The BSC Panels & Seminars
The BSC Expo includes a packed two day programme of free to attend seminars and discussion panels.
Some highlights from our 2023 seminars are below
Our 2024 programme will be announced soon
TV Drama: In Practice
Stephen Murphy BSC ISC
Gavin Finney BSC (Good Omens, The Undeclared War)
Ed Moore BSC (Hijack, Somewhere Boy), Catherine Goldschmidt (House of the Dragon, A Discovery of Witches)
Vanessa Whyte (Ted Lasso, All Creatures Great and Small)
Simona Susnea (Heart Stopper, Audry)
The “TV Drama: In Practice” panel will be a casual and frank conversation with 6 Cinematographers about working in what many perceive as a golden age of TV Drama Cinematography. Topics to be discussed will include “Breaking into TV drama”, “Shooting Block 1 vs Shooting a later Block”, “Bringing your taste to later seasons of an established show”, “Choosing the right crew for Block 1 + Inheriting a crew for later Blocks”, “Managing your time on set + How fast you need to work”, “Collaborating with The Director vs Collaborating with The Showrunner”, “Ambition, Managing expectations and The TV Drama Schedule” and hopefully a lot more.
Each of the Cinematographers is at a different place in their Drama career so the panel should provide an interesting discussion from many points of view.
Advice to my Younger Self: Things I Wish I Knew Earlier in my DP Career
Kate Reid BSC
Rina Yang BSC
Si Bell BSC
Stephan Phersson BSC
Erik Alexander Wilson BSC
A frank discussion about the practical realities of being a cinematographer beyond film school or shooting short films; such as working at large scale, people management, long term collaborations, the work life balance and all the other things we wish we’d known earlier in our careers.
The Power of the Image – the importance of How and Why we Choose our Images?
Moderator: John de Borman BSC AFC
Ellen Kuras ASC Cinematographer/Director
Rob Hardy ASC BSC Cinematographer
Daniel Landin BSC
We will talk about the artistry of discovering and creating images; how we make images that evoke emotion; and how sometimes what is excluded from a frame but implied is much more powerful. We will investigate how cinematographers find three dimensions in a 2D image, and we will talk about the work of Terence Malick who is a master of this, through the very experienced eyes of our panel.
Ellen Kuras ASC
American Cinematographer and Director who has just finished shooting LEE… a biographical film about the photographer Lee Miller. Ellen was the first woman to win the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) “Lifetime Achievement Award” (2022). She has photographed the work of Terence Malick, Martin Scorcese, Spike Lee, Michel Gondry, Bob Dylan and Nan Golding among others. She was nominated for an Oscar for her Directorial debut, ‘Betrayal’.
Rob Hardy ASC BSC
A British cinematographer that is a true artist, who chooses his images with great care and precision. His images are always very beautiful and his creative choices eclectic. Rob photographed “Red Riding: 1974” and “Devs” for television and films as diverse as “Boy A”, “Ex Machina”, “Annihilation”, “Mission Impossible:Fallout” and most recently Alex Garland’s “Men”.
Daniel Landin BSC
A cinematographer that is also an artist that refuses to accept films unless he believes in them in story or emotion . UNDER THE SKIN (Directed by Johnathan Glazer) was an extraordinary example of a film where his images have true resonance and stay with you well after . His technique in capturing the story was unique and we will investigate his process. We will investigate his other films like RAY AND LIZ ( dir Richard Bellingham ) that has a documentary style but isn’t and his Vietnam film YELLOW BIRDS ( Dir Alexandre Moors )
This fabulous panel will make us think about the fundamentals of what we do.