Howard Davidson

FACT FILE Age: 58Born: Brooklyn, New YorkEducation: Newfield High School/ Buffalo State College/ on setHobbies: Art, music, allotment, travel, Bob Dylan SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (as gaffer unless otherwise stated) The Score (2020)After Love (2019)The F1rst Team (TV series) (2019)The Reluctant Landlord (Series 2) (2019)Click & Collect (BBC comedy) (2019)Scarborough (2018)Famalam (TV series) (2018)Vogue/Victoria Beckham Nowness (Branded … Read more

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’. He is now the most decorated BAFTA winner in the Cinematography category with five wins, with Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC and … 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

Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, reports on recent events in the Hollywood cinematographic community. Talk about heavy seas; one could sit in front of the flatscreen watching the news … Read more

ASC Protests Academy’s Decision on Cinematography Oscar Presentation

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and their president Kees Van Oostrum have protested Monday’s decision by AMPAS to present four Oscar categories, including Cinematography, during commercial breaks in the 91st Academy Awards’ telecast on 24th February. The Academy on Monday announced that four Oscar categories, including cinematography and editing, would be presented during commercial … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón / Roma

Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma Ghostly Past Alfonso Cuarón / Roma WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … Read more

Esther Vardy

Tripping The Light Fantastic Meet The New Wave / Esther Vardy Tripping The Light Fantastic Meet The New Wave / Esther Vardy Filmography (so far): TV drama: CBBC Katy (2017, dir. John McKay); Lillian Bilocca (2018, dirs. Maxine Peake/Vanessa Stockley). Shorts: Shattered and Time Away (both 2017, dir. Maxine Peake). Camera operator/dailies on TV dramas … Read more

Past, Present & Future of Cinematography (Part 4)

Past, Present & Future Special Report / Cinematography Part 4 Past, Present & Future of Cinematography Special Report / Part 4 There’s been a great deal of change during the time since British Cinematographer magazine first launched in 2004, so we asked leading cinematographers around the world to give us their takes on the past, present and future … Read more

Emmanuel Lubezki garners historic triple trio of awards wins

Whilst they may not have come as a complete surprise, this year’s best cinematography wins by Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki AMC ASC at the Oscars, BAFTA and ASC Awards, for his work on Alejandro G. Inarritu’s The Revenant, certainly made history. Lubezki has become the first cinematographer to achieve the same trio of awards, over three consecutive … Read more

Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC /
The Tree of Life

The Meaning of Life Emmanuel Lubezki AMC, ASC / The Tree of Life The Meaning of Life Emmanuel Lubezki AMC, ASC / The Tree of Life Terence Malick is a master whose unique sensibility is behind films like Badlands, Days Of Heaven and The Thin Red Line. Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC, the grandson of a … Read more