The September/October issue of British Cinematographer is now here! Read on to find out what’s in the latest edition…
RODRIGO PRIETO ASC AMC ON BARBIE
British Cinematographer has gone behind the scenes at the Barbie Dreamhouse (or the Mojo Dojo Casa House, if you prefer) to find out how cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto ASC AMC jumped at the chance to make Greta Gerwig’s vision of “authentic artificiality” a reality.
Prieto shares his approach to framing in Barbie Land (“in line with how a kid would look at a toy”), helping Gerwig transition to shooting digitally, and his emblematic choice of colour palette. Did you know: The fuchsia fantasy reportedly required so much of Rosco’s signature pink paint that it led to a global shortage!
FRASER TAGGART ON MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE
Tom Cruise’s jaw-dropping clifftop motorcycle stunts aren’t the only incredible thing about the latest Mission: Impossible outing. Cinematographer Fraser Taggart reveals the impressive technical processes involved in embedding the audience at the heart of the action.
SPECIAL FEATURE: STRIKE ACTION
As Hollywood’s actors and writers embark on a daring quest for recognition and justice, British Cinematographer pulls back the curtain on the ongoing labour action, examining what it means for productions outside of the US.
As the likes of ChatGPT and Midjourney continue to make headlines, find out how filmmakers are embracing artificial intelligence at every stage of the production process. Can it be leveraged as a valuable tool or is it a threat to creativity?
THE BIGGER PICTURE… DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (PART TWO)
Discover the industry bodies and companies fighting to make the filmmaking landscape more equal. The British Cinematographer team would love to hear about any D&I initiatives that you’ve been involved with or benefitted from – please get in touch.
MEET THE NEW WAVE: OLAN COLLARDY
He’s the self-taught cinematographer behind smash-hit comedy Rye Lane – now rising star Olan Collardy reflects on his filmmaking journey so far and his hopes of inspiring the next generation of talent to find their passion, purpose and voice.
ED MOORE BSC ON HIJACK
Take to the skies for this claustrophobic thriller, starring Idris Elba as corporate negotiator Sam Nelson who uses his skills to try to save people on a hijacked plane. Cinematographer Ed Moore BSC shares his insight into the show’s sky-high visuals.
SIMONA SUSNEA ON HEARTSTOPPER S2
Simona Susnea loved being able to put her passion for colour and light installations to good use on the second season of coming-of-age drama Heartstopper. Find out how she rose to the challenge on filming at some of Paris’ most iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower!
GAVIN FINNEY BSC ON GOOD OMENS S2
Charged with bringing the creative visions of two fantasy maestros, Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, to life once more, Gavin Finney BSC relished the opportunity to return to the world of Aziraphale and Crowley for Good Omens’ second chapter.
SI BELL BSC ON THE WOMAN IN THE WALL
The legacy of the shocking Magdalene laundries scandal is the focus of new BBC series The Woman in the Wall. DP Si Bell BSC explores his processes when portraying this dark stain on Ireland’s past with humour and light.
HERE’S WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND IN THE LATEST ISSUE…
Lighting up the latest In The Frame profile is German gaffer Thorsten Kosellek, who shares his career journey on the Continent and beyond.
As well as entertaining readers with his latest Letter From America, Steven Poster ASC is also the star of this issue’s Visionary feature. Explore his storied, decades-spanning career in movies.
Hear from more DPs on their latest and greatest projects, including Cathy Ye on Bone Black and Jo Jo Lam on Playland.
The latest Masterclass sees Xavier Dolléans AFC share his innovative use of the AGITO for pacey biopic Marinette, about the champion female football player.
Cinematographer Ayana Baraka peels back the curtain on Alicia Keys’ She Is The Music (SITM) songwriting camp in this month’s Music in Motion.
Delve into the extraordinary career of Kubrick collaborator John Alcott BSC in the latest extract from the BSC’s Preserving the Vision book.
Look forward to the goings-on at September’s IBC and see if you can spot yourself in the round-up of the BSC Summer Lunch, held in sunny Windsor.
Discover the Hollywood history of Litepanels and how they’re one of the leading lights in the LED world.
There’s all the latest news and insight from the post-production sphere in Set to Post.
The IMAGO Technical Committee take us through their new Photon Path and Glossary project, hoped to aid on-set communication.
The GBCT’s Tim Potter and John Keedwell examine the rise of the streamer and keep the conversation going about the writers’ and actors’ strikes.
You can also read about the latest news and industry happenings and much, much more!
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