Take a sneak peek inside the May/June 2024 issue of British Cinematographer

May 17, 2024

The spring sun has finally made an appearance, and so has the latest edition of British Cinematographer! Read on for a sneak peek of our May/June issue…

ROB HARDY ASC BSC ON CIVIL WAR

Have you seen the latest masterclass in cinematic world building from Rob Hardy ASC BSC and director Alex Garland yet? The pair’s latest project takes us to a divided America of the near-future, where they use an army of cameras to capture this poignant and powerful tale of conflict.

Hear from Hardy, Garland, camera operator Chris DuMont and gaffer Todd Heater as they relive the exhilarating shoot.

POLLY MORGAN ASC BSC ON BACK TO BLACK

The remarkable yet tragically brief life of Amy Winehouse is vividly portrayed in a compelling new biopic. Polly Morgan ASC BSC’s lensing helps unravel the intricate layers of Amy Winehouse’s personal and professional lives in Back to Black.

JAC FITZGERALD, RICHARD RUTKOWSKI ASC, ADAM ARKAPAW, DAVID FRANCO ON MASTERS OF THE AIR

The DPs behind the new World War II epic from producers Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg reveal how they used cutting-edge virtual production techniques on this retelling of the United States Army Air Forces’ 100th Bomb Group’s heroic exploits.

MARKUS FÖRDERER ASC BVK ON CONSTELLATION

With echoes of Interstellar and SolarisConstellation moves from space to Earth, and across time. Find out how Markus Förderer ASC BVK captured the gravity- defying shots.

NANU SEGAL BSC ON SCOOP

It was an interview that would shake the very foundations of Buckingham Palace. Nanu Segal BSC explains how she and director Philip Martin brought light and shade to Netflix’s dramatic retelling of the Prince Andrew versus Emily Maitlis showdown..

BEN SERESIN ASC BSC ON GODZILLA X KONG: THE NEW EMPIRE

Ben Seresin ASC BSC was thrilled to shoot another rumble between the iconic Titans following the success of 2021’s Godzilla vs. Kong, fusing live-action cinematography and CG.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY LIFE

Members of the camera community share how they manage the often precarious but rewarding juggling act between their work and parenthood.

TECH-NIQUE: LED LIGHTING

The possibilities offered by LED lighting are endless. Cinematographers share their tips and tricks for bringing creativity and colour to your next set.

TRAIN TO GAIN: BSC X LSA WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

The British Society of Cinematographers and London Screen Academy’s recent training initiative gave underrepresented communities a hands-on – and in some cases life-changing – insight into the camera, lighting and grip departments.

CINEMATIC CLASSIC: THE WRONG TROUSERS

Thirty years on from the release of Wallace and Gromit’s first half-hour adventure, Dave Alex Riddett BSC and Tristan Oliver BSC look back on making stop-motion classic with fond memories.

NEWS ANALYSIS: IMPACT OF THE STRIKES

Although the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes are now history, Hollywood – and beyond – is still reeling from their impact. We examine its repercussions in the UK film industry.

EVENTS

Look ahead to another bumper edition of Cine Gear Expo LA, in its new home of Warner Bros. Studios, and celebrate with the winners of the BAFTA TV Craft Awards.

HERE’S WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND IN THE LATEST ISSUE…

Enjoy lots more behind-the-scenes features, including Hélène Louvart AFC on La Chimera, Tania Freimuth on Verdigris, and Bryan Gavigan and Evelin van Rei NSC on Passenger.

In this issue’s Masterclasses, Daniel Stafford-Clark reveals how he reflected the ups and downs of Big Mood in its visual language, while Rick Joaquim SASC takes on the challenge of shooting in the back of an ambulance for Stay Calm.

Phedon Papamichael ASC GSC assumes the director’s mantle for Light Falls – find out how he finds the transition between DP’ing and directing.

Craig Dean Devine reflects on the influences and inspirations that have made him the cinematographer he is today in Meet The New Wave.

See what projects DPs are currently working on in Shooting Summary and see if you and your crew have made it into our picture gallery!

We put the spotlight on the latest post, VFX and workflow news in Set to Post.

Hear from Christopher Ross BSC in our President’s Perspective.

In our latest excerpt from Phil Méheux BSC and James Friend ASC BSC’s Preserving The Vision, BSC founding member Guy Green OBE BSC is profiled.

‘Make films not war’ is the message behind this issue’s GBCT News, looking at the fascinating wartime origins of camera and grip equipment.

Get to know IMAGO’s new Film Preservation and Restoration Committee, formed at its 2024 annual general meeting in London, which aims to promote film heritage.

You can also read about the latest news and industry happenings and much, much more!

Digital and Print & Digital Subscribers can read our 123rd edition now by clicking here.

Print subscribers* will receive their copies in the post within the next fortnight.

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*Issue 123 will only be received in printed format by those with an active ‘Print’ or ‘Print & Digital’ subscription purchased before 17th May 2024. Any new ‘Print’ or ‘Print & Digital’ subscription purchases made from 17th May 2024 onwards will NOT receive this issue in print as part of their purchase.

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