Apollo 11 mission : Destination Moon for Angénieux

This past weekend, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The retransmission of the incredible images remains one of the most significant broadcast events of all time, and to create them NASA selected, among other equipment, the lenses of a small French company: Angénieux optics. The Angénieux 6×25 zoom mounted on … Read more

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial Adventures Innovator / Helicopter Film Services Aerial Adventures Innovator / Helicopter Film Services Header image: Jeremy Braben using Shotover F1 with Alexa Mini for Operation Red Sea (2018) BY: Michael Burns Jeremy Braben has a plea for producers and directors: “stop thinking that drones can do everything”. The aerial cinematographer, and CEO of Helicopter … Read more

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents BY: Ron Prince Header image: David Procter metering the opening scene. Photo: Dan Gadd “Legendary cinematographer Donald McAlpine ACS ASC, once said to me, ‘Calm seas never made a skilled sailor’. I live by that,” says cinematographer David Procter. And perhaps … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 94

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 17th July 2019 onwards. On the Cover Robert Richardson ASC on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood In our latest cover feature, Robert Richardson ASC speaks to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for … Read more

CVP unveil Summer Kit Festival to showcase 2019 product launches from 30 leading manufacturers

CVP, the leading broadcast and professional video solutions provider in the United Kingdom and Europe, is proud to present its inaugural Summer Kit Festival, showcasing the latest and best content production equipment launched in 2019. The event takes place across CVP’s two London showrooms on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July. Attendance is free and … Read more

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We’d be remiss if we didn’t start this month’s column with the rather shocking note that Ed Phillips, who oversaw Matthews Studio Equipment as its President for … Read more

LiteGear

Tinker Tailor Spotlight / LiteGear Tinker Tailor Spotlight / LiteGear BY: Kevin Hilton Header image: LiteGear LiteTiles in action Practical lights have largely been thought of as props operated by the actors. Recent films, particularly in the science fiction genre, have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, either because they … Read more

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle BY: Kevin Hilton Many films are not always shot where they are set. The main action of new comedy The Hustle takes place on the French Riviera, but cinematographer Michael Coulter BSC concedes that “not … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Embrace Diversity Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Embrace Diversity Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity. Diversity. This word has greater meaning today than ever. It can suggest … Read more

ARRI in cooperation with Volucap organizes 2nd International Broadcast Day

In order to professionally encounter and better understand the highly topical trends of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content production for HD and beyond for the broadcast industry, ARRI and the volumetric studio, Volucap, organized the second International Broadcast Day at the Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany. This unique gathering which provided a … Read more

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe 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 … Read more

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