Trafalgar Square to host free open-air film screenings

Trafalgar Square is to host a series of free open-air film screenings as Londoners are urged to ditch the box set and get back to live cinema. The six films will be shown over the August bank holiday weekend, and will include the James Bond movie Skyfall, the original Star Wars film, Bend It Like … Read more

Ideal Insight create infographic highlighting the use of the London Underground in cinema

The London Underground is one of the most iconic elements of the capital, but did you know that it isn’t just commuters and tourists who make use of the stations? Tube stations are one of the most popular filming locations for blockbusters. When it comes to video production in London, location is one of the most … Read more

HARBOR adds colour scientist CJ Julian to talent roster

HARBOR continues to expand its line-up of top global creative talent with the hiring of CJ Julian as colour scientist to work with tenured HARBOR colour scientist, Matthew Tomlinson.  Julian joins HARBOR with 15 years of experience in film and TV production. With a background as a lighting technician and cinematographer, he moved on to become … Read more

Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC

CREATIVE FORCE If Sir Roger Deakins’ career was a screenplay, it would have all the thrills and wow factor of a sure-fire hit movie. Now a knighthood can be added into a narrative already infused with originality, ingenuity, and award-winning creations. The master craftsman shares his valuable insight and discusses filmmaking highlights, creative influences, and … Read more

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / 1917

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch

Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch Watch the Birdie Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC / The Goldfinch WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital … Read more

Oscar Winner Roger Deakins Receives 2nd Annual Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

NFTS Alumnus Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC (Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall, Sicario) came to the school to receive the second annual ‘Sue Gibson Cinematography Award’ and to deliver a masterclass to a packed audience of NFTS Alumni and guests from the industry, including sponsors ARRI and ARRI Rental and the British Society of Cinematographers. Roger … Read more

Eddie Knight

Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Shining a Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Eddie Knight Lead image: On Hercules in Budapest with DP Dante Spinotti BY: David Wood Fact file: Age: 69 Born: East London Training: Lee Lighting Lives: Wanstead Hobby/Passion: Trips to Catalunya, Spain Selected Filmography (so far): The … Read more

14th time lucky as Deakins collects the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049

British cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC won the Oscar for his cinematography work on director Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi blockbuster Blade Runner 2049 at the 90th Academy Awards, held on March 4th at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Deakins’ win marks the end of a long run of nominations for the Academy Award, the cinematographer … Read more

Edward Ames GBCT shoots low-budget war drama The Last Witness

“Shooting the noir, post-war thriller, The Last Witness, for director Piotr Szkopiak, was right up my street in terms of style and look,” notes DP Edward Ames GBCT. “Set in 1947, this is a fictional re-imagining of a true, bloody and heart-breaking tale about a journalist who uncovers the horrific murder of 22,000 Polish soldiers … Read more

Suzanne Smith

Rolls With It Meet the New Wave / Suzanne Smith Rolls With It Meet the New Wave / Suzanne Smith Filmography (so far): Samsara (2017, in post), Guardians (2017, in post), Sunset Rose (2015), Corinthian (2014) When did you discover you wanted to be a cinematographer? My granddad had an incredible collection of cameras, which … Read more

John ‘Biggles’ Higgins

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / John ‘Biggles’ Higgins Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / John ‘Biggles’ Higgins Fact file Age: 64 Born: Athlone, Republic Of Ireland First job: Samuelson Group Training: Electrical engineer Early career: Shell UK Lives: Kensington, London Big Break: 1984 (dir. Michael Radford, DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC … Read more

Steve Begg

Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg BY: Michael Burns One of the leading practitioners of the arts of special effects and VFX working today, Steve Begg was the visual effects supervisor on the recent clutch of 007 James Bond blockbusters, and has worked with directors from James … Read more

Roger Deakins BSC, ASC / Skyfall

Premium Bond Roger Deakins BSC, ASC / Skyfall Premium Bond Roger Deakins BSC, ASC / Skyfall BY: Ron Prince Bond is back. And his loyalty to M is severely tested as the past comes back to haunt her. When MI6 comes under attack and hunkers below ground, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, … Read more

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