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

Cullum Ross

FACT FILE Role: GafferAge: 36Born: Gravesend, KentEducation: Lighting Design at Wimbledon College of Art, C&G Electrical trainingHobbies: Mountain biking, woodwork and, above all else, travellingLives: Caversham, Reading SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (as gaffer unless otherwise stated): This Country (TV Series) (2017-2020)Home (TV Series) (2019)Caterham (TVC) (2018)War Machine (electrician) (2017)Spies (TV Series) (best boy) (2017)Facing Icons (TV series) … Read more

Andy Lowe

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Andy Lowe Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Andy Lowe Fact file Age: 42Born: Bury, ManchesterEducation: Derby High School, Bury / Sheffield Hallam UniversityLives: London Selected Filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise indicated) Cursed (TV Series) (2020)The Crown (TV Series) (2019)The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance … Read more

Lee Walters

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Walters Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Walters Fact file Age: 51Born: Thetford, NorfolkEducation: Norlington, Leyton, and Ramsey Abbey, CambridgeshireEarly career: Music videos, commercials and shorts, with many freebies along the way!Hobbies/passions: Watching/making movies, photography, travel, wine, walking my three dogs. Selected Filmography … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 100

Take a look at what’s inside the landmark 100th edition of British Cinematographer magazine – available digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 21st July 2020 onwards. SPECIAL CONTENTS THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: PART 1 As part of our milestone edition, we reflect on how the world of cinematography and the live’s of … Read more

A Message From The Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies (ASPEC)…

Since the Government issued their latest set of guidelines, the Members of A.S.P.E.C. (Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies) have found themselves under a degree of pressure to re-open their businesses to production. The realisation dawned that, without camera, grip, lighting and ancillary equipment, any return to meaningful work was nigh on impossible. Therefore, … Read more

ScreenSkills fast-tracks training for safe return to production

New training is being fast-tracked to help film and high-end television return safely to production, the skills body ScreenSkills announced last week. The training is being developed in response to the new challenges facing an industry that saw at least £426 million worth of productions postponed or suspended when social distancing measures – followed by … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 99

British Cinematographer Issue 99

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 22nd May 2020 onwards. On the Cover Rob Hardy BSC ON DEVS In our cover story special, Ron Prince catches up with Rob Hardy BSC to discuss his time lensing Devs. The show – which … Read more

Lee Knight

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Knight Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Lee Knight Fact file Age: 42Born: Forest Gate, LondonSchool: Wanstead High SchoolEarly career: Lee LightingLives: North Weald, EssexPassions: Golf, football and family Selected filmography (as gaffer, unless otherwise stated): Overlord (best boy) (2018)The Foreigner (2017)The Hatching (2017)Game … Read more

Paul McGeachan

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Paul McGeachan Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Paul McGeachan Lead image: Into The Woods (2014) Fact file Age: 46 Born: Bridgeton, Glasgow School: Sacred Heart Primary Lives: Marlow, Buckinghamshire Status: Married with two children Passions: Golf Big break: Lee Lighting, London & Glasgow Selected … Read more

Shawn White

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Shawn White Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Shawn White Fact file Age: 46 Born: London Lives: Bledlow Ridge, Bucks Education: Beaconsfield Secondary, High Wycombe College (City & Guilds Electrical Engineer) Hobbies/Passions: Family, travel, watching sporting events Selected Filmography (so far): Maleficent 2 (2019) The … Read more

Eddie Knight

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Lead image: On Hercules in Budapest with DP Dante Spinotti Fact file: Age: 69 Born: East London Training: Lee Lighting Lives: Wanstead Hobby/Passion: Trips to Catalunya, Spain Selected Filmography (so far): The Kid Who Would … Read more

Pat Sweeney

Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Pat Sweeney Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Pat Sweeney Fact file: Age: 51 Born: Glasgow Training: Lee Lighting Early career: Motor Mechanic Lives: West London Hobbies/passions: Family, football, skiing Selected filmography (as gaffer, unless otherwise stated): The Voyage Of Doctor Doolittle (2019) Holmes And Watson … Read more

Jonny Franklin

Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonny Franklin Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonny Franklin Fact file: Age: 33 Born: Kings Lynn, Norfolk Education: South Bank University Lives: Queens Park, West London Hobby/Passion: Travelling Selected filmography: Chaos Walking (2019) Teen Spirit (2018) Patient Zero (2018) Phantom Thread (2017) The Mummy … Read more

Brandon Evans

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Brandon Evans Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Brandon Evans Fact file: Age: 50 Born: Hammersmith Lives: Hertfordshire Hobbies: Gardening – I’ve just bought a house with a lovely size garden. I still have a passion for cars. I love to tinker around with them. … Read more

Chuck Finch

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Chuck Finch Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Chuck Finch Fact file Born: Westminster, London Education: St Michael’s School, Sloane Square, London Lives: West Sussex Hobbies: Fishing, golf and family time Selected filmography Dumbo (2018, pre-production) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Miss Peregrine’s Home For … Read more