Ridley Scott to be awarded with the Cartier ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ prize at Venice Film Festival

La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier have announced that the legendary British director and producer Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien) is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (September 1 – 11, 2021), dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry. The award ceremony for Ridley … Read more

Hear from Ridley Scott in the next ‘In Conversation with Lord David Puttnam’ seminar

Beginning in March, Lord Puttnam has led five seminars on all aspects of the screen industries. The sixth, on 11 May, will focus on the growing importance of factual and documentary makers with Ridley Scott. University of Sunderland and Northern Film + Media present the series with suppport from Pinewood Group. Socially sharable and broadcast … Read more

Derek Vanlint CSC / Alien

HATCHING A FRANCHISE When Derek Vanlint CSC passed away in 2010, obituaries called him the “Alien cinematographer”. With the help of David Johnson BSC, we look back at the film that defined Vanlint’s career. Released in 1979, Alien forever changed what sci-fi could look like, sparked a long-running franchise, and established Ridley Scott as a director to … Read more

Erik Messerschmidt ASC / Mank

MASTERCLASS IN MONOCHROME Black-and-white biopic Mank sees another successful collaboration between cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt ASC and director David Fincher as they craft an authentic portrayal of Hollywood’s golden age and explore the turbulent development of the script for Citizen Kane. “This was not an offer I had to consider; the answer was an immediate yes,” … Read more

The VFX Supervisor-DP Relationship

THE REAL AND THE UNREAL “In my experience, most DPs get VFX. They’re often a technical bunch who love cameras and gear so they get what we do,” says Geoff D.E. Scott. Scott has supervised his share of visual effects, both on celluloid-shot movies, like Richard Donner’s underrated thriller 16 Blocks and Robert Eggers’ career-launching … Read more

Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror

Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror Come Sail Away… Florian Hoffmeister BSC / The Terror BY: Ron Prince All images – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC Florian Hoffmeister BSC makes cramped confines work to deliver a richly detailed, hallucinatory experience from the terrors of a ship to the sprawling, icy landscapes of the … Read more

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado Point & Shoot Dariusz Wolski ASC / Sicario: Day Of The Soldado BY: Valentina Valentini Long before cinematographer Dariusz Wolski ASC had even read the script for Sicario: Day Of The Soldado, he says he had heard great things about the film’s Italian … Read more

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The ASC Board of Governors Award is given … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049

More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 More Human Than Human Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / Blade Runner 2049 BY: Ron Prince Three decades after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential … Read more

Deakins earns top cinematography awards nominations once again

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC once again features in the nominations across the Oscar, BAFTA and ASC Awards, this year for his work on Sicario. Deakins is joined by Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC for The Revenant, Ed Lachman ASC for Carol, John Seale ACS ASC for Mad Max: Fury Road and Janusz Kaminski … Read more

Dariusz Wolski / Exodus: Gods And Kings

Biblical Proportions Dariusz Wolski / Exodus: Gods and Kings Biblical Proportions Dariusz Wolski / Exodus: Gods and Kings BY: David Wood Exodus: Gods And Kings is Dariusz Wolski’s third collaboration with Ridley Scott, following Prometheus and The Counselor. But not his last. The Polish born cinematographer is currently working with Sir Ridley on The Martian, … Read more

Dariusz Wolski ASC / Prometheus 3D

Outer Space Dariusz Wolski ASC / Prometheus 3D Outer Space Dariusz Wolski ASC / Prometheus 3D BY: Bob Fisher Prometheus  takes the audience on a 3D journey to a planet in outer space with a group of explorers who are on a quest to find the secret to the origins of life on Earth. The … Read more

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