Camerimage winners revealed – Robbie Ryan BSC ISC scoops Main Competition Golden Frog for C’mon C’mon

A successful week of in-person screenings, seminars and networking gatherings at the 29th ENERGACamerimage Festival in Torun, Poland, culminated in a celebratory Closing Gala at CKK Jordakni where the winners were crowned victorious. Huge congratulations to Robbie Ryan BSC ISC who won the Golden Frog in the Main Competition for his lensing of C’Mon, C’Mon, … Read more

Cary Joji Fukunaga will close EnergaCAMERIMAGE with No Time To Die

The festival will commence on Saturday, November 13th, with an Opening Ceremony and a screening of The Tragedy of Macbeth, and conclude on Saturday, November 20th, with a Closing Ceremony and award presentation followed by a special screening of No Time to Die, the final chapter of Daniel Craig’s time as the most famous agent in the history of film. The screening will … Read more

Market Report: Cinema

Screen Burn For around half its life the cinema has faced a series of rivals that have threatened its existence. TV in the ‘50s, the ‘80s home video boom and, most recently, the streaming revolution. Each time it has managed to adapt or even reinvent itself to survive by offering new technologies or changing its … Read more

BAFTA Albert Scheme

Carbon Footprint Spotlight / BAFTA Albert Scheme Carbon Footprint Spotlight / BAFTA Albert Scheme BY: Kevin Hilton Television programmes and feature films have helped to raise the issue of climate change and other ecological concerns over many years, through both drama and documentaries. Somewhat ironcially they are also part of the problem because studio and … Read more

David Sinfield

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Sinfield Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Sinfield BY: David Wood Fact file Age: 39 School: Thamesmead, Shepperton/Strodes College, Egham Training: Lee Lighting/City Of Westminster College Early career: Lee Lighting at Shepperton Studios First Job: To Kill A King with gaffer John ‘Biggles’ … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón takes the BAFTA for Cinematography

The Favourite walked away with the most awards at this year’s BAFTAs with seven, but it was Roma and DP Alfonso Cuarón who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ as one of four successes for his semi-biographical take on his upbringing. Cuarón, who also individually also won Best Director for Roma, edged out Robbie Ryan … Read more

BSC announce nominees for 2018 ‘Feature Film’ award

The BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) are pleased to announce the 2018 nominations for the BSC ‘Best Cinematography in a Feature Film’ award, which will be announced at this year’s special 70th Anniversary Awards Dinner & Awards on Friday 15th February 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel. As with the ASC Awards nominations and the … Read more

Nominations announced for 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Robbie Ryan BSC ISC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 10th February. Ryan is a contender for the award for his work on The Favourite which won the Audience Award at EnergaCamerimage festival in November, and the nomination … Read more

ASC Reveals Feature and Television Nominees For 33rd Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for all categories of the 33rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be named at the awards gala on February 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Congratulations from British Cinematographer go to four BSC members nominated for awards – Robbie … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man

Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man Rocket Science Linus Sandgren FSF / First Man BY: Ron Prince Originally, Linus Sandgren FSF planned to be an illustrator before becoming an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning cinematographer responsible for La La Land ; as a teenager he was exposed to a variety of cinematic offerings as … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 90

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 12th November 2018. On the Cover Dick Pope BSC on Peterloo The acclaimed production and ENERGAcamerimage main competition contender Peterloo, shot by Dick Pope BSC, depicts a bloody and brutal episode in British history. Pope … Read more

History made as nominees for ‘Best Cinematography’ Academy Award are announced

History has been made as the nominations have been announced for the ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, to take place on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Rachel Morrison ASC has become the first woman to ever be nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ title in the Awards’ 90-year history – … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes

Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes Game, Set & Mismatch Linus Sandgren FSF / Battle of the Sexes BY: Ron Prince Battle Of The Sexes , directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy, is based on the infamous 1973 tennis match between World No.1 … 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

Mike Eley BSC elected as new BSC President

Cinematographer Mike Eley BSC has been elected the new president of the British Society Of Cinematographers. Eley, whose credits include Touching The Void (2003), Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang (2010), Ronaldo (2015) and My Cousin Rachel (2017), takes over the reins from Barry Ackroyd BSC who served as president from 2014. “It is an … Read more

Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land

Song and dance Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land Song and dance Linus Sandgren FSF / La La Land BY: Ron Prince Although it was produced for a modest $30million, La La Land has big production panache. It looks set to be a box office sensation too. At the time of going to press … Read more

Sandgren and Fraser scoop major awards in 2017

Linus Sandgren FSF was awarded the 2017 Academy Award for Best Achievement In Cinematography, and this year’s BAFTA Best Cinematography gong, for his work on La La Land. The Swedish cinematographer was also a nominee for the American Society Of Cinematographers’ Award for his work on the film. “I feel extremely humbled and honoured and … Read more

Kees van Oostrum ASC
“Works of heart”

Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Works of heart Letter from America / Kees van Oostrum ASC Some of the movies that are in the running to compete for this year’s coveted Academy Award for Best Cinematography represent a less formulaic or traditional photographic style. As the saying goes, “The … Read more