Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Club Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Book Club Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Increasingly these days, the influence of the modern world means that many places do not look as they did in the past. This problem faced the production team behind … Read more

Tiffen at 80

Family Jewels Innovator / Tiffen Family Jewels Innovator / Tiffen Lead image: Nat Tiffen accepting the Scientific and Engineering Oscar Not all companies start out in the business that they later become best known for. Tiffen began as a metal machining firm in New York, producing components that were used for fitting lenses into tubular … Read more

June 2018:
Future Proofing

Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Future Proofing Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: ©2018 George Leon/FILMCASTlive We are a tad later than usual with our pixel slinging, coming to you just after summer solstice, since we’ve recently wrapped up our annual sojourn on the magazine side, covering L.A.’s … Read more

Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List

Bucket List Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List Bucket List Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List “The thing that drew me to The Honor List  was the emotional range of the story. When I first read the script, I laughed, I cried, and I thought: this is why I love movies!”, enthuses cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt. … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “The Time Is Now”

The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC I have always made it a goal to include women and people of colour on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), … Read more

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck “For character-driven stories, I still prefer to shoot on film. Frame-by-frame there is more life and depth to the image, than in one that is pixel-fixed on the single plane of a digital sensor. To my eyes there is something anthropomorphic to film … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach

The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach “Although there were some physical and logistical challenges, it was a really charming film to work on,” is Sean Bobbitt BSC’s immediate recollection about his time spent as cinematographer on On Chesil Beach, … Read more

Pat Sweeney

Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Pat Sweeney Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Pat Sweeney Fact file: Age: 51 Born: Glasgow Training: Lee Lighting Early career: Motor Mechanic Lives: West London Hobbies/passions: Family, football, skiing Selected filmography (as gaffer, unless otherwise stated): The Voyage Of Doctor Doolittle (2019) Holmes And Watson … Read more

“Every story has its own language” – Ed Lachman ASC

“Every story has its own language” Ed Lachman ASC “Every story has its own language” Ed Lachman ASC Lead Image: Credit – Mary Cybulski As a Director of Photography who worked with some of the most prominent German New Wave filmmakers, as well as with the most influential American independents, Ed Lachman finds for each … Read more

Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story

Space truckin’ Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story Space truckin’ Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story Set ten years before the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope  (1977), Solo: A Star Wars Story centres on the young scoundrel, Han Solo, and his inter-galactic adventures aboard the … Read more

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011. The total distribution for the year to April 2018 was just under £620,000, more than double the £350,000 … Read more

Movietech Deploys Sony Venice on inaugural European feature

Camera, lens and grip specialist, Movietech, dispatched its newly-acquired Sony Venice camera to support cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC on Official Secrets, the camera system’s debut on a European feature. Directed by Gavin Hood, Official Secrets, which stars Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, is based around the true story of Katharine Gun, the former … Read more

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s ‘BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ and congratulations are due to all on their well deserved nominations. The announcement of the winner and the award presentation will take place at the BSC Annual Summer Lunch at Pinewood Studios … Read more

Worldwide Collaboration

IMAGO now counts 53 national cinematographic societies, and more than 4,500 professional cinematographers, from the four corners of the world among its members. Professional cinematographers often have, more or less, the same challenges over the world. Working together will greatly enhance the opportunity to solve our most important challenges, faster. That has always been one … Read more