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Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event, Cine Gear Expo, is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. Read on to see what's in the pipeline.

Aaton-Digital’s award-winning sound recorders to appear at Cine Gear 2019

Aaton-Digital will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Cine Gear Expo at The Studios at Paramount, Los Angeles, on May 31st – June 1st, including the CantarMini 16 track digital audio field recorder with the latest HYDRA wireless interface system.

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.

April 2019: The NAB story starts here

The tagline of NAB 2019 was 'Every Story Starts Here', and Mark London Williams went looking for the inside-word at this year's edition in Las Vegas. He's at the Tiffen booth to hear from Steadicam genius Garrett Brown, listens in as ASC President Kees van Oostrum amongst others speaks at ICG's panel and checks in on RED, Cooke and Maxon's developments.

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.

March 2019:
A subtle shift in focus

As awards season wraps up and he contemplates events ahead, Mark London Williams shifts his focus in L.A. this month and takes in Nancy Schreiber ASC's biopic Mapplethorpe, Todd Elyzen's contributions to Netflix's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, the lighting of Pietro Villani on indie film I’m Not Here and Zeiss's open house event.

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.