Issue 88 (July 2018): An Advance Look

Issue 88 of British Cinematographer magazine is set to be released on July 13th, and we are giving you an advance look at some of the great content we are set to feature* in the next edition. (*All articles are subject to change.) GRAB A SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! Purchase a Print subscription (from £40) or Print … Read more

May 2018:
Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama

Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: The Chapman Leonard Diversity Panel headed by (l-r): John Newby ASC, Donald A. Morgan, Patrick Cady ASC (c/o Chapman Leonard) We’re in the midst of that “advent calendar”-like season between NAB … Read more

The Winners at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The curtain has come down on the 71st Festival de Cannes, which for the last 12 days has featured artists and films from all four corners of the globe. On stage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer, welcomed the Feature Films Jury presided over by Cate Blanchett, for the announcement … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Operators Night, one of the BSC’s premiere social evenings of the calendar, was held in early December last year. The venue was the Langham Hotel in the West End. A large ballroom, with thirty or so tables, each sitting … Read more

Lachman to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Every year, the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony turns the spotlight on a director of photography whose work has marked the history of world cinema. Since its inception in 2013 tribute has been paid to Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC), Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Roger A. Deakins (BSC, ASC) in 2015, Peter Suschitzky … Read more

Dedo Weigert

Lighting conductor Dedo Weigert / Spotlight Lighting conductor Dedo Weigert / Spotlight Having a piece of equipment named after you ensures a level of fame and, ultimately, a form of immortality. But it does not necessarily tell a person’s full story. Dedo Weigert is well-known because of the compact, high-power precision lamp that bears his … Read more

Dave Freeth, Paul Legall | Stabileye

Steady-on! Innovator / Dave Freeth & Paul Legall / Stabileye Steady-on! Innovator / Dave Freeth & Paul Legall / Stabileye In the world of grip equipment, the Stabileye could one day be king. The remotely-operated, miniature stabilised head, which weighs around 3kg, and can easily be carried in hand, has seen action on films as … Read more

Gary Shaw / Mute

Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Mute , the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope. Set in a futuristic version of Berlin, circa 2050, the story follows a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård, who goes up against the city’s … Read more

The Vitec Group brands and products on display at Cine Gear Expo

Anton/Bauer: Introducing All-New Battery Range At Cine Gear Expo, Anton/Bauer, a leader in the design, manufacture, and testing of mobile power systems for broadcast, film, and video, will unveil an all-new line of highly dependable, rugged, long-lasting, and intelligent batteries. The new line is targeted to cinematographers, institutional broadcasters and rental houses, owners and operators … Read more

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken. The hallmark of this edition is inspiration, and the tone was set by the verve and enthusiasm of Edouard Baer, Master of Ceremonies, … Read more

Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC

Following In The Footsteps Clapperboard / Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC Following In The Footsteps Clapperboard / Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC Camera operator and DP Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC is the son of the late David Harcourt, a well-liked and much-respected camera operator, who worked with many of the top … Read more

Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here

Out of Control Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here Out of Control Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here Joe, a traumatized war veteran and former FBI agent with post-traumatic stress disorder and an addiction to painkillers, tracks down missing girls for a living. But, when a conspiracy is uncovered and the … Read more

UK Screen Alliance & Animation UK elect new council representatives

The members of the UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK have elected their new representative councils. This was the first election held since the joining together of the two organisations in November 2016 and completes the transitionary arrangements that have been in place since then. The UK Screen Facilities Council and the Animation … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Community Spirit”

Community Spirit Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Community Spirit Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner ASC HFRPS says that when the chips are down, crew must be able to bond collectively together to say yes or no to a production’s demands. I’m old enough to remember six-day … Read more

France Télévisions chooses Panasonic for major studio camera deal

France Télévisions is set to install Panasonic UHD cameras in a two-year upgrade of its digital studios and OB Vans throughout France. By the end of the project, the broadcaster will have taken delivery of more than 100 Panasonic AK-UC3000 studio cameras. The French state-owned public service broadcaster, one of the largest in Europe, selected … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 87

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 8th May 2018. On the Cover Bradford Young ASC on Solo: A Star Wars Story Set ten years before the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the visuals on this summer’s big … Read more

GBCT’s runs successful workshop on CRLS

The GBCT wrote in with details about their recent workshop run by Tania Freimuth, a GBCT member, on Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), a system conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger. Conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger, the Cine Reflect Lighting System harnesses the value of reflective lighting through the use of reflective panels which … Read more

Dan Laustsen DFF ASC / Proud Mary

Killer Instinct Dan Laustsen DFF ASC / Proud Mary Killer Instinct Dan Laustsen DFF ASC / Proud Mary Shifting from a prolific and extremely efficient hitman unable to retire in John Wick: Chapter 2  to a female assassin with a crisis of conscious in Proud Mary, cinematographer Dan Laustsen DFF ASC has much to thank … Read more

Richard Dunton lights Ralph Styles Ultra

Cinematographer Richard Dunton wrote in with details about his work on Ralph Styles Ultra, a stylish short he shot for director Nic Fforde (Underground Paris, The Lost Decade). “At the outset, Ralph Styles Ultra appears to be an authentic re-creation of a 1970s cigarette advert. The premise is innocuous enough: a wealthy couple enjoy a drink … Read more