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FLYING HIGH Drones became both hugely popular and much derided during the 2010s. In the last five years the remotely controlled, unmanned flying craft has made its mark on filmmaking, enabling aerial shots that would be difficult or impossible for conventional aircraft, wire systems or cranes. Of the many companies offering drone services for film, … Read more

Nominees Announced for IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 16th March 2019, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades last year, Deakins will be one of … Read more

Problems with modern day cinema & the rise of the drones

Problems with modern day cinema GBCT News / John Keedwell Problems with modern day cinema GBCT News / John Keedwell Mainstream cinema seems to be entering a strange phase of its creativity. Our multiplexes are now packed with sequels and remakes and it seems filmmakers are rapidly running out of ideas. The 2016 award-winning films … Read more

Greig Fraser ACS ASC used Outsight Sky LEDs on Rogue One

Greig Fraser ACS ASC, cinematographer of features including Lion, Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Snow White And The Huntsman and Mary Magdalene (currently in post-production), used Creamsource Sky, the water-resistant, five-colour 1200W LED light system from Outsight, for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Fraser first discovered Outsight LED lighting many years ago in Sydney, … Read more

UAV Training, 3D Home Cinema & Plasma Lights

UAVs, 3D Cinema & Plasma Lights GBCT News / John Keedwell UAVs, 3D Cinema & Plasma Lights GBCT News / John Keedwell The BSC show was crammed full of great kit and inspirational ideas, in particular the use of aerial shots with helicopters, microlight aircraft and drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/UAVs). Each has its place and … 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

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“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

Lion Takes Top Prize at ASC Awards

Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS earned the coveted Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture for “Lion” at the 31st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ASC Spotlight Award was given to Gorka Gómez Andreu, AEC for “House of Others”. Winners in the TV categories included Fabian Wagner, BSC … Read more

Camerimage 2016 Winners Announced!

At the just-concluded 24th International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage, in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday 19th November, Greig Fraser’s cinematography on director Garth Davis’ Oscar-contender Lion won the top prize, the Golden Frog. Bradford Young’s photography on Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi film Arrival took home the Silver Frog, whilst Anthony Dod Mantle’s work on … Read more