HELIUM brings emotional punch to Nobody

Leading up to production on Universal Pictures’ action film Nobody, cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski (Hereditary, Midsommar) tested a variety of cinema cameras, just like he’s done for every film he’s shot. It’s an exercise he admittedly loves. He lined up a variety of cameras, including RED DSMC2s with the MONSTRO, HELIUM, and GEMINI sensors. When director Ilya Naishuller (Hardcore Henry) and he compared the results, one in particular jumped off … Read more

How would you like to shoot a Bollywood movie?

DP Santonio Terzio contacted us about his work on the British-based production of Well Done Baby, and says he would like to connect BSC members to Indian filmmakers and production houses. “Well Done Baby is a £1.5m Indian film story about a modern couple who fail to understand the meaning and purpose of their relationship, … 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

Christopher Ross BSC / Yesterday

Tomorrow Never Knows Christopher Ross BSC / Yesterday Tomorrow Never Knows Christopher Ross BSC / Yesterday BY: Valentina Valentini When the whole world experiences a random and momentary blackout, hapless Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is hit by a bus, rendering him unconscious. He awakens to find that he is the only person on Earth who … Read more

Tim Ives ASC goes back to the future for Stranger Things 3

Netflix’s wildly-popular, horror fantasy series, Stranger Things, has returned for its third run, featuring aesthetic and technical differences that move the show into new territory. Partnering since the first episode, with the show’s writers/directors – brothers Matt and Ross Duffer – was director of photography Tim Ives ASC. Together, the filmmaking team hit upon a … Read more

David Procter / The Innøcents

Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents Dynamic Ranger David Procter / The Innøcents BY: Ron Prince Header image: David Procter metering the opening scene. Photo: Dan Gadd “Legendary cinematographer Donald McAlpine ACS ASC, once said to me, ‘Calm seas never made a skilled sailor’. I live by that,” says cinematographer David Procter. And perhaps … 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

Oscar winner Guillermo Navarro ASC to headline Red Masterclass at BSC Expo

RED Digital Cinema will present a Masterclass featuring Oscar®-winner Guillermo Navarro, ASC at the upcoming BSC Expo in London. Navarro will be discussing his approach to cinematography in the digital age during the seminar that will take place Saturday, February 2, at 16.00. BSC Expo 2019 runs Feb. 1-2 at the Battersea Evolution. Navarro won … Read more

Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space

Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space Blast Off Sam McCurdy BSC / Lost In Space BY: Adrian Pennington To reboot 1965 TV series Lost In Space, Netflix returned to the source material, in the form of the novel ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ published in 1812, and combined it with a visual treatment straight out of the … Read more

Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience

One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul, Final Portrait and Disobedience One DP… Three Distinct Looks Danny Cohen BSC / Victoria and Abdul , Final Portrait and Disobedience Cinematographer Danny Cohen BSC exhibits versatility in crafting stories for different directors, and those skills were brought to task when shooting three … Read more

Helicopter Film Services launches Typhon 6 Array

Amid a burgeoning visual special effects industry that continues to contribute markedly to the UK’s key creative sector, Helicopter Filming Services (HFS) has launched a new camera array. The Typhon 6 Array incorporates six ARRI Alexa Mini cameras mounted in a Shotover K1 system to shoot plates that can then be stitched together in post … Read more

Movietech continues to invest

Specialist independent camera, lens and grip rental house, Movietech is continuing its investment in the latest technology and the addition of new product lines to augment its equipment catalogue. The company has recently introduced a variety of high-end products, such as the TLS re-housed Canon K35 lenses, Cooke’s 35-140mm Anamorphic/i Zoom and the 8K Red … Read more

RED’s HELIUM Sensor Receives Highest DxO Score Ever

DxO Labs have announced that RED’s new HELIUM sensor has earned an unprecedented 108 point DxOMark sensor score, setting a new benchmark in image quality. DxOMark sensor scores are determined by a panel of imaging experts who use a systematic testing process to measure the ISO sensitivity, noise, and color sensitivity of each camera’s RAW … Read more

RED Digital to show DSMC2 Cameras At BSC Expo 2017

RED Digital Cinema will be exhibiting at the BSC Expo (booth #223) in Battersea, London, from Feburary 3-4. Those visiting RED’s booth can interact with RED’s DSMC2TM cameras including, RED EPIC-W TM and WEAPON® 8K S35, which feature RED’s newest sensor, HELIUM™. Additional RED cameras will be on display in the Cirrolite, Cooke Optics, Fujinon, … Read more

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