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...

Kommer Kleijn SBC, member of the board of SBC, was given by IMAGO president Paul-René Roestad the “2019 IMAGO International Honorary Member Award” during the IMAGO International Cinematography Awards Ceremony held in Belgrade, Serbia on March 16th, 2019. The award was among 8 other awards given out by IMAGO, known...

the SBC has recently accepted 9 new members to its ranks.

Directed by José Alcala, starring Daniel Auteuil, Catherine Frot, Bernard Le Coq. I met José during the shoot of the tv series “Speakrine”. He came to see me on set just before a night shoot, and at the sight of the number of trucks, he told me immediately that his film would...

Director of Photography Manu Dacosse, SBC, recently received the Magritte award for best cinematography on the movie Laissez bronzer les cadavres, by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani. Adapted from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette and Jean-Pierre Bastid the film is a crossover between a western and Giallo, shot on film...

Les César 2019 Benoit Debie received this years cinematography award for his work on the film by Jacques Audiard ” The Sisters Brothers”. In the 44 years of the awards this marks the first time a Belgian DOP received this honour. Benoit praised his wife for letting him travel the...

Under the supervision of Oscar winning DOP Anthony Dod Mantle, three SBC members worked on this production. Patrick Otten was the second unit DOP & Director / B-cam operator, Wim Michiels was responsible for the underwater shots, and Jo Vermaercke was appointed as steadicam operator / second unit dp-operator.

After the two success full films based on his novels, Jean-Christophe Grangé launches his follow up of “The Crimson Rivers” “des Rivières Pourpres”, but this time in the form of a tv series. Bruno Degrave, SBC, tells us about his work on this French-German eight part series for France 2...

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...

  From an early age, photographer Kris Dewitte had a love for cinema. “When I was seven years old, I was already looking at films that were not really intended for my age, but I had never thought that I would ever become a photographer” Kris recalls. “A future in...

Showcasing the work of our members this video takes us from Hollywood blockbusters to European art house,  featuring stunning cinematography in a varied of locations and situations.

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,...

Filmed over the course of two weeks « like doing a movie among friends”, the film Climax is faithful to the themes and style of Gaspar Noé (sex, drugs and a descent into hell). Mixing improvisation and extremely precise staging (like the choreography that opens the film), Benoît Debie, SBC, explains...

On Saturday evening, September 15th , the Ensors were presented during a festive Gala in the Kursaal in Ostend. What is new is that from this year onwards, besides crowning the best of the Flemish film, Ensors were also awarded for best Flemish television series. For the first time, the...

The SBC recently welcomed 3 new full members :  Maximiliaan Dierickx,  Tom Bonroy and Marc Debacker. Maximiliaan Dierickx studied directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Kask) in Ghent. Upon graduation he moved into cinematography shooting commercials and music videos. His big brake came in 2012 when he was asked...

As Duelles by Olivier Masset-Depasse is presented for is Wold Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentations category, Hichame Alaouié, SBC member and DOP of this beautiful film, was kind enough to answer our questions. Synopsis: Brussels, at the beginning of the sixties, Alice and Céline are neighbours in twin...

  As of this year the SBC is a founding member of the new Ensor Academie, along side other trade organisations of the Belgian film community, and supported by the VAF. Its annual De Ensors awards will be presented at this years Ostend Film festival on the 15th of september....

  When director Jaco Van Dormael gives 18-year-old Christophe Beaucarne the oral exam prior to his graduating from the INSAS (the famous Belgian film school), neither can imagine that twenty years later, they will be brothers-in-cinema, partners-in-crime on such films as Mister Nobody (2009) and The Brand New Testament (2015)....

Since Beirut by Brad Anderson is been released on Netflix Belgium this week-end we took the liberty to ask some questions to his cinematographer, Björn Charpentier, SBC, one of AC’s Rising Stars of Cinematography in 2017. Synopsis: A U.S. diplomat flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his...

  In Liège, a small French-speaking town in Belgium and the self-proclaimed “waffle capital of the world,” a child was born that no one could predict would become an internationally known cinematographer. Like so many kids, that child, Benoît Debie, has a character trait that all parents dread: he hates school....

As the film Weldi by Mohamed Ben Attia was selected at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs at Cannes this year we asked Frédéric Noirhomme some questions about making this film.     Weldi ( original en tunisian title) / Dear Son (international title) / Mon cher enfant (French title) by Mohamed...

In the 1960s, the combined peculiarities of the Belgian and American administrations deprived Yves Cape of any kind of citizenship until he was to turn 16. Born in Belgium, the only son of an American father and a Belgian mother, young Yves had to carry a ‘‘Stateless’‘ safe-conduct – a traumatizingly...

At the Action 18 event in Brussels the general assembly of the SBC gathered to elect a new presidency and board, as the current  President, Willy Stassen, was stepping out after 10 years of dedication to the association. The 35 SBC members present decided unanimously for a co-presidency, to be...

For the release of Red Sparrow we took the opportunity to chat with Jo Willems ASC, SBC about his work. This Belgian DP is known for his work on Hard Candy (David Slade, 2005), Limitless (Neil Burger, 2011), and three of the four Hunger Games films (Francis Lawrence, 2012-2015). Synopsis:...

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