Ben Davis BSC / The King's Man

DERRING-DO! Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man DERRING-DO! Ben Davis BSC / The King’s Man BY: Ron Prince Rewind… to the early years of the 20th century. As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds plot a war that could wipe out millions, one man and his protégé must race against time … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 101

Take a look at what’s inside the 101st edition of British Cinematographer magazine – available digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 21st September 2020 onwards. SPECIAL CONTENTS THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: PART 2 Following on from our landmark 100th edition, the second part of our special report reflects on how the growth of … Read more

Ben Davis BSC uses Blackmagic Micro Camera for Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel, the twenty-first instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first with a female lead superhero, features action sequences shot using the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. Co-directed and co-written by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the Disney release is the fourth Marvel film lensed by cinematographer Ben Davis BSC after Guardians Of The … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo

Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo Tusk master Ben Davis BSC / Dumbo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 92

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 18th March 2019 onwards. On the Cover Ben Davis BSC on Dumbo In our latest cover feature, Ben Davis BSC speaks to us about teaming up with director Tim Burton for the first time to … Read more

Eddie Knight

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Lead image: On Hercules in Budapest with DP Dante Spinotti BY: David Wood Fact file: Age: 69 Born: East London Training: Lee Lighting Lives: Wanstead Hobby/Passion: Trips to Catalunya, Spain Selected Filmography (so far): The … Read more

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s ‘BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ and congratulations are due to all on their well deserved nominations. The announcement of the winner and the award presentation will take place at the BSC Annual Summer Lunch at Pinewood Studios … Read more

David Smith

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Header Photo: Julian Bucknall BY: David Wood Fact file: Age: 48 Born: London School: Wanstead High School Training: Lee International, Wembley Early career: Commercials and music videos Lives: East London Hobbies/passions: Travel, cycling, taking his … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 85

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 26th January 2018. On the Cover Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC on The Greatest Showman Seamus McGarvey takes centre stage to talk lights, cameras and action on his first musical film, The Greatest Showman, inspired by … Read more

January 2018:
“The Mudbound Variation”

“The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams “The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams With what might be called “The Mudbound Variation,” the ASC announced its slate of nominees for its 32nd annual awards, just hours after the BAFTA nominees were known. BAFTA, of course, serves as England’s comprehensive … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Signs of the Times Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Signs of the Times Ben Davis BSC / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri BY: Trevor Hogg Combining dark subject matter with a sense a humour is a trademark of filmmaker and playwright Martin McDonagh who, in his third cinematic effort, explores the … Read more

Davis and Deakins among nominees for ‘Cinematography’ BAFTA

British Cinematographers, Ben Davis BSC and Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC, have been named among five nominees for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2018 BAFTAs, taking place on Sunday 18th February. Davis is a contender for the award for his work on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, whilst Deakins is in the running for lensing … Read more

Congratulations to the Camerimage 2017 Winners!

Congratulations to Cinematographer Máté Herbai HSC, who has won the Golden frog at this year’s 25th Anniversary Camerimage film festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for On Body And Soul (above). The Hungarian drama, which also won the Golden Bear at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, is about a man and woman who … Read more

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system. Like the rest of the Prime DNA series, the new lenses are the result of collaborations with major cinematographers and have already been put to use on high-end productions. … Read more

John ‘Biggles’ Higgins

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / John ‘Biggles’ Higgins Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / John ‘Biggles’ Higgins Fact file Age: 64 Born: Athlone, Republic Of Ireland First job: Samuelson Group Training: Electrical engineer Early career: Shell UK Lives: Kensington, London Big Break: 1984 (dir. Michael Radford, DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange

Save the planet Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange Save the planet Ben Davis BSC / Doctor Strange More often than not, cinematographers can’t wait to get their hands on the very latest bits of kit. And never was this truer than when Ben Davis BSC signed to shoot Doctor Strange , Marvel Studios/Walt Disney … Read more

Ben Davis BSC / Tamara Drewe

Miss Behaviour Ben Davis BSC / Tamara Drewe Miss Behaviour Ben Davis BSC / Tamara Drewe As a recent Guardian review observed, “Like the filthiest possible feature-length episode of The Archers, and with a tiny conceptual dash of Straw Dogs, Posy Simmonds’s graphic novel series Tamara Drewe has been converted into a fantastically mad and … Read more

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