Paolo Carnera AIC / The White Tiger

EAT THE RICH Netflix has put its money behind A-list filmmakers like Spike Lee, Aaron Sorkin and George Clooney whose films are all in the running for accolades. Da 5 Bloods, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and The Midnight Sky all have their merits, but none hold as high a rating as Ramin Bahrani’s … Read more

Victor Kossakovsky discusses black-and-white silent film Gunda

The Russian cameraman and filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky is known for his poetic and visually powerful documentaries ¡Vivan las Antipodas! and Aquarela. His black and white silent film Gunda takes us back to the origins of filmmaking. For Joaquin Phoenix, executive producer, it’s a film of profound importance and artistry. Birgit Heidsiek spoke with Victor Kossakovsky … Read more

Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5

Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 With a spaceship-sized set, comic timing, a thousand-strong cast, integrated lighting, and a devastating fire, British cinematographer Eben Bolter BSC and the crew of Avenue 5 steered Armando Iannucci’s sci-fi epic to the screen. Avenue 5 is … Read more

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Many films are not always shot where they are set. The main action of new comedy The Hustle takes place on the French Riviera, but cinematographer Michael Coulter BSC concedes that “not a frame was … Read more

Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe

Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe Light and Dark Nancy Schreiber ASC / Mapplethorpe WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a … Read more

Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner

Hart pounding Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner Hart pounding Eric Steelberg ASC / The Front Runner All images c/o Columbia Pictures One of the catchiest headlines was published by People Magazine in 1987, which read ‘Hart Stopper’ in reference to Florida model Donna Rice and her alleged extramarital affair that ended the American … Read more

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Long before cinematographer Dariusz Wolski ASC had even read the script for Sicario: Day Of The Soldado, he says he had heard great things about the film’s Italian director, Stefano Sollima. … Read more

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Club Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Book Club Zac Nicholson BSC / The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society Increasingly these days, the influence of the modern world means that many places do not look as they did in the past. This problem faced the production team behind … Read more

Gary Shaw / Mute

Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Mute , the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope. Set in a futuristic version of Berlin, circa 2050, the story follows a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård, who goes up against the city’s … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas

Lighting ghosts Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas Lighting ghosts Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas Ben Smithard BSC has shot of a lot of films set in a range of periods throughout historical England – The Damned United, My Week With Marilyn, Belle, Diana And I, to name … Read more

John de Borman BSC / Will

As You Like It John de Borman BSC / Will As You Like It John de Borman BSC / Will Episodic TV drama usually follows a template for directorial style, camera technique and overall look that is laid down in the pilot. But there are always exceptions. The TNT production Will was piloted two years … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC /
Viceroy’s House

Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House “Shooting on film is always a good experience. Although it’s perhaps a bit hackneyed to say that ‘film is magic’… it’s true! I knew from the outset that it would be easier to get the look I … Read more