Hatti Beanland

Lead image: Hatti Beanland filming Listen, pictured with grip Adam Zimmerman (Photo credit Alfie Samba) ART AND CRAFT Filmography so far: Feature films: Listen (2020), Ashland (2018) and Dark Fibre (2018). Documentaries: Brother from Another (2019). Various shorts. When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? As the daughter of two painters, I … Read more

Join Ellen Kuras ASC for a free Sundance webinar on the art and craft of cinematography

On Saturday 27 March, join cinematographer Ellen Kuras ASC for a Sundance webinar presented by Sony Pictures. Kuras will share how intention and point of view are the core principles of cinematography and tactics you can employ to bring deeper meaning to each frame in your next film. A pioneer behind the camera since the … Read more

Furmanski stays visually informed on Search Party with SmallHD

DP Jonathan Furmanski was lucky. They wrapped season 4 of Search Party just 2 weeks before the big lockdown. For those who haven’t seen the popular HBO Max series, it centers around the disappearance of Chantal which leads four of her college-acquaintance 20-somethings to get entangled in the mystery of how she went missing—all while … Read more

Molinare partners with Atomic Arts

The coalition unites Molinare, post-production supplier for drama, film and documentaries, with Atomic, one of London’s dominant visual effects and animation houses for film, television and live events. Set up by Justin Cornish and Brooke Lyndon-Stanford in the early days of computer-generated imagery (CGI), and joined four years ago by Clwyd Edwards, then Head of … Read more

Reel Women – females helping inspire the next generation of filmmakers

As the Academy Awards nominations reveal the most diverse Oscars ever – nine of the 20 acting nominees are from ethnic minority backgrounds. And, two women are nominated for best director – the first time more than one woman has ever been shortlisted for that award in the awards’ 93-year history. We meet three women … Read more

2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards honorary chair Shaka King announces Spirit grant winners

Film Independent has named filmmaker Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) as its Honorary Chair at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards. In his capacity as Honorary Chair, King helped announce, in an online video posted this morning, the winners of three unrestricted $25,000 Spirit Awards cash grants—$75,000 total, provided by Spirit Awards Premier … Read more

EFA Young Audience Summit to unite young cinephiles

Just before this year’s EFA (European Film Academy) Young Audience Award (YAA) once again presents three nominated films to 12-to-14-year-olds across the continent, the focus at the EFA Young Audience Summit on 17 April goes beyond this annual event: Created with and co-hosted by a group of former YAA participants, the summit brings together young … Read more

SkyPixel announces Aerial Storytelling Contest winners

Aerial photography community SkyPixel has announced the winners of its 2020 Aerial Storytelling Contest. Co-organised with DJI, this year’s contest attracted more than 26,000 submissions from professional photographers, videographers, aerial enthusiasts and content creators from 136 countries. The Video Category grand prize winner Ellis Van Jason shared breathtaking, high-speed FPV sequences shot on the island … Read more

Clear-Com’s Agent-IC deployed as standalone mobile intercom solution on set

For cinematographer Vinit Borrison, anything that streamlines workflow is a welcome addition in his day-to-day work as a cinematographer and filmmaker, particularly when it comes to providing fluent, reliable communication with everyone on (and off) set. Regardless of a project’s size and scope, comms is integral to both the process and the final product, which … Read more

CineGear ON AIR presents ‘IMAGO: Join the Conversations’

The International Federation of Cinematographers (IMAGO) is opening up its Diversity and Inclusion as well as its Technical committees to members, cinematographers and friends via Zoom on 24 March 2021. IMAGO is an active global network created to bring cinematographers together to discuss solutions to common challenges, promote the art of cinematography globally, and share … Read more

Cannes’ Marché du Film to take place in July following pre-Cannes online screenings in late May

The Festival de Cannes’ Marché du Film will take place as usual alongside the Festival in Cannes from 6 to 15 July 2021. Due to the unusually long delay between the EFM in Berlin and the Marché du Film in Cannes, many international sales agents have expressed the need for an intermediate event in the … Read more

Adobe and BAFTA unite to bring more diverse voices to the film industry

Adobe has joined forces with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in support of its Learning and Inclusion programme. This month, BAFTA unveiled the most diverse British Academy Film Awards nominations in its history, which is reflective of the Academy’s drive to address underrepresentation in the screen industry. Adobe is supporting the … Read more

Point of View: Supporting Trainees

If I could ask the industry to do one thing to support trainees, it would be… “To encourage crew to look upon trainees as a golden opportunity to train the next generation of creatives and allow trainees to learn by doing rather than just watching. By utilising them and making them feel part of the … Read more

Cullum Ross

FACT FILE Role: GafferAge: 36Born: Gravesend, KentEducation: Lighting Design at Wimbledon College of Art, C&G Electrical trainingHobbies: Mountain biking, woodwork and, above all else, travellingLives: Caversham, Reading SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (as gaffer unless otherwise stated): This Country (TV Series) (2017-2020)Home (TV Series) (2019)Caterham (TVC) (2018)War Machine (electrician) (2017)Spies (TV Series) (best boy) (2017)Facing Icons (TV series) … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

DP Joe “Jody” Williams and director Craig Brewer unite for Coming 2 America

Cinematographer Joe “Jody” Williams and director Craig Brewer partner with Panavision and Light Iron to take audiences back to Zamunda in the sequel Coming 2 America. Arriving in movie theatres in the summer of 1988, Coming to America starred Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer from the fictional African nation of Zamunda. Upon learning that … Read more

Screen industries unite to tackle bullying, harassment, and racism

The BFI and BAFTA have announced the next stage of ground-breaking work to tackle bullying, harassment and racism in the workplace with a new employer Action List for the film and television industry, as The Film and TV Charity launches new services, providing immediate support for workers. The announcement comes as Equality and Human Rights … Read more

Shift 4 continues company and inventory expansion

With branches in London and Manchester, UK rental house Shift 4 is continuing to expand the company and its inventory to further evolve the service offered to cinematographers working in high-end productions. It is the first rental house in the UK to have a set of the new Angenieux Optimo Prime Full Frame lenses – … Read more

Join British cinematographer Geoff Boyle NSC as he shares his life lessons

This Friday (19th), CVP, in association with Rise, Panavision and CML, are hosting a special event which will see cinematographer Geoff Boyle NSC share his life lessons. During this 40 minute ‘fireside chat’, Boyle will share candid, colourful and anecdotal stories, reflecting on his experiences and sharing his life lessons. Of course, there will also … Read more

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