Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Cherry

INNER WARFARE Newton Thomas Sigel ASC constructed a multitude of filmic tones to suit the wide-ranging chapters within Cherry, a hard-hitting and daring production combining crime thriller and love story with originality and impact. First love, the unseen wounds of war, and downward spirals of self-destruction are examined in Cherry, a blend of emotions and … Read more

Mia Cioffi Henry / Superior

Lead Image: Filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos (middle) and cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry (left) (Credit: Matt Borowick) SECOND COMING Life has gone full circle for filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos and cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry at Sundance as they were nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize in 2015 for Superior and have returned with a feature version. … Read more

Ashley Barron ACS / The Tailings

ISLAND LIFE Australian films and television have always reflected the country’s two landscapes: the fertile, more urbanised coastal regions and the huge, central interior known as the Outback. In recent years, the darker side of isolated, small town communities has become a focus for filmmakers, with The Tailings ostensibly the latest example of the genre. … Read more

Benjamin Kračun / Promising Young Woman

SWEET REVENGE Blurring the lines of genre and boasting a unique and distinct narrative concept, Promising Young Woman demanded filmmaking prowess and bold imagery that similarly did not follow conventions.  “Beautiful and dangerous.” Emphasis was placed on these words when Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell shared her vision of the film’s protagonist Cassie (Carey … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC / Black Narcissus

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY Delicate camera movement and a palette inspired by the early Technicolor filmmaking process tell a story of stifled desires unfolding in a colourful world almost removed from reality.  Cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC ventured into directorial territory for the first time when making three-part mini-series Black Narcissus – the BBC, DNA Films and FX co-production based … Read more

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

Simona Susnea / Audrey: More Than An Icon

STAR QUALITY Cinematographer Simona Susnea’s lensing of powerful dance sequences inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s love of ballet support a documentary’s narrative and focus on pivotal moments in the star’s life. Director Helen Coan adopted a different approach for Audrey: More Than an Icon, the feature documentary exploring the life of Hollywood star, fashion icon and … 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

Cinematographer Sam Care shares the production story of Marcella series 3

As the popular ITV drama series Marcella returns to our screens, cinematographer Sam Care reveals how he teamed up with director Gilles Bannier to push boundaries and create a stylised look while staying true to some of the series’ classic recurring themes. Initial impressions… I had really enjoyed the first two seasons of the show … Read more

Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones

Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones Unsung Hero Tomasz Naumiuk PSC / Mr Jones BY: Darek Kuzma 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 … Read more

Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5

Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 Satire In Space Eben Bolter BSC / Avenue 5 BY: Michael Burns 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. … Read more

How would you like to shoot a Bollywood movie?

DP Santonio Terzio contacted us about his work on the British-based production of Well Done Baby, and says he would like to connect BSC members to Indian filmmakers and production houses. “Well Done Baby is a £1.5m Indian film story about a modern couple who fail to understand the meaning and purpose of their relationship, … Read more

Winners crowned at 2020 BSC Awards

On Saturday 15th February 2020, the BSC held its 2nd Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs Roger Deakins and Jakob Ihre, plus triumphs for operators Joe Russell and Geoffrey Haley. The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC and Mike Eley BSC, with Guest … Read more

George Steel / The Aeronauts

In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, co-stars of The Theory Of Everything, were reunited for director Tom Harper’s adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862. Briskly told in something very close to real time, this Amazon escapade, … Read more

Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out

Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out BY: Robert Allen In director Rian Johnson’s highly-acclaimed, Agatha Christie-inspired, murder mystery, Knives Out, a family clashes, a patriarch dies, and a master detective leads an investigation that threatens the family’s dark secrets. The movie represents Johnson’s fifth collaboration … Read more

Nadim Carlsen / Border

Flesh and Blood Nadim Carlsen / Border Flesh and Blood Nadim Carlsen / Border BY: Ron Prince “Some scripts take a long time to read and digest, but this one was a real page-turner – intimate and strange, operating on many different levels – and I read it with great excitement in one sitting,” recalls … 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

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents BY: Ron Prince Header image: David Procter metering the opening scene. Photo: Dan Gadd “Legendary cinematographer Donald McAlpine ACS ASC, once said to me, ‘Calm seas never made a skilled sailor’. I live by that,” says cinematographer David Procter. And perhaps … 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 BY: Kevin Hilton 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 … Read more

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