Rizwan Wadan / Mr Helix

Mover, not shaker Innovator / Rizwan Wadan / Mr Helix Mover, not shaker Innovator / Rizwan Wadan / Mr Helix All images: ©Pixeleyed Pictures Rizwan Wadan of Mr Helix is a self-taught technician with a passion for providing solutions that extend far beyond revolutionising the way shots are stabilised. From TV hits like Luther to … Read more

UK Film Industry Supports Anti-Terrorism Campaign

Camera-stabilisation technology developer, Rizwan Wadan, is one of the few practicing Muslims to have broken through into the mainstream filming industry in the UK. It is his firm belief that it is important to open dialogues and debates through the visual medium and advocate film to the BAME and Muslim communities. At the time of … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story

Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Uncoupling Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / Marriage Story Shot on Kodak 35mm film, director Noah Baumbach’s tragi-comedy Marriage Story earned multiple nominations during the 2020 awards season. Its sure-footed cinematography was composed by Robbie Ryan BSC ISC. Baumbach’s sensitive and sharp-witted bi-coastal narrative centres on a marriage … Read more

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We’d be remiss if we didn’t start this month’s column with the rather shocking note that Ed Phillips, who oversaw Matthews Studio Equipment as its President for … Read more

Revealed: The Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes

This year’s prestigious Festival de Cannes competition from 14-25 May will be appraised by the next Jury – four women and four men, from four continents and from seven different nationalities – invited this year under the first ever presidency of a Latino-American filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu. Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux said: “The Cannes’ … Read more

Cuarón’s Roma wins the Academy Award for CInematography

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma was a three-time Oscar winner at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday 24th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’. The semi-biographical take on legendary Mexican filmmaker’s upbringing in the nation’s capital, held off competition from The Favourite (DP Robbie Ryan BSC ISC), Cold War (DP Łukasz Żal PSC), A Star Is … Read more

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite

Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite Courtly capers Robbie Ryan BSC ISC / The Favourite WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the January 2019 issue (91) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a year’s digital subscription from just £30, … Read more

Nominees Announced for IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography

The nominees have been announced for the second IMAGO Awards ceremony, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 16th March 2019, with Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC aiming for yet another trophy for his work on Blade Runner 2049. Having garnered Oscar, ASC, BSC and BAFTA accolades last year, Deakins will be one of … Read more

Alfonso Cuarón takes the BAFTA for Cinematography

The Favourite walked away with the most awards at this year’s BAFTAs with seven, but it was Roma and DP Alfonso Cuarón who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’ as one of four successes for his semi-biographical take on his upbringing. Cuarón, who also individually also won Best Director for Roma, edged out Robbie Ryan … Read more

BSC members Friend and Goldman Triumph At ASC Awards

BSC members James Friend and Adriano Goldman triumphed in two of the television categories at the 33rd ASC Awards, held Saturday 9th February 2019, but there was disappointment for Robbie Ryan BSC ISC as he missed out to Łukasz Żal PSC in the ‘Theatrical Release’ category. In the category of ‘Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot … Read more

January 2019: A Common Language Among Filmmakers

A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A Common Language Among Filmmakers Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Sort of like the space between the end of the first Daniel Craig James Bond film, and the start of the next, consider that we’re picking up essentially where we left … Read more

BSC’s Robbie Ryan Is Oscar Contender As Nominations Are Revealed

Robbie Ryan BSC ISC is in contention to make it consecutive Oscars for BSC members in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category, after being chosen in the 91st Academy Awards nominations for his work on The Favourite. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Irish DP … Read more

BSC announce nominees for 2018 ‘Feature Film’ award

The BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) are pleased to announce the 2018 nominations for the BSC ‘Best Cinematography in a Feature Film’ award, which will be announced at this year’s special 70th Anniversary Awards Dinner & Awards on Friday 15th February 2019 at The Grosvenor House Hotel. As with the ASC Awards nominations and the … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 91

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 25th January 2019. On the Cover Dion Beebe ACS ASC on Mary Poppins Returns After previously teaming up on ‘Best Cinematography Oscar’ nominee Chicago and winner Memoirs Of A Geisha, Dion Beebe ACS ASC joins … Read more

Nominations announced for 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

BSC member Robbie Ryan BSC ISC is amongst five nominees named for the ‘Cinematography’ award at the 2019 EE British Academy Film Awards, taking place on Sunday 10th February. Ryan is a contender for the award for his work on The Favourite which won the Audience Award at EnergaCamerimage festival in November, and the nomination … Read more

ASC Reveals Feature and Television Nominees For 33rd Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced the nominees for all categories of the 33rd Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards. Winners will be named at the awards gala on February 9 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. Congratulations from British Cinematographer go to four BSC members nominated for awards – Robbie … Read more

November 2018: Out of Darkness, Cometh Light

Out of Darkness, Cometh Light Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Out of Darkness, Cometh Light Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: energaCAMERIMAGE winner The Favourite The calendar change from December to January is always redolent with contradiction – the wistfulness and yearnings of fall, giving way to finality, the endings, … Read more

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2018 Winners!

The fantastic EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival is over for another year, and we salute all the winners in Poland in 2018, listed below. Special congratulations from British Cinematographer magazine to BSC members Dick Pope, James Friend and Robbie Ryan on their accolades. MAIN COMPETITION Golden Frog: The Fortress cin. Ji Yong Kim dir. Dong-Hyuk Hwang Silver Frog: … Read more