100 Editions Young…

Dear Reader, Thank you! We have been overwhelmed with joy to receive so many kind messages and calls – from readers and advertisers alike – about our 99th edition in May. During these challenging times, your direct involvement and stellar support, in helping to keep the spirit of togetherness going strong through our pages, is inestimable. … Read more

DP George Burt on G-LOC

DP George Burt wrote in with details about his work on the low-budget (less than £2m) sci-fi thriller G-LOC. Directed by Tom Paton, it is the story of a young man who has fled from Earth to find a new home on planet Rhea, where the early human settlers have decided they will no longer … Read more

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF on County Lines

DP Sverre Sørdal FNF wrote in with details about his work on director Henry Blake’s County Lines, a coming-of-age thriller about a 14-year-old boy who is groomed into a county lines criminal network. “The shoot was four weeks, 11-day-fortnight with one pick-up day, making 23 days in total. We shot exclusively on location around London … Read more

Cut it Power Saving Initiative launches at 2020 BSC Expo

The 2020 BSC Expo saw the launch of Cut It, the first crew-led initiative to tackle carbon emissions in film and TV production. Three of the organisation’s founding members – cinematographers Anna Valdez Hanks and Sarah Cunningham, and 1st AC Jason Henwood – were invited to speak on a panel about the industry’s response to … Read more

New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund set up

The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create a new industry-backed Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund to help support the creative community, which like many industries, has been devastated by the pandemic. Established with a £1m donation from Netflix, the new Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund will … Read more

BSC urges members to “Stay in touch and be supportive” during COVID-19 outbreak

A message from BC President, Mike Eley BSC: Dear Members, These coming weeks and months will be the most challenging our industry has faced in most of our lifetimes. We are used to the ebb and flow of work, the peaks and troughs, but this is something altogether different; the virtual shutdown of our entire … 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

Inside The New Issue: 98

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 16th March 2020 onwards. On the Cover Mandy Walker ACS ASC on Mulan A history-making collaboration, for now at least, brings the live-action version of Disney’s 1998 animation Mulan into 2020 – with Australian DP … Read more

DP Mike Staniforth on Underwater

Manchester-based DP Mike Staniforth wrote in with details about his work on Underwater for first-time director Michael Keogh. Underwater won Best Global Short at the Savannah Film Festival, and is airing on Sky Arts during 2020. “After reading the script for Underwater, I knew immediately that I just had to shoot this film. As clichéd … Read more

How would you like to shoot a Bollywood movie?

DP Santonio Terzio contacted us about his work on the British-based production of Well Done Baby, and says he would like to connect BSC members to Indian filmmakers and production houses. “Well Done Baby is a £1.5m Indian film story about a modern couple who fail to understand the meaning and purpose of their relationship, … Read more

Winners crowned at 2020 BSC Awards

On Saturday 15th February 2020, the BSC held its 2nd Awards Night at the Grovesnor House Hotel in Mayfair, London and there was further success for DPs Roger Deakins and Jakob Ihre, plus triumphs for operators Joe Russell and Geoffrey Haley. The event was hosted by Mike Southon BSC and Mike Eley BSC, with Guest … Read more

Sights of the BSC Expo 2020

DoP and photographers Richard Blanshard and John Daly BSC were on-hand to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement, as 8,000 people over two days attended the latest BSC Expo at Battersea Evolution earlier this month, and you can take in the sights and faces from this year’s show right here at British Cinematographer … Read more

Deakins’ visuals on 1917 win the Academy Award for CInematography

1917 was a three-time Oscar winner at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday 9th February, including the trophy for ‘Best Cinematography’ to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC. The World War One feature, filmed to appear as a one continuous shot, held off competition from The Irishman (DP Rodrigo Prieto), Joker (DP Lawrence Sher), One Upon … Read more

Deakins and 1917 add BAFTA prize to ASC accolade

1917 walked away with the most awards at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards with seven, and it was DP Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC who took the award for ‘Best Cinematography’. He is now the most decorated BAFTA winner in the Cinematography category with five wins, with Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki AMC ASC and … Read more

ASC Awards: 1917 Takes Top Prize: Fifth time triumph for Deakins

The Theatrical Award for best cinematography in a motion picture went to Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC for 1917 at the 34th American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. Jarin Blaschke took the Spotlight Award for The Lighthouse and Fejmi Daut and Samir Ljuma won the inaugural Documentary Award for Honeyland. In the TV categories, … Read more

Cinelab London Appoints Joce Capper as Creative Director

Cinelab London have announced the full-time appointment of Joce Capper in the key position of Creative Director/Strategic Business Development. Cinelab London is Europe’s most comprehensive film laboratory and facility providing the widest range of film and digital services. Joce has over 25 years of experience managing and growing Post Production and VFX companies most notably … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 97

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 29th January 2020 onwards. On the Cover Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC on 1917 In our latest cover feature, Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC speaks to us about the multi-awarded nominated production, 1917. Deakins tells … Read more

BSC’s Roger Deakins Is Oscar Contender Again As 2020 Nominations Are Revealed

Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC is in contention to collect a second Oscar in three years in the ‘Best Cinematography’ category after being chosen in the 92nd Academy Awards nominations for his work on 1917. There was also arguably a surprise contender in the mix, as the final five were revealed earlier today. Deakins, with … Read more

BSC EXPO 2020 – Have You Registered Yet?

BSC Expo 2020 – Europe’s Premier International Event for Film & TV Production Equipment & Technology – returns to Battersea Evolution on Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February. This international ‘Kit Fest’ will bring another year packed full of new technology presented by over 150 companies. The BSC Expo is a unique event that … Read more