Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS “Cinema is Dead”

Cinema is Dead Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Cinema is Dead Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Several weeks ago I was sitting in on an interview with a very prominent director, during which he lamented the end of the cinema experience. He also regarded that storytelling in a cinematic … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 95

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 13th September 2019 onwards. On the Cover Ben Smithard BSC on Downton Abbey and Blinded By The Light In our latest cover feature, Ben Smithard BSC speaks to us about his ‘double whammy’ of shooting … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Embrace Diversity”

Embrace Diversity Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Embrace Diversity Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner says the art of cinematography and storytelling in film becomes all the more rich and rewarding through inclusion and diversity. Diversity. This word has greater meaning today than ever. It can suggest … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 93

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th May 2019 onwards. On the Cover George Richmond BSC on Rocketman In our latest cover feature, George Richmond BSC speaks to us about teaming up again with director Dexter Fletcher to style the visuals … Read more

Roy Wagner ASC shoots Stand! with Blackmagic Design cameras

Cinematographer Roy H. Wagner ASC shot the upcoming musical drama Stand! using several Ursa Mini Pro cameras for principal photography, along with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for select shots. The story of Stand! revolves around the general strike that occurred in Winnipeg in 1919, an event that inspired such modern causes as the … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC launches online cinematography channel

Along with working as a professional cinematographer, Roy H. Wagner ASC has spent the last 40 years hosting seminars, teaching at all of the prominent American film Schools, and interviewing many cinematographers. Having found production partners to support his desire to leave a lasting impression of those members of the cinematographic community, Wagner has launched … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “The British New Wave”

The British New Wave Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC The British New Wave Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC I’m a child of the golden age of filmmaking. Well, at least one of those golden ages we speak of with such reverence – the 1940s. As a young aspirant I … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Past Present Perfect”

Past Present Perfect Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Past Present Perfect Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner ASC hFRPS says cinematogaphers today have more power, and relevance, than ever. In the midst of the greatest celebration of filmmaking at Metro Goldwyn Mayer, during the 1940s, a master … Read more

Roy H. Wagner ASC “Community Spirit”

Community Spirit Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Community Spirit Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H. Wagner ASC HFRPS says that when the chips are down, crew must be able to bond collectively together to say yes or no to a production’s demands. I’m old enough to remember six-day … Read more

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“British Style”

British Style Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC British Style Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Born and raised in a tiny village of 10,000 in the middle of America. Flat farm lands as far as the eye could see. The cinema was our only hope to believe our dreams fulfilled. … Read more

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“Basic instincts”

Basic instincts Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Basic instincts Letter from America / Roy H Wagner ASC Roy H Wagner ASC says cinematography is a discovery process, and it’s the cinematographer’s duty to rely on their intuition and be able to turn on a sixpence. Years ago, while observing my mentor discussing … Read more

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“Nothing but the truth”

Nothing but the truth Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS Nothing but the truth Letter From America / Roy H Wagner ASC HFRPS Here I am, completely enthralled, watching a low-budget B&W film made in 1946. Yet I am unable to sit through the first twenty minutes of “the biggest and best … Read more