Joining Forces

IMAGO and ASC Join Forces Kees van Oostrum ASC, the president of the American Society Of Cinematographers, announced during the Camerimage 2019 opening ceremony in Torun, Poland, Saturday November 9th, that the Board of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC, has decided to join IMAGO as an associate member, an important step in increasing international … 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

Festivals, Conferences and the Way Forward

Manaki Brothers Film Festival The Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer’s Film Festival was arranged from 14th to 21st of September in Bitola, Macedonia. It was the festival’s 40th anniversary and, established in 1979, it is the world´s oldest and first cinematographer’s film festival. And what a celebration it was. The festival´s anniversary Award For Lifetime Achievement … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … 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

IMAGO Award Winners Announced – Deakins Triumphs Again!

The winners were announced at the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which took place in Belgrade, Serbia last Saturday (16th March), and Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC picked up another award for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades last year, Deakins won the ‘Feature Film’ award – presented … Read more

Special Recognition Awards Announced by IMAGO

Ahead of the second IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography ceremony, IMAGO have announced the recipients of their ‘Special Recognition’ awards, including Rachel Morrison ASC and Ed Lachman ASC. The main awards cermony will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 16th March 2019, and you can read about the other award nominees HERE. The ‘Special Recognition’ … Read more

Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck

Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck Spellbinding Ed Lachman ASC / Wonderstruck “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 anthropomorphic to film … Read more

“Every story has its own language” – Ed Lachman ASC

“Every story has its own language” Ed Lachman ASC “Every story has its own language” Ed Lachman ASC Lead Image: Credit – Mary Cybulski As a Director of Photography who worked with some of the most prominent German New Wave filmmakers, as well as with the most influential American independents, Ed Lachman finds for each … Read more

Lachman to receive Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography

Every year, the “Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography” ceremony turns the spotlight on a director of photography whose work has marked the history of world cinema. Since its inception in 2013 tribute has been paid to Philippe Rousselot (AFC, ASC), Vilmos Zsigmond (HSC, ASC) in 2014, Roger A. Deakins (BSC, ASC) in 2015, Peter Suschitzky … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 87

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 8th May 2018. On the Cover Bradford Young ASC on Solo: A Star Wars Story Set ten years before the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the visuals on this summer’s big … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

November 2017:
The Right Amount Of Grain

The Right Amount Of Grain Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Right Amount Of Grain Across the Pond / Mark London Williams In a lively period where the very deadlines for this column were strained nearly to capacity, we bracketed our month with visits to the former Eastman Kodak Building, now occupied by … Read more

Lion Takes Top Prize at ASC Awards

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earned the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for “Lion” at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award was given to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC for “House of Others”. Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC … Read more

Lachman, Garcia, Rousselot and Schreiber honoured by ASC

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the honourees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Edward Lachman ASC, Ron Garcia ASC, Philippe Rousselot AFC ASC and Nancy Schreiber ASC will be recognised for their contributions to the art of cinematography during the organisation’s awards gala on February 4, 2017, taking place … Read more

BSC Summer Lunch 2016

The 67th traditional BSC Summer Lunch proved a joyous and memorable occasion. Held in the historic Ballroom of Pinewood Studios, it marked the retirement of Frances Russell after 33 years of devoted service as company secretary to the BSC. In honour of her incredible years with the society, she became the first non-cinematographer to be … Read more

Ed Lachman ASC / HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce

Neo Noir Ed Lachman ASC / HBO mini series Mildred Pierce Neo Noir Ed Lachman ASC / HBO mini series Mildred Pierce Since its founding, in the dawn of the cable television era, HBO has built a reputation for quality. It is highly thought of by cinematographers, who appreciate the respect and support accorded them by the … Read more