Matthew Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman 1984

All images: Credit: Clay Enos WORLD OF WONDER Matthew Jensen ASC reunites with director Patty Jenkins to help bring a vision of an optimistic, pure, pop-oriented movie to fruition, enhanced by bold colour, authentic ‘80s styling and action sequences of epic proportions. The year is 1984 and a 12-year-old Matthew Jensen is immersed in film … Read more

Stephen Oh / XM2

FLYING HIGH Drones became both hugely popular and much derided during the 2010s. In the last five years the remotely controlled, unmanned flying craft has made its mark on filmmaking, enabling aerial shots that would be difficult or impossible for conventional aircraft, wire systems or cranes. Of the many companies offering drone services for film, … Read more

Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Whimsical Worlds Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield Whimsical Worlds Zac Nicholson BSC / The Personal History Of David Copperfield From the very first frames of The Personal History Of David Copperfield, it is clear that the film is going to be an aesthetic feast for its audience’s eyes. The camera moves as … Read more

Andy Alderslade loves long takes on I’m Not In Love

DP Andy Alderslade wrote in with details about I’m Not in Love, a romantic comedy set in North London, directed by Col Spector, starring Al Weaver and Cristina Catalina. “Col approached me for his third feature, I’m Not in Love. It’s about Rob (Al Weaver) who, on receiving a marriage ultimatum from his girlfriend Marta, … Read more

March 2019: A subtle shift in focus

A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The first new column of spring finds us, once again, “between frames,” as it were. In the annual calendar’s relentless march – NAB! Cine Gear! Emmy! Oscar! – there is a … Read more

Łukasz Żal – Cold War

Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Awards seem to follow the collaborations of filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski and cinematographer Łukasz Żal PSC who were responsible for Ida becoming the first Polish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and with Cold War, Żal … Read more

Nanu Segal / An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Long Lost Love Nanu Segal / An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn Long Lost Love Nanu Segal / An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn Stylish, absurdist comedy, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, was shot in the remote Californian town of Eureka. Here, British DP Nanu Segal talks us through the unique creative challenges she faced bringing … Read more

Larry Fong ASC / The Predator

Hunting Grounds Larry Fong ASC / The Predator Hunting Grounds Larry Fong ASC / The Predator After encountering warring Spartans in 300, battling superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and raging monsters in Kong: Skull Island, Larry Fong ASC collaborated with filmmaker Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ) and cast members Boyd … 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

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

Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked

On the Record Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked On the Record Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC / Juliet, Naked By TREVOR HOGG Best known for historical epics, Elizabeth, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, British cinematographer Remi Adefarasin OBE BSC learned how to develop and print black and white film from his grandfather which … Read more

Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther and Mudbound

Double Feature Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther  & Mudbound Double Feature Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther  & Mudbound Listed as a cinematic talent to watch out for by Variety in 2013, Rachel Morrison ASC became the first female cinematographer to be nominated for both Oscar and ASC Awards in regards to her contribution … Read more

Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut

Fast & Dirty Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut Fast & Dirty Björn Charpentier SBC / Beirut Header photo: (l-r) DP Björn Charpentier, Grip Malik Basar, 2nd Operator Olivier Merckx and Gaffer Thomas Hollaus. Courtesy of Bleecker Street Media, Lionsgate and Björn Charpentier. By Trevor Hogg Upon graduating from the Narafi film school in Brussels in … 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

Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Signs of the Times Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Signs of the Times Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri By Trevor Hogg Combining dark subject matter with a sense a humour is a trademark of filmmaker and playwright Martin McDonagh who, in his third cinematic effort, explores the … Read more

First use of Cooke Anamorphic/I SF lenses on Mark Felt

Cooke Optics has revealed the first use of its Anamorphic/i SF lenses. The lenses are the same as standard Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses but feature a special coating that accentuates flares, bokeh and other Anamorphic aberrations. Adam Kimmel ASC used the brand new Anamorphic/i SF lenses to shoot Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The … Read more

Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water

Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water By Trevor Hogg Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth ) collaborated with Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen DFF (Brotherhood of the Wolf ) on his English language debut Mimic  in 1997 where genetically enhanced cockroaches … 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

Eigil Bryld / Tulip Fever

Flower Power Eigil Bryld / Tulip Fever Flower Power Eigil Bryld / Tulip Fever Evoking the time of Vermeer’s 17th century Holland was one of the key challenges facing cinematographer Eigil Bryld and director Justin Chadwick for The Weinstein Company’s historical drama of Tulip Fever. However, whilst the soft purity of the lighting in artworks … Read more