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).

Robert Yeoman ASC / Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The smash-hit Mamma Mia! is back with another music-filled delight, and this time Robert Yeoman ASC picks up the cinematography mantle to paint the sound of ABBA on-screen. Discover how he differentiated between the modern and ’70s flashback scenes, created a theatrical twist to his natural lighting, and how he worked closely with Gaffers ‘R’ Us inductee Pat Sweeney.

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

For Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the sixth incarnation of the Tom Cruise-starring series, cinematographer Rob Hardy BSC tells us about why he chose the wider-end of the lens range, the choice to deploy a back-to-basics style of filmmaking, and the challenge of lighting inside Paris’s Grand Palais.

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

July 2018:
True Inspirations

Mark London Williams delves into the influences on three DPs in this month's fascinating column - with newly re-elected ASC president Kees van Oostrum making a case for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer being a genius cinematographer centuries ahead of his time; Alan Jacobsen, DP of Oscar-nominated Strong Island, reflecting on his stunned reaction to seeing Mystery Train by the late Robby Muller; and Nathalie Durand AFC citing how Ricardo Aronovitch led her to study cinematography.

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.


For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’.

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material - the novel Swiss Family Robinson - and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future, delivered to the screen by Sam McCurdy BSC.

Frances Russell BSC

For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society of Cinematographers, with her gregariousness and indefatigable enthusiam proving priceless in support of the society. Read all about the life and times of the First Lady of the BSC.

Eben Bolter / The Woman In White

Another former 'New Wave' star, Eben Bolter, was behind the camera for the BBC series The Woman In White, and speaks to us again about creating a cinematic realism, moving the camera led by the story and avoiding the stereotypical look.

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

Adapted from the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, Juliet, Naked is a contemporary story about an obscure rocker encountering the long-suffering girlfriend of an obsessive fan, which releases in the US in August. Trevor Hogg speaks in an exclusive interview to its British cinematographer, Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC, about his work on the film.

Inside The New Issue: 88

Dun, dun, dun-dun dun, dun, dun-dun... In our July edition, Rob Hardy BSC lets us in on operations and behind-the-scenes info from the sets of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, and joins the likes of Robert Yeoman ASC, Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF and Dariusz Wolski ASC. Get a sneak preview of this, and more, that subscribers can enjoy in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 13th July.

Aaron Reid / 10×10

The psychological thriller 10x10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Former 'New Wave' inductee Aaron Reid took on the challenges of balancing seclusion and claustrophobia on Alexa Mini.

James Oldham

He has an EP on Spotify to go with a 'Best Emerging Cinematographer' award from the BSC - it's the musically-minded 'New Wave' inductee James Oldham. Feature image credit: Howard Wilkinson Photography.