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

Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out

Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out Cutting Edge Steve Yedlin ASC / Knives Out 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 with cinematographer Steve … 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

Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman

Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … 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

Aaron Reid / 10×10

Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 The psychological thriller 10×10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Suzi Ewing’s first feature, the film stars Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly in a battle between right, wrong and all the grey in between. To … 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

May 2018:
Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama

Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: The Chapman Leonard Diversity Panel headed by (l-r): John Newby ASC, Donald A. Morgan, Patrick Cady ASC (c/o Chapman Leonard) We’re in the midst of that “advent calendar”-like season between NAB … Read more

Gary Shaw / Mute

Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Mute , the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope. Set in a futuristic version of Berlin, circa 2050, the story follows a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård, who goes up against the city’s … 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

Philipp Blaubach / Gunpowder

Explosive Material Philipp Blaubach / Gunpowder Explosive Material Philipp Blaubach / Gunpowder The image of Guy Fawkes in the cellars under the Palace of Westminster, surrounded by barrels of explosives, is among the best known in English history. There is much more to the story than the failed attempt to blow up Parliament, however, which … Read more

Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience

One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul , Final Portrait and Disobedience Cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC exhibits versatility in crafting stories for different directors, and those skills were brought to task when shooting three … 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

Jake Polonsky BSC embarks on Billions Season Three

Cinematographer Jake Polonsky BSC has wrote in from New York with details about his work on Showtime’s Billions. “It seems like a very long time ago (April 2015) that I received an email from my US agent, asking if I’d be interested in talking to the showrunners of a new TV series about high finance … 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

David Tattersall BSC /
Death Note

The Dark Side David Tattersall BSC / Death Note The Dark Side David Tattersall BSC / Death Note “It’s a bit different for sure,” says cinematographer David Tattersall BSC about Netflix’s Death Note. “An R-rated, wish-fulfilment, teen-horror with a detective-thriller twist and plenty of blood and guts – the kids are going to love it.” … Read more

October 2017:
Invention and Re-invention

Invention and Re-Invention Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Invention & Re-Invention Across The Pond / Mark London Williams   “It all used to be countryside around here,” Leonard Chapman tells us, pointing to the surrounding factories, stores, railroad sidings and lumber yards in the industrial area of North Hollywood where Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment … Read more

John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Presence of mind John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Presence of mind John Toll ASC / Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Three-time Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee harnessed his extraordinary powers to create extraordinary visual images for Sony Pictures’ Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Using new camera technologies, shooting at 4K in … Read more