Battersea Evolution, Battersea, London UK | Opening times: Friday 10am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 4pm

Friday 3rd February

11:00 Panasonic

Details to be announced

11:50 'Out-of-Focus Areas a premium tool for storytellers' - Schneider

Utilising Out-of-Focus areas is a powerful way to guide the audience through your story. With a closer look at these areas there is much more to spot than less sharpness.
On the basis of some examples we want to take your capabilities in utilising out-of-focus areas to the next level.

Dr. Michael Schottner
Technical Product Manager

Michael Schottner

With a background in physic, optics and human vision and many years of experience as optical designer in numerous fields of optics, Dr. Michael Schottner is now responsible for the optical properties of Schneider-Kreuznach products in the Photo and Cine division.

12:40 Tiffen

Presentation to be announced

13:30 BaseGrade – A new and photographic approach to Colour Grading by Filmlight
Daniele Siragusano explains and demonstrates the concept and technology behind Filmlight’s new primary colour grading operator “BaseGrade”.
This novel approach to colour grading exploits the true nature of digital image acquisition and digital image reproduction.
BaseGrade aims to bring familiar and intuitive colour grading control to DoPs, DIT and Colourists.
14:30 ‘Retaining The Vision’ – BSC/EDCF Panel

Panellists:    Overseas dp, Nic Knowland BSC (Cinematographers),  David Monk (CEO European Digital Cinema Forum), Paul Collard Projection, Colourist t.b.a. Cinematographers in discussion with David Monk CEO of the European Digital Cinema Forum and other projection and post experts on the challenges of retaining ‘The Look’  from shoot through grade to cinema screens, TV,  internet platforms, disk’s etc. ARRI Drinks for cinematographers – 1PM TO 2.30PM

Nic KnowlandNic Knowland
Last year Nic was nominated for Best Technical Achievment at the BIFA ‘s and was awarded Best Cinematography at the recent BIFICA’s in Buenos Aries for his cinematography on the multi award winning ‘Berbarian Sound Studio’ Directed by Peter Strickland. Peter chose Nic to work with him again on his latest film, The Duke of Burgundy which was chosen to show in the main competition category at the 2014 London Film Festival. Nic is a Governor of the British Society of Cinematographers. Nic’s IMDB page can be found here.


16:45 ARRI TRINITY - the next stage in camera movement

Presenter: Curt O Schaller

A master class with the inventor of the ARRI TRINITY camera stabilizer, who will demonstrate   how to enrich visual storytelling with seemingly impossible camera moves.

kurt schallerPresenterCurt O. Schaller is the inventor of TRINITY, flagship of ARRI’s Camera Stabilizer Systems. As a longtime Steadicam operator, Curt often faced limitations with existing systems when trying to execute shots requested by cinematographers and directors. This led to him making improvements to the system he was working with and ultimately resulted in him developing an entirely new system. The positive feedback he received from fellow Steadicam operators confirmed that his efforts were opening new creative possibilities and encouraged him to set up his own business, which is now part of the ARRI organisation.

17:45 The Night Manager with RED Digital Cinema

Presenter: Michael Snyman

Join award winning DoP Michael Snyman as he reveals how RED cameras helped him achieve the cinematic look when shooting the highly acclaimed TV Series ‘The Night Manager’. The presentation will showcase footage from the production and will conclude with a Q&A.

Saturday 4th February

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10:15 ‘Cinema H20’ – BSC Panel

For over 30 years Mike Valentine BSC has been revealing to audiences the hidden beauty of the underwater world. In his lecture Mike will cover the history and techniques of shooting underwater starting with the worlds first underwater photograph taken 1856, right up to the present day. Having worked on over 85 feature films Mike will be using many clips to illustrate lighting, shooting, green-screen and safety & communications, concluding with a Q&A session.

Presenter: Mike Valentine BSC

Mike Valentine B.S.C joined BBC television in 1972 where he worked on a huge variety of programmes. Taking up diving as a hobby in 1977 he started to make his own short films using the Red Sea as a location. Asked by Nick Roeg to direct and shoot underwater scenes for “Castaway” in 1986 Mike resigned from the BBC starting his full time career in features. Since then he has worked on over 70 films and has directed over 30 commercials. With his wife Francoise they formed their World renowned production company VALENTINEFILMS. Mike and Francoise continue to reveal to audiences the hidden beauty of the underwater world.


11:30 HDR & Colour management Workshop - MyTherapy

Presenter: Dado Valentic Colorlab

Dado Valentic is an award-winning colour grading artist from London, UK. He belongs to the next generation of digital artists who are pushing the boundaries of digital imaging. He is best known for his unique approach to colour and for development of custom algorithms and software applications that expand limits of traditional colour grading tools. His work in area of RAW camera processing and film stock emulation techniques has greatly contributed to the preservation of aesthetic of analogue medium in today’s era of digital filmmaking.

12:15 Kodak - 65MM - A Film Renaissance

An in-depth panel discussion focusing on the challenges and triumphs of shooting 65mm film.

13:00 Introduction to XOCN recording format. The importance of bit depth for HDR - Sony

Introduction to XOCN recording format. The importance of bit depth for HDR

Presenter: Pablo, 4K-HDR Workflow Specialist

pabloPablo’s extensive slate of credits – on set and in the studio as a colourist and colour-workflow consultant, includes a string of major TV and movie projects all around the world. Recent work and/or consultancy includes Café Society, Alice through the Looking glass, Night at the Museum 3, London Fields, among many others.

At Sony’s DMPCE in Pinewood Studios, he provides training and consultancy on all aspects of 4K and HDR workflow, with a particular emphasis on advanced techniques in the preproduction to ease the grade and chieve specific creative outcomes for documentaries, drama, feature films, commercials and mainstream TV production.

14:00 ‘Shots that challenge us’ - BSC Panel

Panel discussion with Bradford Young ASC, ‘Arrival’ (2016) ‘Selma’ (2014),  Rob Hardy BSC, ‘Ex Machina’ (2015), Boy A (2007), Ula Pontikos BSC ‘Second Coming’ (2014), ‘Lilting (2014). Award winning cinematographers in conversation with  John de Borman BSC screening and discussing  one of their shots which has proved challenging.

Bradford Young ASC, Rob Hardy BSC, Ula Pontikos BSC, John de Borman BSC

ula pontikosBradford Young
Originally from Louisville, KY Bradford Young is a cinematographer who studied under the tutelage of filmmaker Haile Gerima. His recent film contributions include Denis Villeneuve’s, ARRIVAL; Ava DuVernay’s SELMA;  JC Chandor’s, A MOST VIOLENT YEAR; David Lowrey’s, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS and Andrew Dosunmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE. Currently Bradford is prepping Lord and Miller’s Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Film. Bradford is an 2014 inductee into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And a 2015 inductee into the American Society of Cinematographers.



ula pontikosUla Pontikos
Ula Pontikos’ first feature ‘Weekend’ premiered at SWSX in March 2011.By the end of the year the film had picked up over 20 international awards. Since then Ula won the Sundance Cinematography Award in 2014 for her second feature ‘Lilting’, other credits include ‘Second Coming’ starring Idris Elba and Nadine Marshall, directed by Debbie Tucker Green.

Currently Ula is working on completing the latest project “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”, based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner. Apart from working on long form projects, Ula is also shooting commercials.


John de Borman

Rob Hardy

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