Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Whimsical Worlds Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield Whimsical Worlds Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield BY: Valentina Valentini From the very first frames of The Personal History Of David Copperfield, it is clear that the film is going to be an aesthetic feast for its audience’s eyes. The … Read more

New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund set up

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries, has been devastated by the pandemic. Established with a £1m donation from Netflix, the new Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund will … Read more

DMG Lumière by Rosco

Light Emitting Dynamo Spotlight / DMG Lumière by Rosco Light Emitting Dynamo Spotlight / DMG Lumière by Rosco BY: Kevin Hilton The history of corporate acquisitions is littered with examples of a company being taken over and getting completely absorbed by the new owner, which strips out the best products and merges them with its own offering. … Read more

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

A message from BC President, Mike Eley BSC: Dear Members, These coming weeks and months will be the most challenging our industry has faced in most of our lifetimes. We are used to the ebb and flow of work, the peaks and troughs, but this is something altogether different; the virtual shutdown of our entire … Read more

Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5

Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 BY: Michael Burns With a spaceship-sized set, comic timing, a thousand-strong cast, integrated lighting, and a devastating fire, British cinematographer Eben Bolter BSC and the crew of Avenue 5 steered Armando Iannucci’s sci-fi epic to the screen. … Read more

UK Film Industry Supports Anti-Terrorism Campaign

Camera-stabilisation technology developer, Rizwan Wadan, is one of the few practicing Muslims to have broken through into the mainstream filming industry in the UK. It is his firm belief that it is important to open dialogues and debates through the visual medium and advocate film to the BAME and Muslim communities. At the time of … Read more

Dan Mindel BSC ASC SASC / Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Christopher Ross BSC / Cats

Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats The musical fantasy Cats follows a tribe of felines, called the Jellicles, who must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer before coming back to a new Jellicle life. The vivid, dance-filled film is based on … Read more

Dave Alex Riddett

Motion Controller Innovator / Dave Alex Riddett Motion Controller Innovator / Dave Alex Riddett BY: Kevin Hilton During a 35-plus year career, director of photography Dave Alex Riddett, has taken inspiration from inventive pioneers such as Georges Méliès, Ray Harryhausen, Gerry Anderson and Derek Meddings to create his own effects for many Aardman Animation productions, … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 98

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2020 onwards. On the Cover Mandy Walker ACS ASC on Mulan A history-making collaboration, for now at least, brings the live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animation Mulan into 2020 – with Australian DP … Read more

March 2020: Just One Language – Visual Language

Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams By the time you read this in March – which side of the “Ides” you find yourself on – the Oscars and award season itself will be, as previously … Read more

Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women

Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women The chemistry between the performers, plus the alchemy of 35mm film for capturing nature and human portraits, have conspired to make Little Women, director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel, a contender across … Read more

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground, a high-concept blockbuster in the mould of The Rock, Pearl Harbour and Bad Boys. “He has definitely trademarked a certain kind of action film,” says Bojan Bazelli ASC who … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “Caveat Emptor”

Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC I’m writing to you on the plane home from the 2019 celebration of the art of cinematography called EnergaCamerimage in Toruń, Poland. This grand event happens every year in November and allows us a wonderful week to … Read more

DP Jules O’Loughlin handles low light for Angel Has Fallen

Jules O’Loughlin ACS ASC used the low-light capabilities of the VariCam LT and EVA1 for a number of complicated stunt sequences for Angel Has Fallen (2019), the third instalment in the Fallen film franchise. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh this storyline follows US Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as he races against time … Read more