Close-Up

Go behind the scenes and read the views of the DoPs on some of the latest productions

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF took on the horror genre and shot 35mm film for A Quiet Place. Read all about her love of the analogue way of working, how she collaborated with Panavision on a specific lens set, and why she believes film is uniquely atmospheric.

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Eben Bolter / The Woman In White

Another former 'New Wave' star, Eben Bolter, was behind the camera for the BBC series The Woman In White, and speaks to us again about creating a cinematic realism, moving the camera led by the story and avoiding the stereotypical look.

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Juliet, Naked is a contemporary story about an obscure rocker encountering the long-suffering girlfriend of an obsessive fan, which releases in the US in August. Trevor Hogg speaks in an exclusive interview to its British cinematographer, Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC, about his work on the film.

Aaron Reid / 10×10

The psychological thriller 10x10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Former 'New Wave' inductee Aaron Reid took on the challenges of balancing seclusion and claustrophobia on Alexa Mini.

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

For this historical drama, DP Zac Nicholson BSC took on the task of making the German occupation of the Channel Islands in WWII beautiful, not saccharine, and look as a fairy tale but not contrived. Read on about how he tackled the locations, the sets, two time periods and a variety of hardware.

Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List

When tragedy strikes before high-school graduation, four friends who have gone their separate ways reluctantly put their differences aside and reunite to complete a forgotten bucket list in The Honor List, directed by Elissa Down and captured by cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt.

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Todd Haynes’ touching mystery Wonderstruck is the fifth narrative collaboration between the director and cinematographer Ed Lachman ASC. The American DP reveals how he linked the two time periods, how he took inspiration from silent-era movies, and why a black-and-white look is very different on film compared to digital.

Gary Shaw / Mute

Mute, the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope, set in a futuristic version of Berlin. As with 2009 sci-fi hit Moon, Jones teamed up again with British DP Gary Shaw.

Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here

Directed by Lynne Ramsay and shot by cinematographer Tom Townend, a 2005 graduate of the NFTS, the $10m feature You Were Never Really Here, stars Joaquin Phoenix, and received a ten-minute standing ovation on its premiere at the 2017 Cannes Festival.

Dan Laustsen DFF ASC / Proud Mary

We get a fascinating insight into the methods on the latest production of Oscar nominated Dan Laustsen DFF ASC – action thriller Proud Mary – talking the utilization of Sony cameras, likenesses to shooting John Wick 2 and why he will be forever grateful to his big sister.

Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post

Janusz Kaminski ASC teams up once more to collaborate with director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks in The Post. Discover why Kaminski loves film and eulogizes its use, the quickness of the movie‘s production and bringing energy to the images.

Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut

Beirut, a fictional hostage drama set during Lebanon's civil war, is the feature debut of Belgian-born DP Björn Charpentier SBC and releases in the US on April 11th. Trevor Hogg hears about the challenges of shooting the film's shootout finale, devising a colour pallet in-camera, and why he was literally painting light bulbs!

Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation

Annihilation, released in the UK on Netflix earlier this month, is a contemporary sci-fi feature based on Jeff VanderMeer’s 2014 novel of the same name. Ex Machina DP Rob Hardy BSC took on the reigns of lensing its unusual and experimental visuals.

Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas

For all the history that comes with Charles Dickens, The Man Who Stole Christmas is a new take on the story behind the story of 'A Christmas Carol'. Ben Smithard BSC talks us through staying away from a run-of-the-mill 19th Century look.