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

Tony Spratling BSC

Amazing Things Clapperboard / Tony Spratling BSC Amazing Things Clapperboard / Tony Spratling BSC BY: David A. Ellis During his lengthy career, notable cinematographer Tony Spratling BSC was involved in all aspects of the camera department on many well-known films. They include: The Dirty Dozen (1967, DP Edward Scaife) as the second unit operator; Alfred … Read more

James B. Devis BSC

Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC Willing and able Clapperboard / James B. Devis BSC BY: David A. Ellis During a career stretching over 50 years, James Devis BSC operated on a healthy number of great films with many notable directors and cinematographers, including Moonraker  (1979, dir Lewis Gilbert) with Alec Mills … Read more

John Rendall

Mr Reliable Clapperboard / John Rendall Mr Reliable Clapperboard / John Rendall BY: David A. Ellis John Rendall worked non-stop for 45 years in the world of film, TV and commercials production, earning great respect around the industry along the way. During this lengthy career, Rendall’s polite, calm and easy manner made him the perfect … Read more

Robin Vidgeon BSC

Ruddy Good Clapperboard / Robin Vidgeon BSC Ruddy Good Clapperboard / Robin Vidgeon BSC Honorary BSC member Robin Vidgeon is not shooting at present but teaches up and coming cinematographers, which he has been doing for sometime, previously between shoots. “I have been teaching at Ealing Studios on and off for over a year,” said … Read more

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