November 2019: Light is a universal language

Light Is A Universal Language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Light Is A Universal Language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We are entering the “’tis the season” season, which means in addition to handicapping whose hands the award statues will wind up in, we’ll also look at both current work hitting … Read more

Delbonnel to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Since 2013, as an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival, Angénieux has been paying a tribute to a prominent director of photography during the ‘Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography’ ceremony. This event turns the spotlight on worldwide masters of light, directors of photography, without whom cinema would not exist. After Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC … Read more

BSC holds 70th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening

On Friday 15th February 2019, the BSC held its special Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs James Friend BSC and Alfonso Cuarón, plus triumphs for operators James Layton and Des Whelan Assoc. BSC.   The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC. Mike welcomed Sir … Read more

BSC’s ‘Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ Nominees

The British Society of Cinematographers are delighted to announce the nominations for this year’s ‘BSC Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Release Award 2017’ and congratulations are due to all on their well deserved nominations. The announcement of the winner and the award presentation will take place at the BSC Annual Summer Lunch at Pinewood Studios … Read more

Dave Freeth, Paul Legall | Stabileye

Steady-on! Innovator / Dave Freeth & Paul Legall / Stabileye Steady-on! Innovator / Dave Freeth & Paul Legall / Stabileye In the world of grip equipment, the Stabileye could one day be king. The remotely-operated, miniature stabilised head, which weighs around 3kg, and can easily be carried in hand, has seen action on films as … Read more

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour

Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour Never Surrender Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Darkest Hour French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC says he was encouraged by the creative vision of innovative director Joe Wright to shoot what initially seemed an unlikely choice of project: the story of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 86

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2018. On the Cover Rachel Morrison ASC on Black Panther and Mudbound Rachel Morrison ASC made Academy Award history this year as the first female nominee for the Best Cinematography Oscar, and she … Read more

February 2018:
“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sir Patrick Stewart recently ended his hosting of the Academy’s SciTech awards with an off-the-cuff rendition of Puck’s closing monologue from Midsummer Night’s Dream : “If we shadows have offended/Think but … Read more

History made as nominees for ‘Best Cinematography’ Academy Award are announced

History has been made as the nominations have been announced for the ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, to take place on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Rachel Morrison ASC has become the first woman to ever be nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ title in the Awards’ 90-year history – … Read more

January 2018:
“The Mudbound Variation”

“The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams “The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams With what might be called “The Mudbound Variation,” the ASC announced its slate of nominees for its 32nd annual awards, just hours after the BAFTA nominees were known. BAFTA, of course, serves as England’s comprehensive … Read more

American Society of Cinematographers Unveils Nominees for 32nd ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The event will be held at … Read more

Davis and Deakins among nominees for ‘Cinematography’ BAFTA

British Cinematographers, Ben Davis BSC and Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC, have been named among five nominees for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2018 BAFTAs, taking place on Sunday 18th February. Davis is a contender for the award for his work on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, whilst Deakins is in the running for lensing … Read more

Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Gripping yarn Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Gripping yarn Bruno Delbonnel AFC ASC / Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children No one loves dark fantasy perhaps more than director Tim Burton, and his latest movie, entitled Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is no exception. The production is based on the … Read more