David Smith

He's worked with household names of cinematography like Ben Davis, Hoyte van Hoytema and Dion Beebe during a career that have seen him on the likes of Spectre, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. David Smith recounts his experiences of being a Gaffer.

Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas

For all the history that comes with Charles Dickens, The Man Who Stole Christmas is a new take on the story behind the story of 'A Christmas Carol'. Ben Smithard BSC talks us through staying away from a run-of-the-mill 19th Century look.

Kit Fraser

He was named as a 'Breakthrough Brit' by BAFTA, and also knows his way around a pair of nunchucks. Intrigued? Find out more about our latest New Wave inductee, Kit Fraser.

The Awards Season Wrap

This month, Mark London Williams is backstage at the Oscars to get some words from man-of-the-moment, Academy Award winning British DP Roger Deakins, about his triumph, and reflects on those who have triumphed in this awards season.

Barry Ackroyd BSC / Detroit

Detroit recreates incidents that took place during the 1967 race riots in the Motor City and mirrors similar tensions in contemporary America. It was shot by British cinematographer Barry Ackroyd BSC, reuniting with director Kathryn Bigelow after their previous collaboration, The Hurt Locker.

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS

We salute the amazing achievements of a man known to many as “Mr Sydney” – whose work in the film industry garnered a CBE and a Knighthood as well as leaving a lasting legacy and influence across several decades.

Inside The New Issue: 86

Having previously featured two 2018 Oscar nominees in the last few issues, we complete the set this month as we talk to Rachel Morrison, Bruno Delbonnel and Dan Laustsen, and there's plenty of other great content to enjoy. Get a sneak preview of what subscribers will discover in the new issue of British Cinematographer magazine - released 16th March.

Sebastian Wintero’s U2 tour visuals

Working with director Anton Corbijn, DP Sebastian Wintero was responsible for shooting the backdrop visuals for U2’s most recent ‘Innocence & Experience’ tour using the ARRI Alexa 65 large format camera system.

Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

The critically-acclaimed Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool retells the biographical account of actor Peter Turner and his brief, passionate relationship with Oscar-winning actress Gloria Grahame. Ula Pontikos BSC took on the role of lensing the production.

14th time lucky as Deakins collects the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC has won the Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards for his work on Blade Runner 2049, finally striking lucky at the 14th time of asking.

Filmmaker Olivier Sarbil captures Fight For Mosul with Canon C300

During the battle to recapture the city of Mosul, PBS Frontline filmmaker Olivier Sarbil spent six months embedded with an Iraqi special forces unit equipped with a Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera, chartering the brutal conflict in the resulting film, Mosul.

Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC ASC / First They Killed My Father

Anthony Dod Mantle reveals his thoughts on stepping into the cinematography breach to lense Angelina Jolie’s feature First They Killed My Father. Get the story of filming in fierce heat, taking on someone else’s crew and capturing the looks of Loung Ung’s life.

Tim Cragg shoots Three Identical Strangers

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated cinematographer Tim Cragg spent a large part of 2017 shooting Three Identical Strangers, a feature/documentary selected to premiere in the US Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018.

VariCam on the case for Marcella

Award-winning cinematographer Kate Reid has made use of the Panasonic VariCam 35, to shoot the highly anticipated second series of ITV police drama, Marcella.

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Greatest Showman

Seamus McGarvey takes centre stage to talk lights, cameras and action on his first musical film, The Greatest Showman, inspired by the story of 1800s entertainer extraordinaire PT Barnum and the lives of his circus’s star attractions.