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Inside The New Issue: 93

It's not 'gonna be a long long time' until subscribers can get their hands on the new May edition of British Cinematographer, starring Rocketman - the Elton John biopic lensed by George Richmond BSC - alongside productions by Alan Stewart, Nancy Schreiber ASC, and the BSC's Gavin Finney, Michael Coulter and Maja Zamodja. Get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th May.

Roy Wagner ASC shoots Stand! with Blackmagic Design cameras

Cinematographer Roy H. Wagner ASC shot the upcoming musical drama Stand! using several Ursa Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots.

Sony Venice and Panchro/I classics perfect for Skam France

Cinematographer Xavier Dolléans chose the Sony Venice paired with Cooke Panchro/i Classic lenses to shoot seasons three and four of Skam France, the French version of the acclaimed and innovative Norwegian youth series Skam.

Revealed: The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes

This year’s prestigious Festival de Cannes competition from 14-25 May will be appraised by the next Jury - four women and four men, from four continents and from seven different nationalities - invited this year under the first ever presidency of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu.

Kim and McCrae first time winners at BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2019

DPs Woo-hyung Kim and Lindsay McCrae were first time winners at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards this past weekend, taking home the accolades for The Little Drummer Girl and BBC's Dynasties respectively.

Cooke Anamorphic/i primes help make Vice visually sing

Over the 50 years chronicled in Adam McKay’s Vice, cinematographer Greig Fraser ACS ASC had the challenges of photographing actors playing characters twice their age. To accomplish this feat, Fraser relied on Kodak 200T & 500T film and Cooke Optics’ Anamorphic/i prime lenses.

Sony Venice used to capture Official Secrets

Boasting an impressive cast, including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the upcoming political thriller Official Secrets used Sony Venice for principal photography. Image by Nick Wall.

Gareth Munden on She’s Missing

DP Gareth Munden, a former New Wave inductee, kindly wrote in with details about his work on the thriller, She’s Missing, shot on location in New Mexico and California, under the auspices of director Alexandra McGuinness.

Roy H. Wagner ASC launches online cinematography channel

Roy H. Wagner ASC, a regular contributor to British Cinematographer, has launched 'Beyond The Darkness' - an online cinematography resource of countless behind-the-scenes stories, film tests from the past and present, as well as on-set interviews with American and international partners.

Official poster of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival revealed

The poster for the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival has been unveiled, and it features an iconic shot of the late filmmaker Agnes Varda on the set of her first film - 1954's La Pointe Courte.

Buy the limited edition BSC 70th Anniversary Collection

The British Society of Cinematographers have released an exclusive collection of specially branded merchandise as part of their 70th Anniversary celebrations.

IMAGO Award Winners Announced – Deakins Triumphs Again!

The winners were announced at the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia last Saturday (16th March), and Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC picked up another award for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Re-live the entire live broadcast, find out all the winners and see photos from the night right here at British Cinematographer.

Cine Gear Expo Returns to Paramount Studios on May 30th-June 2nd

Cine Gear Expo Hollywood will once again be held at historic Paramount Studios May 30-June 2, 2019. Now in its 24th year, this must-go-to event fills the actual sound stages and New York Street location sets of this revered venue.

Special Recognition Awards Announced by IMAGO

Ahead of the second IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography ceremony, IMAGO have announced the recipients of their 'Special Recognition' awards, including Rachel Morrison ASC and Ed Lachman ASC.

Inside The New Issue: 92

In our latest cover feature, Ben Davis BSC speaks to us about teaming up with director Tim Burton for the first time to bring the live-action version of Dumbo to life. There's also features on Robert Richardson ASC, BSC President Mike Eley and Irish DP John Conroy ISC in another great new edition. Get a sneak preview of the content that subscribers can enjoy in the upcoming issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released from 18th March.