Vinten Products on Display at the 2018 NAB Show

At the 2018 NAB Show, Vinten will showcase its complete family of broadcast camera support systems. With more than a century of design expertise, Vinten’s award-winning camera solutions are trusted around the globe for infinite balance control and best-in-class motion quality. Vinten’s intuitive manual and robotic solutions are supported by precision engineering and ergonomic design, … Read more

Gaffer Jonny Franklin on Phantom Thread

We recently caught up with Jonny Franklin, gaffer on Paul Thomas Anderson’s much talked about new movie Phantom Thread, and learnt how he solved some key lighting problems during the production. “We faced many challenges on Phantom Thread: one of the trickiest locations was the Georgian property on Fitzroy Square, known in the film as … Read more

Howard Colin reports on GBCT Film Loading course

Camera loader Howard Colin recently completed the GBCT’s 16mm/35mm film loading course, and wrote in with details of his experience. “It was a frosty start to Monday the 4th of December, I prayed to the traffic gods for an easy journey. I was heading to London to attend the GBCT Film Loading course, hosted at … Read more

Double Delight for Deakins: BAFTA and ASC Award Wins for British DP

There was double delight for British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC this past weekend as he picked up two big accolades for his lensing work on Blade Runner 2049. On Saturday, Deakins held off competition from Bruno Delbonnel ASC AFC, Hoyte van Hoytema ASC FSF NSC, Dan Laustsen ASC DFF and Rachel Morrison ASC … Read more

February 2018:
“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sir Patrick Stewart recently ended his hosting of the Academy’s SciTech awards with an off-the-cuff rendition of Puck’s closing monologue from Midsummer Night’s Dream : “If we shadows have offended/Think but … Read more

Creative Skillset to deliver BFI’s Future Film Skills programme

The BFI recently announced that the UK’s industry skills body, Creative Skillset, will deliver the majority of the BFI’s Future Film Skills Programme, a key strategic priority of BFI2022, the five-year plan for UK film. The award endorses Creative Skillset’s recent shift to concentrate entirely on skills across the UK’s screen-based creative industries. As part … Read more

Re-live the BSC Expo 2018

Over 5,500 visitors attended the BSC Expo 2018 at Battersea Evolution on 2nd and 3rd February, but don’t worry if you couldn’t make it as we have some of the best sights and sounds of the event for you to enjoy. DoP and photographer Richard Blanshard was on-hand to capture the action, the collaboration and … Read more

Industry networking evening to feature practical guide on Funding, Finance & Tax for Productions

Creative England are playing host to their next ever popular Hertfordshire ProConnect crew networking evening at Elstree Studios on Thursday, 22nd February from 6:30pm. Hertfordshire ProConnect is an ERDF backed programme of support for sole traders and SME’s working in or in the supply chain to the film and TV industry, as well as new … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

Pinewood MBS Lighting delivers All-Weather Equipment Protection

MBSi, the innovations think-tank associated to Pinewood MBS Lighting, has introduced a new range of bespoke weather shield accessories, custom-built to provide equipment protection against the elements, both on-location or within challenging studio environments. Exclusively available from Pinewood MBS Lighting, the initial product release has been created specifically to fit a selection of popular fixtures, … Read more

Announcing Teradek RT Wireless Lens Control

Teradek and RT Motion have joined forces to create the world’s most responsive, accurate, and feature-rich wireless FI+Z systems for cinematographers. The product line, known as Teradek RT, is manufactured in the USA and sold by Teradek. RT Motion was founded in the UK by filmmakers seeking to craft lens control systems without compromise. Now … Read more