British Society of Cinematographers

Preserving the vision

The British Society of Cinematographers is an educational, social and professional organisation. Since its formation more than 70 years ago in 1949 by Bert Easey - then head of the Denham and Pinewood studio camera departments - its prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography.

The stated objectives at the formation of the BSC were:

To promote and encourage the pursuit of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography
To further the applications by others of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography and to encourage original and outstanding work
To co-operate with all whose aims and interests are wholly or in part related to those of the society
To provide facilities for social intercourse between the members and arrange lectures, debates and meetings calculated to further the objects of the Society

It's membership, which is by invitation only, comprises of more than 200 of the most talented Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in the United Kingdom. It also encompasses many distinguished friends and patrons from the film and television industry.


Christopher Ross BSC

Ula Pontikos BSC
Laurie Rose BSC
Oliver Stapleton BSC

Balazs Bolygo BSC HSC
Oliver Curtis BSC
John Daly BSC
John de Borman BSC AFC
Gavin Finney BSC
James Friend BSC ASC
Adriano Goldman BSC ASC ABC
Rob Hardy BSC
Angus Hudson BSC
Phil Méheux BSC
Tim Palmer BSC
Ula Pontikos BSC
Kate Reid BSC
Laurie Rose BSC
Oliver Stapleton BSC
Nigel Walters BSC

Co-opted Associate Member Representative:
Chris Plevin ACO

Company Secretary: Audra Marshall

Treasurer: Frances Russell



BSC EMAIL / PHONE / +44 (0)1753 650729

North Lodge
Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Road
Iver Heath
Bucks SL0 0NH
United Kingdom

Director of Photography Rob Hardy on the set of MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.
(from left) Director of photography Roger Deakins and director Sam Mendes on the set of Mendes' new epic, "1917."
Nina Kellgren BSC. Photo by Phil Erbacher

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