Mike Eley BSC: “Opportunity for change”

OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE No great release. Instead, a slow, tentative emerging from the foxhole, like the shell-shocked combatant who senses the bombardment has finally stopped and they can peer out once again to the wider world. It’s been said enough times the last twelve months and one would dearly like it to be true; as … Read more

IMAGO: Diversity and Inclusion Committee

MARKING CHANGE In 2016, at one of the first meetings of a newly elected IMAGO Board, Nina Kellgren BSC proposed an additional committee to start tackling the lack of diversity within cinematography. The IMAGO Diversity and Inclusion Committee was established, with Elen Lotman ESC and Kellgren as Co-Chairs. Co-incidentally, the ASC Vision Committee was also … Read more

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

The May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about just some of the incredible interviews and exclusive articles you can expect to find inside this not-to-be-missed edition now by reading on… POLLY MORGAN BSC ASC ON A QUIET PLACE PART II In our latest cover story special, we catch up with cinematographer Polly … Read more

Talent and triumph at the BSC Awards: celebrating the winners

Filmmaking achievement was celebrated at the third BSC Awards ceremony. Despite being held virtually due to pandemic restrictions, the spotlight shone brightly on outstanding cinematography and camera operating throughout the last year, as well as acknowledging those who have contributed to the society either directly or, in the opinion of the BSC, to the wider … Read more

Richard Greatrex BSC

The Storyteller Clapperboard / Richard Greatrex BSC The Storyteller Clapperboard / Richard Greatrex BSC BY: David A. Ellis Award-winning cinematographer Richard Greatrex BSC, now an honoury member of the BSC and these days a dedicated stills photographer, was responsible for the look of dozens of films, including Mrs Brown (1997), Flawless (2007), A Knight’s Tale … Read more

Joining Forces

IMAGO and ASC Join Forces Kees van Oostrum ASC, the president of the American Society Of Cinematographers, announced during the Camerimage 2019 opening ceremony in Torun, Poland, Saturday November 9th, that the Board of the American Society of Cinematographers ASC, has decided to join IMAGO as an associate member, an important step in increasing international … Read more

IMAGO goes international

Imago goes International During the IMAGO Annual General Assembly in Belgrade on March 14th and 15th, the assembly voted anonymously in favour of the IMAGO Board´s proposal for IMAGO to change its name from the European Federation of Cinematographers, to International Federation of Cinematographers. Cinematography is a truly international art. British cinematographers are working in … Read more

Nina Kellgren BSC

Eyes wide open Clapperboard / Nina Kellgren BSC Eyes wide open Clapperboard / Nina Kellgren BSC BY: Valentina Valentini Lead image: Up on the crane during the shoot of Solomon & Gaenor Nina Kellgren BSC was recently named most prolific female cinematographer by the British Film Institute. Though this was not the path she thought … Read more

Activities and priorities

Working conditions Together with FERA, the European Federation of Film Directors, IMAGO will strengthen its focus on working conditions for cinematographers, directors and our other colleagues in the film business. In September, FERA and IMAGO had meetings and discussions with EU ministers in Brussels to prepare for a larger conference on working conditions in 2019. … 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

Frances Russell BSC

First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC Header image: Frances (centre) with Helen MacLean (l) and Audra Marshall (r) at the 2016 BSC Summer Luncheon. BY: Ron Prince For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society Of Cinematographers, before deciding on semi-retirement from … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … 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

Let’s Celebrate

This year IMAGO is 25 years old. So is Camerimage. And ARRI, as the senior, has 100 years of life. So 2017 is the time to celebrate. The First IMAGO International Awards For Cinematographers This great celebration of the art of cinematography will be staged in Helsinki on October 28th, at a grand black tie … Read more

A busy autumn

IMAGO focus on diversity at Camerimage IMAGO cooperated closely with Camerimage to arrange several seminars and conferences during the 2016 grand celebration of cinematography in Bydgoszcz, Poland. IMAGO also cooperated with Illuminatrix, the UK-based collective of female cinematographers, to focus on the fact that although half the world’s population and half the number of film … 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 year ahead for IMAGO

IMAGO is the European Federation of Cinematographers, a collaborative, global umbrella for the world’s cinematographic societies. It was created to bring European cinematographers together to discuss and find solutions to challenges of common interest, to promote cinematography on an international level, and to share and exchange experience and knowledge. IMAGO now has 49 international societies, … Read more

New vice presidents

IMAGO is very proud to announce not one but two new vice presidents – Nina Kellgren BSC and Rolf Coulanges BVK. Nina and Rolf’s great experience and determination to use their energies for the greater good of cinematographers will greatly improve the efficacy of our federation. IMAGO held its first 2016 board meeting in January. … Read more

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