We are delighted to announce that we are now an official Patron of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC).
Since its formation in 1949, the BSC's prime objective has been to promote and encourage the highest standards in the art and craft of cinematography.
The organisation was formed in 1949 by Bert Easey (23 August 1901 – 28 February 1973), the then head of the Denham and Pinewood studio camera departments. The stated objectives at the formation of the BSC were:
- To promote and encourage the pursuit of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography.
- To further the applications by others of the highest standards in the craft of Motion Picture Photography and to encourage original and outstanding work.
- To co-operate with all whose aims and interests are wholly or in part related to those of the society.
- To provide facilities for social intercourse between the members and arrange lectures, debates and meetings calculated to further the objects of the Society.
There were originally 55 members. Currently there are around 230 full, honorary, associate and patron members. The members of the British Society of Cinematographers are entitled to use BSC as postnomials in motion picture and television credits.
BSC membership, which is by invitation only, comprises of some of the most talented Directors of Photography and Camera Operators in the United Kingdom.
All of us at Cameraworks are proud to be named Patrons, and look forward to working with BSC members and affiliates over the coming years.