Joshua James Richards / Nomadland

ON THE ROAD Joshua James Richards shoots the third feature film from director Chloé Zhao – the intimate story of self-discovery, Nomadland. The United States’ growing population of middle-aged drifters, many being forced out of their homes by the 2008 recession and on to the road, is the subject of director Chloé Zhao’s third feature. … 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

Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey

Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey Double bill Ben Smithard BSC / Blinded By The Light & Downton Abbey WANT TO READ IT ALL? Below is only a teaser, and the full interview can be found in the September 2019 issue (95) of British Cinematographer magazine. If you purchase a … Read more

Luke Palmer and his cinematography on Amaurosis (The Unseen)

DP Luke Palmer wrote in with details about his work on Amaurosis (The Unseen), a psychological thriller dealing with love, loss and obsessive compulsion. The production is the third collaboration between writer/director Gary Sinyor (Leon The Pig Farmer, The Bachelor) and Palmer whose credits include The Fold (2013) and Rise And Fall Of The Krays … Read more

Panasonic Varicam supports the look for comedy After Life

Panasonic’s VariCam range was used to help create an aesthetically pleasing look, supporting the comedic narrative, of Ricky Gervais’ latest Netflix Original comedy series, After Life. The six-part series from Derek Productions is created, written and directed by Gervais, with Charlie Hanson as producer and Gervais and Duncan Hayes as executive producers. Over the six … Read more

Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow

Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow Dance Lesson Mike Eley BSC / The White Crow By Trevor Hogg After adapting William Shakespeare for his directorial debut Coriolanus (2011), Ralph Fiennes explored the mistress of author Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman (2013), and for his third effort delves into the defection of … Read more

Łukasz Żal – Cold War

Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Lovely Warfare Łukasz Żal PSC / Cold War Awards seem to follow the collaborations of filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski and cinematographer Łukasz Żal PSC who were responsible for Ida becoming the first Polish film to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and with Cold War, Żal … Read more

Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas

Lighting ghosts Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas Lighting ghosts Ben Smithard BSC / The Man Who Invented Christmas Ben Smithard BSC has shot of a lot of films set in a range of periods throughout historical England – The Damned United, My Week With Marilyn, Belle, Diana And I, to name … Read more

Martin Testar GBCT creates visuals for Song For Armageddon touring art installation

Cinematographer Marin Testar GBCT wrote in with details about the visuals he created for Song For Armageddon, a touring art installation film by artists Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson in collaboration with Ophir Ilzetzki, produced by Forma. “Armageddon is a place in northern Israel that lends its name to the end of the world. Also … Read more

Paul Cameron ASC takes on Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

On the set of the upcoming, major motion picture, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, award-winning director of photography Paul Cameron ASC had to overcome hefty challenges. To get unprecedented oceanic shots, Cameron used drones to gather closer approaches and wrap-around shots of the ships. His aerial unit also managed to sink … Read more