PJ Dillon ASC ISC on capturing aerial sequences for Disney+’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Award-winning director of photography PJ Dillon ASC ISC is a cinematographer with an extensive CV in film and television. His recent works as a director of photography (DP) include Game of Thrones, The Alienist, Vikings and Penny Dreadful.   Most recently, Dillon lensed Marvel Studio’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, a new Original Series for Disney+, created by Malcolm Spellman … Read more

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden launches virtual production stage

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (WBSL) has announced the launch of three new sound stages, providing 83,000 sq. ft. of additional production space at the UK facility and featuring the debut of V Stage, a cutting-edge virtual production stage. House of the Dragon, HBO’s much-anticipated prequel to its acclaimed Game of Thrones series, is confirmed as … Read more

Watch the BSC’s retrospective with Fabian Wagner ASC BSC

The BSC recently held a retrospective with Fabian Wagner ASC BSC. You can view the discussion between Fabian and fellow DP Eben Bolter BSC via the link below. Fabian Wagner was born in Munich, Germany. He started shooting short films early on and began working in the film industry when he finished school. With his … Read more

Tom Gates

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Tom Gates Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Tom Gates Fact file Age: 59Education: London Comprehensive SchoolHobby/Passions: I don’t watch that much telly these days. I tend to go out with our dogs, or sometimes down the pub. Selected Filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise indicated) … Read more

September 2019: Emmy Night Elation

Emmy Night Elation Across the Pond / Mark London Williams Emmy Night Elation Across the Pond / Mark London Williams And so, as we head into “contender” season for the Oscars, ASC awards, and the other stops in L.A.’s late winter rondele of weekends-in-formal-wear, we pause to gather some insights from the current crop of … 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

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material, in the form of the novel ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ published in 1812, and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the future. The adventures … 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

Record-Breaking Year For International Film And TV Production In The UK

Record-breaking figures released at the end of January 2018 highlight the strength and creativity of the UK’s film and high-end TV industries, with inward investment spend from major international productions topping £2.37 billion ($3.35 billion). Many of the titles, including Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Trust, The Outlaw King and Wes Anderson’s animated feature Isle … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League

Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Filmed on Kodak 35mm film, and directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest superhero feature, and the fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended Universe. Releasing in … Read more

Very successful first IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The inaugural IMAGO Awards ceremony was arranged in Helsinki on Saturday 28th of October 2017. Close to than 250 international cinematographers and related colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate cinematography in this grand new black tie event, the first international Awards given to cinematographers entirely by cinematographers. More than 100 films were entered into the … Read more

TV Academy Honors ARRI ALEXA Camera System with Engineering Emmy

At the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the Television Academy recognized ARRI with the most prestigious television accolade for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its ALEXA digital motion picture camera system. On October 25, 2017, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, actress Kirsten Vangsness, who presented the award, said: “The ALEXA camera system … Read more

Reel Angels are on a determined diversity mission

Diversity in film and TV has been in the spotlight for several years, especially women working behind the camera. Salford and London-based crewing agency, Reel Angels, was established by freelancer Lulu Elliott, to promote diversity and support women working in technical side of film and TV. The agency’s roster includes DPs, camera ops, focus pullers, … Read more

ARRI ALEXA Camera System wins Engineering Emmy

The Television Academy announced the recipients of the 69th Engineering Emmy® Awards. ARRI is pleased to be recognized with the most prestigious television accolade for outstanding achievement in engineering development for its ARRI ALEXA digital motion picture camera system. The Television Academy’s Engineering Emmys are presented to individuals, companies, or organizations for engineering developments that … Read more

Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman

Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman Kick-ass collaborations Matt Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman Think of DC Comics’ character Wonder Woman and most people would picture Lynda Carter’s iconic 1970s TV portrayal of the proto-feminist heroine. But Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins seem to have changed all that with the character’s first … Read more

Julian White

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Julian White Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Julian White FACT FILE Age: 50 Born: Amersham, July 1966 Early years: Senegal, West Africa/Stockholm, Sweden/Bombay, India/Seville, Spain Education: Cambridgeshire Comprehensive & Liverpool Art College BA (hons) Lives: Fitzrovia, London Big Break: Venus Hobby/passion: Painting Selected filmography: … Read more

Sandgren and Fraser scoop major awards in 2017

Linus Sandgren FSF was awarded the 2017 Academy Award for Best Achievement In Cinematography, and this year’s BAFTA Best Cinematography gong, for his work on La La Land. The Swedish cinematographer was also a nominee for the American Society Of Cinematographers’ Award for his work on the film. “I feel extremely humbled and honoured and … 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