Take a sneak peek inside the May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

The May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about just some of the incredible interviews and exclusive articles you can expect to find inside this not-to-be-missed edition now by reading on… POLLY MORGAN BSC ASC ON A QUIET PLACE PART II In our latest cover story special, we catch up with cinematographer Polly … Read more

Company 3 London are on the move

After 20 years of post-production heritage at the prestigious Film House in Wardour Street, the team at Company 3 London have moved into their new home within Framestore’s headquarters on Chancery Lane. Their teams consisting of word class colourists, finishing editors and sound mixers and designers are excited to have made the move to the … Read more

Company 3 adds Yvan Lucas to colourist roster

Highly-accomplished colourist Yvan Lucas has joined Company 3. Lucas has coloured a highly impressive number of major award-winning feature films, including The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Django Unchained, Snowpiercer, Argo, Shutter Island, and Inglorious Basterds. Lucas has worked at a variety of facilities, most notably EFILM (now part of Company 3), and as an always-in-demand freelance colorist in … Read more

Dick Pope BSC / Supernova

LOVE AND LOSS Dick Pope BSC / Supernova LOVE AND LOSS Dick Pope BSC / Supernova BY: Zoe Mutter Writer/director Harry Macqueen’s second feature Supernova explores love, loss and the heartbreak of coping with a terminal illness that is cruelly causing cherished memories to fade. Supernova tells the powerful love story of partners of 20 … Read more

Gareth Spensley joins Company 3 as senior colourist

Gareth Spensley has coloured some of the UK’s biggest name episodic dramas including Doctor Who, The Durrells, and the critically acclaimed Killing Eve and Bodyguard. He joins from Molinare where he established a reputation as a versatile colourist across episodic television and feature films. He has also applied his talents to  an impressive range of … Read more

Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island

Painfully Funny Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island Painfully Funny Judd Apatow & Robert Elswit ASC / The King Of Staten Island Captured on Kodak 35mm film, with the naturalistic look-and-feel of an indie movie, Judd Apatow’s bittersweet comedy, The King Of Staten Island, has been described as ‘undeniably … Read more

Shelly Johnson ASC / Greyhound

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Shelly Johnson ASC / Greyhound CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Shelly Johnson ASC / Greyhound In a thrilling WWII story, inspired by actual events during the Battle Of The Atlantic, Captain Ernest Krause leads an international convoy of merchant ships across the treacherous ocean to deliver soldiers and much-needed supplies to the Allied forces fighting in … Read more

Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America

Contrasting Views Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America Contrasting Views Jessica Lee Gagné, Pepe Avila del Pino & Chris Teague / Mrs America Mrs. America, screening on the BBC, plays like a series of short films during each of its nine episodes, following a different lead character and … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Da 5 Bloods

BLACK DEATHS MATTER Newton Thomas Sigel ASC /Da 5 Bloods BLACK DEATHS MATTER Newton Thomas Sigel ASC /Da 5 Bloods At the behest of director Spike Lee to depict the intense, combat flashback sequences in Da 5 Bloods on celluloid film, DP Newton Thomas Sigel ASC selected the texture and vivid colour palette of Kodak … Read more

Cooke S4/I Prime Lenses convey the horrors of war in Catch-22

For the Hulu, six-episode Catch-22 drama, directed by Grant Heslov, Ellen Kuras ASC and George Clooney, cinematographer Martin Ruhe relied on two sets of Cooke Optics’ S4/i prime lenses matched with two ARRI Alexa Mini cameras. Based on the acclaimed Joseph Heller novel, Catch-22 is set during World War II and revolves around a military … Read more

Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King

Shock of the New Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King Shock of the New Caleb Deschanel ASC / Never Look Away & The Lion King WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British … Read more

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Many films are not always shot where they are set. The main action of new comedy The Hustle takes place on the French Riviera, but cinematographer Michael Coulter BSC concedes that “not a frame was … Read more

Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew

Crashbangwallop! Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew Crashbangwallop! Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew Cinematographer Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC shot almost a dozen short films before she shot her first feature in 2009. For the next few years, she continued to bounce back and forth between arthouse feature films and shorts, before being given her … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots

Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots The story of Mary, Queen Of Scots – encompassing her notorious rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I for the throne, prolonged imprisonment and eventual execution at the behest of her matriarchal cousin – has been the … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows

Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Upon graduating from Santa Clara University in California, Sean Bobbitt BSC headed back to England believing that he would go straight into directing television shows. “Everywhere I went, people were kind but laughed as the average age for a director was … Read more

Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman

Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman Emotional Emulsions Chayse Irvin CSC / BlacKkKlansman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Ben Seresin BSC ASC /
The Mummy

Monster makeover Ben Seresin BSC ASC / The Mummy Monster makeover Ben Seresin BSC ASC / The Mummy Once upon a time in ancient Egypt, a princess, named Ahmanet, was chosen as the new ruler. But her father did not wish to pass the throne to her, preferring a male heir. When she murdered him … Read more

Company 3

Making mincemeat of the dailies grind Post It Notes / Company 3 Making mincemeat of the dailies grind Post It Notes / Company 3 Building on the established dailies department and pin-registered scanning service already offered as part of our DI workflow, it was a natural progression (driven by demand) for our team at Company 3 in London … Read more

Company 3 expands dailies services with new appointments

Company 3, the Soho-based digital intermediate and post production company has added Jonathan Smiles and Doychin Margoevsky to its London dailies team. With over 20 years of experience across film and TV, Smiles is well known as a film and digital workflow specialist. He worked on the first UK RED camera and German ARRI Alexa … Read more

Claire McGrane / Company 3

Problem solved Claire McGrane / Company 3 Problem solved Claire McGrane / Company 3 Having worked in our industry for over 20 years, my love of seeing the finished, finessed output of hundreds of hours of creative collaboration has not diminished with time. It remains a thrill to be part of this invigorating, sometimes exhausting, … Read more