Dynamic Lighting

Lead image: Zoe Boyle and Kerry Howard lit by China lanterns and covered wagons for Witless shot by Benedict Spence DYNAMIC ILLUMINATION We are lucky enough to live in a time when lighting technology runs the gamut from the simplest tungsten globe to banks of programmable LED panels controlled by an app. Six DPs share … 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

LiteGear

Tinker Tailor Spotlight / LiteGear Tinker Tailor Spotlight / LiteGear BY: Kevin Hilton Header image: LiteGear LiteTiles in action Practical lights have largely been thought of as props operated by the actors. Recent films, particularly in the science fiction genre, have called for lamps that would at first glance be considered practicals, either because they … Read more

Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle

Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle Trick of the Light Michael Coulter BSC / The Hustle BY: Kevin Hilton Many films are not always shot where they are set. The main action of new comedy The Hustle takes place on the French Riviera, but cinematographer Michael Coulter BSC concedes that “not … Read more

Autumn Durald Arkapaw lenses Teen Spirit

A small-town girl pursuing her dreams in a big city. A soft, romanticised countryside, followed by a dramatic and powerful stage. A lonely journey in front of millions of people. The fluid juxtaposition in Teen Spirit, written and directed by Max Minghella, with cinematography by Autumn Durald Arkapaw, brings style to the everyday and an … Read more

Jess Hall BSC / Serenity

Our Man In Mauritius Jess Hall BSC / Serenity Our Man In Mauritius Jess Hall BSC / Serenity WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2018 issue (89) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Low-budget shooting on BBC Comedy Witless

DP Benedict Spence wrote in with details about his work on Witless, the low-budget but highly-successful BBC comedy series about flatmates Leanne and Rhona who are put into witness protection in a grotty Swindon flat, with two extremely young hit men on their trail. “When my long-term director and friend Andrew Chaplin asked me to … Read more

James Laxton / Moonlight

Intimate epic James Laxton / Moonlight Intimate epic James Laxton / Moonlight BY: Kevin Hilton Many films are carried along on a wave of hype before they are released but the independent feature Moonlight has built up a genuinely positive buzz through festival screenings and a slew of awards. Due for general UK release in … Read more

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