BSC calls for drama submissions at new awards evening

Submissions for the British Society Of Cinematographers’ Award For ‘Best Cinematography In A TV Drama 2018’ are still open, but the deadline for submissions is Midnight, Sunday 6th January 2019. This year’s winner will follow in the footsteps of Mark Patten (above), who took the accolade last year for Series 1, Episode 4 of Taboo, … Read more

Early Years of Freddie Mercury lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … Read more

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2018 Winners!

The fantastic EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival is over for another year, and we salute all the winners in Poland in 2018, listed below. Special congratulations from British Cinematographer magazine to BSC members Dick Pope, James Friend and Robbie Ryan on their accolades. MAIN COMPETITION Golden Frog: The Fortress cin. Ji Yong Kim dir. Dong-Hyuk Hwang Silver Frog: … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man

Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man Originally, Linus Sandgren FSF planned to be an illustrator before becoming an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer responsible for La La Land ; as a teenager he was exposed to a variety of cinematic offerings as his father was … Read more

Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror

Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror All images – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC Florian Hoffmeister BSC makes cramped confines work to deliver a richly detailed, hallucinatory experience from the terrors of a ship to the sprawling, icy landscapes of the Arctic. The tradition … Read more

26th Edition OF EnergaCAMERIMAGE officially opened

The 26th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE was officially opened on Saturday (10th November) in the Opera Nova Congress Centre in Bydgoszcz. During the Opening Gala Witold Sobociński received Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award, Jean-Marie Dreujou and Jean-Jacques Annaud accepted the Cinematographer – Director Duo Award, and Carol Littleton … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows

Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Upon graduating from Santa Clara University in California, Sean Bobbitt BSC headed back to England believing that he would go straight into directing television shows. “Everywhere I went, people were kind but laughed as the average age for a director was … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “The Human Touch”

The Human Touch President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC The Human Touch President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Every generation believes it is facing crises and dilemmas never before experienced, that its problems are unique and that, somehow, now is a turning point. As I write, during the dog days of August, the news cycle … Read more

Fiilex

The Light Brigade Spotlight / Fiilex The Light Brigade Spotlight / Fiilex Fiilex has a rather unique perspective on lighting. With a dedicated research facility, it designs fixtures from the chip level up, and is thus able to control light on a very small scale indeed, and target a specific range of users with the … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 90

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 12th November 2018. On the Cover Dick Pope BSC on Peterloo The acclaimed production and ENERGAcamerimage main competition contender Peterloo, shot by Dick Pope BSC, depicts a bloody and brutal episode in British history. Pope … Read more

ScreenSkills is born and launches ‘Giving Back’ initiative

Creative Skillset has adopted a new name, ScreenSkills, to more clearly reflect the work they do delivering a skilled workforce for the UK’s screen industries – film, television, animation, VFX (visual effects) and games. The new identity is launched with an initiative, Giving Back, which calls on the industry to play its part in ensuring … Read more

October 2018: “The Dizziness of a Cinematograph”

The Dizziness of a cinematograph Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Dizziness of a cinematograph Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Cinematographer Ruben Impens and Director Felix van Groeningen on Beautiful Boy. Credit: Amazon Studios “They made a sort of shuddering veil, almost recalling the dizziness of a cinematograph,” wrote … Read more

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his decision to mix … Read more

Tony Richmond BSC ASC

Fountain of Knowledge Clapperboard / Tony Richmond BSC ASC Fountain of Knowledge Clapperboard / Tony Richmond BSC ASC Lead image: Tony on the set of Cherry Falls with sons George and Chunky Tony Richmond BSC ASC has been a DP on over 90 films, working with some of the cinema greats, including David Lean, Nic … Read more

Support Black T-Week In Honour of Mark Milsome

It’s coming up to a year now that Mark Milsome, a respected friend and colleague, was tragically killed on the 18 November behind his camera while filming a car stunt in Ghana. A charitable Foundation has been set up in Mark’s name to support, encourage and inspire youth through scholarship and trainee programmes as well … Read more