September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “The Time Is Now”

The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC I have always made it a goal to include women and people of colour on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), … Read more

Mike Eley BSC “Tipping point?”

Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Tipping point? Mike Eley BSC / President’s Perspective Operators Night, one of the BSC’s premiere social evenings of the calendar, was held in early December last year. The venue was the Langham Hotel in the West End. A large ballroom, with thirty or so tables, each sitting … Read more

Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther and Mudbound

Double Feature Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther  & Mudbound Double Feature Rachel Morrison ASC / Black Panther  & Mudbound Listed as a cinematic talent to watch out for by Variety in 2013, Rachel Morrison ASC became the first female cinematographer to be nominated for both Oscar and ASC Awards in regards to her contribution … 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

March 2018:
The Awards Season Wrap

The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Awards Season Wrap Across the Pond / Mark London Williams “I’m just the second craft President,” the current President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, told us a couple days ahead of the Oscars. “And the first cinematographer.” … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 86

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2018. On the Cover Rachel Morrison ASC on Black Panther and Mudbound Rachel Morrison ASC made Academy Award history this year as the first female nominee for the Best Cinematography Oscar, and she … Read more

February 2018:
“A Moment Of Critical Mass” For Female Cinematographers

A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Moment Of Critical Mass Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sir Patrick Stewart recently ended his hosting of the Academy’s SciTech awards with an off-the-cuff rendition of Puck’s closing monologue from Midsummer Night’s Dream : “If we shadows have offended/Think but … 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

History made as nominees for ‘Best Cinematography’ Academy Award are announced

History has been made as the nominations have been announced for the ‘Best Cinematography’ Oscar at the 90th Academy Awards, to take place on 4th March 2018 at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. Rachel Morrison ASC has become the first woman to ever be nominated for the ‘Best Cinematography’ title in the Awards’ 90-year history – … Read more

January 2018:
“The Mudbound Variation”

“The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams “The Mudbound Variation” Across The Pond / Mark London Williams With what might be called “The Mudbound Variation,” the ASC announced its slate of nominees for its 32nd annual awards, just hours after the BAFTA nominees were known. BAFTA, of course, serves as England’s comprehensive … Read more

American Society of Cinematographers Unveils Nominees for 32nd ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees in all categories of the 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Winners will be revealed at the organization’s February 17 ceremony, which will be emceed this year by Ben Mankiewicz, a longtime host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). The event will be held at … Read more

November 2017:
The Right Amount Of Grain

The Right Amount Of Grain Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Right Amount Of Grain Across the Pond / Mark London Williams In a lively period where the very deadlines for this column were strained nearly to capacity, we bracketed our month with visits to the former Eastman Kodak Building, now occupied by … Read more

Gender and Diversity Celebrated Behind the Camera at Camerimage Film Festival

After the success of last year’s events at the Camerimage Film Festival, this year IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, and illuminatrix, a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK, are collaborating again with the festival to present a series of events entitled “Focus on Diversity.” Aimed at highlighting the contributions of women and … Read more