June 2020: Medium Cool

Medium Cool Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Ironically, as far as narrative features speaking to the present moment, it may be one of the few written and directed by this particular cinematographer, that reflects the whole tension of watching a thing unfold, versus being a part of it. I refer, of course, to … Read more

100 Editions Young…

Dear Reader, Thank you! We have been overwhelmed with joy to receive so many kind messages and calls – from readers and advertisers alike – about our 99th edition in May. During these challenging times, your direct involvement and stellar support, in helping to keep the spirit of togetherness going strong through our pages, is inestimable. … Read more

DP George Burt on G-LOC

DP George Burt wrote in with details about his work on the low-budget (less than £2m) sci-fi thriller G-LOC. Directed by Tom Paton, it is the story of a young man who has fled from Earth to find a new home on planet Rhea, where the early human settlers have decided they will no longer … Read more

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF on County Lines

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF wrote in with details about his work on director Henry Blake’s County Lines, a coming-of-age thriller about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network. “The shoot was four weeks, 11-day-fortnight with one pick-up day, making 23 days in total. We shot exclusively on location around London … Read more

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses bring beauty to the story of Cuba

Peter Chang, known for his IMAX and giant-screen work as cinematographer on Jerusalem and America Wild: National Parks Adventure, has completed his latest film, Cuba, which won the Best Documentary award at the 34th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and has begun releasing to museums, educational institutions and other giant screen and IMAX venues. … Read more

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

A message from BC President, Mike Eley BSC: Dear Members, These coming weeks and months will be the most challenging our industry has faced in most of our lifetimes. We are used to the ebb and flow of work, the peaks and troughs, but this is something altogether different; the virtual shutdown of our entire … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 98

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2020 onwards. On the Cover Mandy Walker ACS ASC on Mulan A history-making collaboration, for now at least, brings the live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animation Mulan into 2020 – with Australian DP … Read more

Bojan Bazelli ASC turns on the style for 6 Underground

Although director Michael Bay leaned heavily on VFX for the Transformers movie series, the director’s reputation for spectacular action sequences shot in-camera remains undiminished. Case in point: 6 Underground, a high-concept blockbuster in the mould of The Rock, Pearl Harbour and Bad Boys. “He has definitely trademarked a certain kind of action film,” says Bojan Bazelli ASC who … Read more

DP Jules O’Loughlin handles low light for Angel Has Fallen

Jules O’Loughlin ACS ASC used the low-light capabilities of the VariCam LT and EVA1 for a number of complicated stunt sequences for Angel Has Fallen (2019), the third instalment in the Fallen film franchise. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh this storyline follows US Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) as he races against time … Read more

How would you like to shoot a Bollywood movie?

DP Santonio Terzio contacted us about his work on the British-based production of Well Done Baby, and says he would like to connect BSC members to Indian filmmakers and production houses. “Well Done Baby is a £1.5m Indian film story about a modern couple who fail to understand the meaning and purpose of their relationship, … Read more

Winners crowned at 2020 BSC Awards

On Saturday 15th February 2020, the BSC held its 2nd Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs Roger Deakins and Jakob Ihre, plus triumphs for operators Joe Russell and Geoffrey Haley. The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC and Mike Eley BSC, with Guest … Read more

Nominees Announced for 2020 IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the third IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 14th March 2020, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on 1917. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades this year, Deakins will be one of three nominees … Read more

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’ to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. The World War One feature, filmed to appear as a one continuous shot, held off competition from The Irishman (DP Rodrigo Prieto), Joker (DP Lawrence Sher), One Upon … Read more

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

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for The Lighthouse and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for Honeyland. In the TV categories, … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 97

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 29th January 2020 onwards. On the Cover Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC on 1917 In our latest cover feature, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC speaks to us about the multi-awarded nominated production, 1917. Deakins tells … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

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