Students from the various Belgian film schools conducted live Q&As with SBC members on their work and style. picture by Didier Frateur sbc

As some of you have already anticipated, because of the increasing number of exhibitors cancellations due to Covid 19, SBCINE organisators have decided this afternoon to postpone the show to a safer moment later on this year. Most of the important companies have a strict policy regarding the protection of...

The Belgian Film Archive “Cinematek” is in desperate need of film editing tables. We at SBC think that the preservation and conservation of our work is very important and therefore we fully support the National Belgian Film Archive, which by the way is reputated among the best in the world. The bulk...

In this second part of our interview with Kommer Kleijn SBC, who recently was given the IMAGO International Honorary Member Award, we will dig a little deeper into the subject matter of higher frame rates for cinema (HFR). If you did not yet had a chance to read the first...

Kommer Kleijn is one of those rare people: a true genius who has made major contributions to progress in our profession. Variously a Director of Photography, a keen stereographer, a teacher at three different film schools, a specialist in VFX, as well as in motion control and animation, the co-founder...

I must admit when I was asked if I could write an article about the Third International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography, I wasn’t thrilled. I thought it was going to be a bit boring hearing teachers talk about how they can improve their educational tools to form better...

In the complex world of film production and high-end TV productions, the role of the Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) can be very diverse. Depending on the size of the production, the scope and content of the work constantly evolves.  Visual effects, motion graphics and 2D / 3D animation and digital...

3rd International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography BRUSSELS 4, 5 and 6 of April 2019   CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline 4th of January 2019 The organization of the 3th International Conference on teaching and researching Cinematography hosted by RITCS and INSAS, Brussels and in association with the Lusofona University,...

The Emotions of a Lens A study on Cinematography and case studies on the cinematographer’s role in the cinematographic discourse of a narrative film is the title of the doctoral dissertation that Marijke Van Kets wrote and for which she received the degree of Doctor in Communication Sciences,  at the Faculteit...

  Two events are coming that might interest you :   The British Society of Cinematographers Expo will take place from January 29 to 30, 2016 at the Battersea Evolution Hall, in Battersea Park, in London (UK). There, you can meet manufacturers and suppliers of the latest products available in the...

Interview with Kommer Kleijn SBC member of the IMAGO Committee for Creative Technologies in Cinematography during the 2015 IMAGO digital cinema conference. Click here to read the technical paper.

In November 2014, the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) hosted an international conference in collaboration with the Belgian Society of Cinematographers (SBC) and IMAGO, about the influence of new technology on the methods of teaching cinematography at film schools. The aim was to gather professors of cinematography working as...

The first rencontre, an evening of discussion, organized by the SBC technical committee was held at the HELB school in Brussels on the 27th of February 2014. It pleased us that many students from different film-schools, amongst them some aspiring cinematographers, and those who wanted to share their professional experiences with...

THE MOVI M10 Freefly is available at LITES since early December . by Yves Cape. For several months now, I’ve been wanting to try the MOVI M10, but I wasn’t able to get hold of one yet. This new piece of equipment  we have been  hearing a lot about  and...

On 27/03/2013 the Eye-lite group will be presenting the new ARRI Alexa XT, Sony F55, FUJINON Cabrio lenses 19-90 & 85-300 and ARRIRAW workflow. Wednesday March 27, 2013 14h – 20h EYE LITE, Boulevard Général Wahis 16F, 1030 Bruxelles ARRI ALEXA SYSTEM REFRESHED WITH NEW XT MODELS ARRI engineer onsite, hands-on demo in studio...

As filmmakers we are confronted at an ever rapid pace with new cameras , new ways to finish and show our films. How are we as cinematographers driven by the fast changing technological side of our business. Does the fast pace have an influence on the creative side of film...

  We are happy to announce the delivery of the new compact camera at LITES SONY F55 PL mount HD – 2K – 4K resolution up to 60 fps OLED viewfinder Codec XAVC in camera Well fitting Raw recorder & batteries       THE COMPACT PRESENTATION DAYS at LITES...

ShootingTime is a book that contains a collection of conversations with directors of photography from all over the world who talk about their profession in the era of the transition from analog to digital cinema. The conversations center around two main areas: ‘film language’ and ‘digital revolution’. How does each...

For almost one hundred years there was only one way to make a movie — with film. Movies were shot, edited and projected using photochemical film. But over the last two decades a digital process has emerged to challenge photochemical filmmaking. SIDE BY SIDE, a new documentary produced by Keanu Reeves, takes an...

The future of our history is now ! by Gilles Bissot Distribution and presentation of feature films will very soon become completely digital. Final distribution masters will therefore not be made in the form of film, but by virtual and digital means. Because of this (r)evolution we have to start thinking...

    Do we need shooting “raw” to achieve the best quality, which are advantages, consequences and drawbacks? New technologies and updates are common on a daily basis in the digital camera field. After the Red boom, the tsunami of the Alexa and the hype related to the DSLR’s, now...

by Kommer Kleijn I have been asked by the Technical Committee of SBC to provide some explanations about the availability of the 25 fps projection speed in digital cinemas. Short answer: Yes, this has become possible recently. However, some problems still have to be taken care of. See section “Just...

Most new digital cameras have problem with near red or infrared, resulting in magenta color shifts and milkier blacks. Vincent Visser did a test using the new Arri Alexa camera at Camerarentals Amsterdam to determine when and how this problem arises and how to solve it. read more. Stijn Van...

by Louis Philippe Capelle. “Un soupçon d’innocence “ Olivier Peray is a director with whom I had shot two other tv movies a couple of years ago using super 16mm. This film was originally written as a feature film but in the end got financed as a tv movie, still...

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