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Issue #001 cover feature
Matthew Jensen ASC Wonder Woman 1984
At the close of 2020 – a twelve-month period devoid of a major superhero to save the earth from absolute calamity, never mind the cinema-going experience – one comic-book blockbuster made it to the large screen, and thereby rescued the year from being remembered as one of complete and utter gloom.
In This Issue:
Earning your stripes as a cinematographer can be hard enough. But the prospect of shooting your first movie, the biographical drama Mank, with a Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning director, about one of the greatest films of all time, starring some of the best actors working today, and capturing it all in HDR B&W, would seem perfectly daunting.
Read All About It
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 a winning combination of heartfelt performances, meticulous period recreation, tense shoot-outs, dramatic dust- storms, shadowy interiors and sweeping vistas.
God’s Best Light
Universally-admired as a sublime contemporary Western, and a hauntingly-beautiful character study, director Chloé Zhao’s remarkable, hybrid, docu-fiction drama, Nomadland, follows Fern, a woman who has lost pretty much everything – including her house and her husband – during the Great Recession of 2008.
Bringing You the World of Cinematography
The Industry Lens
Our monthly round-up from over the water
This issue we look at the National Film & Television School
View From The Top
Ben Roberts, Chief Executive of the BFI, reflects on the past year and looks forward to a brighter future.
Colour & Post
Who is working on what.
The Light Stuff
A profile of gaffer Billy O’Leary and his career