December 4, 2017

BSC Operators Night 2017

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.

 

AWARDS

The WINNER of the Best Cinematography in a TV Drama 2017

was presented to

CINEMATOGRAPHER - MARK PATTEN

For TABOO Season 1 – Episode 4

Mark Patten

 

The WINNER of the TV Drama Operators Award 2017

  went to

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

 went to

OPERATOR: PETER CAVACIUTI ASSOCIATE BSC


for ALLIED

Ralph Fiennes (L) presents the award to Peter Cavaciuti Ass BSC

Full nominees can be found Here

 

Very many congratulations to all the recipients!  

 

 The photos of the evening can be found https://flic.kr/s/aHsmaXowpB:

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

 

 

RAFFLE PRIZES                                                  

 

ARRI RENTAL                                                                                                              

Lunch for two at Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons                         

LUCAS BLAKE 

CW SONDEROPTIC                                                                                                     

Leica Sofort Camera

ED MOORE 

COOKE OPTICS                                                                                                           

6 bottles Champagne

TIM PALMER BSC

 

DIGITAL ORCHARD                                                                                                     

The Making of Harry Potter—Warner Bros Studio Tour

NORMANDY SOTO

 

LEE FILTERS                                                                                                                

Fuji Instax Camera

DAN LOWE 

 

MISSION DIGITAL                                                                                                  

6TB G Hard Drive

RICHARD McKITTY

  

PROLIGHT DIRECT

2 x Aladdin Eye Lote Bi Colour

SOL SAIHATI + RICHARD PROCTER

2 x Faderlux Viewing Glass                                                                                                                                        OLIVER RUSSELL + GUILLERMO NAVARRO AMC ASC

 

PANASONIC                                                                                                                  

Full HD Smart LED Television - TX-40ES400B

DAVID ROM

 

PANAVISION                                                                                                                

Panavision Custom Leather Sachtler Bag

FRANCES RUSSELL 

 

PINEWOOD MBS                                                                                                         

BOSE Soundlink Around-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

MARTIN CARNELL  

 

RED EUROPE                                                                                                              

Champagne

JOHN DE BORMAN BSC  

 

SIR SYDNEY SAMUELSON CBE BSC                                                                       

Pinewood—The Story of an Iconic Studio

JASON MARTIN

 

TECHNICOLOR                                                                                                            

6 bottles Veuve Clicquot Champagne

GEORGE STEEL

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