Kino Flo releases True Match 5.0 for RDM capability

Kino Flo Lighting Systems has released its new True Match 5.0 which comes with Remote Device Management (RDM), Crossfade and expanded 16-bit options. The new features make it easier for board operators to communicate with and control Kino Flo LED fixtures when operating them remotely with DMX. The RDM protocol installed on Kino Flo LEDs … Read more

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Header image: David Procter metering the opening scene. Photo: Dan Gadd “Legendary cinematographer Donald McAlpine ACS ASC, once said to me, ‘Calm seas never made a skilled sailor’. I live by that,” says cinematographer David Procter. And perhaps there could be … Read more

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Many films are not always shot where they are set. The main action of new comedy The Hustle takes place on the French Riviera, but cinematographer Michael Coulter BSC concedes that “not a frame was … Read more

Cine Gear Expo to Feature Exhibits, New Tech, Seminars, Awards, Movie Screenings and more

With two weeks to go, Hollywood’s premier industry event is ready to deliver with hundreds of exhibits, dozens of complimentary influencer led seminars, master classes, film competition, awards ceremony, and special film screenings. It is the one event that offers attendees the opportunity to network with industry pros within a world-famous Hollywood studio environment. Exhibits … Read more

Frieder Hochheim

Illuminating Innovator / Frieder Hochheim Illuminating Innovator / Frieder Hochheim Header image: Frieder went to town on fluorescents on Barfly (1987) For a sound recordist to suggest the need for a new type of florescent lamp – a fixture which, more than others, could cause interference on the location soundtrack – shows an attentive inventor … Read more

BSC holds 70th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening

On Friday 15th February 2019, the BSC held its special Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs James Friend BSC and Alfonso Cuarón, plus triumphs for operators James Layton and Des Whelan Assoc. BSC.   The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC. Mike welcomed Sir … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 91

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 25th January 2019. On the Cover Dion Beebe ACS ASC on Mary Poppins Returns After previously teaming up on ‘Best Cinematography Oscar’ nominee Chicago and winner Memoirs Of A Geisha, Dion Beebe ACS ASC joins … Read more

Łukasz Żal – Cold War

Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Awards seem to follow the collaborations of filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski and cinematographer Łukasz Żal PSC who were responsible for Ida becoming the first Polish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and with Cold War, Żal … Read more

Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water

Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water Brotherly Love Dan Laustsen DFF / The Shape of Water By Trevor Hogg Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth ) collaborated with Danish cinematographer Dan Laustsen DFF (Brotherhood of the Wolf ) on his English language debut Mimic  in 1997 where genetically enhanced cockroaches … Read more

Kino Flo releases Select Freestyle

Kino Flo Lighting Systems will premier its new Select Freestyle line of location lighting systems for motion picture and television production during this month’s NAB 2017 Trade Show in Las Vegas. The new Freestyle systems come with durable, lightweight LED panels that can easily be removed for use as set practicals or for unconventional mounting … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House

Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House Birth of a nation Ben Smithard BSC / Viceroy’s House “Shooting on film is always a good experience. Although it’s perhaps a bit hackneyed to say that ‘film is magic’… it’s true! I knew from the outset that it would be easier to get the look I … Read more

Kino Flo debuts 360-degree colour LEDs

Kino Flo Lighting Systems will unveil its new colour swatch offerings for Select and Diva-Lite LEDs at Camerimage. A new firmware upgrade adds a large palette of colours to its LED line of portable soft lights. Kino LED lightweight location systems can reproduce a wide variety of professional cine gel colours, blend with warm white … Read more

Cine Gear Expo 2016

Feel The Heat Spotlight / Cine Gear Expo 2016 Feel The Heat Spotlight / Cine Gear Expo 2016 The 21st edition of Cine Gear Expo was held on the backlot at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. This year, the “heat” wasn’t only on the latest products, but also in the ambient weather that stuck through each … Read more

Snapbags and Snapgrids work with Kino Flo

DoPchoice, maker of professional light directing products, is now offering its Snapbag version of the softbox and Snapgrid snap-up grid systems to fit selected Kino Flo lights. A departure from traditional softboxes and grids, DoPchoice’s patented Snap Technology cuts installation time to seconds. In a snap the user can remove the Snapbag or Snapgrid from … Read more

Cirro Lite launches Kino Flo’s new LED products for 2016

Cirro Lite has launched Kino Flo’s new Select range of LEDs for 2016. The product line draws on the classic design of the original Kino Flo, but incorporates the latest advantages of LED technology. The lightweight Select products come with variable Bi-colour adjustment and a smooth, flicker-free dimming range allowing for fine adjustments. Key features … Read more