Mark Jenkin / Bait

Hooked! Mark Jenkin / Bait Hooked! Mark Jenkin / Bait Captured on Kodak B&W 16mm film, director Mark Jenkin’s unique, ultra-low budget movie, Bait (2019), released in the UK by the BFI (British Film Institute), earned widespread critical acclaim, multiple awards and turned in impressive results at the box office. Here the director shares details … Read more

Dan Mindel BSC ASC SASC / Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women

Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women Soul Sisters Yorick Le Saux AFC / Little Women The chemistry between the performers, plus the alchemy of 35mm film for capturing nature and human portraits, have conspired to make Little Women, director Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic American novel, a contender across … 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

March 2019: A subtle shift in focus

A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The first new column of spring finds us, once again, “between frames,” as it were. In the annual calendar’s relentless march – NAB! Cine Gear! Emmy! Oscar! – there is a … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite

Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Pinewood Creative Services

Global view Spotlight / Pinewood Creative Services Global view Spotlight / Pinewood Creative Services Pinewood has a special name in the world of filmmaking, conjuring-up images of James Bond, Batman and Superman, and more recently film sagas such as the Marvel cinematic universe and Star Wars. But the Pinewood Group offers more than just massive … Read more

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his decision to mix … Read more

Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place

Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shhh!! Charlotte Bruus Christensen DFF / A Quiet Place Shot on Kodak 35mm, the suspenseful horror feature A Quiet Place  earned fearsome acclaim worldwide when it released in April 2018, and has since put in a frighteningly good performance at the global box office too. Following … Read more

Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach

The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach The Facts Of Life Sean Bobbitt BSC / On Chesil Beach “Although there were some physical and logistical challenges, it was a really charming film to work on,” is Sean Bobbitt BSC’s immediate recollection about his time spent as cinematographer on On Chesil Beach, … Read more

Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League

Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Positive Vibes on Film Negative Fabian Wagner BSC ASC / Justice League Filmed on Kodak 35mm film, and directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ latest superhero feature, and the fifth instalment of the DC Comics Extended Universe. Releasing in … 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

Last post for Kodak Film Lab’s Horn

After 45 years in the motion picture film industry, Nigel Horn, general manager of Kodak Film Lab in London, retired at the end of September 2017. During his career, Horn held several roles at film processing laboratories in the UK, including Henderson’s Laboratory, under the BFI’s ownership (1974-76), Studio Film & Video Laboratories (1976-86), Technicolor … Read more