Stephen Nakamura, senior colourist/co-head feature colour, Company 3

COLOUR CHAMELEON Selected filmography The Nevers (2021) (TV series) News of the World 2020 Da 5 Bloods (2020)  Raised by Wolves (2020)  Crazy Rich Asians (2018) (TV series) Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)  Alien: Covenant (2017)  X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) The Big Short (2015) The Martian (2015)  Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)  X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)  Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)  Prometheus (2012) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)  Quantum of Solace (2008) The Hurt Locker (2008)  Zodiac (2007) The Departed (2006)  The Aviator (2004) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Cherry

INNER WARFARE Newton Thomas Sigel ASC constructed a multitude of filmic tones to suit the wide-ranging chapters within Cherry, a hard-hitting and daring production combining crime thriller and love story with originality and impact. First love, the unseen wounds of war, and downward spirals of self-destruction are examined in Cherry, a blend of emotions and … Read more

March 2021: Nominations and innovations

Here in British Cinematographer’s Hollywood bureau, we await our second Pfizer shot, while gearing up to attend – virtually, of course – the coming ASC and Oscar awards. Normally, this column would be reporting on how they were. You will have been well-versed in the nominees by the time this runs, naturally, and it would … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the March 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

We’re very excited to announce that the March 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is almost here! You can find out more about just some of the exclusive interviews and articles you can expect to find inside this incredibly special edition now by reading on… ON THE COVER… SIR ROGER DEAKINS CBE BSC ASC In our … Read more

Join EnergaCAMERIMAGE online for seminars and panels with the masters of modern cinema

This year’s edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival may by fully online, but it’s still packed with fascinating seminars and discussion panels. Here is a preview of just some of the live events the holders of entry cards can participate in during the festival week (with no limitation on the number of virtual seats). • On … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Da 5 Bloods

BLACK DEATHS MATTER Newton Thomas Sigel ASC /Da 5 Bloods BLACK DEATHS MATTER Newton Thomas Sigel ASC /Da 5 Bloods At the behest of director Spike Lee to depict the intense, combat flashback sequences in Da 5 Bloods on celluloid film, DP Newton Thomas Sigel ASC selected the texture and vivid colour palette of Kodak … Read more

Early years of Queen lensed with vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … 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

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

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody

A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody A Kind Of Magic Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Bohemian Rhapsody WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the November 2018 issue (90) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Early Years of Freddie Mercury lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros

Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Sigel needed to capture the idealistic energy of Freddie Mercury and his future bandmates … 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

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system. Like the rest of the Prime DNA series, the new lenses are the result of collaborations with major cinematographers and have already been put to use on high-end productions. … Read more

Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Jack The Giant Slayer

Tall Order Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Jack the Giant Slayer Tall Order Newton Thomas Sigel ASC / Jack the Giant Slayer Jack The Giant Slayer, taken from the pages of the centuries-old folkloric tales of Jack And The Beanstalk and Jack the Giant-Killer, makes its silver screen debut in March 2013, with the assistance … Read more