DP Edward Ames GBCT. “Set in 1947, this is a fictional re-imagining of a true, bloody and heart-breaking tale about a journalist who uncovers the horrific murder of 22,000 Polish soldiers … Read more

BSC Operators Night Award Winners

Congratulations go out from British Cinematographer magazine to the winners who were presented with their awards at the BSC Operators Awards, held on Friday 1st December. The Winners were: Marc Wolff (Aerial Photographer and Stunt Pilot) won the ARRI /BSC Bert Easey Technical Award Mark Patten won the award for Best Cinematography in a TV … Read more

Will Baldy matches the light on his first TV drama

“Back in April 2017 I was asked to shoot my first TV drama, series nine of S4C’s Gwaith Cartref, through production company Fiction Factory,” writes DP Will Baldy. “Transmitting in March 2018, in Welsh language, the series follows the personal lives of teachers and students at the Welsh-speaking comprehensive school. We had to shoot, on-average, … Read more

Recognition

“Why the hell not the cinematographer?” As former BSC president Barry Ackroyd BSC wrote it in a recent article in this magazine, the sentence, “Why the hell not the cinematographer?” is a question more and more cinematographers ask themselves. In many of the world´s countries, cinematographers are recognised as authors or co-authors of the image … Read more

Filmscape supports DP Piotr Śliskowski on Hurricane

Digital imaging specialist Filmscape is supporting DP Piotr Śliskowski and his crew on the WWII feature Hurricane. Directed by David Blair, the production documents the epic story of the Kent-based, Royal Air Force 303 Hawker Hurricane squadron, flown by Polish pilots alongside the RAF at the height of the Battle Of Britain. Filmscape has dispatched … Read more