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FLYING HIGH Drones became both hugely popular and much derided during the 2010s. In the last five years the remotely controlled, unmanned flying craft has made its mark on filmmaking, enabling aerial shots that would be difficult or impossible for conventional aircraft, wire systems or cranes. Of the many companies offering drone services for film, … Read more

Market Report: Cinema

Screen Burn For around half its life the cinema has faced a series of rivals that have threatened its existence. TV in the ‘50s, the ‘80s home video boom and, most recently, the streaming revolution. Each time it has managed to adapt or even reinvent itself to survive by offering new technologies or changing its … Read more

The DP-Colourist Relationship

Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship Colour My World The Craft / The DP-Colourist Relationship BY: Trevor Hogg The final creative to have an impact on the look of a movie or television series is the colourist who works closely with the director and cinematographer. To better understand the dynamics and evolution … Read more

David Bird

Taking Flight Meet The New Wave / David Bird Taking Flight Meet The New Wave / David Bird Filmography (so far): Second units including The End Of The F***ing World (2018, episodes shot by DP Justin Brown), St Maud (2019, DP Ben Fordesman) and Gangs Of London (2019, episodes shot by DP Martijn Van Broekhuizen … Read more

Stronger Together

Working Conditions in film production In collaboration with FERA (the European Federation of Film Directors) IMAGO initiated a broad, two-day conference on Working Conditions in Vienna in the last week of January. The conference was organised in partnership with EU-XXL, and the conclusions of the conference and the views of the participating cinematographers, film directors … Read more