Alan Stewart / Aladdin

Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin Magic Lamps Alan Stewart / Aladdin WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the May 2019 issue (93) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, or a year’s all-inclusive subscription from … 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 Fact file: Age: 69 Born: East London Training: Lee Lighting Lives: Wanstead Hobby/Passion: Trips to Catalunya, Spain Selected Filmography (so far): The Kid Who Would … Read more

Jonny Franklin

Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonny Franklin Shining A Light On… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / Jonny Franklin Fact file: Age: 33 Born: Kings Lynn, Norfolk Education: South Bank University Lives: Queens Park, West London Hobby/Passion: Travelling Selected filmography: Chaos Walking (2019) Teen Spirit (2018) Patient Zero (2018) Phantom Thread (2017) The Mummy … Read more

David Smith

Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Shining a light on… Gaffers ‘R’ Us / David Smith Header Photo: Julian Bucknall Fact file: Age: 48 Born: London School: Wanstead High School Training: Lee International, Wembley Early career: Commercials and music videos Lives: East London Hobbies/passions: Travel, cycling, taking his sons to football … Read more

Filmscape Media

Shooting for the stars Spotlight / Filmscape Media Shooting for the stars Spotlight / Filmscape Media Back in 2005 Kevin Harvey was the perfect rental firm customer. A theatre graduate of the BRIT School, holding a film degree from the University of Bedfordshire, he was just the sort of filmmaker who would need to hire … Read more

Steve Begg

Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg Doing the trick Clapperboard / Steve Begg 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 Cameron to Christopher … Read more

UK independent films enjoy a blockbuster box office year

fFigures published recently by the BFI show that UK independent films held their own in a record year for the UK box office, as independent films and blockbuster franchises, including UK-made Star Wars: The Force Awakens and SPECTRE, pulled in record cinema audiences in 2015. UK film production remained strong throughout the year, with UK … Read more

Hoyte Van Hoytema FSF NSC / SPECTRE

Sharp Shooter Hoyte Van Hoytema FSF NSC / SPECTRE Sharp Shooter Hoyte Van Hoytema FSF NSC / SPECTRE It’s always special when James Bond returns to the big screen. SPECTRE,  the 24th movie in the ever-popular 007 franchise, features Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as Bond, taking on a chilling confrontation with an old adversary, not … Read more

I-Dailies

Frame Of Mind Post It Notes / I-Dailies Frame Of Mind Post It Notes / I-Dailies Nigel Horn, managing director of i-dailies, says the inherent beauty of film and the desire for creative choice, keep celluloid origination alive and kicking. Well, I guess, as the saying goes: ‘It’s never over till it’s over’. Around ten years ago … Read more

Pinewood Digital

Let it Flow Post It Notes / Pinewood Digital  Let it Flow Post It Notes / Pinewood Digital  Pinewood Digital has developed from a simple digital dailies offering in 2007, to become a full service picture/post facility supporting digital and film workflows for film and TV productions of all sizes and scopes.   Since 2012 … Read more