Charlie Rizek

MASTER OF MOTION Selected filmography (as camera operator, unless otherwise stated) Peaky Blinders (series six) (2021) 1917 (2019) What inspired you to become a camera operator? Did you always want to work in film? I grew up in a household where music was part of daily life. My mother was in the church choir, my … Read more

Restart Scheme Film and TV production hits £1.9bn spend this year

More than 600 feature films and television productions have gone into production in the UK since the scheme was announced in July last year as the industry has moved into pandemic recovery thanks to the Government funded Film and TV Production Restart Scheme. The scheme was launched by the Government backed by £500m to support … 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

How DP Si Bell evolved the visuals for Peaky Blinders 5

Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Evolving The Visuals Si Bell / Peaky Blinders 5 Header image: Photographer – Matt Squire © Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019 The period gangster epic Peaky Blinders is an established global hit drama and not one that showrunner Steven Knight is going to alter lightly. Yet … Read more

Glasgow goes country with George Steel’s work on Wild Rose

Delivering a fresh take on the ever-popular sub-genre of musical drama, Film4/BFI’s indie offering Wild Rose tells the story of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a Scottish musician who dreams of going to Nashville to become a country music star, despite having just been released from prison on a drug charge and struggling to raise her children, … Read more

Laurie Rose BSC / Stan & Ollie

Double Act Laurie Rose BSC / Stan & Ollie Double Act Laurie Rose BSC / Stan & Ollie BY: Ron Prince Stan & Ollie follows the world’s most famous comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, as they attempt to reignite their dwindling film careers, during a gruelling music hall tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland … Read more

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental

Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental BY: Michael Burns Take 2’s newly-installed managing director, Alan Piper, says he has noticed a distinct trend in camera and lens hire. With 40 years of experience in the film industry, and as … Read more

Record-Breaking Year For International Film And TV Production In The UK

Record-breaking figures released at the end of January 2018 highlight the strength and creativity of the UK’s film and high-end TV industries, with inward investment spend from major international productions topping £2.37 billion ($3.35 billion). Many of the titles, including Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, Trust, The Outlaw King and Wes Anderson’s animated feature Isle … Read more

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