Talking Heads

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

Mike Eley BSC “Works Of Heart”

In the March 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column says it's time for proper public recognition of the men and women who create images by academies and corporations alike.

Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, praises the resilience of cinematographers for pushing back against AMPAS's initial Oscar telecast decision.

Roy H. Wagner ASC “The British New Wave”

Roy H. Wagner ASC gazes back to being a child in the golden age of film-making in the late-1940s and salutes the loyal band of British cinematographers who were part of the British New Wave.

Mike Eley BSC “The giving of gifts”

In the January 2019 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column celebrates the creation of the BSC 70 years ago and asks what gave rise to such optimism and camaraderie in its formation.

Mike Eley BSC “Credit Worthy”

In the November 2018 edition of British Cinematographer, Mike Eley BSC's President's column got us thinking about the ways in which cinematographers, and other below-the-line departments, are currently getting squeezed out of public acknowledgement.

Steven Poster ASC
“Wait and see!”

Steven Poster ASC, national president, International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, recounts how patience can be its own reward when it comes to maintaining artistic intent.

Mike Eley BSC “The Human Touch”

BSC President Mike Eley wonders whether robots might ever take control of the filmmaking process, in his column from the September edition (89) of British Cinematographer.

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Past Present Perfect”

Roy H. Wagner ASC hFRPS says cinematogaphers today have more power, and relevance, than ever.

Mike Eley BSC “Meet… The Future”

In his column from the July edition (88) of British Cinematographer, BSC President Mike Eley recalls when he fell in love with cinema, and why the splendour of its display should not be lost in the modern age.

Richard Crudo ASC “Young Guns”

Richard Crudo ASC wonders how much the traditions of learning the art of filmmaking will affect the next generation.

Mike Eley BSC “Fool’s Gold?”

In his column from May's Issue 87, BSC President Mike Eley ponders on the plethora of choice of film equipment in the modern age, and whether the greatest tools a cinematographer has are already at their disposal.

Steven Poster ASC “The Time Is Now”

Steven Poster ASC says levels of diversity and inclusivity are not even close to where they should be, although he does see some progress starting to happen and wants to encourage even more.

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

BSC President Mike Eley's column from March 2018's Issue 86 champions the need for a more diverse camera department and more women and BAME cinematographers.

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Community Spirit”

Roy H. Wagner ASC says that when the chips are down, crew must be able to bond collectively together to say yes or no to a production’s demands.

Mike Eley BSC “Safety first”

President Mike Eley's column from January 2018's Issue 85 reflects on the issues of safety and protection on set.