Alan has over 40 years experience in publishing and film consultancy with such household names as American Cinematographer, IMAGO, Kemps, Screen International, Broadcast, UK Film Commision, Film London and much more before starting British Cinematographer with long time publishing partner Stuart Walters. He has also worked with many VFX/production companies and facility companies in Film and TV.
Stuart has worked with Alan producing publications for the film and broadcast arena for over 30 years, working for many major clients before setting up Laws Publishing and producing British Cinematographer for the last 13 years.
He is also the joint owner of Open Box Media and Communications Ltd based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter who design and produce the British Cinematographer magazine, website and the IMAGO annual directory on behalf of Laws. As a Contract Publisher their other clients include many of the country’s leading medical associations, and they also have their own design and web production company.
Ron has many years experience working in the film, TV, CGI and visual effects industries. He is the editor of British Cinematographer Magazine and runs the international marketing and communications company Prince PR.
Adrian is a journalist and editor specialising in the business and technology of moving images. He has written for The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Hollywood Reporter. His work regularly appears in Screen International, Broadcast and RTS Television. In addition, Adrian is International Editor for ACE journal CinemaEditor, Managing Editor for The IBC Daily and co-author of a book on 3D.
Debra Kaufman has covered entertainment technology for the last 28 years, for publications including The Hollywood Reporter, American Cinematographer, International Cinematographer, Variety, British Cinematographer; her work has also appeared in Wired, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. She currently also works with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and USC’s Entertainment Technology Center.
John Keedwell GBCT
Experienced in travel documentaries around the globe, John has worked in over 65 countries filming in deserts to tropical rain forests. John also has a high experience of 4x4 off road driving, and a highly specialist knowledge of Phantom High Speed cameras. Now developing online courses and workshops training people in professional camera skills and skills in speaking to the camera. www.epicsacademy.com
Carolyn is based in Los Angels and has been covering production
for more than 17 years and is contributing editor, tech, at The Hollywood Reporter, for which she edits its “Behind The Screen” blog. She is also co-author of Exploring 3D: The New Grammar Of Stereoscopic Filmmaking (Focal Press).
David A. Ellis
David has written for a number of publications, including Cinema Technology and Film International. He is the author of the books Conversations with Cinematographers and In Conversation with Cinematographers. He has just completed, with a couple of friends, a book on the history of Chester's cinemas and theatres, for the Cinema Theatre Association.
Valentina I. Valentini
Valentina is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She has written for Vanity Fair, Variety, The Los Angeles Times and many more, focused on the entertainment industry, travel and culture writing.
Kevin is a freelance journalist who writes about technology and personalities in film and broadcasting, and contributes film reviews and interviews to a variety of publications in the UK and abroad.
After working at a Regional Arts workshop and then a documentary production company from 1983, Tim went freelance as a Clapper/Loader in 1985. This work led to his first major focus pulling job on the aerial unit of the LWT series Piece of Cake, in 1987. Since then he has been a freelance focus puller working on many films and prestige television dramas. Recent films include The Wedding Date, Pride and ’71. Recent TV dramas include Top Boy, The Shadow Line and Dead Set.
David has been writing about cinematography for 30 years. He served as editor of American Cinematographer in the early 1990s, and currently freelances for AC, ICG, British Cinematographer, Variety and Emmy. Heuring writes a weekly blog for the ASC website on the personalities behind the cameras titled Parallax View, and consults for top companies that serve the cinematography community. He was recently honored with the Technicolor William A. Fraker Award for Journalistic Contributions to the Art of Cinematography.
Trevor Hogg is a freelance video editor and writer best known for composing in-depth filmmaker and movie profiles for 3D World, Canadian Cinematographer, 3DTotal, and Sound & Picture; he is a big fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Batman: The Animated Series, The Hobbit, Studio Ghibli and Peter Weir.
Mark London Williams
Mark has reported on movie-making, both analog and digital, for publications like Variety and The Los Angeles Times, and as a senior correspondent for Below the Line, where he writes about post-production, visual effects, and covers Hollywood's award season, the Oscars, and their various discontents. He's also a published author of fiction for younger readers, and recently the founder of Trickster Ink press.
Mark is the studio manager of Open Box Creative and the designer of British Cinematographer magazine and website. He has 18 years experience working as a graphic designer and arts worker, specialising in print production, but has had varied roles such as illustrator, comic book colourist and video editor.
Paul has 17 years experience working in the creative arts and web industry. He works in all areas of web design, web development, e-strategy & online marketing. Paul began his career with Jubilee Arts working on educational web sites and later set up his own web design company called PLM Creative, and co-founded a web design collective called The Dickiebirds Web Studio. Paul's company works with clients and partners big and small, from non-profits and small charities to The University of Loughborough, Babcock PLM, The Church of England, Heart of England Forest and Felix Dennis, and now of course... British Cinematographer magazine.