how to catch a monster A fan of the universe of Gaspard Noë, star Ryan Gosling has availed himself of the services of Benoît Debie, SBC, to create the visuals on his first, strange feature-length film that oscillates between social fable and fantasy story. “Lost River” is one of the...

  Set in a slum on the outskirts of Casablanca, Horses of God (Les Chevaux de Dieu) is a powerful drama based on the events leading up to the Moroccan suicide bomb attacks of 16 May, 2003. The film’s director, Nabil Ayouch, has crafted an original and moving adaptation of...

by Jo Vermaercke. For his fourth movie, The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), director Felix Van Groeningen once more teamed up with director of photography Ruben Impens. The movie tells the love story of Elise and Didier (Veerle Baetens en Johan Heldenbergh). They couldn’t be happier when their daughter Maybelle is...

Marina is the long-awaited film by director Stijn Coninx and photographed by Lou Berghmans based on the childhood memories of singer Rocco Granata… Italy 1948. Ten-year-old Rocco is growing up in a gorgeous mountain hamlet in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to seek a better future for...

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  It is with sadness that we learned of the death of former SBC president André Goeffers on the eve of his 80th birthday. He left his mark on a era of cinema and photography in Belgium after his studies in France, working with directors like Jean Delire, Jean Brismée, Frans...

LE MOVI M10 de Freefly est disponible chez LITES depuis début décembre. by Yves Cape. Depuis quelques mois, je cherche à essayer le MOVI M10, mais jusqu’à présent il était introuvable. Cet appareil, dont on entend beaucoup parler, et dont les films de démonstration sur internet sont étonnants, vient d’arriver chez LITES....

a film by Martin Provost, photographed by Yves Cape. Violette Leduc, a bastard daughter born in the beginning of the last century, met Simone de Beauvoir in the postwar period in St-Germain-des-Prés. Between the two women blooms an intense relationship that will last throughout their lives. It is a relationship...

Jean-Pierre Mesmaeker n’est plus. Tout le monde se l’arrachait. Tout le monde aimait sa compagnie. Tout le monde appréciait son savoir faire. Il faisait partie des équipes d’électros de cette première génération d’opérateurs. Il n’y avait pas grand chose dans notre pays dans ces années 50/60. Il y avait quelques...

by Yves Cape. We follow Jacques Comery as he travels back to Algeria in 1957, a place full of childhood memories. The country is split between those wanting to remain a part of France, and those demanding independence. Reminiscences of his mother, his stern grandmother and a young Arab boy...

by Yves Cape.   Suzanne Simonin describes her life of suffering in letters. As a young woman she is sent to a convent against her will. Since her parents cannot afford the dowry required for a marriage befitting her rank they decide she must instead become a nun. Although a...

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...

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...

Cinematographer JF Hensgens AFC, SBC talks about his collaboration on Joachim Lafosse’s last movie “A perdre la Raison”   Jean François Hensgens SBC, who joined the AFC in 2010, began his career as First AC on the Dardenne’s brothers movies “La Promesse”, “Rosetta” and “Le Fils”. He was then assisting...

  Upon exiting a screening of John Shank’s “ The last Winter” , we were impressed by the beauty of the landscapes, interiors in faint light, the perfect harmony of light and shadows, shades of darkness. The impression of having contemplated a series of paintings, warm colors of the earth,...

North Sea Texas is a film by Bavo Defurne and shot by Anton Mertens. Pim lives with his ex-beauty queen, single mother in a small town on the Belgian coast.  An introverted boy, Pim brightens up his days with drawing and dreaming up fantasy lives.  He expresses his emerging desires...

His background is impressive: documentary, short and feature films, commercials, music videos or television series, Michel van Laer does not stop a second! Currently filming the television series ASPE (aired on VTM), he works with the Arri Alexa. Hosted on the set, the atmosphere is very friendly. With the whole...

Jean-Paul Dezaetijd a reçu le "2012 Magritte du cinéma" pour la photographie sur le film de Bouli Lanners: Les Géants. Le film a également remporté le prix du meilleur film.

Some films shot by our members have been selected at this years Cannes film festival. Yves Cape for “Holly Motors” by Leos Carax. ( co-credit with Caroline Champetier afc) Philippe Guilbert for “J’engage de son absence” by Sandrine Bonnaire. Jean François Hensgens for “A perdre la raison”  by Joachim Lafosse....

Four friends (in their late twenties) go on a reunion weekend to the sea, to the house where they spent their teenage years. What should have been a convivial gathering deteriorates into an unavoidable personal and mutual confrontation. They understand that they must reassess their friendship and realize that their...

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that...

After having worked up his way as a lighting technician, Glynn Speeckaert divided his career as a DOP on feature films and numerous international commercials. Based for some time now in the US , he has a filmography of English, German or French films. After having replaced Yorrick Le Saux...

Yves Cape studied at the INSAS film school in Brussels. After having started out as an assistant he made his debut as DOP on short films in the 90’s. His encounter with Alain Berliner on the short film Rose ( 1993) led to the signing for the photography of the...

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