Derek Vanlint CSC / Alien

HATCHING A FRANCHISE When Derek Vanlint CSC passed away in 2010, obituaries called him the “Alien cinematographer”. With the help of David Johnson BSC, we look back at the film that defined Vanlint’s career. Released in 1979, Alien forever changed what sci-fi could look like, sparked a long-running franchise, and established Ridley Scott as a director to … Read more

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

We’re very excited to announce that the March 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is almost here! You can find out more about just some of the exclusive interviews and articles you can expect to find inside this incredibly special edition now by reading on… ON THE COVER… SIR ROGER DEAKINS CBE BSC ASC In our … Read more

Howard Mills on Alien celebratory short Containment

Last year, 20th Century Fox commissioned six short films to celebrate 40 years of the Alien franchise. Writer/director Chris Reading approached DP Howard Mills to shoot one of the films, and here Howard gives a few details about his work on the short Containment. “Containment follows the outcome of four crew members stranded on an escape pod, unsure what … Read more

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