EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 Review

THE SHOW MUST GO ON While the filmmaking industry strived to overcome 2020’s obstacles to continue to create magic on screen, the event sector was also impacted by pandemic restrictions. Like many festival organisers, the dedicated team behind the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE – the cherished event celebrating cinematography which attracts filmmakers and film enthusiasts … 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

Diana Olifirova

Free Spirit Meet The New Wave / Diana Olifirova Free Spirit Meet The New Wave / Diana Olifirova Filmography (so far): Features: Liars & Cheats (2019). Feature Doc: London Symphony (2017). TV Pilot: Lady Parts (2019) (for C4). Shorts: Strange Cities Are Familiar (2018), Leash (2018), All Of Me (2017) When did you discover you … Read more

Frances Russell BSC

First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC First Lady Clapperboard / Frances Russell BSC Header image: Frances (centre) with Helen MacLean (l) and Audra Marshall (r) at the 2016 BSC Summer Luncheon. For 37 years, Frances Russell worked as company secretary for the British Society Of Cinematographers, before deciding on semi-retirement from the role in … Read more

Worldwide Collaboration

IMAGO now counts 53 national cinematographic societies, and more than 4,500 professional cinematographers, from the four corners of the world among its members. Professional cinematographers often have, more or less, the same challenges over the world. Working together will greatly enhance the opportunity to solve our most important challenges, faster. That has always been one … 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

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel

Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel Who’s Afraid Of Red, Green and Blue? Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Wonder Wheel By the master himself, triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel digitally, and offers more sage advice for … Read more

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC is honoured in Portugal

Invited by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, and by the Portuguese Society of Cinematographers, the prestigious cinematographer Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC was honoured by receiving from both institutions, the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. Vittorio received the prizes in the legendary room of the Portuguese Cinematheque, where the president of the institution, José Manuel Costa, gave a … Read more

Recognition

“Why the hell not the cinematographer?” As former BSC president Barry Ackroyd BSC wrote it in a recent article in this magazine, the sentence, “Why the hell not the cinematographer?” is a question more and more cinematographers ask themselves. In many of the world´s countries, cinematographers are recognised as authors or co-authors of the image … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 84

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 10th November 2017. On the Cover Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC on Murder On The Orient Express Climb aboard, settle in and grab a cup of hot cocoa. Haris Zambarloukos BSC GSC delivers the denouement of … Read more

Make a date in your diary

Silver service There are many anniversaries during 2017. Camerimage and IMAGO are both 25 years old, and ARRI will soon turn 100. There are a lot of IMAGO events coming up. So check out the dates, and put them in your diary. IMAGO Educational Conference The celebratory year started with the IMAGO Educational Conference in … Read more

Barry Ackroyd BSC “Intellectual Property”

Intellectual Property President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC Intellectual Property President’s Perspective / Barry Ackroyd BSC If you were around in the early ‘80s, and you’re still able to think that far back, you’ll recall what was arguably the best film of 1981 – Das Boot, the amazing, Oscar-nominated, true tale of German U-boat U96 … Read more

Eastman Museum to honour Storaro

The George Eastman Museum in New York will honour Academy Award–winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC with the George Eastman Award on Saturday, March 25th, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the art of film. The George Eastman Award was established in 1955 as the first retrospective film award to honour artistic work of … Read more

Secrets of the Master
(Part 2 Of 2)

Secrets of the Master (Part 2 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Secrets of the Master (Part 2 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, continues to share his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Café Society digitally, and offers more sage advice for … Read more

Secrets of the Master
(Part 1 Of 2)

Secrets of the Master (Part 1 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Secrets of the Master (Part 1 of 2) Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / Café Society Triple Oscar-winning cinematographer, Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC, shares his experiences of shooting Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Café Society digitally, and offers some sage advice for up-and-coming cinematographers. … Read more

The passion of Jost Vacano

One man’s struggle for justice came to a conclusion in Munich recently when cinematographer Jost Vacano BVK ASC achieved a landmark decision, which also has important ramifications for cinematographers everywhere. He was awarded half a million Euros in compensation against the producers and distributor of the series Das Boot (1981), for which he was Oscar-nominated, … Read more

Together we stand

Britain has decided to leave the EU. The decision has been received with bewilderment in many countries. But whatever happens from here on, the need to stand together in this world has never been more important. Although the EU might be in a slight spot of trouble, IMAGO thrives and grows. Every year, new cinematographic … Read more

International Cinematographers Summit in Los Angeles

Many IMAGO board members attended the ASC International Cinematographers Summit in Los Angeles at the beginning of June. With around 70 cinematographers from around the world participating, the summit discussed common challenges like the future for cinematographers in the digital age, archiving, ACES, frame rates, laser projection and much more. Representatives from more than 30 … Read more

Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC /
The Art Of Cinematography

Mighty Tome Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / The Art of Cinematography Mighty Tome Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC / The Art of Cinematography I felt honoured and privileged when Vittorio Storaro AIC ASC asked me to collaborate with Lorenzo Codelli on writing profiles of the 150 cinematographers who are featured in the new tome entitled The … Read more