Sci-fi series Foundation finishes at Company 3

Before Star Wars, Star Trek, and 2001: A Space Odyssey, the ‘Foundation’ series of novels by Isaac Asimov inspired a generation of science fiction lovers and helped usher in the modern science fiction genre. The books, with their expansive stories filled with wildly imaginative ideas and tremendously compelling characters had never been brought to the screen until now. … Read more

Company 3 hires Jean-Clément Soret and Ellora Soret

Company 3 (CO3) have announced the hire of world-renowned colourist Jean-Clément Soret. Formerly MPC’s global creative director of colour grading, he will be joining as senior colourist. Soret has brought his mastery of the medium to major features and commercial campaigns internationally throughout his career spanning 25+ years. His work has been recognized at a … Read more

Amazon Prime Video UK helps fund post production apprenticeships

13 new apprentices start training as post-production technical operators as part of a UK Screen Alliance apprentices programme made possible with the support of Amazon Prime Video UK. Over the next 12 months they will receive 9 weeks of off-the-job training at London South Bank University (LSBU), as well as on-the-job experience with post production … Read more

The Hollywood Professional Association announces ALL IN programme details

HPA has announced programme details for ALL IN, a free virtual event taking place May 24-27. Presented by HPA ALL, the foundational programme driving HPA-led actions focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the industry, ALL IN is a week-long virtual event to raise awareness and promote DEI efforts in the industry. ALL IN … Read more

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 BY: Ron Prince 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 … 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 BY: Valentina Valentini Mrs. America, screening on the BBC, plays like a series of short films during each of its nine episodes, following a different … 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 BY: Kevin Hilton 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 … Read more

Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew

Crashbangwallop! Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew Crashbangwallop! Suzie Lavelle BSC ISC / Curfew BY: Valentina Valentini 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 … 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 BY: Ron Prince 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 – … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows

Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows Stealing Hearts Sean Bobbitt BSC / Widows BY: Trevor Hogg 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 … 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

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