Jonathan Spencer

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonathan Spencer Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonathan Spencer Fact file Age: 44Born: Norwich, NorfolkEducation: Broadland High School and West Herts CollegeHobby/Passions: Family, Chelsea FC, the gym, cooking and life! Selected Filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise indicated) Halo (TV Movie) (chief lighting technician – … Read more

MBSinnovations

Most illuminating Spotlight / MBSinnovations Most illuminating Spotlight / MBSinnovations BY: Kevin Hilton Innovation in product development is a priority for lighting manufacturers. Increasingly it is also important for rental companies, which are not only aiming to build up and service a client base but also provide technology that best suits the needs of specific productions. As … Read more

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for The Lighthouse and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for Honeyland. In the TV categories, … Read more

George Steel / The Aeronauts

In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, co-stars of The Theory Of Everything, were reunited for director Tom Harper’s adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862. Briskly told in something very close to real time, this Amazon escapade, … Read more

Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out

Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out In director Rian Johnson’s highly-acclaimed, Agatha Christie-inspired, murder mystery, Knives Out, a family clashes, a patriarch dies, and a master detective leads an investigation that threatens the family’s dark secrets. The movie represents Johnson’s fifth collaboration with cinematographer Steve … Read more

Cinelab London Appoints Joce Capper as Creative Director

Cinelab London have announced the full-time appointment of Joce Capper in the key position of Creative Director/Strategic Business Development. Cinelab London is Europe’s most comprehensive film laboratory and facility providing the widest range of film and digital services. Joce has over 25 years of experience managing and growing Post Production and VFX companies most notably … Read more

Harbor Picture Company

Holistic Approach Finishing Post / Harbor Holistic Approach Finishing Post / Harbor In 2012, Zak Tucker, Joe Gawler and Theo Stanley launched The Harbor Picture Company in New York, as an independent studio crafting premium content for the feature film, episodic, and advertising industries. Today, it has expanded to include additional facilities in LA and … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 97

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 29th January 2020 onwards. On the Cover Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC on 1917 In our latest cover feature, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC speaks to us about the multi-awarded nominated production, 1917. Deakins tells … Read more

Matías Andrés Penachino

Devoted Meet the New Wave / Matías Andrés Penachino Devoted Meet the New Wave / Matías Andrés Penachino Filmography (so far): Features… Freckles (2019), Time Share (2018), Opus Zero (2017), Zeus (2016), El Placer Es Mio (2015), Summum Bonum (2014), Mom (2013), Halley (2012) and Finde (2010). Shorts… Mamartuile (2017), La Madre Buena (The Good … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

Larry Smith BSC

Eyes Wide Open Clapperboard / Larry Smith BSC Eyes Wide Open Clapperboard / Larry Smith BSC Award-winning cinematographer, producer and director Larry Smith BSC has been responsible for the look of numerous productions, including TV output, which includes, Agatha Christie’s Marple (2004) and Elizabeth I (2005). He worked with the late Stanley Kubrick on three … Read more

BSC EXPO 2020 – Have You Registered Yet?

BSC Expo 2020 – Europe’s Premier International Event for Film & TV Production Equipment & Technology – returns to Battersea Evolution on Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February. This international ‘Kit Fest’ will bring another year packed full of new technology presented by over 150 companies. The BSC Expo is a unique event that … Read more

Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man

Double Vision Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man Double Vision Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man   Shooting in native 3D stereo at 4K, and with the ultra-high frame rate of 120fps, for the first time in moviemaking history, director Ang Lee created an immersive and moving experience, dramatising the realities of war … Read more

Dick Pope BSC / Motherless Brooklyn

Whodunnit? Dick Pope BSC / Motherless Brooklyn Whodunnit? Dick Pope BSC / Motherless Brooklyn WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2019 issue (96) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Deakins is a contender for the award for his work on 1917 and the nomination adds to his selection for contention in the 34th ASC … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Snap Shots”

Snap Shots President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Snap Shots President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC This being the President’s Perspective, it’s only fair to say that my perspective these days has been one deeply embedded in the seemingly endless spin-cycle of Work-Eat-Sleep-Repeat as dictated by the call sheet. I never forget to thank my … Read more

ASC Announces Feature Film Nominees for 34th Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, with winners to be named at the organisation’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins CBE … Read more

January 2020: To Make The Drama Work

To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Mihai Malaimare Jr. points the way during production on Jojo Rabbit It’s Boxing Day as we sit down to unpack the items slated for the current column, and it … Read more