Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, reports on recent events in the Hollywood cinematographic community. Talk about heavy seas; one could sit in front of the flatscreen watching the news … Read more

Kim and McCrae first time winners at BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2019

DPs Woo-hyung Kim and Lindsay McCrae were first time winners at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards this past weekend, taking home the accolades for The Little Drummer Girl and BBC’s Dynasties respectively. The award for ‘Photography & Lighting: Fiction’ (sponsored by ScreenSkills High-End Television Skills Fund) was won by Korean cinematographer Woo-hyung Kim for his … Read more

Cooke Anamorphic/i primes help make Vice visually sing

Over the 50 years chronicled in Adam McKay’s Vice, cinematographer Greig Fraser ACS ASC had the challenges of photographing actors playing characters twice their age – with intense prosthetics, make-up and hair – whilst also making a potentially dull series of office-based scenes into a visually interesting story for audiences. To accomplish this feat, Fraser … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War

A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you … Read more

Sony Venice used to capture Official Secrets

Sony’s Venice motion picture camera system has been used for principal photography on a new political thriller Official Secrets, directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler and Melissa Zuo. Entertainment One (eOne) produced and financed the film with Screen Yorkshire and Zuo’s company GS Media. Boasting an impressive cast, including Keira … Read more

David Sinfield

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Sinfield Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Sinfield BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 39 School: Thamesmead, Shepperton/Strodes College, Egham Training: Lee Lighting/City Of Westminster College Early career: Lee Lighting at Shepperton Studios First Job: To Kill A King with gaffer John ‘Biggles’ … Read more

Gareth Munden on She’s Missing

DP Gareth Munden (our New Wave in edition 46 – see HERE), kindly wrote in with details about his work on the thriller, She’s Missing. When her best friend disappears at a rodeo, Heidi goes on a search across the desert, digging up secrets and encountering the violence of life on the road. She’s Missing … Read more

John Conroy ISC / The Happy Prince

Golden Years John Conroy ISC / The Happy Prince Golden Years John Conroy ISC / The Happy Prince BY: Ron Prince All behind the scenes images: © Wilhelm Moser 2018 The Happy Prince , written, directed by and starring, Rupert Everett, relates the final three years in the life of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC launches online cinematography channel

Along with working as a professional cinematographer, Roy H. Wagner ASC has spent the last 40 years hosting seminars, teaching at all of the prominent American film Schools, and interviewing many cinematographers. Having found production partners to support his desire to leave a lasting impression of those members of the cinematographic community, Wagner has launched … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo

Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Official poster of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival revealed

The poster for the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival has been unveiled, and it features an iconic shot of the late filmmaker Agnes Varda on the set of her first film – 1954’s La Pointe Courte. The shot is of Varda, then 26,  standing on the shoulders of a technician while looking into the camera … Read more

March 2019: A subtle shift in focus

A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The first new column of spring finds us, once again, “between frames,” as it were. In the annual calendar’s relentless march – NAB! Cine Gear! Emmy! Oscar! – there is a … Read more

Stronger Together

Working Conditions in film production In collaboration with FERA (the European Federation of Film Directors) IMAGO initiated a broad, two-day conference on Working Conditions in Vienna in the last week of January. The conference was organised in partnership with EU-XXL, and the conclusions of the conference and the views of the participating cinematographers, film directors … Read more

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