Another wonderful Operators Night was held at The Langham Hotel in London on Friday 1st December, an exquisite venue offering a grand ballroom full of wonderful members and guests. The evening was hosted by President Mike Eley BSC assisted by 'Master of Ceremonies - 1st AD Marcus Catlin. We were extremely grateful to have Ralph Fiennes as our Guest of Honour this year.
L-R Barry Ackroyd BSC, President Mike Eley BSC, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Maw
The evening was dedicated to Mark Milsome GBCT/ACO who was tragically killed on set recently which has been a huge shock to his family and colleagues. Peter MacDonald BSC who has known the Milsome family for many years, read the tribute to Mark which was followed by a toast from the society. He will be deeply missed.
There is a fundraiser for Mark's family, should anyone like to contribute to this: https://fundrazr.com/mark-milsome?ref=ab_070e1d_ab_7vcpzozvzOR7vcpzozvzOR
John Mathieson BSC raised a toast to the Operators and David Worley Ass BSC kindly toasted the society.
Several awards were presented during the evening and we would like to congratulate all who were nominated and of course the winners.
The WINNER of the Best Cinematography in a TV Drama 2017
was presented to
CINEMATOGRAPHER - MARK PATTEN
For TABOO Season 1 – Episode 4
The WINNER of the TV Drama Operators Award 2017
OPERATOR: STUART HOWELL
for The Crown – Season 1
L-R Mike Southon BSC, Rodrigo Gutierrez Ass BSC (collecting the award for Stuart Howell), Ralph Fiennes
Read the nominees Here
The WINNER of the Feature Operators Award 2017
OPERATOR: PETER CAVACIUTI ASSOCIATE BSC
Ralph Fiennes (L) presents the award to Peter Cavaciuti Ass BSC
Full nominees can be found Here
Very many congratulations to all the recipients!
Thank you to Richard Blanshard for the photography.
A huge thank you from the BSC for your very generous donations and without couldn't have raised £2580 for our charities, a wonderful amount and we know will be greatly received by the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. Enormous thanks to Ralph Fiennes who spent a staggering amount of £15,000 from Robin Vidgeon's auction of Freddie Young's Light Meter which he used on many of his films!
A very warm welcome to new Associate BSC members Luke Redgrave and Vince McGahon! Luke was in attendance to collect his membership certificate.
Mike Eley (L) presents Luke Redgrave Ass BSC with members certificate
Lunch for two at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons
Leica Sofort Camera
6 bottles Champagne
TIM PALMER BSC
The Making of Harry Potter—Warner Bros Studio Tour
Fuji Instax Camera
6TB G Hard Drive
2 x Aladdin Eye Lote Bi Colour
SOL SAIHATI + RICHARD PROCTER
2 x Faderlux Viewing Glass OLIVER RUSSELL + GUILLERMO NAVARRO AMC ASC
Full HD Smart LED Television - TX-40ES400B
Panavision Custom Leather Sachtler Bag
BOSE Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
JOHN DE BORMAN BSC
SIR SYDNEY SAMUELSON CBE BSC
Pinewood—The Story of an Iconic Studio
6 bottles Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Thank you to Tak 2 Films for providing the Plasma screens
Gwyn Evans for editing the Film and TV Clips
George Zador and Sean Francis for filming the Award Winners