Dick Pope BSC / Supernova

LOVE AND LOSS Dick Pope BSC / Supernova LOVE AND LOSS Dick Pope BSC / Supernova BY: Zoe Mutter Writer/director Harry Macqueen’s second feature Supernova explores love, loss and the heartbreak of coping with a terminal illness that is cruelly causing cherished memories to fade. Supernova tells the powerful love story of partners of 20 … Read more

Cooke Panchro/i Classic brings vintage look to Fugitive Dreams

For cinematographer Peter Simonite, ASC, CSC lensing the drama Fugitive Dreams meant needing a vintage look — but a look that was also consistent between lenses. To accomplish this, he chose the Cooke Optics Panchro/i Classic to give director and writer Jason Neulander the exact look he wanted for the film. Fugitive Dreams, based on … Read more

Cinematographer Michael Wood reimagines Dickens’ classic in A Christmas Carol

Director of photography, Michael Wood, reveals the process of lensing A Christmas Carol, a radical retelling of Dickens’ classic in contemporary dance… When director Jacqui Morris first approached me to shoot A Christmas Carol, I was incredibly excited. I had just come off shooting Carmilla, a great experience, but a very low budget independent film, … Read more

ARRI announces new EF Mount (LBUS) for large-format and Super 35 cameras

To extend the benefits of using EF mount lenses to large-format motion picture productions, ARRI has redesigned its EF mount with a wider light baffle and LBUS connector, allowing it to cover the large-format sensor of the Alexa Mini LF, as well as the Super 35 sensors of the Alexa Mini and Amira. The new … Read more

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones All photos: Robert Palka Working with writer/director Agnieszka Holland on the harrowing Mr. Jones has not only given Tomasz Naumiuk PSC a boost of confidence but has also earned him international recognition. Holland is known for making films brimming … Read more

Larry Smith BSC

Eyes Wide Open Clapperboard / Larry Smith BSC Eyes Wide Open Clapperboard / Larry Smith BSC Award-winning cinematographer, producer and director Larry Smith BSC has been responsible for the look of numerous productions, including TV output, which includes, Agatha Christie’s Marple (2004) and Elizabeth I (2005). He worked with the late Stanley Kubrick on three … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch

Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Restoring Don't Look Now

4K and HDR Restoration Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Don’t Look Now 4K and HDR Restoration Tony Richmond BSC ASC / Don’t Look Now A prolific and versatile figure in cinematography, Tony Richmond is known for his association with director Nicolas Roeg, whose science fiction allegory The Man Who Fell to Earth has been restored … Read more

Nicolaj Brüel DFF / Dogman

Pet Project Nicolaj Brüel DFF / Dogman Pet Project Nicolaj Brüel DFF / Dogman Dogman is the atmospheric and critically-acclaimed 2018 film by Gomorrah director Matteo Garrone, which manages to display both documentary grit and cinematic richness at the same time. This is no small part due to the look and lighting created by Nicolaj … Read more

Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess

Colour Contrast Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess Colour Contrast Maja Zamojda BSC / The Spanish Princess Unlike the matches that are made for political and monetary gain in The Spanish Princess, the partnerships behind the scenes of the Starz production, shot in England, were mutual and instant. When cinematographer Maja Zamojda BSC met with director … Read more

Gareth Munden on She’s Missing

DP Gareth Munden (our New Wave in edition 46 – see HERE), kindly wrote in with details about his work on the thriller, She’s Missing. When her best friend disappears at a rodeo, Heidi goes on a search across the desert, digging up secrets and encountering the violence of life on the road. She’s Missing … Read more

Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses bring cinematic look to Doctor Who

Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses have brought a new cinematic look to latest series of BBC1’s Doctor Who. Cinematographer Denis Crossan BSC and director Jamie Childs shot the first episode that set the look and feel for the new series, which began its run on 7 October 2018. “I had worked with Jamie before on Next Of … Read more

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his decision to mix … 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

Vitec Group supports East Anglian filmmaker and cast to produce debut feature film

Filmmaker Paul Cook was able to draw upon a wide range of production equipment from Vitec Group brands to produce his new film, Magpie. Cook’s production company has just released the trailer for Magpie, a crowd-funded film about a British soldier and his wife who suffer the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during and … Read more

Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette

Novel Period Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette Novel Period Giles Nuttgens BSC / Colette Top Image: Director of Photography Giles Nuttgens (l) and director Wash Westmoreland (r) on the set. Credit: Robert Viglasky / Bleecker Street By Trevor Hogg Whether it be children born on the day when India gained independence in Midnight’s Children, or … 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

Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here

Out of Control Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here Out of Control Tom Townend / You Were Never Really Here Joe, a traumatized war veteran and former FBI agent with post-traumatic stress disorder and an addiction to painkillers, tracks down missing girls for a living. But, when a conspiracy is uncovered and the … Read more

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour

Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC says he was encouraged by the creative vision of innovative director Joe Wright to shoot what initially seemed an unlikely choice of project: the story of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister … Read more