Sony returns to Camerimage 2019 with Venice masterclass from Balazs Bolygo BSC

Sony will return to the international film festival Camerimage in Toruń, Poland, to showcase its flagship next generation motion picture camera system VENICE, as well as the newly-launched FX9 Full-Frame 6K sensor camera. Sony will also present a number of workshops, seminars and panel discussions with leading filmmakers and DoPs. A number of films being … Read more

Experience Panavision’s End-to-End Ecosystem at 2019 Camerimage

Panavision and its family of companies return to the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival from November 9-16 in Torun, Poland, with an immersive, end-to-end experience for attendees. Torun’s newly renovated Karczma Damroki facility, across the street from the Jordanki Festival Center, will be transformed into an interactive festival space called PanaVillage and will showcase the integrated … Read more

Nadim Carlsen / Border

Flesh and Blood Nadim Carlsen / Border Flesh and Blood Nadim Carlsen / Border BY: Ron Prince “Some scripts take a long time to read and digest, but this one was a real page-turner – intimate and strange, operating on many different levels – and I read it with great excitement in one sitting,” recalls … Read more

Finishing Post – Molinare

Colour Palette Finishing Post / Molinare Colour Palette Finishing Post / Molinare BY: Michael Burns Founded more than 45 years ago, Molinare is widely-recognised as a leading supplier in the UK post production scene, completing high-end projects across feature films, high-end TV drama, feature documentaries and broadcast factual programming. Its dedicated creative teams – across … Read more

David Bird

Taking Flight Meet The New Wave / David Bird Taking Flight Meet The New Wave / David Bird Filmography (so far): Second units including The End Of The F***ing World (2018, episodes shot by DP Justin Brown), St Maud (2019, DP Ben Fordesman) and Gangs Of London (2019, episodes shot by DP Martijn Van Broekhuizen … Read more

David Raedeker / The Souvenir

Dream Like David Raedeker / The Souvenir Dream Like David Raedeker / The Souvenir BY: Ron Prince If critical notices are anything to go by, then fans of director Joanna Hogg’s films will be far from disappointed by her fourth feature, The Souvenir. Shot by cinematographer David Raedeker, who combined 16mm-Bolex and S16mm film footage … Read more

Harry Wiggins

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Harry Wiggins Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Harry Wiggins BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 51 Born: London Family: 2.5 kids (if you include the cat!) Education: French & Latin at Oxford University, then City & Guilds 236 at Hackney College Lives: Shepherds Bush … Read more

Andy Alderslade loves long takes on I’m Not In Love

DP Andy Alderslade wrote in with details about I’m Not in Love, a romantic comedy set in North London, directed by Col Spector, starring Al Weaver and Cristina Catalina. “Col approached me for his third feature, I’m Not in Love. It’s about Rob (Al Weaver) who, on receiving a marriage ultimatum from his girlfriend Marta, … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch

Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Manuel Billeter sparks creativity with Lightbridge CRLS

Cinematographer and camera operator, Manuel Billeter, was raised on Italian cinema. Filmmakers like Federico Fellini and Bernardo Bertolucci strongly influenced his creativity – especially as to how to present both fantasy and reality. When he moved to New York to pursue his career, he found a home in television, working with established looks for long-running … Read more

Cooke S4/I Prime Lenses convey the horrors of war in Catch-22

For the Hulu, six-episode Catch-22 drama, directed by Grant Heslov, Ellen Kuras ASC and George Clooney, cinematographer Martin Ruhe relied on two sets of Cooke Optics’ S4/i prime lenses matched with two ARRI Alexa Mini cameras. Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 is set during World War II and revolves around a military … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Under A Bushel”

Under A Bushel President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Under A Bushel President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC “Serious shortage of people doing ‘proper jobs’ on film sets.” “Streaming could kill the UK independent film industry.” Those two headlines, both seen within weeks of each other earlier this year, were eye-catching and not a little … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey

Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a … Read more

Women Behind The Camera

Women Behind The Camera (WBTC) is a platform showcasing the skills of women working in the camera, lighting and grip departments of the UK film and TV industry. Created by three camera operators – Lucy Bristow, Ilana Garrard and Agnieszka Szeliga – it currently has a database of 173 names and contact details covering every … Read more

Three things need fixing… now!

1. Cinematographers Need Control Of Their Images In many countries, cinematographers are still not recognised as authors and are therefore not protected by the copyright laws. If a stills photographer and a cinematographer make an exact identical image, the stills photographer is recognised as the author and has the copyright of their image and can … Read more

Camera Assistant to host Casino-Themed Charity Fundraiser

Camera Assistant Louise Ben-Nathan is to host a casino-themed charity fundraiser on Sunday 3rd November. Louise is in remission having been diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer 18 months ago, and you can help her to raise awareness about looking after your health in the industry, as well as raise some money for … Read more

Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl

Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl BY: Valentina Valentini Chernobyl is HBO’s haunting five-part miniseries that follows detailed accounts of those who tried to mitigate the disaster in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in the Soviet Union. The critically-acclaimed show about the doomed … Read more

How DP Si Bell evolved the visuals for Peaky Blinders 5

Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Header image: Photographer – Matt Squire © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019 The period gangster epic Peaky Blinders is an established global hit drama and not one that showrunner Steven Knight is going to alter lightly. Yet … Read more

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