Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act

Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act BY: Ron Prince We all have to make choices and decisions, but some are more important, and can have a more profound effect, than others. In The Children Act, a film directed by Richard Eyre, produced by … Read more

Hollywood star Jack O’Connell receives Honorary Degree from University of Derby

Hollywood star Jack O’Connell became an Honorary Master of the Arts last night, when he received an Honorary Degree from the University of Derby at a special event held to mark QUAD’s tenth anniversary. Jack, a QUAD Patron, spoke about his career in Hollywood and on British TV at an exclusive homecoming Q&A session with … Read more

Shawn White

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Shawn White Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Shawn White BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 46 Born: London Lives: Bledlow Ridge, Bucks Education: Beaconsfield Secondary, High Wycombe College (City & Guilds Electrical Engineer) Hobbies/Passions: Family, travel, watching sporting events Selected Filmography (so far): Maleficent … Read more

Have you registered for the Media Technology Day?

If you haven’t yet registered for this week’s Media Technology Day presented by the Procam Group – the event for the UK’s film and TV production community – it only takes a minute, and it’s free! Register here now! Taking place on Thursday, 1st November 2018, from 9.15am – 7.00pm, at the Ham Yard Hotel … Read more

Kate Reid / Press

Broadsheet Battles Kate Reid / Press Broadsheet Battles Kate Reid / Press BY: Valentina Valentini Lead image by David Suchet In the fictional land of Press – the BBC’s newest situation drama premiering on TV in September – there exist two main worlds: The Post and The Herald. They are competing newspapers at the centre … Read more

Esther Vardy

Tripping The Light Fantastic Meet The New Wave / Esther Vardy Tripping The Light Fantastic Meet The New Wave / Esther Vardy Filmography (so far): TV drama: CBBC Katy (2017, dir. John McKay); Lillian Bilocca (2018, dirs. Maxine Peake/Vanessa Stockley). Shorts: Shattered and Time Away (both 2017, dir. Maxine Peake). Camera operator/dailies on TV dramas … Read more

Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman

Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Past Present Perfect”

Past Present Perfect Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Past Present Perfect Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner ASC hFRPS says cinematogaphers today have more power, and relevance, than ever. In the midst of the greatest celebration of filmmaking at Metro Goldwyn Mayer, during the 1940s, a master … Read more

Jess Hall BSC / Serenity

Our Man In Mauritius Jess Hall BSC / Serenity Our Man In Mauritius Jess Hall BSC / Serenity WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Glenn Freemantle

Aural Sex Innovator / Glenn Freemantle Aural Sex Innovator / Glenn Freemantle BY: Kevin Hilton Innovations in cinematography are often not difficult to spot: fluid Steadicam moves, the contra-zoom, crane shots and matte effects all make an immediate impact. Similar innovation in sound is less apparent but no less effective. Specially created sound effects, subtle … Read more

Polly Morgan BSC adopts Panasonic VariCam for Netflix’s drama 6 Balloons

6 Balloons, a grimly effective Netflix drama, tells the story of a young woman who attempts to help her brother cope with his heroin addiction. The American drama was written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan and shot by cinematographer Polly Morgan BSC using a number of VariCam 35 cameras.  The Netflix feature, which stars Abbi … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Bad Times At The El Royale

Vivid expression Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Bad Times At The El Royale Vivid expression Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Bad Times At The El Royale WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a … Read more

Vitec Group supports East Anglian filmmaker and cast to produce debut feature film

Filmmaker Paul Cook was able to draw upon a wide range of production equipment from Vitec Group brands to produce his new film, Magpie. Cook’s production company has just released the trailer for Magpie, a crowd-funded film about a British soldier and his wife who suffer the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during and … Read more

Pinewood MBS Lighting Delivers Super-Silent Location Power

As part of an on-going programme of investment, Pinewood MBS Lighting has significantly expanded its range of location services with the delivery of several new mobile generators. The ‘super-silent’ units use the very latest acoustic design and technology, making them the quietest generators in the market. This first consignment of 250kW sets are mounted on … Read more

Hive Of Activity

IMAGO and FERA joins forces IMAGO and FERA, the European Federation Of Film Directors, will join forces to focus on film workers’ working conditions. The cultural and creative industries are a driving force behind the value creation in Europe and elsewhere, occupying two and a half times more people than, for instance, the car industry … Read more

September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

Don’t Miss Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018

Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018. Free registration is open at: http://www.cinegearexpo.com/ga-expo-attendee-registration The 2-day Expo will offer the bustling Atlanta production community a relaxed venue to get caught up on techniques, tools and trade secrets. Like the revered annual … Read more

Mark Milsome Foundation Launch & Black-T-Week

Following the tragic death of Mark Milsome on-set in Ghana on 18th November 2017, a charitable foundation is being set up in his name by industry professionals, friends and family. The Mark Milsome Foundation will officially launch in early 2019. As the first anniversary of his death approaches, the foundation is inviting worldwide filmmaking community … Read more

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