Gordon Willis ASC / The Godfather trilogy

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS In the first installment of a new section celebrating the history of film, we look back at the influence of Gordon Willis ASC and the Godfather trilogy. “On The Godfather, we got huge flak from Paramount. It even made Francis Ford Coppola nervous. But I said, ‘Just hang in there. It’s … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 101

Take a look at what’s inside the 101st edition of British Cinematographer magazine – available digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 21st September 2020 onwards. SPECIAL CONTENTS THE CHANGING FACE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY: PART 2 Following on from our landmark 100th edition, the second part of our special report reflects on how the growth of … Read more

Frances Russell BSC

First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC Header image: Frances (centre) with Helen MacLean (l) and Audra Marshall (r) at the 2016 BSC Summer Luncheon. BY: Ron Prince For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society Of Cinematographers, before deciding on semi-retirement from … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 88

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 13th July 2018. On the Cover Rob Hardy BSC on Mission: Impossible – Fallout In the sixth incarnation of the Tom Cruise-starring series, Ethan Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins … Read more

Summit to think about

Summit to think about Letter from America / Richard Crudo ASC Summit to think about Letter from America / Richard Crudo ASC Outgoing ASC president Richard Crudo ASC reflects on the big issues debated during the 2016 International Cinematography Summit in Los Angeles. In addition to the many good things that can be said about cinematographers, people often lose … Read more

Past, Present & Future of Cinematography (Part 1)

Past, Present & Future Special Report / Cinematography Part 1 Past, Present & Future of Cinematography Special Report / Part 1 There’s been a great deal of change during the time since British Cinematographer magazine first launched in 2004, so we asked leading cinematographers around the world to give us their takes on the past, present and future … Read more

Hot topics resonate at second ASC Cinematography Summit

The second International Cinematography Summit took place under the auspices of the American Society of Cinematographers from June 6-9th 2016. Approximately 75 cinematographers from 25 countries, some of whom had attended the first ICS five years ago, gathered at the ASC’s historic Hollywood clubhouse on the first day to hear opening remarks from ASC president … Read more

International Cinematographers Summit in Los Angeles

Many IMAGO board members attended the ASC International Cinematographers Summit in Los Angeles at the beginning of June. With around 70 cinematographers from around the world participating, the summit discussed common challenges like the future for cinematographers in the digital age, archiving, ACES, frame rates, laser projection and much more. Representatives from more than 30 … Read more

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