Gordon Willis ASC / The Godfather trilogy

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS In the first installment of a new section celebrating the history of film, we look back at the influence of Gordon Willis ASC and the Godfather trilogy. “On The Godfather, we got huge flak from Paramount. It even made Francis Ford Coppola nervous. But I said, ‘Just hang in there. It’s … Read more

David Heuring: “Nothing Beats The Big Screen”

NOTHING BEATS THE BIG SCREEN On 3 December, Warner Bros. announced that its 17 films scheduled for 2021, including Dune and The Matrix 4, would be released simultaneously in theatres and on the company’s streaming service, HBO Max. Jason Kilar, chief executive of WarnerMedia, cast the decision as future-savvy nod to the fans, and necessary, … Read more

Experience Panavision’s End-to-End Ecosystem at 2019 Camerimage

Panavision and its family of companies return to the EnergaCamerimage International Film Festival from November 9-16 in Torun, Poland, with an immersive, end-to-end experience for attendees. Torun’s newly renovated Karczma Damroki facility, across the street from the Jordanki Festival Center, will be transformed into an interactive festival space called PanaVillage and will showcase the integrated … Read more

August 2019: Charting Through Emmy's Waters

Charting Through Emmy’s Waters Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Charting Through Emmy’s Waters Across The Pond / Mark London Williams As we head through summer’s dog days, and toward “Academy Season” (though Emmy season is first – stay tuned!), it’s worth noting that John Bailey ASC’s tenure as Academy President has ended, as … Read more

Stephen Lighthill ASC “Resistance Isn’t Futile”

Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Resistance Isn’t Futile Letter From America / Stephen Lighthill ASC Stephen Lighthill ASC, senior filmmaker-in-residence/cinematography, at the AFI Conservatory/American Film Institute, reports on recent events in the Hollywood cinematographic community. Talk about heavy seas; one could sit in front of the flatscreen watching the news … Read more

ASC Protests Academy’s Decision on Cinematography Oscar Presentation

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and their president Kees Van Oostrum have protested Monday’s decision by AMPAS to present four Oscar categories, including Cinematography, during commercial breaks in the 91st Academy Awards’ telecast on 24th February. The Academy on Monday announced that four Oscar categories, including cinematography and editing, would be presented during commercial … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more

Mike Eley BSC
“International illumination”

International illumination President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC International illumination President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC This edition (84, November 2017) of the BSC magazine celebrates the 25th anniversary of both IMAGO and Camerimage, a body and an event respectively that provide forums for our profession and which embody supportive coexistence. I went to my … Read more

Gender and Diversity Celebrated Behind the Camera at Camerimage Film Festival

After the success of last year’s events at the Camerimage Film Festival, this year IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, and illuminatrix, a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK, are collaborating again with the festival to present a series of events entitled “Focus on Diversity.” Aimed at highlighting the contributions of women and … Read more

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