David Procter / Pokerstars Epic Downtime

SOARING AMBITIONS The scale and originality of the concept for Pokerstars Epic Downtime commercial was an instant draw for cinematographer David Procter – notably director Iain Morris’ ambition to achieve it all in one continuous shot. “The extreme technical challenge was a real allure, moving from a downtown LA rooftop, through Manhattan streets, various backlot sets … Read more

Howard Davidson

FACT FILE Age: 58Born: Brooklyn, New YorkEducation: Newfield High School/ Buffalo State College/ on setHobbies: Art, music, allotment, travel, Bob Dylan SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY (as gaffer unless otherwise stated) The Score (2020)After Love (2019)The F1rst Team (TV series) (2019)The Reluctant Landlord (Series 2) (2019)Click & Collect (BBC comedy) (2019)Scarborough (2018)Famalam (TV series) (2018)Vogue/Victoria Beckham Nowness (Branded … Read more

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’ to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. The World War One feature, filmed to appear as a one continuous shot, held off competition from The Irishman (DP Rodrigo Prieto), Joker (DP Lawrence Sher), One Upon … Read more

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for The Lighthouse and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for Honeyland. In the TV categories, … Read more

Harbor Picture Company

Holistic Approach Finishing Post / Harbor Holistic Approach Finishing Post / Harbor In 2012, Zak Tucker, Joe Gawler and Theo Stanley launched The Harbor Picture Company in New York, as an independent studio crafting premium content for the feature film, episodic, and advertising industries. Today, it has expanded to include additional facilities in LA and … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

ASC Announces Feature Film Nominees for 34th Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has nominated eight feature films in the Theatrical and Spotlight categories of the 34th ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, with winners to be named at the organisation’s annual awards on January 25 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. This year’s nominees are: Theatrical Release Roger Deakins CBE … Read more

EnergaCamerimage 2019: Joker wins Golden Frog, Richardson, Tarantino and BSC honoured

The 2019 EnergaCamerimage festival in Toruń, dedicated to the art of cinematography, concluded at a gala closing-night ceremony on Saturday night (16th November), with Joker taking away the prestigious ‘Golden Frog’. Cinematographer Lawrence Sher was awarded the top prize, the Golden Frog, in addition to the Audience Prize, while The Bronze Frog was awarded to … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Fairytale tribute Robert Richardson ASC / Once Upon A Time in Hollywood WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the July 2019 issue (94) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 94

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 17th July 2019 onwards. On the Cover Robert Richardson ASC on Once Upon A Time In Hollywood In our latest cover feature, Robert Richardson ASC speaks to us about teaming up with Quentin Tarantino for … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War

A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War A Matter Of Life And Death Robert Richardson ASC / A Private War WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the March 2019 issue (92) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 92

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 18th March 2019 onwards. On the Cover Ben Davis BSC on Dumbo In our latest cover feature, Ben Davis BSC speaks to us about teaming up with director Tim Burton for the first time to … Read more

BSC members Friend and Goldman Triumph At ASC Awards

BSC members James Friend and Adriano Goldman triumphed in two of the television categories at the 33rd ASC Awards, held Saturday 9th February 2019, but there was disappointment for Robbie Ryan BSC ISC as he missed out to Łukasz Żal PSC in the ‘Theatrical Release’ category. In the category of ‘Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot … Read more

January 2019: A Common Language Among Filmmakers

A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sort of like the space between the end of the first Daniel Craig James Bond film, and the start of the next, consider that we’re picking up essentially where we left … Read more

Exclusive new 65mm format Prime DNA Lenses announced at Camerimage

At the Camerimage Festival of Cinematography, ARRI Rental has announced new lenses for its exclusive Prime DNA series, developed in-house for the ALEXA 65 camera system. Like the rest of the Prime DNA series, the new lenses are the result of collaborations with major cinematographers and have already been put to use on high-end productions. … Read more

DOPs provide feedback on ARRI Alexa 65 lens options

With the popularity of ARRI Rental’s exclusive Alexa 65 camera system increasing on high-end features, TV and commercial productions, the demand for richly varied lens options is strong. The line-up of four distinct 65mm lens series, first announced at Camerimage 2016, is now in use on multiple projects, with cinematographer feedback directly influencing technical developments … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Live By Night

Partners in crime Robert Richardson ASC / Live By Night Partners in crime Robert Richardson ASC / Live By Night Live by Night  is Warner Bros. Pictures’ $65m crime thriller written, directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck. Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, the story is set in the 1920s and … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained

Through the past darkly Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained Through the past darkly Robert Richardson ASC / Django Unchained Django Unchained is a literal title of a new co-venture by Robert Richardson ASC and director Quentin Tarantino, who also wrote the script. The film was produced by The Weinstein Company for distribution by Columbia … Read more

Robert Richardson ASC / Eat Pray Love

 Journey of Discovery Robert Richardson ASC / Eat Pray Love   Journey of Discovery Robert Richardson ASC / Eat Pray Love  Bob Richardson ASC had just completed shooting Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Quentin Tarantino’s  Inglourious Basterds back-to-back when his agent asked if he had read a book titled Eat Pray Love. Richardson said that he … Read more