Benjamin Kračun / Promising Young Woman

SWEET REVENGE Blurring the lines of genre and boasting a unique and distinct narrative concept, Promising Young Woman demanded filmmaking prowess and bold imagery that similarly did not follow conventions.  “Beautiful and dangerous.” Emphasis was placed on these words when Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell shared her vision of the film’s protagonist Cassie (Carey … Read more

Unusual Lenses

Lead image: Kevin Brari and 1st AC Lukas Fahnert shooting Lost in Time. (Photo: Steffen Schmitz) LENSES WITH CHARACTER Unusual bokeh, interesting flares, aberrations at the edges of frame – these are some of the artefacts which lens manufacturers once strove to suppress, but which are now prized by filmmakers seeking a unique look. Five … Read more

George Steel / The Aeronauts

In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts In The Clouds George Steel / The Aeronauts Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, co-stars of The Theory Of Everything, were reunited for director Tom Harper’s adventure-drama, The Aeronauts, about a historic balloon expedition in 1862. Briskly told in something very close to real time, this Amazon escapade, … Read more

Alan Stewart / Aladdin

Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … Read more

George Richmond BSC / Rocketman

A Star Is Born George Richmond BSC / Rocketman A Star Is Born George Richmond BSC / Rocketman WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Mary Poppins Returns

Spellbound Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Mary Poppins Returns Spellbound Dion Beebe ACS ASC / Mary Poppins Returns BY: Ron Prince She’s back! Set in 1930s London, three decades after the events of the original film, Walt Disney Pictures’ $130m musical fantasy sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, sees the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks reappear in … Read more

Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin

Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin Nature On Film Matthias Königswieser / Christopher Robin BY: Ron Prince “Before I started on the production, I knew in the back of my mind that film was the only way to show off the natural beauty of the enchanted forest,” says DP Matthias Königswieser, about his … Read more

Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation

Jungle Boogie Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation Jungle Boogie Rob Hardy BSC / Annihilation BY: Michael Burns 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 … Read more

Lol Crawley BSC / The OA

Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA Other worlds Lol Crawley BSC / The OA BY: Ron Prince American supernatural, sci-fi mystery drama, The OA , debuted on Netflix in December 2016. Described by critics as “astounding” and “brilliant”, the eight-part series was lensed in its entirety, over 86 days, by British cinematographer Lol … Read more