Will Baldy

Stargazer Meet The New Wave / Will Baldy Stargazer Meet The New Wave / Will Baldy Filmography (so far): TV dramas… S4C Home Work (2017, dir. Ed Thomas), BBC Doctor Who 11 (2nd Unit) (2018, dir. Jamie Childs), and Sky Atlantic Curfew (action unit) (2018, dir. Colm McCarthy). Shorts… The Words (2018, dir. Ben Mankin), … Read more

Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King

Outnumbered Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King Outnumbered Barry Ackroyd BSC / The Outlaw King BY: David Wood Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd BSC has a unique shooting style. His handheld documentary techniques have brought a dynamism and energy to features such as The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006) and The Hurt Locker (2008) to Captain Phillips … Read more

Paul McGeachan

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Paul McGeachan Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Paul McGeachan Lead image: Into The Woods (2014) BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 46 Born: Bridgeton, Glasgow School: Sacred Heart Primary Lives: Marlow, Buckinghamshire Status: Married with two children Passions: Golf Big break: Lee Lighting, London … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Steven Poster ASC
“Wait and see!”

Wait and see! Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC Wait and see! Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC, national president, International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, recounts how patience can be its own reward when it comes to maintaining artistic intent. Learning the virtue of patience is not an easy … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots

Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots BY: Ron Prince The story of Mary, Queen Of Scots – encompassing her notorious rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I for the throne, prolonged imprisonment and eventual execution at the behest of her matriarchal cousin – … Read more

Nigel Willoughby BSC on Lost In London

Cinematographer Nigel Willoughby kindly wrote-in with details about his work on the groundbreaking simultaneous live production and broadcast of Lost In London, directed by Woody Harrelson. “When Woody first approached me with his idea for Lost In London, the plan was to shoot the entire film in one night using a multi-camera format. Once we … Read more

Pinewood Creative Services

Global view Spotlight / Pinewood Creative Services Global view Spotlight / Pinewood Creative Services BY: Michael Burns Pinewood has a special name in the world of filmmaking, conjuring-up images of James Bond, Batman and Superman, and more recently film sagas such as the Marvel cinematic universe and Star Wars. But the Pinewood Group offers more … Read more

Varicam helps meet deadlines on Crazy Rich Asians

Panasonic’s VariCam Pure was selected by DP Vanja Černjul ASC HFC as the primary camera for the romantic comedy-drama Crazy Rich Asians. The Warner Bros. film was released in the UK on the 14th September 2018, after spending three weeks at the top of the US box office. To date it has already grossed over … Read more

Dick Pope BSC / Peterloo

Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Activities and priorities

Working conditions Together with FERA, the European Federation of Film Directors, IMAGO will strengthen its focus on working conditions for cinematographers, directors and our other colleagues in the film business. In September, FERA and IMAGO had meetings and discussions with EU ministers in Brussels to prepare for a larger conference on working conditions in 2019. … Read more

November 2018: Out of Darkness, Cometh Light

Out of Darkness, Cometh Light Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Out of Darkness, Cometh Light Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: energaCAMERIMAGE winner The Favourite The calendar change from December to January is always redolent with contradiction – the wistfulness and yearnings of fall, giving way to finality, the endings, … Read more

Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses bring cinematic look to Doctor Who

Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses have brought a new cinematic look to latest series of BBC1’s Doctor Who. Cinematographer Denis Crossan BSC and director Jamie Childs shot the first episode that set the look and feel for the new series, which began its run on 7 October 2018. “I had worked with Jamie before on Next Of … Read more