Clapperboard

Learn about the life and work of industry professionals and the all time greats

Alan M. Trow BSC

Cinematographer Alan Trow BSC has been responsible for the cinematic look of many features and TV productions, including, Monolith and Up ‘N’ Under, and along with his work as a DP, he recently took on the role of director and producer on the much-admired 2017 movie Kesulat: A Story Of Kosovo. Read on to get a measure of the man and the events that have shaped him.

Frances Russell BSC

For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society of Cinematographers, with her gregariousness and indefatigable enthusiam proving priceless in support of the society. Read all about the life and times of the First Lady of the BSC.

Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC

Son of the late David Harcourt, camera operator and DP Jamie Harcourt ACO GBCT Associate BSC followed his father into the business and has happily worked as the A-camera or B-camera operator with some of the biggest names in the business.

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS

We salute the amazing achievements of a man known to many as “Mr Sydney” – whose work in the film industry garnered a CBE and a Knighthood as well as leaving a lasting legacy and influence across several decades.

Tony Spratling BSC

During his lengthy career, notable cinematographer Tony Spratling BSC was involved in all aspects of the camera department on many well-known films. We delve into the legendary man's industry history.

Alec Mills BSC

In our Clapperboard feature, we speak to the inimitable Alec Mills BSC about his look on many well-known movies including Return Of The Jedi, and working on no fewer than seven 007 James Bond films.

José Granell

View the showreel of the Magic Camera Company and prepare to be amazed - you’d never guess where models and miniature work were used. The man with the magic touch for miniatures is José Granell.

James B. Devis BSC

During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers. Read about his remarkable story.

Ronnie Taylor BSC

The much-respected cinematographer Ronnie Taylor BSC worked on a number of memorable films, with some of the biggest names in a career spanning
fifty-eight years.

Dennis Fraser MBE

Steve Begg

John Rendall

Richard Blanshard

Brian Johnson

Tony Pierce-Roberts BSC