Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Cherry

INNER WARFARE Newton Thomas Sigel ASC constructed a multitude of filmic tones to suit the wide-ranging chapters within Cherry, a hard-hitting and daring production combining crime thriller and love story with originality and impact. First love, the unseen wounds of war, and downward spirals of self-destruction are examined in Cherry, a blend of emotions and … Read more

Matthew Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman 1984

All images: Credit: Clay Enos WORLD OF WONDER Matthew Jensen ASC reunites with director Patty Jenkins to help bring a vision of an optimistic, pure, pop-oriented movie to fruition, enhanced by bold colour, authentic ‘80s styling and action sequences of epic proportions. The year is 1984 and a 12-year-old Matthew Jensen is immersed in film … Read more

Alexander Dynan / After Love

Lead image: Credit: ©RÅN studio – Cinematographer Alexander Dynan (left) and writer-director Aleem Khan (right) with Joanna Scanlan as Mary JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY As After Love’s secrets are unveiled, heightened elements and naturalistic lighting are used to emphasise pivotal moments in an emotional journey and reflect the protagonist’s perspective. Following the sudden death of her … Read more

Ed Wild BSC / The Wilds

WILD ADVENTURE Ed Wild BSC’s fluid, dynamic cinematography forms an emotional connection in survival series The Wilds. Teen angst meets survival drama in The Wilds, Amazon Prime Video’s 10-part original series following a group of teenagers embarking on what they believe to be an all-girls empowerment retreat. When their plane crashes, stranding them on a … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

Shabier Kirchner / Small Axe: Mangrove

THE TRUTH SHALL PREVAIL Mangrove – the first film in the monumental five-part Small Axe series unites cinematographer Shabier Kirchner with director Steve McQueen to tell personal stories of resilience and triumph that are both steeped in history and vibrant with culture. “If watching Small Axe can inspire one youth in the Caribbean to become … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / Judas and the Black Messiah

A BRUTAL BETRAYAL The visual mastery of cinematographer Sean Bobbitt BSC supports an emotional narrative journey in Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah, the true story of deceit, racial injustice, and the killing of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. Passionate and honest in its approach to recounting the events surrounding the betrayal and … Read more

The DP-Colourist Relationship

Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship BY: Trevor Hogg The final creative to have an impact on the look of a movie or television series is the colourist who works closely with the director and cinematographer. To better understand the dynamics and evolution … Read more

Dan Mindel BSC ASC SASC / Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground, a high-concept blockbuster in the mould of The Rock, Pearl Harbour and Bad Boys. “He has definitely trademarked a certain kind of action film,” says Bojan Bazelli ASC who … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / 1917

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin BY: Ron Prince “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his … Read more

Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals

Mind games Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals Mind games Seamus McGarvey BSC ASC / Nocturnal Animals BY: Ron Prince Stand by. You are going to get weirded-out. Tom Ford’s psychological thriller Nocturnal Animals  is coming to a screen near you soon. Amy Adams stars as Susan, an LA art gallery proprietor, who becomes … Read more

Martin Ruhe / American Pastoral

Splintered Martin Ruhe / American Pastoral Splintered Martin Ruhe / American Pastoral American Pastoral  marks the directorial feature debut of actor Ewan McGregor, who also takes the lead role in the movie of Swede Levov, a hard-working businessman, whose homely middle-class life is literally blown apart by the sudden, radical action of his politically-motivated daughter. … Read more

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