Cinematography world

ISSUE #003

The Art
The Craft
The Industry
The art and craft behind the camera

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ron prince

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Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and, in our special feature on this important matter, there’s some great advice and help available to anyone who might find themselves, or a friend, in need of support. The pandemic has affected us all one way or another, be it emotionally, financially or physically, but you are not alone. See below some of the various organisations who can help.
All the best…
Ron Prince
Editor, Cinematography World

Issue #003 cover feature

The Devil in the Detail

cruella spread

Nicolas Karakatsanis • Cruella

Social media and critical reactions to director Craig Gillespie’s Cruella have been devilishly positive, proclaiming the film as one of Disney’s best live-action remakes. Its wicked and hilarious performances, epic soundtrack, fabulous costumes and production design have all received high praise, as have the lavish visuals and creative cinematography of Belgian DP Nicolas Karakatsanis. Read all about how Nicolas created the visual feast of 1970’s London in this edition.

In This Issue:

creation stories

Roberto Schaefer AIC ASC
Creation Stories

“I love that period, I love the music,” says Roberto Schaefer AIC ASC about the raucous bio-pic of iconic record-label boss Alan McGee and the influential Creation Records.

first cow

Christopher Blauvelt
First Cow

Director Kelly Reichardt travels back in time with her go-to DP Chris Blauvelt to evoke a hardscrabble 19th century way of life and a curious tale about baking.

mental health in the film industry

The Silent Emergency

We look at how mental health issues are spiralling out of control within the film and TV industry, and what can be done to help ­– should you need it!

man who sold his skin

Christopher Aoun BVK
The Man Who Sold His Skin

Lebanese DP Christopher Aoun BVK applied ‘bisexual’ colours and lots of filters to bring vivid texture to director Kaouther Ben Hania’s poignant story about freedom.

underground railroad

James Laxton ASC
The Underground Railroad

DP James Laxton ASC and director Barry Jenkins have been friends for 20 years, and their latest collaboration is an epic adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

quiet place 2

Polly Morgan BSC ASC
A Quiet Place Part II

British born, US-based DP Polly Morgan BSC ASC says coming back to 35mm celluloid film, for Paramount Picture’s A Quiet Place Part II, ”was a complete joy.”

Even more DP features:

Nick Cooke • Limbo
Tim Sidell • Romeo And Juliet
Pawel Pogorzelski • Nobody
Fisher Jing-Pin Yu • Better Days

Regular Features

Bringing You the World of Cinematography

Smooth Operator

Peter Robertson ACO GBCT Associate BSC

One To Watch

Jomo Fray

Special Feature

A look at Aerial Cinematography

Student Union

London Screen Academy

Factory Tour

A most illuminating visit to Panalux

The Light Stuff

Profile of gaffer Barry Conroy and his dazzling career


And much, much more.