On The Job

Explore the visual process and technical challenges faced by top DoPs on production

Henry Braham BSC /
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Shot by dazzling shot, line by irreverent line, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is witty, action-packed and spectacular. Cinematographer Henry Braham BSC guides us through his visual processes.

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Life

Seamus McGarvey on the challenges he faced regarding the photography, lighting and camera movement during production on $80m sci-fi horror Life.

John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Three-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee harnessed his extraordinary powers to create extraordinary visual images for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.

Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange

More often than not, cinematographers can’t wait to get their hands on the very latest bits of kit. And never was this truer than when Ben Davis BSC signed to shoot Doctor Strange

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / Snowden

With an appropriately theatrical flourish, the first meeting began between Anthony Dod Mantle and Oliver Stone to discuss the director’s intended thriller about Edward Snowden.

Fabian Wagner BSC /
Game of Thrones

From brutal battlefield tactics to a revenge montage sequence that echoes The Godfather, Fabian Wagner BSC reunited with filmmaker Miguel Sapocknik on Game of Thrones .

Henry Braham BSC /
The Legend Of Tarzan

A decade after Tarzan left Africa to live in Victorian England as John Clayton III with his wife Jane, the couple are lured back to the Congo under false pretences by Leon Rom.

Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC /
The Nice Guys

The bruising action in The Nice Guys spins like a modern Raymond Chandler yarn, through different parts of 1970’s Los Angeles and different social classes.

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Eye In The Sky

Eye In The Sky, helmed by director Gavin Hood, stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of drone operations aiming to capture terrorists in Kenya.

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / In The Heart Of The Sea

In 1820, the crewmen of New England whaling ship Essex faced a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of titanic size attacked with force.

Edu Grau / Suffragette

Director Sarah Gavron's feisty feature film Suffragette, about the wrestle for women's suffrage is not a prim and proper affair. Far from it.

Darius Khondji AFS ASC / Irrational Man

Khondji's latest film for Woody Allen follows the increasingly complicated life of a philosophy professor who breaks out of slump by challenging fate and his own mortality.

Kramer Morgenthau ASC / Terminator Genisys

One of the biggest names in show business, Arnold Schwarzenegger, reprises his role as the eponymous robot character in Paramount’s $175m-plus sci-fi action feature.

John Seale ACS ASC /
Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth instalment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic, high-octane, action franchise. It is also the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale ACS ASC.

Ellen Kuras ASC / A Little Chaos