Cannes confirms films selected in Official Selection for ‘Cinema for the Climate’ initiative

In 2021 and given the urgency of the situation, protecting the environment is at the heart of the Festival de Cannes‘s preoccupations, and is reflected upon its Official Selection. The Selection was already bearing that mark, when in 2007, Al Gore was invited for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth that brought him an Oscar and to … Read more

Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen on The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

Slated for theatrical release on 9 July, feature documentary The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 took director of photography Alan Jacobsen on a high seas adventure.  “In the film, the whale is most often referred to as he, or him,” said Jacobsen, “I imagine this is likely more a reflection of the male-dominated science … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Ivory trade exposé and Chris Packham earn top wildscreen gongs

A documentary exposing the brutality and corruption of the global ivory trade, made with backing from Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, was named as the 2016 winner of the WWF Golden Panda Award, the international wildlife film and TV’s industry highest accolade. The Ivory Game (2016, DP Richard Ladkani), a Netflix … Read more

Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC / The Revenant

Grizzly Adventure Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC / The Revenant Grizzly Adventure Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC / The Revenant A “revenant” is a spirit that returns seemingly from the dead. Whilst exploring the snowy wilderness of Wyoming during the 1820s, fabled frontiersman and trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains terrible injuries during a brutal assault by … Read more

Simon Duggan ACS / The Great Gatsby

Wealth and Decadence Simon Duggan ACS / The Great Gatsby Wealth and Decadence Simon Duggan ACS / The Great Gatsby Simon Duggan ACS details how stereoscopic 3D was used to craft a greater connection with film’s performances and storytelling for Baz Luhrmann’s majestic The Great Gatsby. Article written by Adrian Pennington.   Filmed four times … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained

Through the past darkly Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained Through the past darkly Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained Django Unchained is a literal title of a new co-venture by Robert Richardson ASC and director Quentin Tarantino, who also wrote the script. The film was produced by The Weinstein Company for distribution by Columbia … Read more