Laura Bellingham / The Power

DARK FORCE Cinematographer Laura Bellingham was instantly hooked by the premise of The Power – BAFTA-nominated Corinna Faith’s directorial debut – since long-time collaborator and friend Matt Wilkinson of Stigma Films mentioned it back in 2017. Set in London in 1974, as Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, The Power sees … Read more

Karim Hussain CSC / Possessor

SCIENTIFIC VISION Scientific experimentation and a shared creative vision combine to great effect in Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi chiller Possessor. “Hats off to the producers for allowing us to make something as insane as this,” says Karim Hussain (CSC), referencing sci-fi body-horror Possessor. Writer/director Brandon Cronenberg’s creation follows agent Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) as she hijacks … Read more

DaVinci Resolve makes the grade for Amulet

Amulet follows homeless ex-soldier Tomaz (Gods Own Country’s Alec Secaraenu), as he uncovers paranormal terrors after taking a job helping a young woman and her dying mother. “We wanted to create a film with a strong visual sensibility that inspired a visceral response and played on expectation of the horror genre,” begins director of photography, … 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

Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List

Bucket List Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List Bucket List Catherine Goldschmidt / The Honor List “The thing that drew me to The Honor List  was the emotional range of the story. When I first read the script, I laughed, I cried, and I thought: this is why I love movies!”, enthuses cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt. … Read more

Tim Cragg shoots Three Identical Strangers

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated cinematographer Tim Cragg spent a large part of 2017 shooting Three Identical Strangers, a feature/documentary selected to premiere in the US Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. The film is directed by Tim Wardle with production company Raw, for CNN Films and C4. The documentary explores the story of three … Read more

Edward Ames GBCT shoots low-budget war drama The Last Witness

“Shooting the noir, post-war thriller, The Last Witness, for director Piotr Szkopiak, was right up my street in terms of style and look,” notes DP Edward Ames GBCT. “Set in 1947, this is a fictional re-imagining of a true, bloody and heart-breaking tale about a journalist who uncovers the horrific murder of 22,000 Polish soldiers … Read more

Will Baldy matches the light on his first TV drama

“Back in April 2017 I was asked to shoot my first TV drama, series nine of S4C’s Gwaith Cartref, through production company Fiction Factory,” writes DP Will Baldy. “Transmitting in March 2018, in Welsh language, the series follows the personal lives of teachers and students at the Welsh-speaking comprehensive school. We had to shoot, on-average, … Read more

ARRI: 100 Years Young

ARRI: 100 Years Young Munich Diary / Ron Prince ARRI: 100 Years Young Munich Diary / Ron Prince In celebration of its one-hundredth birthday, ARRI invited British Cinematographer Magazine editor Ron Prince and co-publisher Alan Lowne, for a behind-the-scenes tour of its Munich headquarters during flaming June. Here’s a journal about what turned out to … Read more

Low-budget shooting on BBC Comedy Witless

DP Benedict Spence wrote in with details about his work on Witless, the low-budget but highly-successful BBC comedy series about flatmates Leanne and Rhona who are put into witness protection in a grotty Swindon flat, with two extremely young hit men on their trail. “When my long-term director and friend Andrew Chaplin asked me to … Read more