March 2020: Just One Language – Visual Language

Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Just one language – visual language Across The Pond / Mark London Williams By the time you read this in March – which side of the “Ides” you find yourself on – the Oscars and award season itself will be, as previously … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “Caveat Emptor”

Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Caveat Emptor Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC I’m writing to you on the plane home from the 2019 celebration of the art of cinematography called EnergaCamerimage in Toruń, Poland. This grand event happens every year in November and allows us a wonderful week to … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “Rise of the Robots”

Rise of the Robots Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Rise of the Robots Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC On the eve of standing down as national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, Steven Poster ASC says education, development, and standardisation remain crucial as a new age of technology … 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

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“Wait and see!”

Wait and see! Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC Wait and see! Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC, national president, International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600, recounts how patience can be its own reward when it comes to maintaining artistic intent. Learning the virtue of patience is not an easy … Read more

September 2018: “The Jane Goodall of Cinematography”

The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Jane Goodall of Cinematography Across The Pond / Mark London Williams LEAD IMAGE: Ellen Kuras, captures Jane, National Geographic’s documentary on Jane Goodall, in Tanzania. Credit: National Geographic L.A. has always been a town filled with self-congratulations – though D.C. gives it … Read more

Don’t Miss Cine Gear Expo Atlanta 2018

Cine Gear Expo kicks off its inaugural Hollywood-style event at the world-renowned Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia on October 6-7, 2018. Free registration is open at: http://www.cinegearexpo.com/ga-expo-attendee-registration The 2-day Expo will offer the bustling Atlanta production community a relaxed venue to get caught up on techniques, tools and trade secrets. Like the revered annual … Read more

Steven Poster ASC “The Time Is Now”

The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC The Time Is Now Letter From America / Steven Poster ASC I have always made it a goal to include women and people of colour on my crews, but that’s hardly been an easy ask. One time (in another country that shall go nameless), … Read more

May 2018:
Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama

Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Diversity, Dogs and Docudrama Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: The Chapman Leonard Diversity Panel headed by (l-r): John Newby ASC, Donald A. Morgan, Patrick Cady ASC (c/o Chapman Leonard) We’re in the midst of that “advent calendar”-like season between NAB … Read more

2017 Camerimage Diary

Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince Silver Jubilee Special Report / 2017 Camerimage Diary / Ron Prince One man’s journey through the mirth and merriment of the 25th Camerimage Festival of Cinematography. Monday 13th November: It’s stupid o’clock. 4.30am to be precise. Therefore way-too-early to discover oneself in an airport … Read more

Oh What A Lovely Year!

In our 25th anniversary year, both the number of IMAGO’s activities and our number of members grew. IMAGO now includes 53 national societies and close to 4,500 professional cinematographers as members. During the last IMAGO General Assembly, the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, Malaysian Society of Cinematographers, Singapore Society of Cinematographers and Peruvian Society of … Read more

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“Safety Is No Accident”

Safety Is No Accident Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Safety Is No Accident Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC, president of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, says well-being of the crew, both on and off-set, is of paramount importance, and shares details of ICG’s free Safety App. We … Read more

August 2017:
The need to greet the future

The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We caught up recently with ICG President Steven Poster (whose epistles from these same shores also appear in British Cinematographer), he of ASC, Testament, Rocky V, Big Top PeeWee, … Read more

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“Buyer beware”

Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Buyer Beware Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC says the appliance and adoption of new technologies can only be successful when it helps storytellers. As Michael Hobbes noted in a recent Twitter post: “Kentaro Toyama, a former Gates Foundation consultant and the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing … Read more

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Amityville: The Awakening

Shock Horror Steven Poster ASC / Amityville: The Awakening Shock Horror Steven Poster ASC / Amityville: The Awakening Despite what you may think you know about the infamous Amityville murders story, Amityville: The Awakening  is not gore. The reboot – written and directed by Franck Khalfoun – is a contemporary tale of an age-old classic … Read more

Family matters

Family Matters Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Family Matters Letter from America / Steven Poster ASC Steven Poster ASC says workplace unity, set etiquette and civil camaraderie need to be integrated into the 21st century production culture. I know it’s easy for the more senior practitioners of our craft to often regale younger … Read more

Steven Poster ASC / Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Enemies Unite Steven Poster ASC / Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Enemies Unite Steven Poster ASC / Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore You don’t need all of the fingers on one of your hands to count the number of cinematographers who have shot films with dogs and cats in … Read more