FilmLight releases film awards season webinar with colourists from Promising Young Woman, Mank and more

FilmLight’s Colour Online is a series of live webinars, designed to support and share information about their systems and applications with you. From the latest creative tools in Baselight, to better systems for storage, rendering and automation; to learning how to manage complex timelines in Baselight and more – Colour Online has got it covered. … Read more

Molinare appoints Darren Rae as head creative

Molinare have announced the appointment of Darren Rae as head creative of production services. Rae, one of the Industries most respected dailies colourists working on major features and episodic drama, arrives at Molinare with over 25 years of experience and expertise to lead the creative strategy for Molinare’s new production services department. In this newly … Read more

Molinare partners with Atomic Arts

The coalition unites Molinare, post-production supplier for drama, film and documentaries, with Atomic, one of London’s dominant visual effects and animation houses for film, television and live events. Set up by Justin Cornish and Brooke Lyndon-Stanford in the early days of computer-generated imagery (CGI), and joined four years ago by Clwyd Edwards, then Head of … Read more

Polishing up perfection: creating The Crown season three

Many TV viewers may be forgiven for not associating a historical drama with large-scale visual effects. There are no hordes of CG creatures amidst genteel Victorian society; nor are there other-worldly oddities in the sprawling stately homes that serve as the set pieces on these same dramas. Yet The Crown, produced by Left Bank Studios … Read more

Baker joins Molinare

Ross Baker is joining Molinare as a senior colourist, from Halo where he was head of grading. His credits include Roughcut TV’s Inside Number 9, Merman’s Motherland series and and two, David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, ITV’s Flesh and Blood and BBC1/Starz’ The Missing. He has been nominated for five RTS Programme Awards and made … Read more

Finishing Post – Molinare

Colour Palette Finishing Post / Molinare Colour Palette Finishing Post / Molinare Founded more than 45 years ago, Molinare is widely-recognised as a leading supplier in the UK post production scene, completing high-end projects across feature films, high-end TV drama, feature documentaries and broadcast factual programming. Its dedicated creative teams – across colour grading, factual … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey

Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 95

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 13th September 2019 onwards. On the Cover Ben Smithard BSC on Downton Abbey and Blinded By The Light In our latest cover feature, Ben Smithard BSC speaks to us about his ‘double whammy’ of shooting … Read more

Nigel Bennett Promoted to Managing Director at Molinare

Molinare have this week announced the promotion of Nigel Bennett to the new role of Managing Director and as part of this restructure, Julie Parmenter has left the company. Julie was integral to maintaining the successful Molinare brand, subsequent acquisition of Hackenbacker and expansion into Hoxton. The Board expresses their appreciation to Julie for her … Read more

Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow

Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow By Trevor Hogg After adapting William Shakespeare for his directorial debut Coriolanus (2011), Ralph Fiennes explored the mistress of author Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman (2013), and for his third effort delves into the defection of … Read more

Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act

Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act Emma’s Dilemma Andrew Dunn BSC / The Children Act We all have to make choices and decisions, but some are more important, and can have a more profound effect, than others. In The Children Act, a film directed by Richard Eyre, produced by Duncan Kenworthy, and … Read more

John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary

Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary Reach For The Sky John Dibbs / Spitfire: The Feature Documentary “The sky is a beautiful place to paint pictures. It’s where I live most of the time,” remarks aerial photography specialist John Dibbs, who was a producer and the cinematographer of remarkable ground … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Top Gun Rob Hardy BSC / Mission: Impossible – Fallout Your mission… Rob Hardy BSC… should you choose to accept it… is to spend the next year and a bit, shooting the most highly-anticipated action movie of 2018, starring Tom Cruise, who will perform nerve-jangling … Read more

Aaron Reid / 10×10

Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 Cramped Aaron Reid / 10×10 The psychological thriller 10×10 seesaws from quiet to bombastic, light-and-airy to dark, all cramped into the space of 90 minutes. Suzi Ewing’s first feature, the film stars Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly in a battle between right, wrong and all the grey in between. To … Read more

Gary Shaw / Mute

Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Future-noir Gary Shaw / Mute Mute , the latest feature from director Duncan Jones, is a dark, despairing thriller, exploring themes of parenthood and hope. Set in a futuristic version of Berlin, circa 2050, the story follows a mute bartender played by Alexander Skarsgård, who goes up against the city’s … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation

Jungle Boogie Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation Jungle Boogie Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation When the cinematographer and writer-director responsible for one of the most visually striking films of modern times come together again to work on a new movie, based on a contemporary sci-fi classic, you know that the look will involve heavy experimentation … Read more

Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Femme fatale Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Femme fatale Ula Pontikos BSC / Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the critically-acclaimed Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool retells the biographical account of actor Peter Turner and his brief but passionate relationship with … Read more

Tim Cragg shoots Three Identical Strangers

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated cinematographer Tim Cragg spent a large part of 2017 shooting Three Identical Strangers, a feature/documentary selected to premiere in the US Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018. The film is directed by Tim Wardle with production company Raw, for CNN Films and C4. The documentary explores the story of three … Read more

Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour

Hole In One Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour Hole In One Gary Shaw / Tommy’s Honour Tommy’s Honour, lensed by cinematographer Gary Shaw for director Jason Connery, chronicles the true story of the troubled relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the enterprising father-and-son team who, during the 1860s at The Royal And Ancient … Read more

Molinare

Local Colour Post It Notes / Dad’s Army Local Colour Post It Notes / Dad’s Army How Molinare’s post team worked with director Oliver Parker and cinematographer Chris Ross BSC to create and finesse the look of Dad’s Army. February 5th 2016 saw the hotly-anticipated release of Dad’s Army – a reinterpretation of the classic … Read more