Talking Heads

The views of influential figures in the industry, including those of the current BSC President

Technology is revolutionising production, but it won’t replace people

Sony's film and TV content expert, Claus Pfeifer, explores the history of production and how the power of technology is helping to meet the needs of the film and television industry.

Mike Eley BSC “National Treasure”

In our November edition of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley discusses the importance of respecting & protecting the film industry during these uncertain and difficult times.

Mark London Williams “The Stories Being Told”

Mark London Williams analyses how cinematic stories could continue to be told in the pandemic era.

Lockdown in a film studio

In March 2020, with 38 productions ongoing, Sandstorm Films MD Tom Ward decided the best way to safely complete the projects was for some of the team to move into the studios to finish the work. Tom shares the 'Sandstorm vs Lockdown' story.

Mike Eley BSC “Self-Preservation Society”

In our May edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC reflected on the impact of the global epidemic caused by COVID-19 and what it'll mean for the industry & production going forward.

Mike Eley BSC “Balancing Acts”

In the March 2020 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC said it's time to actively embrace diversity and inclusion in the camera department.

Steven Poster ASC “Caveat Emptor”

Steven Poster ASC urges cinematographers to galvanise like never before in readiness for potential game-changers coming down the line.

Mike Eley BSC “May The Force Be With Us”

In the January 2020 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC spoke of his belief that the BSC can be a far greater force for progress in the industry than it already is.

Mike Eley BSC “Snap Shots”

In the November 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC delivered a stream of conscientious thoughts about cinematography from the set.

Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS “Cinema is Dead”

In this edition of Letter from America, Roy H Wagner ASC writes in wondering if the cinema experience and traditional storytelling are dead?

Mike Eley BSC “Under A Bushel”

In the September 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC told us in his president's column that he believes more must be done to extol the skills and talents of the UK's skilled and talented filmmaking crews.

Mike Eley BSC “Elbow Room”

In his July edition column, BSC President Mike Eley says it's beholden on cinematographers to stress the need of their involvement from prep to post, as well as their collaborators-of-choice, to producers

Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology dawns.

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity.

Mike Eley BSC “Call Of Duty”

In the May 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column recounts a conversation with the legendary Billy Williams OBE BSC which struck a chord and led to a musing on the importance of giving DPs adequate prep time.