British Cinematographer recently caught up with DP John Mathieson BSC in an exclusive interview where he revealed how he contrasted the different looks of the two feature characters, how older lights were perfect, and why he took full advantage of the period locations.

The top picture shows actor Margot Robbie (left), Director of Photography John Mathieson (right) and crew members on the set of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.

Mary Queen Of Scots is a powerful telling of the relationship between the title character and Elizabeth I in the 16th Century. Mathieson elected to shoot Mary Queen Of Scots using the then recently-released Panavison DXL, fitted with Sphero 65 lenses, shooting in 1.89:1 but framing for a 2.40:1 extraction.

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The British Cinematographer team will be at the BSC Expo 2019