Tami Reiker ASC / One Night In Miami

MEETING OF THE MINDS Director of photography Tami Reiker ASC lenses Regina King’s directorial debut One Night in Miami, the imagined story of a meeting between Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke. Not every film allows the crew to lose themselves so entirely in the moment that they forget they’re making a … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

IMAX opens up ‘Filmed in IMAX’ program

Large-format cinema firm IMAX is launching its ‘Filmed in IMAX’ program that effectively gives filmmakers who want to offer IMAX releases more choices of camera models and suppliers, while helping them to plan for the format starting in preproduction. It was described as a certification process and IMAX didn’t elaborate on the terms of the … Read more

Christopher Ross BSC / Cats

Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats Sense Of Purr-pose Christopher Ross BSC / Cats The musical fantasy Cats follows a tribe of felines, called the Jellicles, who must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer before coming back to a new Jellicle life. The vivid, dance-filled film is based on … Read more

November 2019: Light is a universal language

Light Is A Universal Language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Light Is A Universal Language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We are entering the “’tis the season” season, which means in addition to handicapping whose hands the award statues will wind up in, we’ll also look at both current work hitting … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo

Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Wizarding World Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Wizarding World Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC / Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald Header Image by Jaap Buitendijk “I probably work best under a sense of terror, and feel that way when I start every single job,” remarks Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón / Roma

Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Early Years of Freddie Mercury lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … Read more

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by J. A. Bayona, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks another action-packed addition to the blockbuster dinosaur franchise. Made on a budget of around $170m, the fifth instalment of … Read more

Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story

Space truckin’ Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story Space truckin’ Bradford Young ASC / Solo: A Star Wars Story Set ten years before the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope  (1977), Solo: A Star Wars Story centres on the young scoundrel, Han Solo, and his inter-galactic adventures aboard the … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Greatest Showman

Dazzle and Delight Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Greatest Showman Dazzle and Delight Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / The Greatest Showman 20th Century Fox’s $80m musical feature, The Greatest Showman, is inspired by the story of PT Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus – billed as “The Greatest Show On Earth” – … Read more

Sebastian Wintero’s U2 tour visuals

Working with director Anton Corbijn, DP Sebastian Wintero was responsible for shooting the backdrop visuals for U2’s most recent ‘Innocence & Experience’ tour using the ARRI Alexa 65 large format camera system. He wrote in with details about his work. “When Anton and I started talking about the U2 project, we had only worked together … Read more

Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Femme fatale Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Femme fatale Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the critically-acclaimed Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool retells the biographical account of actor Peter Turner and his brief but passionate relationship with … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express

All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express A sumptuous steam-train journey through the wintery mountains of Eastern Europe comes to a grinding halt after an avalanche impedes its progress, and the dramatic discovery of a gruesome murder on-board. … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049

More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s … Read more

Pinewood Digital

Going Global Post-It Notes / Pinewood Digital Going Global Post-It Notes / Pinewood Digital James Corless and Thom Berryman, who head-up Pinewood’s digital operations, are no strangers to jet-lag these days. Since setting up a simple digital dailies service five years ago, based out of Pinewood Studios in the UK, the facility has grown into … Read more

Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes

More monkey business Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes More monkey business Michael Seresin BSC NZSC / War For The Planet OF The Apes War For The Planet Of The Apes  is the sequel to 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s 2014 feature Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, and … Read more