The DP-Colourist Relationship

Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship BY: Trevor Hogg The final creative to have an impact on the look of a movie or television series is the colourist who works closely with the director and cinematographer. To better understand the dynamics and evolution … Read more

Denton Black Film Festival, DBFF Institute and Panavision expand partnership

As part of an ongoing effort to support and elevate the Black storytelling community, the Denton Black Film Festival and its DBFF Institute, is expanding its partnership with Panavision, the global provider of technical and creative solutions that provide the foundation for the creative image-making process. During the 2021 Denton Black Film Festival, 27 January … Read more

DP Ben Fordesman wins Best Cinematography BIFA Craft Award for Saint Maud

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) announced the first of this year’s award winners for its nine film craft categories. Director Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, which topped the BIFA nominations with 17, won Best Cinematography (sponsored by Dirty Looks) for the stunning work of cinematographer Ben Fordesman. Commenting on the win, Fordesman said: “We just … Read more

Samyang introduces Wide 14mm focal length to VDSLR MK2 Series

Optics brand Samyang Optics announces the addition of a wide 14mm focal length to its recently introduced VDSLR MK2 cine-lens series. Launched in August 2020, this new series is a compact and versatile cine lens range, enhanced with new features. The MK2 line-up now comprises 5 of the most-used focal lengths: 14mm (T3.1), 24mm (T1.5), … Read more

Sony and CVP team up for ‘Rate my Rig’ social media competition

CVP and Sony have joined forces to offer a selection of prizes for the most interesting and original camera rigs. Running until Sunday 28 February 2021 across CVP’s social media channels, they are inviting users to share (and tag) pictures of their Sony FS7 and FX9 cameras rigged with all of their favourite accessories. Prizes … Read more

Chinese hit A Little Red Flower graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio 17

A Little Red Flower was graded by Beijing based post house Homeboy using Blackmagic Design’s latest DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel. Directed by Han Yan, costarring Yi Yangqianxi and Liu Haocun, A Little Red Flower, the second installment of Han’s Life Trilogy and follow up to the 2015 comedy Go Away … Read more

Sony launches CineAlta Club to provide training and support for the Cine community

Building on its CineAlta brand, home to cinematic cameras such as VENICE, Sony will provide a series of online and offline training courses for the community to support them in their preparations for shooting season in the Spring. Offline courses will happen when situation allows at Sony’s Digital Media Production Centre (DMPC) at Pinewood Studios. … Read more

A.C. sister companies support MBSE Global technical teams with Luminex delivery

Lighting rental house, MBSE, has made a significant investment in over 500 Luminex network and lighting distribution devices. This substantial acquisition was supplied by sister companies A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) and A.C. Lighting Inc, to the MBSE technical teams on both sides of the Atlantic. Created specifically for the entertainment industry, Luminex products are becoming … Read more

Independent Spirit awards nominations announced

Film Independent has announced nominations for the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for the nonprofit Film Independent’s year-round slate of programs, which cultivates the careers of emerging filmmakers and promotes diversity and inclusion in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh introduced the prerecorded video announcements, which featured … Read more

Hawk-Woods releases VLM-FX6 adaptor for Sony FX6

Following Sony’s release of the FX9 at IBC 2019 Hawk-Woods moved quickly and efficiently with the demand for the product and the development of the camera, as the body had changed from previous Sony cameras and voltage input requirements differed. Hawk-Woods released the VLM-FX9 adaptor which created a substantial pre-order list with a high demand … Read more

Cannes Film Festival delayed until July

As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed. Initially scheduled for 11-22 May 2021, the festival will now take place between 6-17 July 2021. For more information about the event, please visit the website.

Brompton Technology helps Pixomondo push virtual production boundaries

With its network of studios spanning the world, from the United States to Europe and Asia, Pixomondo (“PXO”) has cemented its global reputation as an industry leading VFX house. The company has worked on award-winning TV productions such as Raised By Wolves, Perry Mason, Westworld, Carnival Row, Star Trek: Discovery, and The Umbrella Academy, as … Read more

HBO Europe gothic horror series 30 Coins finished in DaVinci Resolve

Directed and co-written by acclaimed horror master, Álex de la Iglesia, (The Day of the Beast, The Last Circus), 30 Coins takes viewers into a world where nothing is as it seems, and nobody can be trusted. HBO Europe’s eight-episode drama series follows Father Vergara (Eduard Fernández), an exorcist, boxer and ex-convict, who is exiled by the … Read more

BFI Future Film Festival announces 2021 film programme, awards jury and nominees

The BFI has announced the programme of 45 short films that have been selected to screen in the 14th edition of the BFI Future Film Festival, which will take place online from 18-21 February 2021. The films, which will all be available to watch for free on BFI Player during the Festival (UK only), are … Read more

BFI Cultural Programme highlights

The BFI’s online programme includes new releases, classic films and film festivals to rent or subscribe to on BFI Player as well as a free virtual events programme on BFI YouTube. Highlights will include two subscription exclusives on BFI Player – THE STREET (Zed Nelson, 2019) and LOVE CHILD (Eva Mulvad, Lea Glob, 2019) as … Read more

BAFTA Breakthrough India announces deadline extension, following surge of nationwide applications

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for BAFTA Breakthrough India by two weeks, from 25 January 2021 to 8 February 2021. The initiative, supported by Netflix, generated a consistently high flow of applications from all across India, leading to an extension of the application … Read more

Cinematographer Sam Care shares the production story of Marcella series 3

As the popular ITV drama series Marcella returns to our screens, cinematographer Sam Care reveals how he teamed up with director Gilles Bannier to push boundaries and create a stylised look while staying true to some of the series’ classic recurring themes. Initial impressions… I had really enjoyed the first two seasons of the show … Read more

IMAGO: the journey continues in 2021

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN 2021 IMAGO was established in 1992 as a European Cinematographers’ Federation and a platform for international cinematographers to come together to discuss and solve common technical and artistic challenges; to exchange experience and knowledge across borders. Today, we are a family of 53 International Cinematographers´ Societies from all corners of the … Read more

The Changing Face Of Cinematography 2

THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 2 THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 2 The world of cinematography and the working lives of DPs have changed and evolved in many ways since British Cinematographer Magazine was launched in 2002. In our special 100th edition, and also in issue 101, … Read more