John Keedwell GBCT “Art reflects life”

ART REFLECTS LIFE John Keedwell GBCT examines how this year’s BAFTA results mirror the wider world. “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom,” in the words of Baldrick from the Blackadder 4. The sounds of the 41-gun salute were still ringing in our ears in respect for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on Friday. Then … Read more

April 2021: Slow motion and tuxes

“Life in slow motion,” Dame Cleo Laine once sang, “suits me fine.” Of course, we’ve been bifurcated between a blur of ceaseless events – pandemics, putsches, elections, vaccines and variants – contrasted with a year spent mostly… at home. It is that latter “quarantine” mode that lends itself to the seemingly endless “slow motion” of … Read more

ARRI cameras, technology and services behind a haul of latest Oscar winners

This year’s Academy Awards recognised many outstanding films and artists this year. ARRI provided camera equipment for Oscar’s big winner of the evening, Nomadland, and many others. The postponed 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by AMPAS, was held on April 25, in Los Angeles. The event, traditionally been seen by more than 225 countries and … Read more

Joshua James Richards wins best cinematography at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

Top honours were handed out at the 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony to Nomadland, Sound of Metal, Promising Young Woman, Unorthodox and I May Destroy You. Crip Camp, Minari, Palm Springs, Quo Vadis, Aida?, Residue and Immigration Nation also received awards at the ceremony. British cinematographer Joshua James Richards, won the cinematography award for his lensing of Nomadland. The virtual ceremony was hosted … Read more

Watch Joshua James Richards discuss his cinematography for Nomadland

Searchlight Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most talked about films of the year, Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao and lensed by British cinematographer Joshua James Richards. Nomadland focuses on a woman (Frances McDormand) who fter losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living … Read more

BAFTA Film winners: Joshua James Richards wins Cinematography award for Nomadland

The best in film was celebrated at the 2021 EE British Academy Film Awards, with British cinematographer Joshua James Richards winning the Cinematography award for Nomadland. Nomadland won three further BAFTAs: Best Film, Director for Chloé Zhao and Leading Actress for Frances McDormand. Accepting his award for Cinematography, Richards said: “Thank you, BAFTA. I’m so … Read more

March 2021: Nominations and innovations

Here in British Cinematographer’s Hollywood bureau, we await our second Pfizer shot, while gearing up to attend – virtually, of course – the coming ASC and Oscar awards. Normally, this column would be reporting on how they were. You will have been well-versed in the nominees by the time this runs, naturally, and it would … Read more

Nominees in the BSC Awards Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature category revealed

We’re excited to announce the BSC Awards nominees for the Best Cinematography in a Theatrical Feature Release category are… Sean Bobbitt BSC for Judas and the Black Messiah Joshua James Richards for Nomadland Alwin Küchler BSC for The Mauritanian Erik Messerschmidt ASC for Mank Dariusz Wolski ASC for News of the World   The nominees … Read more

Oscars nominations: the complete list

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations in 23 categories live from London, via a global live stream. Nominees in the Cinematography category are Judas and the Black Messiah (Sean Bobbitt BSC); Mank (Erik Messerschmidt ASC); News of the World (Dariusz Wolski ASC); Nomadland (Joshua James … Read more

Joshua James Richards / Nomadland

ON THE ROAD Joshua James Richards shoots the third feature film from director Chloé Zhao – the intimate story of self-discovery, Nomadland. The United States’ growing population of middle-aged drifters, many being forced out of their homes by the 2008 recession and on to the road, is the subject of director Chloé Zhao’s third feature. … Read more

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 Review

THE SHOW MUST GO ON While the filmmaking industry strived to overcome 2020’s obstacles to continue to create magic on screen, the event sector was also impacted by pandemic restrictions. Like many festival organisers, the dedicated team behind the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE – the cherished event celebrating cinematography which attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts … Read more

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