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The New Standard

This month from Hollywood, we get industry perspectives on where the trends and standards are heading for uses of cameras, lighting and lenses.

Peter Doyle / Technicolor

Peter Doyle, supervising digital colourist at Technicolor, gives an insight into how HDR contributes to storytelling.

James B. Devis BSC

During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers. Read about his remarkable story.

Creating the old and the new

In the first of a new feature, Mark London Williams writes in from the USA to present British Cinematographer readers with a monthly perspective on all things gear and those using it.

Julian White

We speak to gaffer Julian White on his career development, lighting approaches and the importance of creative collaboration.

John Mathieson BSC / Logan

Lee Filters

It is 50 years since brothers John and Benny Lee first incorporated LEE Filters. Since then, the business has expanded from its original line in lighting filters for the UK, into a global business

Mark Patten / Taboo

Secrets of the Master
(Part 1 Of 2)

Over two parts, Triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s Café Society and offers advice for up-and-coming cinematographers.

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Hail, Caesar!

Written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, the $22m production of Hail, Caesar! is lensed by their longtime collaborator Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC.

Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC /
The Revenant

Fabled frontiersman and trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains terrible injuries during a brutal assault by a grizzly bear.

Hoyte Van Hoytema FSF NSC / SPECTRE

It’s always special when James Bond returns to the big screen. SPECTRE, the 24th movie in the ever-popular 007 franchise, features Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as Bond.

Dan Mindel ASC BSC / Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

When JJ Abrams and Dan Mindel ASC BSC approached Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, they weren’t just facing an extraordinarily complex shoot, but the latest chapter in a beloved franchise.

Eduard Grau / Buried