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

100 Editions Young…

We have been overwhelmed with joy to receive so many kind messages and calls – from readers and advertisers alike – about our 99th edition in May. Editor Ron Prince expresses his gratitude during these challenging times.

A Message From The Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies (ASPEC)…

ASPEC Acting Chair, J. Barry Measure, writes with an update from the association during the current epidemic which continues to impact & present challenges for productions around the world.

ScreenSkills fast-tracks training for safe return to production

New training is being fast-tracked to help film and high-end television return safely to production, the skills body ScreenSkills announced last week.

British Cinematographer Issue 99

Inside The New Issue: 99

Rob Hardy BSC is the focus of our cover feature in our action-packed May edition. Ron Prince catches up with him to discuss his time lensing FX series Devs and working alongside Director Alex Garland. Find out what else you'll find in the upcoming 99th Issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 22nd May.

DP George Burt on G-LOC

DP George Burt wrote in with details about his work on the low-budget sci-fi thriller G-LOC, directed by Tom Paton - the fifth movie he has shot for the director.

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF on County Lines

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF wrote in with details about his work on director Henry Blake’s County Lines, a coming-of-age thriller about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network.

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.