James Laxton ASC / The Underground Railroad

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM Ambitious 10-part Amazon series The Underground Railroad sees James Laxton ASC and Barry Jenkins unite once again, this time to tell a powerful story rooted in the history of the American South and atrocities of slavery. Cinematography with a unique tonal quality and authenticity documents courageous Cora’s epic journey as she … Read more

Amazon moves Lord of the Rings show from New Zealand to UK

Production of the new Lord of the Rings television series will move to the UK from New Zealand, Amazon Studios confirmed. The fantasy epic is set thousands of years before the events in JRR Tolkien’s books ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’. It is a major blow for New Zealand’s entertainment industry where … Read more

Amazon Prime Video UK helps fund post production apprenticeships

13 new apprentices start training as post-production technical operators as part of a UK Screen Alliance apprentices programme made possible with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK. Over the next 12 months they will receive 9 weeks of off-the-job training at London South Bank University (LSBU), as well as on-the-job experience with post production … Read more

Cinematographer Trevor Forrest discusses his work on Tell Me Your Secrets

Cinematographer Trevor Forrest discusses combining the Millennium DXL camera with Primo 70 optics for the series Tell Me Your Secrets. The 10-episode series Tell Me Your Secrets interweaves the stories of three characters whose troubled pasts have set their moral compasses adrift and their destinies on a collision course. Following a stint in prison that stemmed from … Read more

DP James Hawkinson wins an Emmy

Cinematographer James Hawkinson won the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography On A Single-Camera Series, for the first season of Amazon Studios’ The Man in the High Castle. “To receive this recognition for the show is a great honour, and it’s a fantastic achievement for the whole crew,” Hawkinson said. “I’m delighted to … Read more

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