Erik Messerschmidt ASC / Mank

MASTERCLASS IN MONOCHROME Black-and-white biopic Mank sees another successful collaboration between cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC and director David Fincher as they craft an authentic portrayal of Hollywood’s golden age and explore the turbulent development of the script for Citizen Kane. “This was not an offer I had to consider; the answer was an immediate yes,” … Read more

Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man

Double Vision Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man Double Vision Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Gemini Man   BY: Ron Prince Shooting in native 3D stereo at 4K, and with the ultra-high frame rate of 120fps, for the first time in moviemaking history, director Ang Lee created an immersive and moving experience, dramatising the … Read more

Tim Ives ASC goes back to the future for Stranger Things 3

Netflix’s wildly-popular, horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, has returned for its third run, featuring aesthetic and technical differences that move the show into new territory. Partnering since the first episode, with the show’s writers/directors – brothers Matt and Ross Duffer – was director of photography Tim Ives ASC. Together, the filmmaking team hit upon a … Read more

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents BY: Ron Prince 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 … Read more

Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens

Apocalypse Not Now Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens Apocalypse Not Now Gavin Finney BSC / Good Omens BY: David Wood As the end of time grows near with the approaching Apocalypse, an angel and a demon join forces to find a way to save the world. That’s the premise behind Good Omens, the visually-energetic … Read more

Dick Pope BSC / Peterloo

Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo Out For Blood Dick Pope BSC /Peterloo WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive … Read more

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space BY: Adrian Pennington To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material, in the form of the novel ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ published in 1812, and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the … 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 BY: Ron Prince 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 … Read more

Edward Ames GBCT shoots low-budget war drama The Last Witness

“Shooting the noir, post-war thriller, The Last Witness, for director Piotr Szkopiak, was right up my street in terms of style and look,” notes DP Edward Ames GBCT. “Set in 1947, this is a fictional re-imagining of a true, bloody and heart-breaking tale about a journalist who uncovers the horrific murder of 22,000 Polish soldiers … Read more

David Higgs BSC / Churchill

Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill Never surrender David Higgs BSC / Churchill The historical thriller Churchill, directed by Jonathan Teplitzky and shot by cinematographer David Higgs BSC, is an intimate portrait of Winston Churchill in the 96 hours before D-Day, which took place on Tuesday, 6th June 1944. The $10m production opens with … Read more

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