IMAGO: the journey continues in 2021

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN 2021 IMAGO was established in 1992 as a European Cinematographers’ Federation and a platform for international cinematographers to come together to discuss and solve common technical and artistic challenges; to exchange experience and knowledge across borders. Today, we are a family of 53 International Cinematographers´ Societies from all corners of the … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 98

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2020 onwards. On the Cover Mandy Walker ACS ASC on Mulan A history-making collaboration, for now at least, brings the live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animation Mulan into 2020 – with Australian DP … Read more

Three things need fixing… now!

1. Cinematographers Need Control Of Their Images In many countries, cinematographers are still not recognised as authors and are therefore not protected by the copyright laws. If a stills photographer and a cinematographer make an exact identical image, the stills photographer is recognised as the author and has the copyright of their image and can … Read more

BSC holds 70th Anniversary Dinner and Awards Evening

On Friday 15th February 2019, the BSC held its special Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs James Friend BSC and Alfonso Cuarón, plus triumphs for operators James Layton and Des Whelan Assoc. BSC.   The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC. Mike welcomed Sir … Read more

Worldwide Collaboration

IMAGO now counts 53 national cinematographic societies, and more than 4,500 professional cinematographers, from the four corners of the world among its members. Professional cinematographers often have, more or less, the same challenges over the world. Working together will greatly enhance the opportunity to solve our most important challenges, faster. That has always been one … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

Recognition

“Why the hell not the cinematographer?” As former BSC president Barry Ackroyd BSC wrote it in a recent article in this magazine, the sentence, “Why the hell not the cinematographer?” is a question more and more cinematographers ask themselves. In many of the world´s countries, cinematographers are recognised as authors or co-authors of the image … Read more

Very successful first IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The inaugural IMAGO Awards ceremony was arranged in Helsinki on Saturday 28th of October 2017. Close to than 250 international cinematographers and related colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate cinematography in this grand new black tie event, the first international Awards given to cinematographers entirely by cinematographers. More than 100 films were entered into the … Read more

Make a date in your diary

Silver service There are many anniversaries during 2017. Camerimage and IMAGO are both 25 years old, and ARRI will soon turn 100. There are a lot of IMAGO events coming up. So check out the dates, and put them in your diary. IMAGO Educational Conference The celebratory year started with the IMAGO Educational Conference in … Read more

“Inspiration” Cinematographers Symposium to take place in Amsterdam

After the successfully and much appreciated Master Classes 2008 and 2011 in Copenhagen and 2013 in Vienna, IMAGO wish to meet again this time in Amsterdam. IMAGO are inviting 4 great cinematographers as guest speakers: Artists, who have shown such a degree of creativity and personal expression that they simply have to meet them, have … Read more

News from the IMAGO General Assembly

IMAGO had a successful Annual General Assembly in Bitola, Macedonia, arranged during the great Manaki Brothers Cinematographers Festival in mid-September. Forty-seven IMAGO delegates participated, representing international cinematographic societies from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and Japan in the east, to Canada and Mexico in the west. The Macedonian Film Professionals Association was IMAGO’s … Read more

The passion of Jost Vacano

One man’s struggle for justice came to a conclusion in Munich recently when cinematographer Jost Vacano BVK ASC achieved a landmark decision, which also has important ramifications for cinematographers everywhere. He was awarded half a million Euros in compensation against the producers and distributor of the series Das Boot (1981), for which he was Oscar-nominated, … Read more

Together we stand

Britain has decided to leave the EU. The decision has been received with bewilderment in many countries. But whatever happens from here on, the need to stand together in this world has never been more important. Although the EU might be in a slight spot of trouble, IMAGO thrives and grows. Every year, new cinematographic … Read more

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