John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary

Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary “The sky is a beautiful place to paint pictures. It’s where I live most of the time,” remarks aerial photography specialist John Dibbs, who was a producer and the cinematographer of remarkable ground … Read more

Patrick Meller

Natural Born… Meet The New Wave / Patrick Meller Natural Born… Meet The New Wave / Patrick Meller Head Image Credit: Jan Cermelj Filmography (so far): Features: Boyz In The Wood (2017, Sigma Films, dir. Ninian Doff) Shorts: Boat (2017, Film4, dir. Louise Stern), Beast (2017, BFI & Creative England, dir. Leonora Lonsdale), The Bohicas: … Read more

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by J. A. Bayona, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks another action-packed addition to the blockbuster dinosaur franchise. Made on a budget of around $170m, the fifth instalment of … Read more

Issue 89 (September 2018): An Advance Look

Issue 89 of British Cinematographer magazine is set to be released on September 10th, 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 tentative and subject to change.) GRAB A SUBSCRIPTION TODAY! Purchase a Print subscription (from £40) … Read more

Nicola Daley ACS on Pin Cushion

Nicola Daley ACS is Australia’s eighth female member of the Australian Cinematographer Society, and is known for her prowess with deeply evocative material. She’s been a member of BAFTA Crew since 2015, after being chosen for the WFTV UK Mentor Scheme in 2015, writes Meredith Emmanuel. Boasting a long career in short films and documentaries, … Read more

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Long before cinematographer Dariusz Wolski ASC had even read the script for Sicario: Day Of The Soldado, he says he had heard great things about the film’s Italian director, Stefano Sollima. … Read more

Camera Operator Danny Bishop and his work on Patrick Melrose

Camera operator Danny Bishop wrote in with details about his work on Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed series Patrick Melrose. “The task: to operate A-camera/Steadicam on Patrick Melrose. Lead actor, the fantastic Benedict Cumberbatch, who I’d worked with before on Sherlock. The DP, James Friend BSC, with whom I came up through the years, and the director, … Read more

Panavision Manchester Open Days in September

Panavision, a renowned manufacturer of high-quality lenses and cameras for the film and television industry, has relocated its Manchester office to Space Studios – a 10-minute drive from Manchester Piccadilly. Operating in their office since May, the company will celebrate the move by hosting an event to show-off the 10,000 sq. ft. of space specifically … Read more

Eddie Knight

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Lead image: On Hercules in Budapest with DP Dante Spinotti Fact file: Age: 69 Born: East London Training: Lee Lighting Lives: Wanstead Hobby/Passion: Trips to Catalunya, Spain Selected Filmography (so far): The Kid Who Would … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shot on Kodak 35mm, the suspenseful horror feature A Quiet Place  earned fearsome acclaim worldwide when it released in April 2018, and has since put in a frighteningly good performance at the global box office too. Following … Read more

Robert Yeoman ASC / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Super Trouper Robert Yeoman ASC / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Super Trouper Robert Yeoman ASC / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is the long-awaited, much-anticipated, foot-tapping sequel to the 2008 romantic musical Mamma Mia! (dir. Phyllida Lloyd, DP Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC). The Universal Pictures production, … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Your mission… Rob Hardy BSC… should you choose to accept it… is to spend the next year and a bit, shooting the most highly-anticipated action movie of 2018, starring Tom Cruise, who will perform nerve-jangling … Read more

Ronald Taylor BSC “Ronnie” 1924-2018

British Cinematographer is saddened to hear of the passing of respected operator and cinematographer, and former BSC President, Ronnie Taylor BSC last Friday (3rd August) at the age of 93. Our thoughts are with Ronnie’s family during this difficult time. Ronnie and his career featured last year in the ‘Clapperboard’ section of British Cinematographer magazine … Read more

Forming Bonds

International Cinematographer´s Summit 2018 Forty cinematographic societies, and more than 100 international cinematographers, were present during the 2018 International Cinematographer´s Summit (ICS) in Los Angeles in June. Arranged biannually, by the American Society Of Cinematographers, the ICS is a unique opportunity for international cinematographers to meet and discuss common challenges. Of the 40 societies attending … Read more

BAFTA appoints Ellen Johnson as Director of Communications

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the appointment of Ellen Johnson as its Director of Communications. This new role will focus on bringing the activities of BAFTA, a world-leading arts charity dedicated to celebrating excellence in film, games and television, to a global audience. The role will be pivotal in developing … Read more