Eric Gautier AFC / The Eddy

Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy   Jazzmatazz Eric Gautier AFC/The Eddy Renowned French DP Eric Gautier AFC shot the first two episodes of Netflix’s jazz-based drama, The Eddy, directed by Damien Chazelle, entirely on Kodak Vision3 16mm film – thereby kick-starting the eight-part story with a suitably mean-and-moody look. The show was well-received when these … Read more

David Raedeker / The Souvenir

Dream Like David Raedeker / The Souvenir Dream Like David Raedeker / The Souvenir If critical notices are anything to go by, then fans of director Joanna Hogg’s films will be far from disappointed by her fourth feature, The Souvenir. Shot by cinematographer David Raedeker, who combined 16mm-Bolex and S16mm film footage with S16mm and … Read more

March 2019: A subtle shift in focus

A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams A subtle shift in focus Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The first new column of spring finds us, once again, “between frames,” as it were. In the annual calendar’s relentless march – NAB! Cine Gear! Emmy! Oscar! – there is a … Read more

Sights of the BSC Expo 2019

DoP and photographer Richard Blanshard was on-hand once more to capture the action, the collaboration and the excitement, as 5600 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 – both … Read more

Have you registered for the Media Technology Day?

If you haven’t yet registered for this week’s Media Technology Day presented by the Procam Group – the event for the UK’s film and TV production community – it only takes a minute, and it’s free! Register here now! Taking place on Thursday, 1st November 2018, from 9.15am – 7.00pm, at the Ham Yard Hotel … Read more

Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental

Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental Covering All Bases Spotlight / Take 2 Camera & Grip Rental Take 2’s newly-installed managing director, Alan Piper, says he has noticed a distinct trend in camera and lens hire. With 40 years of experience in the film industry, and as head of one … Read more

CVP

Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP Metamorphosis Spotlight / CVP For over 30 years, CVP has been equipping directors of photography with the camera, lens and grip brands that keep the industry moving. But, a look beyond the digital façade reveals far more than a simple ‘online box shifter’. Young, vibrant and passionate, this is a company … Read more

Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post

Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post Truth Will Out Janusz Kaminski ASC / The Post It wouldn’t have been awards season without Steven Spielberg somewhere in the mix, and his most recent movie The Post, shot on Kodak 35mm film by Janusz Kaminski ASC, was every inch a contender. The production was … Read more

Will Baldy matches the light on his first TV drama

“Back in April 2017 I was asked to shoot my first TV drama, series nine of S4C’s Gwaith Cartref, through production company Fiction Factory,” writes DP Will Baldy. “Transmitting in March 2018, in Welsh language, the series follows the personal lives of teachers and students at the Welsh-speaking comprehensive school. We had to shoot, on-average, … Read more

Movietech sizes-up new large format lensing options

In preparation for the new wave of large format camera systems, independent image capture specialist Movietech, is offering the UK’s first set of the brand new, custom-made lenses from Whitepoint Optics. The acquisition of the new lenses is part of Movietech’s on-going programme of investment in the very latest imaging technology that includes Ultra HD … Read more

ZEISS Unveils High-Speed DSLR Lens: ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25

With its new wide-angle focal length, the ZEISS Milvus family now boasts eleven lenses for single-lens reflex cameras, including four focal lengths with a maximum aperture of 1.4, making them perfect for videographers. The ZEISS Milvus 1.4/25 is the latest focal length to be added to ZEISS’s largest range of lenses for full-frame single-lens reflex … Read more

Filmscape busy shooting around the world

As it continues to expand its product range, image-capture specialist Filmscape has remained focussed on supporting cinematographers and crews on a growing number of productions, both in the UK and further afield. Filmscape’s inventory includes the latest products from manufacturers including ARRI, RED, Angenieux, Canon, Cooke, Leica and Zeiss. Having supplied camera, lens and grip … Read more