Mike Eley BSC “Call Of Duty”

Call of Duty President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Call of Duty President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC At last year’s BSC Summer Lunch, I was seated next to Billy Williams OBE BSC. It would, in any event, be a pleasure to be in conversation with one of the society’s most esteemed members and a … Read more

Autumn Durald Arkapaw lenses Teen Spirit

A small-town girl pursuing her dreams in a big city. A soft, romanticised countryside, followed by a dramatic and powerful stage. A lonely journey in front of millions of people. The fluid juxtaposition in Teen Spirit, written and directed by Max Minghella, with cinematography by Autumn Durald Arkapaw, brings style to the everyday and an … Read more

Evelin van Rei

Visceral Artist   Meet the New Wave / Evelin van Rei Visceral Artist   Meet the New Wave / Evelin van Rei Header image: Evelin van Rei on a recce in Mexico. Photo credit – dir. Adriaan Louw Filmography (so far):   100 Vaginas (2019, C4), Changeling (2019), Innozenz (2017), Night Light (2017), I’ll Probably … Read more

Glasgow goes country with George Steel’s work on Wild Rose

Delivering a fresh take on the ever-popular sub-genre of musical drama, Film4/BFI’s indie offering Wild Rose tells the story of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a Scottish musician who dreams of going to Nashville to become a country music star, despite having just been released from prison on a drug charge and struggling to raise her children, … Read more

Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess

Colour Contrast Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess Colour Contrast Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess Unlike the matches that are made for political and monetary gain in The Spanish Princess, the partnerships behind the scenes of the Starz production, shot in England, were mutual and instant. When cinematographer Maja Zamojda BSC met with director … Read more

Lee Knight

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Knight Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Knight Fact file Age: 42Born: Forest Gate, LondonSchool: Wanstead High SchoolEarly career: Lee LightingLives: North Weald, EssexPassions: Golf, football and family Selected filmography (as gaffer, unless otherwise stated): Overlord (best boy) (2018)The Foreigner (2017)The Hatching (2017)Game … Read more

Panasonic Varicam supports the look for comedy After Life

Panasonic’s VariCam range was used to help create an aesthetically pleasing look, supporting the comedic narrative, of Ricky Gervais’ latest Netflix Original comedy series, After Life. The six-part series from Derek Productions is created, written and directed by Gervais, with Charlie Hanson as producer and Gervais and Duncan Hayes as executive producers. Over the six … Read more

Alan Stewart / Aladdin

Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … Read more

Ben Davis BSC uses Blackmagic Micro Camera for Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the twenty-first instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first with a female lead superhero, features action sequences shot using the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. Co-directed and co-written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the Disney release is the fourth Marvel film lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis BSC after Guardians Of The … Read more

Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens

Apocalypse Not Now Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens Apocalypse Not Now Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens As the end of time grows near with the approaching Apocalypse, an angel and a demon join forces to find a way to save the world. That’s the premise behind Good Omens, the visually-energetic Amazon Prime/BBC co-production, … Read more

Howard Mills on Alien celebratory short Containment

Last year, 20th Century Fox commissioned six short films to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise. Writer/director Chris Reading approached DP Howard Mills to shoot one of the films, and here Howard gives a few details about his work on the short Containment. “Containment follows the outcome of four crew members stranded on an escape pod, unsure what … Read more

George Richmond BSC / Rocketman

A Star Is Born George Richmond BSC / Rocketman A Star Is Born George Richmond BSC / Rocketman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Women Behind The Camera Website Launches

Camera operators Ilana Garrard ACO, Lucy Bristow ACO and Aga Szeliga Assoc ACO, have set-up a new website, Women Behind The Camera, (https://womenbehindthecamera.co.uk), providing a network and showcase for women who work in the camera department in the UK film and TV production industry. “This website was initially conceived as a way of trying to … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … Read more