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

Roy H. Wagner ASC “The British New Wave”

The British New Wave Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC The British New Wave Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC I’m a child of the golden age of filmmaking. Well, at least one of those golden ages we speak of with such reverence – the 1940s. As a young aspirant I … Read more

Frances Russell BSC

First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC Header image: Frances (centre) with Helen MacLean (l) and Audra Marshall (r) at the 2016 BSC Summer Luncheon. BY: Ron Prince For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society Of Cinematographers, before deciding on semi-retirement from … 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

James B. Devis BSC

Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC BY: David A. Ellis During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers, including Moonraker  (1979, dir Lewis Gilbert) with Alec Mills … Read more

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