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

Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird

Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird Apocalypse Then Vladimír Smutný / The Painted Bird BY: Darek Kuzma Vladimír Smutný’s exquisite B&W photography on director Václav Marhoul’s traumatically beautiful The Painted Bird is a towering achievement and represents the veteran Czech cinematographer’s most personal work to date. The Painted Bird, based on a controversial … Read more

Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow

Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow BY: Trevor Hogg After adapting William Shakespeare for his directorial debut Coriolanus (2011), Ralph Fiennes explored the mistress of author Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman (2013), and for his third effort delves into the defection of … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man

Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man BY: Ron Prince Originally, Linus Sandgren FSF planned to be an illustrator before becoming an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer responsible for La La Land ; as a teenager he was exposed to a variety of cinematic offerings as … Read more

Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS

Mr Sydney Clapperboard / Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS Mr Sydney Clapperboard / Sir Sydney Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS BY: David A. Ellis Sir Sydney Wylie Samuelson CBE, BSC, Fellow BKSTS left school in December 1939, aged fourteen, and started out as a rewind boy at the newly-built Luxor Cinema, Lancing, in … Read more

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League

Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League BY: Ron Prince Filmed on Kodak 35mm film, and directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest superhero feature, and the fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended … Read more

ARRI: 100 Years Young

ARRI: 100 Years Young Munich Diary / Ron Prince ARRI: 100 Years Young Munich Diary / Ron Prince BY: 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 … Read more

Mandy Walker ACS ASC / The Mountain Between Us

Cold hard crash Mandy Walker ACS ASC / The Mountain Between Us Cold hard crash Mandy Walker ACS ASC / The Mountain Between Us BY: Trevor Hogg While attending the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival to promote The Mountain Between Us, Mandy Walker ACS ASC acknowledged that she comes from a country known for producing … Read more

James B. Devis BSC

Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC BY: David A. Ellis During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers, including Moonraker  (1979, dir Lewis Gilbert) with Alec Mills … Read more

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