Fred Elmes ASC / The Dead Don't Die

Gore Blimey Fred Elmes ASC / The Dead Don’t Die Gore Blimey Fred Elmes ASC / The Dead Don’t Die WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from … Read more

Carolina Schmidtholstein

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Carolina Schmidtholstein Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Carolina Schmidtholstein Fact file Age: 51Born: Black Forest, GermanySchool: Abitur Bremen, GermanyTraining: German TV & Film School / UK as electrician with City & Guilds 2360 CertificateEarly career: Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks/camera control, GermanyLives: LondonHobbies/Passions: Art Selected … Read more

August 2019: Charting Through Emmy's Waters

Charting Through Emmy’s Waters Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Charting Through Emmy’s Waters Across The Pond / Mark London Williams As we head through summer’s dog days, and toward “Academy Season” (though Emmy season is first – stay tuned!), it’s worth noting that John Bailey ASC’s tenure as Academy President has ended, as … Read more

Peter Biziou BSC

Pearls of Wisdom Clapperboard / Peter Biziou BSC Pearls of Wisdom Clapperboard / Peter Biziou BSC With a reputation for helping to make good films exceptional, Peter Biziou BSC is among the most admired British cinematographers. Many years spent lighting and shooting commercials helped in influencing his style, but without stifling his intuitive creativity, when … Read more

Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King

Shock of the New Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King Shock of the New Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British … Read more

Luke Palmer and his cinematography on Amaurosis (The Unseen)

DP Luke Palmer wrote in with details about his work on Amaurosis (The Unseen), a psychological thriller dealing with love, loss and obsessive compulsion. The production is the third collaboration between writer/director Gary Sinyor (Leon The Pig Farmer, The Bachelor) and Palmer whose credits include The Fold (2013) and Rise And Fall Of The Krays … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

Rise of the Robots Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Rise of the Robots Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology … Read more

Watts Up With DoPchoice?

Belgium-based Tom Van den Abbeele is busy working on feature films, episodic television and occasionally, commercials. As a gaffer and owner of Watts rental company, he knows his way around lighting gear. He was an early-adopter of DoPchoice, first appreciating their “no tummy” Snapgrids for Chimera light banks and then the company’s 4’ x 4’ … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film on celluloid, as … Read more

Nigel Bennett Promoted to Managing Director at Molinare

Molinare have this week announced the promotion of Nigel Bennett to the new role of Managing Director and as part of this restructure, Julie Parmenter has left the company. Julie was integral to maintaining the successful Molinare brand, subsequent acquisition of Hackenbacker and expansion into Hoxton. The Board expresses their appreciation to Julie for her … Read more

Diana Olifirova

Free Spirit Meet The New Wave / Diana Olifirova Free Spirit Meet The New Wave / Diana Olifirova Filmography (so far): Features: Liars & Cheats (2019). Feature Doc: London Symphony (2017). TV Pilot: Lady Parts (2019) (for C4). Shorts: Strange Cities Are Familiar (2018), Leash (2018), All Of Me (2017) When did you discover you … Read more

Oscar Winner Roger Deakins Receives 2nd Annual Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

NFTS Alumnus Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC (Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall, Sicario) came to the school to receive the second annual ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography Award’ and to deliver a masterclass to a packed audience of NFTS Alumni and guests from the industry, including sponsors ARRI and ARRI Rental and the British Society of Cinematographers. Roger … Read more

Adam Etherington on shooting Gwen

DP Adam Etherington contacted British Cinematographer Magazine, with details about Gwen, released in cinemas on 19th July. In the stark beauty of 19th century Snowdonia a young girl, Gwen, tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a … Read more

Cooke Lens Systems depict different worlds for David Makes Man and The Perfection

David Makes Man is the first TV series written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Academy Award for co-writing the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight based on his play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”. McCraney, serving as the series executive producer along with Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey, tells a semi-autobiographical story … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Tim Ives ASC goes back to the future for Stranger Things 3

Netflix’s wildly-popular, horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, has returned for its third run, featuring aesthetic and technical differences that move the show into new territory. Partnering since the first episode, with the show’s writers/directors – brothers Matt and Ross Duffer – was director of photography Tim Ives ASC. Together, the filmmaking team hit upon a … Read more

Author’s Rights

Thanks to Google and Apple, we are all Authors and Creative Artists! By Dr. Cristina Busch, legal advisor of IMAGO and the IMAGO Author Rights Committee Nice new world. But the reality is different. We shall just concentrate on the legal situation of cinematographers regarding author’s rights and explain who are considered to be authors … Read more

Revealed: The official poster of EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2019

The 27th iteration of the international film festival, EnergaCAMERIMAGE, takes place in 2019 between 9th and 16th November. As you may know, after many years, the festival is coming back to Toruń, Poland. You may also be familiar with the medieval legend about a raftsman who dealt with a scourge of frogs in Toruń, leading … Read more