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

Roger Pratt BSC receives Special BAFTA Award

Cinematographer Roger Pratt BSC has been honoured with a Special Award for outstanding contribution to cinematography, at a BAFTA-hosted tribute event last Sunday (20th January). The special tribute event was compered by BAFTA-winning producer Stephen Woolley. Speakers included directors Mike Leigh, Terry Gilliam, Richard Eyre, and BAFTA-winning gaffer Chuck Finch, all of whom spoke highly … Read more

Dedo Weigert

Lighting conductor Dedo Weigert / Spotlight Lighting conductor Dedo Weigert / Spotlight Having a piece of equipment named after you ensures a level of fame and, ultimately, a form of immortality. But it does not necessarily tell a person’s full story. Dedo Weigert is well-known because of the compact, high-power precision lamp that bears his … 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

José Granell

Miniature Magic Clapperboard / José Granell Miniature Magic Clapperboard / José Granell V For Vendetta, Enigma, K19: The Widowmaker, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, the Harry Potter series – watch the films, then view the showreel of the Magic Camera Company and prepare to be amazed. You’d never guess where models and miniature work were used, especially … Read more

Cirro Light

Most Illuminating Spotlight / Cirro Lite Most Illuminating Spotlight / Cirro Lite By some estimates, 90% of all film and TV shows shot in the UK use kit sourced from Cirro Lite, writes Adrian Pennington. The company was launched by David Morphy and John Coppen to distribute Kino Flo lighting equipment beyond the borders of … Read more