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

DaVinci Resolve makes the grade for Amulet

Amulet follows homeless ex-soldier Tomaz (Gods Own Country’s Alec Secaraenu), as he uncovers paranormal terrors after taking a job helping a young woman and her dying mother. “We wanted to create a film with a strong visual sensibility that inspired a visceral response and played on expectation of the horror genre,” begins director of photography, … Read more

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses bring beauty to the story of Cuba

Peter Chang, known for his IMAX and giant-screen work as cinematographer on Jerusalem and America Wild: National Parks Adventure, has completed his latest film, Cuba, which won the Best Documentary award at the 34th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and has begun releasing to museums, educational institutions and other giant screen and IMAX venues. … Read more

January 2020: To Make The Drama Work

To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams To Make The Drama Work Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Mihai Malaimare Jr. points the way during production on Jojo Rabbit It’s Boxing Day as we sit down to unpack the items slated for the current column, and it … Read more

Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl

Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl Melt Down Jakob Ihre FSF / Chernobyl BY: Valentina Valentini Chernobyl is HBO’s haunting five-part miniseries that follows detailed accounts of those who tried to mitigate the disaster in the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear power plant explosion in the Soviet Union. The critically-acclaimed show about the doomed … Read more

Adam Etherington on shooting Gwen

DP Adam Etherington contacted British Cinematographer Magazine, with details about Gwen, released in cinemas on 19th July. In the stark beauty of 19th century Snowdonia a young girl, Gwen, tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a … Read more

Cooke Lens Systems depict different worlds for David Makes Man and The Perfection

David Makes Man is the first TV series written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won an Academy Award for co-writing the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight based on his play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”. McCraney, serving as the series executive producer along with Michael B. Jordan and Oprah Winfrey, tells a semi-autobiographical story … Read more

Early years of Queen lensed with vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Early Years of Freddie Mercury lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … Read more

Noah Greenberg / Lizzie

Passion & Murder Noah Greenberg / Lizzie Passion & Murder Noah Greenberg / Lizzie BY: Trevor Hogg Becoming a cinematographer was accidental for Noah Greenberg (Most Beautiful Island) who was originally a portrait photographer. “Craig William Macneill, the director of Lizzie, is very much to blame for this! We had become friends through work, and … Read more

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck BY: Ron Prince “For character-driven stories, I still prefer to shoot on film. Frame-by-frame there is more life and depth to the image, than in one that is pixel-fixed on the single plane of a digital sensor. To my eyes there is something … Read more

Mike Eley BSC / My Cousin Rachel

Cliffhanger Mike Eley BSC / My Cousin Rachel Cliffhanger Mike Eley BSC / My Cousin Rachel BY: Ron Prince Ambiguity, suspense, ecstasy and torment typify the work of popular English author Daphne du Maurier, whose oeuvre included the novels Rebecca and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and Don’t Look Now – all … Read more