Charlie Rizek

MASTER OF MOTION Selected filmography (as camera operator, unless otherwise stated) Peaky Blinders (series six) (2021) 1917 (2019) What inspired you to become a camera operator? Did you always want to work in film? I grew up in a household where music was part of daily life. My mother was in the church choir, my … Read more

David Procter / Pokerstars Epic Downtime

SOARING AMBITIONS The scale and originality of the concept for Pokerstars Epic Downtime commercial was an instant draw for cinematographer David Procter – notably director Iain Morris’ ambition to achieve it all in one continuous shot. “The extreme technical challenge was a real allure, moving from a downtown LA rooftop, through Manhattan streets, various backlot sets … Read more

Winners announced for the British Film Designers Guild Awards

The winners of the British Film Designers Guild Awards have recently been announced in a virtual ceremony. This year saw 3 new awards for: Commercial, Short Film and Outstanding Contribution to the Art Department. In other categories, The Gentlemen, 1917 and Tenet were among the winners. In a light hearted and humorous virtual ceremony the … Read more

Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC

CREATIVE FORCE If Sir Roger Deakins’ career was a screenplay, it would have all the thrills and wow factor of a sure-fire hit movie. Now a knighthood can be added into a narrative already infused with originality, ingenuity, and award-winning creations. The master craftsman shares his valuable insight and discusses filmmaking highlights, creative influences, and … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Balancing Acts”

Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Lead image: Credit – Richard Blanshard The second BSC Awards Night was held on February 15th at the Grosvenor House Hotel. After last year’s inaugural event, it was great to see the same energy taken forward by all involved … Read more

March 2020: Just One Language – Visual Language

Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams By the time you read this in March – which side of the “Ides” you find yourself on – the Oscars and award season itself will be, as previously … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / 1917

Winners crowned at 2020 BSC Awards

On Saturday 15th February 2020, the BSC held its 2nd Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs Roger Deakins and Jakob Ihre, plus triumphs for operators Joe Russell and Geoffrey Haley. The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC and Mike Eley BSC, with Guest … Read more

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades this year, Deakins will be one of three nominees … Read more

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’ to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. The World War One feature, filmed to appear as a one continuous shot, held off competition from The Irishman (DP Rodrigo Prieto), Joker (DP Lawrence Sher), One Upon … Read more

February 2020: At The Peak Of Their Craft

At The Peak Of Their Craft Across The Pond / Mark London Williams At The Peak Of Their Craft Across The Pond / Mark London Williams By the time you read our next column, the Oscars could well be in the rearview mirror, and it would seem probable that Roger Deakins will be holding another … Read more

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’. He is now the most decorated BAFTA winner in the Cinematography category with five wins, with Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC and … Read more

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for The Lighthouse and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for Honeyland. In the TV categories, … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 97

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 29th January 2020 onwards. On the Cover Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC on 1917 In our latest cover feature, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC speaks to us about the multi-awarded nominated production, 1917. Deakins tells … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

Nominations announced for 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 2nd February. Deakins is a contender for the award for his work on 1917 and the nomination adds to his selection for contention in the 34th ASC … Read more

ASC Announces Feature Film Nominees for 34th Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, with winners to be named at the organisation’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins CBE … Read more