Aerial filming

SKY RISERS Drones, helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft are helping filmmakers create creative and spectacular shots that soar. We examine the developments in the ever-evolving world of aerial cinematography. Aerial cinematography is long-established in cinema history. From bi-plane dogfights in the 1927 WWI drama Wings to the first helicopter shot in 1945’s The Bandit of Sherwood, … Read more

Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC / Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc

ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe OBE, BSC (1913-2016) had a long and successful career working on many notable films. He was for many years the chief cameraman at Ealing Studios, shooting a number of their features, including some of their comedies, which included Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). For several years, his … Read more

Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom People Love Dinosaurs Oscar Faura / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Directed by J. A. Bayona, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks another action-packed addition to the blockbuster dinosaur franchise. Made on a budget of around $170m, the fifth instalment of … Read more

Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post

Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post It wouldn’t have been awards season without Steven Spielberg somewhere in the mix, and his most recent movie The Post, shot on Kodak 35mm film by Janusz Kaminski ASC, was every inch a contender. The production was … Read more

ASC to Honor Angelina Jolie with Board of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the recipient of the 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award. The presentation will be made at the organization’s 32nd Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 17 at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray Dolby Ballroom. The ASC Board of Governors Award is given … Read more

December 2017:
The Burning of Los Angeles

The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams The Burning of Los Angeles Across the Pond / Mark London Williams In what is still the greatest of Hollywood novels, Nathanael West’s Day of the Locust, the story ends with conflagration – quite literally “the burning of Los Angeles,” as both metaphor … Read more

Janusz Kaminski / The BFG

Tall Order Janusz Kaminski / The BFG Tall Order Janusz Kaminski / The BFG The BFG  (short for The Big Friendly Giant) is the title of Roald Dahl’s classic 1982 children’s book about a sweet orphaned girl named Sophie, who one night is taken away from her dormitory to a faraway land populated by giants. … Read more

Kodak says its film business will return with help from Star Wars

Thanks to directors including J.J. Abrams, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Sam Mendes, Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes and Paul Greengrass, moviemakers “do not have to worry about film going away anymore,” said Kodak CEO, Jeff Clarke, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens was shot on … Read more

Janusz Kaminski ASC / War Horse

Inside Track Jausz Kaminski ASC / War Horse Inside Track Jausz Kaminski ASC / War Horse Janusz Kaminski and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on more than a dozen films. Their latest is War Horse, the story born as a children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo. It was adapted into a successful theatrical production that featured state-of-the-art … Read more