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Polly Morgan BSC adopts Panasonic VariCam for Netflix’s drama 6 Balloons

6 Balloons, a grimly effective Netflix drama, tells the story of a young woman who attempts to help her brother cope with his heroin addiction. The American drama was shot by cinematographer Polly Morgan BSC using a number of VariCam 35 cameras. All images: © Tyler Boswell

Vitec Group supports East Anglian filmmaker and cast to produce debut feature film

Filmmaker Paul Cook was able to draw upon a wide range of production equipment from Vitec Group brands to produce his new film, Magpie.

Don’t Miss Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018

Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018.

Mark Milsome Foundation Launch & Black-T-Week

Following the tragic death of Mark Milsome on-set in Ghana on 18th November 2017, a charitable foundation is being set up in his name, and they are inviting the worldwide filmmaking community to honour him during the week of 18th - 24th November 2018.

Inside The New Issue: 89

Good times for Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC in our September edition, as his production, crime mystery Bad Times At The El Royale, graces the cover and takes its place inside another packed issue alongside Jess Hall BSC and Chayse Irvin CSC among others. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 10th September.

Phil Méheux to be special guest at Soundstage

Cinematographer Phil Méheux is to be a special guest at Soundstage on Wednesday September 19th. At the event, held at an intimate London venue, he’ll be interviewed about his 40 year-plus career, which includes the Bond films Casino Royale & Goldeneye.

Remembering The Masters At Camerimage: Michael Ballhaus

This year Camerimage will screen two films shot by the late Michael Ballhaus, the masterful German cinematographer and a recipient of Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award - The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and Postcards from the Edge (pictured).

Official Poster of Camerimage 2018 revealed

The official poster of the 26th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage, designed by Rafał Olbiński, has been revealed.

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 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).

Nicola Daley ACS on Pin Cushion

Nicola Daley ACS is Australia’s eighth female member of the Australian Cinematographer Society, and is known for her prowess with deeply evocative material. Meredith Emmanuel writes about her work on festival favourite Pin Cushion.

Camera Operator Danny Bishop and his work on Patrick Melrose

Camera operator Danny Bishop wrote in with details about his work on Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed series Patrick Melrose.

Panavision Manchester Open Days in September

Panavision's Manchester office is hosting a two-day event in September to show off their space.

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.

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.