ROE Academy training for IATSE 695 members

Over a year after the last live training course, the 2-day ROE Academy for the IATSE 695 members could be concluded. Although hosting online courses during the pandemic, ROE Visual US is excited to be able to host in-person sessions in a COVID-safe environment,  providing much-needed technical support for LED technicians. There are nearly 400 … Read more

Sundance Institute names Joana Vicente as CEO

The Sundance Institute Board of Trustees announced it has named longtime filmmaker and executive Joana Vicente as its next CEO. She joins the renowned media and arts nonprofit at a time of extraordinary growth and impact, in which it is uniquely positioned as a leading global advocate for independent artists, diversity in media, freedom of … Read more

XON Studios drives the future of visual entertainment with Brompton Technology

Pushing the boundaries of entertainment production, Xon Studios is one of South Korea’s leading virtual production and XR stage studios offering creative solutions across film, broadcast, animation, VFX, motion design, and immersive entertainment. The cutting-edge facility originally made waves by becoming the first studio in Korea to incorporate mixed reality (MR) technology, with the studio’s … Read more

Join Light Bytes for ‘Lighting for Stop-Motion Animation’ livestream with Tristan Oliver BSC

Light Bytes’ next session ‘Lighting for Stop-Motion Animation’ promises to be a fascinating look into the world of lighting for camera and animation as they do a deep dive into the creative mind of one of stop-motion’s foremost cinematographers. They welcome Tristan Oliver BSC to the session – a leading director of photography whose work … Read more

Charity calls on Bond producers to have a positive character with a disfigurement

The charity Changing Faces is calling for change in the film and media industry after the premiere of No Time To Die, the latest Bond film, which features villains with scarring and disfigurements. The charity, which supports people across the UK who have a disfigurement, has released new research which shows people with scars and marks … Read more

disguise acquires Mapping Matter and Previz

Driven by the accelerated demand for remote collaboration and cloud-based solutions for creatives and technical teams to share their vision and progress with project owners, disguise’s latest acquisition solidifies their position as the globally recognised, standard solution for end-to-end production. These latest acquisitions mark the next step in the company’s growth, after investments from the … Read more

Five films nominated for European University Film Award

The European Film Academy and Filmfest Hamburg have announced the five nominated films for the European University Film Award (EUFA). Introduced in 2016, this award is presented by university students from across Europe. Based on the European Film Awards Feature and Documentary Film Selections 2021, these are the nominations: APPLES (MILA) Greece, Poland, Slovenia DIRECTED … Read more

Pixotope bolsters its global workforce with three major hires

Pixotope, the world’s leading solution for live augmented reality and virtual production, has added three big names to its global leadership team. After a strong year of growth in 2021, the company has established itself as one of the market’s key players, securing talent from some of the biggest technology providers in the world. Ben … Read more

Ellen Kuras ASC Captures Netflix’s Pretend It’s a City

This article has been shared with permission from Sony. All images courtesy of Netflix. – Directed by Martin Scorsese, the ideation of this series began over ten years ago, starring the acerbic Fran Lebowitz, in what is a witty look at New York from her POV. Lebowitz, known for her satire and critical writings, has … Read more

A conversation with boomsatsuma course leader Freya Billington

British Cinematographer‘s Tom Williams caught up with Freya Billington on the cusp of welcoming a new cohort of students at boomsatsuma. The course leader filled us in on what to expect from the new boomsatsuma BA (Hons) Filmmaking (pathways) Production & Post Production degree and the ideal candidate in her eyes. Are you excited to … Read more

Largest IMAX in the world set to open in Germany

IMAX Corporation and Lochmann Filmtheaterbetriebe announced that the largest IMAX screen in the world is scheduled to open to the public on September 30 at the Traumpalast Multiplex in Leonberg, Germany. Measuring 21.03 meters high and 38.16 meters wide – wider than a Boeing 737 airliner – the record-breaking screen will fittingly kick off with the premier of … Read more

Chinaza Onyechi awarded MetFilm School’s first Black Student of Talent scholarship

History graduate, Chinaza Onyechi, 25 from Peckham dropped out of teacher training to pursue her dream career in film. Last year, MetFilm School announced its intention to offer a full course fee scholarship, The Dan Demissie Voices That Matter Scholarship for a Black Student of Talent, to support the professional advancement of black filmmakers. (Currently worth up to £54,000, depending on choice of … Read more

Creating positive collaborations – the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) and Directors UK’s new guidelines for writers and directors

With 87% of people working in film and TV experiencing poor mental health, it is important that everyone across the industry comes together to create positive cultural change to our working environments. In support of this, unions, guilds and professional associations must play their part in improving practice and setting standards that encourage healthier workplaces. … Read more

The BFI announces 65th LFF industry programme

Following a year which has seen the world’s film and screen sector in a state of flux, this year’s BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express Industry Programme will explore the themes of Creativity and Convergence, with discussions and panel events exploring the shifting cultural landscape and the impact of new technologies. The … Read more

NEB unanimously supports IATSE nationwide strike authorisation vote

The National Executive Board (NEB) of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) voted unanimously to support the IATSE nationwide strike authorisation vote and to recommend members vote “Yes.” This vote comes in response to the failure of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to respond to the IATSE’s most recent proposals. … Read more

Lowel introduces EGO LED light

The Lowel EGO LED is a diverse lighting tool with professional output that is also a stylish desk light. Its soft output makes Ego a workhorse for moving or still content including portraits, table-top and beauty work, while it is also instantly ready to provide pleasing lighting for today’s frequent streaming and teleconferencing. With a … Read more

Sony launches C3 Portal

Sony announced its next generation solution to connect cameras to the cloud through a fast and stable transfer using a mobile connection. C3 Portal, which stands for Camera-Connect-Cloud Portal allows operators to effortlessly send their files from location to the edit suite by simple and quick steps via a dedicated Android OS and iOS mobile … Read more

What does the future hold for 65mm filming and 70mm prints?

Johan C.M. Wolthuis, International 70mm Publishers, Arnhem, The Netherlands (, discusses the history and future of 65mm filming and 70mm prints. We are all looking forward with great expectations to the delayed premiere in February 2022 of Kenneth Branagh’s latest 70mm film production Death on the Nile, based on Dame Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel. If … Read more

Highlights from BAFTA’s ‘A Life in Pictures: Daniel Craig’

BAFTA, with the support of TCL Mobile, hosted a retrospective on Daniel Craig’s remarkable career in television, theatre and film at ODEON Luxe, Leicester Square. In a wide ranging discussion with Edith Bowman, Craig discussed some of his most iconic projects including Layer Cake (2004) and Knives Out (2019) as well as his final appearance as James Bond … Read more

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