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All the latest news, reports, developments and announcements in the industry concerning DoPs

Ronald Taylor BSC “Ronnie” 1924-2018

British Cinematographer is saddened to hear of the passing of respected operator and cinematographer, and former BSC President, Ronnie Taylor BSC at the age of 93.

Issue 89 (September 2018): An Advance Look

Get an advance look at some of the great content set to feature* in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine, including Michael Seresin BSC ASC's work on Mowgli, Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC on Bad Times At The El Royale and Jess Hall BSC's Serenity. Purchase a Print or Print & Digital subscription before 28th August and receive this edition to your letterbox. (*tentative and subject to change).

BAFTA appoints Ellen Johnson as Director of Communications

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the appointment of Ellen Johnson as its Director of Communications. Image Credit: BAFTA/Jordan Anderson

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus Lens First Choice to Showcase Sony VENICE CineAlta Camera

Thanks to cinematographer Gianluca Bertone, Cooke's S7/i lens was used for the world’s first nighttime aerial footage using Sony’s VENICE CineAlta camera, at 6K full-frame and ISO 2500, which was shown at Sony's press event at NAB.

Inside The New Issue: 88

Dun, dun, dun-dun dun, dun, dun-dun... In our July edition, Rob Hardy BSC lets us in on operations and behind-the-scenes info from the sets of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and joins the likes of Robert Yeoman ASC, Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF and Dariusz Wolski ASC. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 13th July.

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011.

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC again leading the field.

Issue 88 (July 2018): An Advance Look

Get an advance look at some of the great content set to feature* in the July 2018 issue (88) of British Cinematographer magazine, including Rob Hardy BSC's work on Mission Impossible: Fallout. Purchase a Print or Print & Digital subscription before 3rd July and receive this edition to your letterbox. (*subject to change).

The Winners at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

The 71st Cannes Film Festival has concluded and all the winners have been announced - see them all, including the coveted Palm d'Or. Image © Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Lachman to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Tonight (Friday 18 May 2018) at the Buñuel Theatre in the Palais des Festivals, Edward Lachman ASC, surrounded by significant directors and actors will be awarded the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” tribute.

Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett declare the 71st Festival de Cannes open!

The Festival de Cannes opened yesterday evening at the Grand Théâtre Lumière with an excerpt from Pierrot le fou by Jean-Luc Godard, from which the poster for this 71st edition was taken.

UK Screen Alliance & Animation UK elect new council representatives

The members of the UK Screen Alliance in partnership with Animation UK have elected new representative councils.

Inside The New Issue: 87

May the force be with you! In our May edition we've put the focus on Bradford Young ASC's work on the upcoming episode in the saga, Solo: A Star Wars Story, along with seven more DoP interviews about their latest projects and plenty of other great content. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 8th May.

GBCT’s runs successful workshop on CRLS

The GBCT wrote in with details about their recent workshop run by Tania Freimuth, a GBCT member, on Cine Reflect Lighting System (CRLS), a system conceived by celebrated DoP Christian Berger.

Richard Dunton lights Ralph Styles Ultra

Cinematographer Richard Dunton wrote in with details about his work on Ralph Styles Ultra, a stylish short he shot for director Nic Fforde (Underground Paris, The Lost Decade).