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

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses bring beauty to the story of Cuba

Peter Chang, known for his IMAX and giant-screen work as cinematographer on Jerusalem and America Wild: National Parks Adventure, has completed his latest film, Cuba, with Cooke S7/i large format lenses playing an important part.

Cut it Power Saving Initiative launches at 2020 BSC Expo

The 2020 BSC Expo saw the launch of Cut It, the first crew-led initiative to tackle carbon emissions in film and TV production.

A Letter From Our Editor, Ron Prince…

During this difficult time, British Cinematographer Editor, Ron Prince, shares a heartfelt letter expressing our deepest thanks & gratitude to everyone connected with our magazine - far and wide - for your support.

New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund set up

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create the new fund, established with a £1m donation from Netflix, to help support the creative community, which has been devastated by the pandemic.

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

BSC president Mike Eley BSC sends a message of support and reassurance to society members during the COVID-19 outbreak.

UK Film Industry Supports Anti-Terrorism Campaign

Camera-stabilisation technology developer, Rizwan Wadan, is one of the few practicing Muslims in the mainstream filming industry in the UK, and it is his firm belief that it is important to open dialogues and debates through the visual medium and advocate film to the BAME and Muslim communities.

Inside The New Issue: 98

Described by Baz Luhrmann as 'an Artist and a General' - Australian cinematographer Mandy Walker ACS ASC leads the way to visualise Disney's live-action remake of Mulan - our March edition cover feature. Read on to get a sneak preview of this, plus other great content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th March.

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground with cinematography by Bojan Bazelli ASC.

DP Jules O’Loughlin handles low light for Angel Has Fallen

Jules O’Loughlin ACS ASC used the low-light capabilities of the VariCam LT and EVA1 for a number of complicated stunt sequences for Angel Has Fallen - the third instalment in the Fallen film franchise.

DP Mike Staniforth on Underwater

Manchester-based DP Mike Staniforth wrote in with details about his work on Underwater for first-time director Michael Keogh.

How would you like to shoot a Bollywood movie?

DP Santonio Terzio contacted us about his work on the British-based production of Well Done Baby, and says he would like to connect BSC members to Indian filmmakers and production houses.

Winners crowned at 2020 BSC Awards

On Saturday 15th February 2020, the BSC held its 2nd Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs Roger Deakins and Jakob Ihre, plus triumphs for operators Joe Russell and Geoffrey Haley. All images by Richard Blanshard.

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917.

Sights of the BSC Expo 2020

DoP and photographers Richard Blanshard and John Daly BSC were on-hand to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement of the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year's show here at British Cinematographer.

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for 'Best Cinematography' to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC - who takes the Oscar for the second time in three years.