February 2021: Heroines, history, and a tale of two homes

Still buzzing with excitement following this week’s Golden Globes announcements, Mark London Williams’ latest comment piece from LA sees him speak to the filmmaking talent behind The United States vs. Billie Holiday, A Nightmare Wakes, and Bliss. Normally through the month of February, the business of L.A. is waiting for envelopes to be opened, to … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film on celluloid, as … Read more

Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act

Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act We all have to make choices and decisions, but some are more important, and can have a more profound effect, than others. In The Children Act, a film directed by Richard Eyre, produced by Duncan Kenworthy, and … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 89

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 10th September 2018. On the Cover Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC on Bad Times At The El Royale Having graced our cover back in January (#85) with The Greatest Showman, Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC’s latest production, Bad … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

David Smith

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Header Photo: Julian Bucknall Fact file: Age: 48 Born: London School: Wanstead High School Training: Lee International, Wembley Early career: Commercials and music videos Lives: East London Hobbies/passions: Travel, cycling, taking his sons to football … Read more

Litepanels raises the bar with Gemini

Litepanels®, a pioneer in LED lighting for the film, photographic, and broadcast industries and a Vitec Group brand, today introduced the Litepanels Gemini — an all-new 2×1, RGB-WW soft panel that combines daylight, tungsten, and red-green-blue LEDs to deliver highly flexible and precise color adjustment. The Gemini soft panel produces true, full-spectrum white light and … Read more