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

Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, dozens of complimentary influencer led seminars, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. It is the one event that offers attendees the opportunity to network with industry pros within a world-famous Hollywood studio environment. Exhibits … Read more

Buy the limited edition BSC 70th Anniversary Collection

The British Society of Cinematographers have released an exclusive collection of specially branded merchandise as part of their 70th Anniversary celebrations. A selection of Polo and T-shirts, Sweatshirts plus beanie and peaked caps, all featuring the society’s 70th Anniversary logo are available in a choice of grey or black in a variety of sizes. This … Read more

Buy the limited edition BSC 70th Anniversary Collection

The British Society of Cinematographers have released an exclusive collection of specially branded merchandise as part of their 70th Anniversary celebrations. A selection of Polo and T-shirts, Sweatshirts plus beanie and peaked caps, all featuring the society’s 70th Anniversary logo are available in a choice of grey or black in a variety of sizes. This … Read more

BSC announce nominees for 2018 ‘Feature Film’ award

The BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) are pleased to announce the 2018 nominations for the BSC ‘Best Cinematography in a Feature Film’ award, which will be announced at this year’s special 70th Anniversary Awards Dinner & Awards on Friday 15th February 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel. As with the ASC Awards nominations and the … Read more

BSC calls for drama submissions at new awards evening

Submissions for the British Society Of Cinematographers’ Award For ‘Best Cinematography In A TV Drama 2018’ are still open, but the deadline for submissions is Midnight, Sunday 6th January 2019. This year’s winner will follow in the footsteps of Mark Patten (above), who took the accolade last year for Series 1, Episode 4 of Taboo, … Read more

Frances Russell BSC

First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC Header image: Frances (centre) with Helen MacLean (l) and Audra Marshall (r) at the 2016 BSC Summer Luncheon. For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society Of Cinematographers, before deciding on semi-retirement from the role in … Read more

Screen Craft Rights has collected £4m: Is some of that yours?

Over £4million pounds has been collected from European sources by Screen Craft Rights for the benefit of cinematographers and HODs working on British film and TV productions since it was established as a collecting society in 2011. The total distribution for the year to April 2018 was just under £620,000, more than double the £350,000 … 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

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Operators Night, one of the BSC’s premiere social evenings of the calendar, was held in early December last year. The venue was the Langham Hotel in the West End. A large ballroom, with thirty or so tables, each sitting … Read more

Come and Visit The BSC Expo 2018

Following the success of its 2017 edition, the BSC Expo is back, and is bigger than ever, at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London (2-3 February 2018). Created by the British Society Of Cinematographers, the annual kit-fest is the UK’s leading event for film and television production – delivering the nation’s premier showcase for all manner … Read more