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

Chris Menges BSC ASC

LABOUR OF LOVE Personal integrity defines the work of Chris Menges BSC ASC, whose storied career ranges from classic observationally-shot working class drama Kes to the Oscar-winning masterpiece of the Cambodian genocide The Killing Fields. The composer and conductor Herbert Menges introduced his son to West End theatre. “Going with him as a kid to … Read more

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades this year, Deakins will be one of three nominees … Read more

Jonathan Spencer

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonathan Spencer Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonathan Spencer BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 44 Born: Norwich, Norfolk Education: Broadland High School and West Herts College Hobby/Passions: Family, Chelsea FC, the gym, cooking and life! Selected Filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise indicated) Halo … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey

Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey 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 … Read more

Stronger Together

Working Conditions in film production In collaboration with FERA (the European Federation of Film Directors) IMAGO initiated a broad, two-day conference on Working Conditions in Vienna in the last week of January. The conference was organised in partnership with EU-XXL, and the conclusions of the conference and the views of the participating cinematographers, film directors … Read more

Alan M. Trow BSC

Task Master Clapperboard / Alan M. Trow BSC Task Master Clapperboard / Alan M. Trow BSC BY: David A. Ellis Cinematographer Alan Trow BSC has been responsible for the cinematic look of many features and TV productions, including, Project Shadowchaser (1992), Monolith (1993), Chasing The Deer (1994), Cyberjack (1995) and Up ‘N’ Under (1998). Along … Read more

Chris Menges BSC ASC / Route Irish

Cost of War Chris Menges BSC ASC / Route Irish Cost of War Chris Menges BSC ASC / Route Irish BY: Bob Fisher “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason (1905) Chris Menges BSC ASC describes Route Irish as, “an extremely political film which is … Read more

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