70 Years of the Operators Awards

CELEBRATING TALENT: 70 YEARS OF THE OPERATORS AWARDS As the Operators Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary, we look back at its formative years and examine the important part the awards still play in recognising outstanding achievement and the camera operator’s vital role in the filmmaking process.  In 1953, four years after its formation, the British Society of Cinematographers decided to celebrate technical expertise and creativity in cinematography in the form of annual … Read more

NFTS celebrates career of Terry Gilliam with masterclass

With a career spanning over six decades, pioneering director, writer and animator Terry Gilliam, known for his visionary body of work including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Brazil, gave a masterclass with a difference to NFTS students to celebrate his highly acclaimed career and mark his recent milestone 80th birthday. In true Terry … Read more

Roger Pratt BSC receives Special BAFTA Award

Cinematographer Roger Pratt BSC has been honoured with a Special Award for outstanding contribution to cinematography, at a BAFTA-hosted tribute event last Sunday (20th January). The special tribute event was compered by BAFTA-winning producer Stephen Woolley. Speakers included directors Mike Leigh, Terry Gilliam, Richard Eyre, and BAFTA-winning gaffer Chuck Finch, all of whom spoke highly … Read more