A glorious gathering: the 2021 BSC Annual Lunch in pictures

We are delighted to share images from the 2021 BSC Annual Lunch – a glorious gathering which took place at De Vere Beaumont Estate on Sunday 10th October.  Nestled within 40 acres of beautiful grounds within the Royal Borough of Windsor, the venue was certainly the perfect setting to reunite the BSC family in person … Read more

Nominees announced for BSC Short Film Cinematography Competition

Exciting news as the BSC announces the nominees for this year’s Student Short Film and BSC Club Short Film competition sponsored by ARRI. The BSC will be showcasing a selection of the films and revealing the winners on the 25th October. Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you to the over 50 films that … Read more

TV Drama submissions open for The Operators Award 2021

From 1st October, productions with outstanding work by a camera operator or team can be submitted for consideration. Submissions process: In order to provide more exposure for operators we have changed the 2021 rules so that the nominations presented to the jury for final voting will have been selected by the wider membership. This is … Read more

Date announced for BSC new members roundtable

This is your opportunity to ask the newest BSC members anything! The event will take place on Wednesday 21st July at 8pm BST. You can find out more about the society’s latest additions here. Send your questions for the roundtable here, and register to attend here.

The BSC welcomes new members

The BSC has welcomed five new members to the Society. Each of them has a wide and diverse body of work that has subsequently been recognised. The latest society members are: Benjamin Kračun BSC Kračun most recently shot Promising Young Woman and also worked on Beast and the HBO series The Third Day. Our interview … Read more

70 Years of the Operators Awards

CELEBRATING TALENT: 70 YEARS OF THE OPERATORS AWARDS As the Operators Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary, we look back at its formative years and examine the important part the awards still play in recognising outstanding achievement and the camera operator’s vital role in the filmmaking process.  In 1953, four years after its formation, the British Society of Cinematographers decided to celebrate technical expertise and creativity in cinematography in the form of annual … Read more

Rob Hardy welcomed into ASC membership

Also a member of the British Society of Cinematographers, Hardy’s credits include features Ex Machina and Mission: Impossible – Fallout as well as the FX/Hulu series Devs. New Society member Rob Hardy was born in London and attended the Newport Film School in Wales as well as Sheffield Hallam University, where he specialized in cinematography. Shortly after he finished his … Read more

IMAGO announces board and membership fee updates following annual general assembly

On 12 June, IMAGO held its first electronic annual general assembly (IAGA). The IAGA is the sovereign body of IMAGO and the fact that 31 countries took part in discussions lasting almost five hours was proof of IMAGO’s vibrancy and relevance in today’s world. Making use of new Belgian laws, IMAGO put in place the … Read more

The BSC Short Film Cinematography Competition 2021 is open for entries

The BSC is expecting this year’s event to take place at The Regent Street Cinema in London. If the COVID-19 situation changes then they will run the event online. Criteria for entry: Submission is free Films to be a maximum of 20 minutes A shortened ‘cinematographers cut’ may be submitted provided it retains enough of … Read more

Remembering Paul Wheeler BSC FBKS GBCT

The BSC has released the below statement after the passing of esteemed honorary member Paul Wheeler: “It is with great sadness that we report that honorary member Paul Wheeler passed away on Friday. He had recently had heart surgery and never quite recovered from the procedure. Our thoughts go to his loving and caring wife, … Read more

Watch the BSC’s retrospective with Fabian Wagner ASC BSC

The BSC recently held a retrospective with Fabian Wagner ASC BSC. You can view the discussion between Fabian and fellow DP Eben Bolter BSC via the link below. Fabian Wagner was born in Munich, Germany. He started shooting short films early on and began working in the film industry when he finished school. With his … Read more

UK budget: industry reactions

Industry associations including the GBCT, BECTU, the BFI, Directors UK, and ScreenSkills react to the annual budget announcements which included an extension of the COVID insurance scheme from April to the end of December. The £500 million Film and TV Production Restart Scheme guarantees productions are financially supported in the event of losses caused by … Read more

Presenting the BSC Awards nominees

This year’s BSC Awards night will take a different direction, celebrating the shining stars of cinematography via a visual platform on Friday 9 April 2021. With all the usual awards buzz, the nominations have been taking place and we are excited to announce the nominees. BSC Best Cinematography in a TV Drama 2020: Adriano Goldman … Read more

The Changing Face Of Cinematography 2

THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 2 THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 2 The world of cinematography and the working lives of DPs have changed and evolved in many ways since British Cinematographer Magazine was launched in 2002. In our special 100th edition, and also in issue 101, … Read more

BSC Awards 2021 details revealed

It’s been quite the year for film and television; active viewing has intensified in a very new way. With cinemas closed and streaming leaping to the forefront, there was still an incredible amount of brilliant and beautiful work which the British Society of Cinematographers wants to celebrate. Plans have begun for the BSC Awards 2021, … Read more

The Changing Face Of Cinematography

THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 1 THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY Special Report / Part 1 The world of cinematography and the working lives of DPs have changed and evolved in many ways since we launched British Cinematographer Magazine in 2002. In our special 100th edition, and also in issue 101, … Read more

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

A message from BC President, Mike Eley BSC: Dear Members, These coming weeks and months will be the most challenging our industry has faced in most of our lifetimes. We are used to the ebb and flow of work, the peaks and troughs, but this is something altogether different; the virtual shutdown of our entire … Read more

EnergaCamerimage 2019: Joker wins Golden Frog, Richardson, Tarantino and BSC honoured

The 2019 EnergaCamerimage festival in Toruń, dedicated to the art of cinematography, concluded at a gala closing-night ceremony on Saturday night (16th November), with Joker taking away the prestigious ‘Golden Frog’. Cinematographer Lawrence Sher was awarded the top prize, the Golden Frog, in addition to the Audience Prize, while The Bronze Frog was awarded to … Read more

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