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

Tom Gates

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Tom Gates Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Tom Gates Fact file Age: 59Education: London Comprehensive SchoolHobby/Passions: I don’t watch that much telly these days. I tend to go out with our dogs, or sometimes down the pub. Selected Filmography (as gaffer unless otherwise indicated) … Read more

Festivals, Conferences and the Way Forward

Manaki Brothers Film Festival The Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer’s Film Festival was arranged from 14th to 21st of September in Bitola, Macedonia. It was the festival’s 40th anniversary and, established in 1979, it is the world´s oldest and first cinematographer’s film festival. And what a celebration it was. The festival´s anniversary Award For Lifetime Achievement … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film on celluloid, as … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 94

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 17th July 2019 onwards. On the Cover Robert Richardson ASC on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood In our latest cover feature, Robert Richardson ASC speaks to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for … Read more

Sights of the BSC Expo 2019

DoP and photographer Richard Blanshard was on-hand once more to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement, as 5600 people over two days attended the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year’s show right here at British Cinematographer – both … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots

Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots The story of Mary, Queen Of Scots – encompassing her notorious rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I for the throne, prolonged imprisonment and eventual execution at the behest of her matriarchal cousin – has been the … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 90

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 12th November 2018. On the Cover Dick Pope BSC on Peterloo The acclaimed production and ENERGAcamerimage main competition contender Peterloo, shot by Dick Pope BSC, depicts a bloody and brutal episode in British history. Pope … 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

John Mathieson BSC / Logan

On The Run John Mathieson BSC / Logan On The Run John Mathieson BSC / Logan Trying to catch John Mathieson BSC, as he heads from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles to London to Bangkok all within a week, is not unlike the pursuit of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and adolescent … Read more

Past, Present & Future of Cinematography (Part 3)

Past, Present & Future Special Report / Cinematography Part 3 Past, Present & Future of Cinematography Special Report / Part 3 There’s been a great deal of change during the time since British Cinematographer magazine first launched in 2004, so we asked leading cinematographers around the world to give us their takes on the past, present and future of … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Eye Spy John Mathieson BSC  / The Man from U.N.C.L.E Eye Spy John Mathieson BSC  / The Man from U.N.C.L.E Guy Ritchie’s new spy-fi action comedy pairs a duo of special agents on opposite sides of the Cold War, in roles popularised in the 1960’s MGM TV series starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. The characters, like … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Great Expectations

Bleak House John Mathieson BSC / Great Expectations Bleak House John Mathieson BSC / Great Expectations Whilst 2012 will probably be best-remembered for the London Olympics and 50 years of James Bond, it was also the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth. Indeed, February saw the royal laying of wreathes at the author’s grave in … Read more