Matthew Jensen ASC / Wonder Woman 1984

All images: Credit: Clay Enos WORLD OF WONDER Matthew Jensen ASC reunites with director Patty Jenkins to help bring a vision of an optimistic, pure, pop-oriented movie to fruition, enhanced by bold colour, authentic ‘80s styling and action sequences of epic proportions. The year is 1984 and a 12-year-old Matthew Jensen is immersed in film … Read more

Martin Ruhe ASC / The Midnight Sky

ON A MISSION The filmmaking maestros behind sci-fi epic The Midnight Sky shot in snowstorms, created photorealistic virtual environments, and seamlessly blended stellar visual effects with stunning cinematography to tell a tale of two disparate environments. When the opportunity arose to explore two worlds – the Arctic and space – while lensing apocalyptic space drama … Read more

Helicopter Film Services Introduces COVID-Safe Aerial Filming Measures

In what we hope to be the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic; in an industry that relies heavily on collaborations, Helicopter Film Services introduces COVID-safe measures to ensure safety for crew, production teams and subjects, so that filming projects can continue. Jeremy Braben, Aerial DOP and CEO of Helicopter Film Services commented, “We’ve adopted new … Read more

Helicopter Film Services chooses to balance its Carbon Emissions in a ‘First in The Sector’ Move

“We took the decision to ‘Do The Right Thing’ because aerial filming leaves a fairly hefty carbon footprint. Our contribution will support exceptional Plan Vivo projects achieving indigenous reforestation in Nicaragua, and protecting forests through support for threatened hunter-gatherer tribes in Tanzania. We encourage the rest of our sector to follow suit!” In what is … Read more

Helicopter Film Services

Aerial Adventures Innovator / Helicopter Film Services Aerial Adventures Innovator / Helicopter Film Services Header image: Jeremy Braben using Shotover F1 with Alexa Mini for Operation Red Sea (2018) Jeremy Braben has a plea for producers and directors: “stop thinking that drones can do everything”. The aerial cinematographer, and CEO of Helicopter Film Services (HFS), … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 93

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th May 2019 onwards. On the Cover George Richmond BSC on Rocketman In our latest cover feature, George Richmond BSC speaks to us about teaming up again with director Dexter Fletcher to style the visuals … Read more

Helicopter Film Services launches Typhon 6 Array

Amid a burgeoning visual special effects industry that continues to contribute markedly to the UK’s key creative sector, Helicopter Filming Services (HFS) has launched a new camera array. The Typhon 6 Array incorporates six ARRI Alexa Mini cameras mounted in a Shotover K1 system to shoot plates that can then be stitched together in post … Read more