Kenneth Branagh and Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC to present Belfast at EnergaCAMERIMAGE

With less than a week away from the beginning of the annual celebration of the art of cinematography – the 29th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival – they have announced another filmmaking duo has decided to present their latest artistic collaboration to the festival’s audience. Director/writer/producer Kenneth Branagh and cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos will join … Read more

LFF draws to a close with Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express closed with a star studded finale with the European Premiere of The Tragedy of Macbeth at new Festival venue the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall with director Joel Coen and key cast, including Frances McDormand, in attendance. Over the 12 days of the Festival, the new Headline Gala … Read more

What does the future hold for 65mm filming and 70mm prints?

Johan C.M. Wolthuis, International 70mm Publishers, Arnhem, The Netherlands (www.70mmpublishers.nl), discusses the history and future of 65mm filming and 70mm prints. We are all looking forward with great expectations to the delayed premiere in February 2022 of Kenneth Branagh’s latest 70mm film production Death on the Nile, based on Dame Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel. If … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Death On The Nile

RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX HARIS ZAMBARLOUKOS BSC GSC / DEATH ON THE NILE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX HARIS ZAMBARLOUKOS BSC GSC / DEATH ON THE NILE BY: Adrian Pennington The peace and tranquility of an Egyptian river cruise onboard the S.S Karnak are shattered after one of the passengers is found murdered. Renowned Belgian detective … Read more

Cinelab London Installs DFT 4K HDR Scanity

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in June 2018, Cinelab London has established itself as a leading international film facility, having worked on major studio and independent feature films, commercials and music videos. Now, the company has completed the installation of a new DFT (Digital Film Technology) Scanity 4K HDR scanner, alongside a 300TB Pixit Media Pixstor SAN, which creates … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express

All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express All Aboard Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC / Murder On The Orient Express BY: Ron Prince A sumptuous steam-train journey through the wintery mountains of Eastern Europe comes to a grinding halt after an avalanche impedes its progress, and the dramatic discovery of a … Read more

Digital Orchard delivers dailies workflow on Murder On The Orient Express

Prior to Dunkirk, a film hadn’t been shot fully on 65mm film in the United Kingdom since 1996. A victim of the race for quicker, cheaper filmmaking, the large format medium was left behind in the 1990s. However, at the same time that director Christopher Nolan selected large format capture for Dunkirk, Kenneth Branagh also … Read more

Kodak Film Lab London opens at Pinewood

Kodak Film Lab London is now fully-operational in the Ken Adam Building at Pinewood Studios. Kodak and Pinewood have signed a long-term collaboration agreement on the facility, which will offer comprehensive 16mm, 35mm and 65mm colour negative processing. The move to support the use of physical film in motion picture and television has been made … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 84

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 10th November 2017. On the Cover Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC on Murder On The Orient Express Climb aboard, settle in and grab a cup of hot cocoa. Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC delivers the denouement of … Read more

Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk

The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk The greatest escape Hoyte van Hoytema FSF NSC ASC / Dunkirk BY: Ron Prince One could be forgiven for assuming that Dunkirk is a traditional war movie. But think again. Its director, Christopher Nolan, has expressly stated that it is, first and foremost, a … Read more

Film revival gets epic boost with new 65mm facilities in the UK

The revival of real film has received an additional boost with the news that large format Kodak 65mm film processing facilities have opened in the UK. Twentieth Century Fox’s Murder On The Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and shot by cinematographer Haris Zambarloukos BSC, will be one of the first productions to use the … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Cinderella

Timeless Tales Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Cinderella Timeless Tales Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Cinderella BY: Ron Prince The $90m production of Cinderella is Disney’s 2015 live-action remake of its own classic 1950 animated cartoon. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz, is was produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison … Read more

Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Thor

Thor de Force Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Thor Thor de Force Haris Zambarloukos BSC / Thor BY: Ron Prince Last year we ran a piece about Haris Zambarloukos BSC and his production work on the Kenneth Branagh-directed Thor. A year on, Ron Prince caught up with the cinematographer via Skype, as he was grading the … Read more

Ben Smithard / My week with Marilyn

Human Conditions    Ben Smithard / My week with Marilyn  Human Conditions    Ben Smithard / My week with Marilyn  “My DVD collection is not a happy one, in fact it’s pretty morose,” admits Ben Smithard. “I’ve probably got five comedies in a library of about 3,000 films at home.”   We’ve been speaking about … Read more

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