March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more

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

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC won the Oscar for his cinematography work on director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 at the 90th Academy Awards, held on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Deakins’ win marks the end of a long run of nominations for the Academy Award, the cinematographer … Read more

February 2018:
“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sir Patrick Stewart recently ended his hosting of the Academy’s SciTech awards with an off-the-cuff rendition of Puck’s closing monologue from Midsummer Night’s Dream : “If we shadows have offended/Think but … Read more

History made as nominees for ‘Best Cinematography’ Academy Award are announced

History has been made as the nominations have been announced for the ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, to take place on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Rachel Morrison ASC has become the first woman to ever be nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ title in the Awards’ 90-year history – … Read more

John Toll to receive Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award

Camerimage are very proud to announce that John Toll, ASC, will be the recipient of Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award during the upcoming 25th anniversary edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, which will be held in Bydgoszcz between 11th and 18th November 2017. Toll is an American cinematographer and two-time Academy … Read more

Eastman Museum to honour Storaro

The George Eastman Museum in New York will honour Academy Award–winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC with the George Eastman Award on Saturday, March 25th, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the art of film. The George Eastman Award was established in 1955 as the first retrospective film award to honour artistic work of … Read more

Kodak Film celebrates film resurgence during awards season

This year nine movies, variously captured on Kodak 35mm and 16mm filmstocks, received 29 Academy Award nominations. Nine of the 14 Motion Picture Golden Globes were also captured on Kodak celluloid, and eight movies captured on film received no fewer than 34 BAFTA nominations. The titles included La La Land (DP Linus Sandgren FSF), Fences … Read more

Panavision accepts sci-tech award

Panavision and Sony were recognised for the conception and development of the Genesis digital motion picture camera, at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards, which took place on February 11, 2017. The Academy noted, “Using a familiar form factor and accessories, the design features of the Genesis allowed … Read more

Sandgren and Fraser scoop major awards in 2017

Linus Sandgren FSF was awarded the 2017 Academy Award for Best Achievement In Cinematography, and this year’s BAFTA Best Cinematography gong, for his work on La La Land. The Swedish cinematographer was also a nominee for the American Society Of Cinematographers’ Award for his work on the film. “I feel extremely humbled and honoured and … Read more

Kees van Oostrum ASC
“Works of heart”

Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Some of the movies that are in the running to compete for this year’s coveted Academy Award for Best Cinematography represent a less formulaic or traditional photographic style. As the saying goes, “The … Read more

Kodak Film Celebrates 29 Academy Award© Nominations

Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment, is proud to celebrate a total of 29 Academy Award nominations for movies shot on KODAK film. “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Loving,” “Silence,” “Suicide Squad” and “Hail Caesar!” were all captured on KODAK 35mm and 16mm Motion Picture Film stock. On … Read more

Polish film director Andrzej Wajda dies

Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda has died aged 90, the Polish Filmmakers’ Association has confirmed. He made more than 40 feature films in a career spanning 60 years. Many of his films – including Kanal, Man of Marble, Man of Iron and Katyn – were inspired by Poland’s turbulent wartime and communist history. In … Read more

Celebrating Slocombe

To say that cinematographer Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC ASC, who passed away on 22 February 2016, aged 103, had a varied film career would be a huge understatement. Even from early-on in his career, his adventures behind the camera would become the stuff of legends, so much so that an entire page of Sight & … Read more

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