Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC knighted in Queen’s New Year Honours list

Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC has been knighted as part of the Queen’s annual New Year Honours list for his exceptional contribution to film. Two-time Oscar winner Deakins – an icon of British cinematography who is world renowned – joins a host of high-profile names from the arts, music, entertainment and sport knighted for … Read more

BSC Awards 2021 details revealed

It’s been quite the year for film and television; active viewing has intensified in a very new way. With cinemas closed and streaming leaping to the forefront, there was still an incredible amount of brilliant and beautiful work which the British Society of Cinematographers wants to celebrate. Plans have begun for the BSC Awards 2021, … Read more

Sigala and James Arthur music video shot with Blackmagic RAW

London-based creative studio Electric Light Studios relied on the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 to create Sigala and James Arthur’s Lasting Lover (acoustic) music video, which has amassed more than two million views on YouTube since its release. In a change of tone from the original song and video, Electric Light Studios altered the … Read more

Netflix’s Spanish original The Mess You Leave Behind shot with Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses

The pressure is on: film director Carlos Montero writes the novel, The Mess You Leave Behind, imagining every scene and character as he writes, and not too far in time after that, he calls cinematographer Isaac Vila to let him know that the project will be taken to the screen and shaped into an eight-episode … Read more

Disney+ feature Safety uses complete DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow

Disney motion picture Safety utilised a complete DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow from principal photography through to final delivery, incorporating an innovative digital asset management (DAM) system on set built around Blackmagic Design’s switchers, recorders, routers and monitors. The film had its premiere on Disney+ this month. Safety is a drama inspired by the empowering story … Read more

ACS and Deakin University launch world’s first Camera Workforce Census in Australia

The Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) has collaborated with researchers at Deakin University to launch the Camera Workforce Census 2021, a census focused on equity, diversity and career progression of all camera professionals in Australia. As part of the world first for research in cinematography, the Camera Workforce Census 2021 seeks to get a greater snapshot … Read more

Shinfield Studios deal will bring £200m film studio to Reading

The University of Reading has entered into an agreement with affiliates of Commonwealth Real Estate LP, a film studios investor based in Los Angeles, for a long lease of land at the University’s Thames Valley Science Park campus, Berkshire, which will see the development of a major film studios and creative media campus. Following consultation … Read more

Rising star of Steadicam

Mel Noonan caught up with Junior Agyeman Owusu, an up-and-coming UK camera op/Steadicam® operator and associate member of ACO, who has been making waves in the production community. Was there anything in your youth that led you to your present career? In the environment that I grew up in I was always looking for some … Read more

Harbor adds Damien Vandercruyssen to growing colour talent roster

With a track record spanning 20 years and a reputation for collaborating with the some of the film and commercials industry’s most revered filmmakers and creatives, Damien Vandercruyssen’s arrival at Harbor’s NYC facility as senior colourist further strengthens the company’s global talent roster. Commenting on this exciting new hire, founder and CEO of Harbor, Zak … Read more

Feel Good Films – then and now

In recent years, a wave of new production companies has entered the market, delivering compelling video content to a broad range of industries and sectors. The offering at Feel Good Films is focused – specialising in producing engaging video content for experiential, lifestyle, outdoor, and adventure industries and launching campaigns for brands on a global … Read more

Netflix launches Documentary Talent Fund to inspire and discover a new generation of filmmakers

Netflix has announced a new Documentary Talent Fund to support emerging filmmakers from across the UK and to nurture the most innovative and creative minds of the future. The opportunity will be open to everyone and will give ten filmmakers, and their teams, the chance to make a short documentary film with a budget of … Read more

Universal Studios Florida’s stages and locations are open and ready for next round of productions

The production professionals comprising Universal Studios Florida’s Production Group (USFPG) are ready to welcome the next round of film, TV and commercial productions to their sound stages, backlot and across the resort’s properties. According to USFPG’s vice president/general manager Pamela Tuscany, she and her colleagues successfully resumed operations in June, in conjunction with the reopening … Read more

Wooden Camera announces accessories for the Sony FX6

A new Sony FX6 Top Plate contours to the shape of the camera body, wraps around the original top handle, and features rows of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 mounting points, as well as several ARRI Accessory Mounts. The Unified Baseplate features 15mm rod supports and can be attached to standard tripod plates or ARRI standard bridgeplates; … Read more

DoPchoice’s new Snapbag light shapers for Astera Titan and Helios

DoPchoice introduces two new Snapbags created for single tube Helios and Titan lights from Astera. Made to give filmmakers maximum control of their lighting, both premiere similar groundbreaking softbox benefits including intensified output, adjustable beam spread, simplified pack-up, and an easy track mounting system—all in a lightweight Snapbag. The Single Tube Snapbags, share identical design … Read more

One of Us creates enchanting VFX for Pinocchio

Soho VFX studio One of Us created stunning visual effects for director Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio, released in cinemas across the US from Christmas Day. Cinematographer Nicolaj Brüel’s lensing of Garrone’s Pinocchio also won the Bronze Frog in the main competition of the 28th EnergaCamerimage Festival of the art of cinematography. The film, which features some … Read more

Keep both feet on the ground with Chroma-Q’s Pole Operated Pan & Tilt Yoke

  Chroma-Q has launched of the Pole Operated Pan & Tilt Yoke accessory for their Space Force Octo and Space Force onebytwo fixtures. Over the past few months Chroma-Q has seen a large increase in demand from their film and TV customers, especifically for their Space Force range of fixtures. “The development and launch of … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / The King's Man

DERRING-DO! Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man DERRING-DO! Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man Rewind… to the early years of the 20th century. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds plot a war that could wipe out millions, one man and his protégé must race against time to stop the … Read more

Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people

Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people Talking Heads / Claus Pfeifer Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people Talking Heads / Claus Pfeifer Lead image: Sony PSE’s film and TV content expert, Claus Pfeifer Production processes have advanced significantly since the dawn of film, television and broadcast. The days of … Read more