The BSC Panels & Seminars

The BSC Expo includes a packed two day programme of free to attend seminars and discussion panels.

Friday 16th February Seminar Theatre

12:00 BSC Panel

TV Drama: In practice

A follow up to last year’s casual and frank conversation about breaking into TV drama

Full description

Moderator: Stephen Murphy BSC ISC
Panel:
Cinematographers: Tim Fleming ISC + Nicola Daley BSC, ACS,
Camera Operators: Danny Bishop ACO, Assoc BSC, SOC + Matt Fisher ACO, Assoc ISC
Gaffer: Shaun Mone, Andy Lowe
Prod Designer: Caro Story

Overview: A panel of 2 Cinematographers joined by 2 Gaffers and 2 Camera Operators to discuss the reality of working in TV Drama. The panel will use the perspective of the Gaffers and Camera Operators, who are often on an entire series, to examine the Cinematographers role on both a mini-series and a multi block limited series. How does the cinematographer join a later block or later season and work with a pre-existing crew. How do they find a way to be creative while still fitting in with the shows overall aesthetic.

14:00 BSC Panel

Thinking Creatively About Sustainability

Full description

Session overview: Building on BSC Expo 2024’s eco ethos, the session will highlight the positive steps that individuals and the wider industry are taking to help make productions take responsibility in fighting climate change. From collaboration between departments through to the implementation of battery and hybrid solutions that support productions to drive down carbon emissions on set, the panel will share their creative sustainability approaches.

Panellists include Mattias Nyberg BSC, cinematographer and BSC Sustainability Committee co-chair; Julian White, Gaffer; Karl Liegis, Head of Production, 60Forty Films; and George Woodiwiss, Sustainable Applications Manager, Sunbelt Rentals. Laurence Johnson, Sustainability Manager, Film London. British Cinematographer’s editor-in-chief, Zoe Mutter will chair the discussion.

15:30 Blackmagic Design

Camera to Grade with Blackmagic Design

Full description

Moderator: Simon Hall

Blackmagic Design is the only company with a complete image pipeline from camera sensor to final graded master delivered by our integrated camera imaging technologies and post production workflow. This session will look at the capability of the Blackmagic RAW codec and Gen.5 colour science and how this translates into DaVinci Resolve to give you cinematic quality images that have a suitable colour depth and dynamic range to achieve the final look.

We will explore working with full frame and anamorphic formats from the Cinema Camera 6K as well as using Blackmagic Cloud workflows to allow creative teams to work seamlessly together, and even how the new Blackmagic Camera App can integrate into your workflow.

17:00 RED presents

Lens flares for creative use, with Markus Förderer ASC BVK

Full Description

Moderator: Markus Förderer ASC BVK

Overview: Dive into theory, explore captivating examples, and elevate your cinematography with hands-on, actor-centric close-ups.

18:00 BSC Panel

Celebrating the Journey – Forging a Path to Success

Full Description
Moderator: Laurie Rose BSC

A Discussion Panel presented by BSC DEI Committee in partnership with illuminatrix and WBTC.

Panel: Rachel Clark – Tasha Back – Aman Sahota – Joel Honeywell – Damian Daniel’s

In celebration of creativity we are bringing together a panel of accomplished practitioners within cinematography, our aim is to illuminate their journeys, spotlight their achievements, explore the pathways they’ve forged, igniting transformative change and shaping collaborations that push our industry towards a more inclusive future. In short a celebration of the journey, of the passion and creativity that is clear in each panellists body of work.

Saturday 17th February Seminar Theatre

10:30 Seminar

On set Image Based Lighting (IBL) for VP

Hosted by DOP Ian Murray with a panel of experts

Full Description

This session introduces the benefits of virtual production over traditional methods – where and when to use it, the pitfalls and how (IBL) Image based lighting attempts to resolve these issues.

Structure of seminar:

  • Starts with a concise overview of Virtual Production by a seasoned professional VP supervisor Chris Bouchard (Credits include: ILM, Mandalorian 3, Barbie, Batman).
  • A technical breakdown of the current state of VP lighting technology by Frieder Hochheim, Academy Award-winningand renowned founder of Kino Flo.
  • A full panel discussion also including Andreas Neo who worked as a VP specialist DOP for Emmanuel Lubezki and has shot numerous projects on VP stages. And a guest TBC

12:00 Seminar

Hard v Soft Lighting

Full Description

Moderator: Tim Palmer BSC
Panel: Billy Williams OBE BSC, Phil Méheux BSC Kate Reid BSC

Overview: Partnered with Universal Lighting Services/Cineo, “Hard Light vs Soft Light over the last sixty years” – A conversation with Billy Williams OBE BSC, Phil Meheux BSC, Kate Reid BSC and Chuck Edwards of Cineo Lighting.

14:00 Filmlight

Boiling Point – from feature film to hit TV series

Full Description

A conversation with cinematographer Matthew Lewis and senior colourist Dan Moran

Moderator: Daphné Polski

In this session, FilmLight talks to award-winning cinematographer, Matthew Lewis, who shot both the film and the TV series, as well as senior colourist, Dan Moran, who graded the TV series at Harbor. They discuss their collaboration, the relationship between colour and cinematography as well as how they developed the ‘look’ of the TV series, and the challenges they faced along the way.

15:00 Rosco

Stepping into Virtual Production

Full Description
Hosted by Rosco and Lux Machina

Moderator: Lauren Paul
Panel: Markus Forderer, ASC, BVK, Production Designer Jo Riddell

A fireside chat focused on the best practices, tips, and tricks of working with virtual production. Industry experts and experienced creatives will be examining how they bring the script page to the VP stage through the lens of prep and pre-production, shooting on set, and everywhere in between!

16:00 BSC Panel

Mentoring for the Future with Fabian Wagner ASC, BSC.

Explanation of first steps. What it’s about. Why it’s important

Full Description

Panel: Natalie Brown (first steps Mentee 2021) Sador Zeray (First steps Mentee 2023)
Ben wheeler (DoP who used the scheme successfully)
Moderator: Fabian Wagner ASC BSC

Overview: First Steps Cinematography is an initiative to enable people from diverse backgrounds to get a start within the camera department and the film industry. We focus on empowering diversity, gender equality and inclusion, regardless of age and / or experience or social and economic background.

Mentees are carefully selected and then put onto appropriate productions, perfectly covering their individual needs, with HoD’s and crew who care about nurturing. We, as Hod’s, studios and production companies, must not see this as a financial or time consuming burden.

It needs to be our shared responsibility: to make this industry a more diverse and inclusive space, and to care about the future.

Show Floor Presentations

Canon – Stand 341

Canon Presentations

Friday 16th February

Full Schedule

11:00 – Tech overview featuring Flex Zooms
13:00 – Overview of lateral channels for VP skills
14:00 – Active lighting in VP
15:00 – Is Virtual Production ‘the future’?
16:00 – Dynamic approach to VP – does one size fit all?

Canon – Stand 341

Canon Presentations

Saturday 17th February

Full Schedule

11:00 – Tech overview featuring Flex Zooms
13:00 – Overview of lateral channels for VP skills
14:00 – Active lighting in VP
15:00 – Is Virtual Production ‘the future’?
16:00 – Dynamic approach to VP – does one size fit all?

CVP – Stand M007

CVP Presentations

Friday 16th February

Full Schedule
11:00 – Environmental Lighting: Philosophy and Application of Image Based Lighting with Tim Kang and Ben Dynice
12:00 – First Look at Fujifilm’s Duvo 24-300 with Emmy winning director Tom Martienssen
13:00 – A guide to maintaining your lenses with CVP’s Gary Leach
14:00 – Spotlighting Brilliance: In Conversation with Star Wars Gaffer Harlon Haveland and guests
15:00 – In conversation with Evelin van Rei NSC and Jason Ellis, ACO
16:00 – Financing your Future with CVF’s Rebecca Price
16:30 – RED R3D In-depth workshop with Dan Duran
17:30 – Illuminating your subjects in new ways: Faking Found Light with Rodney Charters ASC

More Info at cvp.com/events

CVP – Stand M007

CVP Presentations

Saturday 17th February

Full Schedule

10:30 – An introduction to the ARRI Academy with Craig Gambell & Igor Barbosa
11:00 – Mastering the Plane of Focus for visual storytelling
12:00 – Camera operating with Daniel Bishop ACO ASSOC BSC
13:30 – Operating as a team on set with Zoe Goodwin-Stuart ACO (Operator), Ryan Parkins (1st AC) and Callum Hammett (Grip)
15:00 – Setnotes with Ian Murray: Mastering high-end cinematography in an era of content creation

More Info at cvp.com/events

Off Site Presentations

Dolby presents

An inside look in to the making of ‘Sexy Beast’ in Dolby Vision HDR

Friday 10am

Full Description

Panel: Colorist Ross Baker, DOP Birgit Dierken, DIT Mission Digital
Overview: HDR Panel Presentation on “Sexy Beast” including HDR capture and Dolby Vision Grade for Paramount +
The panelists will discuss the benefits of HDR and Dolby Vision. Clips will be shown in Dolby Vision HDR.
Friday 16th Feb at 10:00 duration 60 minutes
Where: Dolby Cinema at The Cinema in the Power Station, Battersea Power Station

Bookable via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-making-of-sexy-beast-in-dolby-vision-tickets-823918150367?aff=oddtdtcreator