70 Years of the Operators Awards

CELEBRATING TALENT: 70 YEARS OF THE OPERATORS AWARDS As the Operators Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary, we look back at its formative years and examine the important part the awards still play in recognising outstanding achievement and the camera operator’s vital role in the filmmaking process.  In 1953, four years after its formation, the British Society of Cinematographers decided to celebrate technical expertise and creativity in cinematography in the form of annual … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Balancing Acts”

Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Balancing Acts President’s Perspective / Mike Eley BSC Lead image: Credit – Richard Blanshard The second BSC Awards Night was held on February 15th at the Grosvenor House Hotel. After last year’s inaugural event, it was great to see the same energy taken forward by all involved … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / 1917

Women Behind The Camera

Women Behind The Camera (WBTC) is a platform showcasing the skills of women working in the camera, lighting and grip departments of the UK film and TV industry. Created by three camera operators – Lucy Bristow, Ilana Garrard and Agnieszka Szeliga – it currently has a database of 173 names and contact details covering every … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu Film Noir John Mathieson BSC / Pokémon Detective Pikachu BY: Ron Prince Captured on Kodak 35mm film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, directed by Rob Letterman and shot by British cinematographer John Mathieson BSC, demonstrates that it’s both eminently feasible and financially profitable to shoot a VFX-laden, CG character-led film … Read more

John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots

Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots Sovereign states John Mathieson BSC / Mary Queen Of Scots BY: Ron Prince The story of Mary, Queen Of Scots – encompassing her notorious rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I for the throne, prolonged imprisonment and eventual execution at the behest of her matriarchal cousin – … Read more

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by J. A. Bayona, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks another action-packed addition to the blockbuster dinosaur franchise. Made on a budget of around $170m, the fifth instalment of … Read more

BSC Operators Night Award Winners

Congratulations go out from British Cinematographer magazine to the winners who were presented with their awards at the BSC Operators Awards, held on Friday 1st December. The Winners were: Marc Wolff (Aerial Photographer and Stunt Pilot) won the ARRI /BSC Bert Easey Technical Award Mark Patten won the award for Best Cinematography in a TV … Read more

Finalists Announced for the ACO/BSC/GBCT Operators Awards

The finalists have been announced for the ACO/BSC/GBCT Operators Awards in ‘Features’ and ‘TV Drama’, with the winners to be announced at the BSC Operators Night on December 1st.

Tiffen’s UK Steadicam Gold workshops

Tiffen International has announced a residential Steadicam Gold Workshop taking place in the interior and landscaped grounds of the Beaumont conference hotel in Windsor, Berkshire, near Windsor Castle. The five-and-a-half day course will run from the afternoon of Sunday, November 20th 2016. The Gold Workshop provides a total immersion experience for raw beginners to experienced … Read more

BSC Operators Night 2015

A record number of 272 guests – BSC members, patrons and friends – gathered at the Langham Hotel, for the 64th annual BSC Operators Night, held on November 27th. The Langham is one of the largest grand hotels in London and the exterior has featured in a number of movies including GoldenEye (1995) when it … Read more

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