Ronald Elwin Neame CBE, BSC

Lifes work Clapperboard / Ronald Neame CBE, BSC Lifes work Clapperboard / Ronald Neame CBE, BSC Ronald Elwin Neame CBE BSC was born on 23 April 1911 in London. His father Elwin was a photographer, who went on to direct features. Tragically, in 1923, he died in a motorcycle accident. After his father’s death there … Read more

Guy Green OBE BSC

Lifes work Clapperboard / Guy Green OBE, BSC Lifes work Clapperboard / Guy Green OBE, BSC Guy Green OBE BSC was born on 15 November 1913 in Frome, Somerset. He left school at sixteen joining a passenger liner as a projectionist for the commercial Maritime Film Service. He went on to work as a clapper … Read more

Gilbert Taylor BSC

Shadows make good movies Clapperboard / Gilbert Taylor BSC Shadows make good movies Clapperboard / Gilbert Taylor BSC Most people have some kind of plan in mind for how they would like their lives to unfold, but few of us set definite goals, and even fewer manage to achieve them. Gilbert Taylor, honorary member of … Read more

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE

Time Honoured Clapperboard / Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE Time Honoured Clapperboard / Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE On 22 September 2011 the British Cinema and Television Veterans (BCTV) will pay tribute to Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, and his long career in filmmaking, an event supported by twelve other industry organisations including the BSC. BCTV was established … Read more

Walter Lassally BSC

A certain destiny Clapperboard / Walter Lassally BSC A certain destiny Clapperboard / Walter Lassally BSC Revered cinematographer Walter Lassally was born on 18 December 1926 in Berlin, Germany. His father was an industrial filmmaker, who was forced to stop working when Walter was six because of the coming of the Nazis. Lassally said, “We … Read more

Vilmos Zsigmond ASC

An Amazing Journey Clapperboard / Vilmos Zsigmond ASC An Amazing Journey Clapperboard / Vilmos Zsigmond ASC When Vilmos Zsigmond ASC was a teenager living in Szeged, Hungary, a gypsy fortune-teller told him that he was destined to sail across a great ocean to a big city where he would become an important artist. Fortune-tellers were … Read more