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DP Lily Grimes on Horsepolish

DP Lily Grimes on Horsepolish

London-based cinematographer, and NFTS graduate, Lily Grimes wrote in with details about her work on the artist film Horsepolish. “I always say ‘yes’ to artist films, they’re full of brilliant surprises. These are people who don’t know how to think inside a box. They...

DP Erik Messerschmidt ASC on Mank

DP Erik Messerschmidt ASC on Mank

LA Story By Ron Prince Earning your stripes as a cinematographer can be hard enough. But the prospect of shooting your first movie with a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning director, about one of the greatest films of all time, starring some of the...

Do Directors Dream of Virtual Sheep?


Do Directors Dream of Virtual Sheep?


A cinematographers perspective of Virtual Production within the film industry By James Medcraft Without doubt the last year has been one to remember for the industry, it’s made us re-address every element of how stories can be told and how they are created. With all...

ED LACHMAN ASC’S NEW EXPOSURE CONTROL SYSTEM

ED LACHMAN ASC’S NEW EXPOSURE CONTROL SYSTEM

By Michael Goldman Cinematographer Ed Lachman ASC explains his EL Zone System, already incorporated into Panasonic’s VariCams, which has the very real potential, the revered DP insists, to become the foundation of an eventual universal standard. The question of how...

DP Roger Horrocks on My Octopus Teacher

DP Roger Horrocks on My Octopus Teacher

Natural history films have a reputation for entertaining viewers with breathtaking images of the natural world, whilst informing them about the lives of the animals and plants they are watching. But the best films are also able to engage their audiences emotionally –...

Dariusz Wolski ASC on News Of The World

Dariusz Wolski ASC on News Of The World

Read All About It By Ron Prince Whilst director Paul Greengrass addresses themes about personal discovery, belonging, the power of fake news and propaganda, in News Of The World, he has also, together with renowned cinematographer Dariusz Wolski ASC, fashioned what...

Michał Sobociński PSC on shooting The Disciple

Michał Sobociński PSC on shooting The Disciple

Heart's Desire By Darek Kuźma With director Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice, Toronto and Lisbon-awarded film The Disciple, Polish cinematographer Michał Sobociński PSC is proving to be one of the most versatile young cinematographers out there. But how does a 33-year-old...

DP Darran Bragg on shooting PLATZSPITZBABY

DP Darran Bragg on shooting PLATZSPITZBABY

DP Darran Bragg wrote in about his work on Platzspitzbaby (Needle Park Baby), a £3million, Zurich-set story, directed by Pierre Monnard, about a drug-dependent mother, Sandrine (Sarah Spale), who is relocated to the countryside, along with her long-suffering child,...

The National Film & Television School

The National Film & Television School

Back in 1975, Oliver Stapleton BSC, says he was on his way to Canada, to explore and investigate opportunities in the indie filmmaking scene there, when a casual invitation led him to the National Film School. “Once I saw the school, Canada faded out of my head...

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