Dune to make out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival

Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049), will have its out-of-competition world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera (September 1—11, 2021). Dune, presented by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, is the highly anticipated big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal science fiction bestseller of the same name. The film will be shown on Friday 3 September 2021, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema on the … Read more

Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC

CREATIVE FORCE If Sir Roger Deakins’ career was a screenplay, it would have all the thrills and wow factor of a sure-fire hit movie. Now a knighthood can be added into a narrative already infused with originality, ingenuity, and award-winning creations. The master craftsman shares his valuable insight and discusses filmmaking highlights, creative influences, and … Read more

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’ to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. The World War One feature, filmed to appear as a one continuous shot, held off competition from The Irishman (DP Rodrigo Prieto), Joker (DP Lawrence Sher), One Upon … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … 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

Oscar Winner Roger Deakins Receives 2nd Annual Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

NFTS Alumnus Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC (Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall, Sicario) came to the school to receive the second annual ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography Award’ and to deliver a masterclass to a packed audience of NFTS Alumni and guests from the industry, including sponsors ARRI and ARRI Rental and the British Society of Cinematographers. Roger … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … Read more

IMAGO Award Winners Announced – Deakins Triumphs Again!

The winners were announced at the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia last Saturday (16th March), and Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC picked up another award for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades last year, Deakins won the ‘Feature Film’ award – presented … Read more

Cuarón’s Roma wins the Academy Award for CInematography

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma was a three-time Oscar winner at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday 24th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’. The semi-biographical take on legendary Mexican filmmaker’s upbringing in the nation’s capital, held off competition from The Favourite (DP Robbie Ryan BSC ISC), Cold War (DP Łukasz Żal PSC), A Star Is … Read more

ASC Protests Academy’s Decision on Cinematography Oscar Presentation

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and their president Kees Van Oostrum have protested Monday’s decision by AMPAS to present four Oscar categories, including Cinematography, during commercial breaks in the 91st Academy Awards’ telecast on 24th February. The Academy on Monday announced that four Oscar categories, including cinematography and editing, would be presented during commercial … Read more

Nominees Announced for IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 16th March 2019, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades last year, Deakins will be one of … Read more

BSC’s Robbie Ryan Is Oscar Contender As Nominations Are Revealed

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC is in contention to make it consecutive Oscars for BSC members in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category, after being chosen in the 91st Academy Awards nominations for his work on The Favourite. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Irish DP … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Fool’s Gold?”

Fool’s gold? President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Fool’s gold? President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC First up, huge congratulations to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for winning the Academy Award at this year’s ceremony. His work on Blade Runner 2049 was rightly recognised for its imagination, control and subtlety. After missing out on an … 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

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more

14th time lucky as Deakins collects the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC won the Oscar for his cinematography work on director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 at the 90th Academy Awards, held on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Deakins’ win marks the end of a long run of nominations for the Academy Award, the cinematographer … Read more

Double Delight for Deakins: BAFTA and ASC Award Wins for British DP

There was double delight for British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC this past weekend as he picked up two big accolades for his lensing work on Blade Runner 2049. On Saturday, Deakins held off competition from Bruno Delbonnel ASC AFC, Hoyte van Hoytema ASC FSF NSC, Dan Laustsen ASC DFF and Rachel Morrison ASC … Read more

February 2018:
“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sir Patrick Stewart recently ended his hosting of the Academy’s SciTech awards with an off-the-cuff rendition of Puck’s closing monologue from Midsummer Night’s Dream : “If we shadows have offended/Think but … Read more

History made as nominees for ‘Best Cinematography’ Academy Award are announced

History has been made as the nominations have been announced for the ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, to take place on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Rachel Morrison ASC has become the first woman to ever be nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ title in the Awards’ 90-year history – … 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