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  • 23 May 2022 13:30 | Anonymous

    JOHN MASKALL, Associate BSC

    14.3.1944 – 12.5.2022

     Notice on the BSC website on Friday 20 May


    We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of JOHN MASKALL Associate BSC and full member of the GBCT who, upon his retirement, became an Honorary Member of the Guild.  Elected to Associate BSC membership in 1991, John was a valued member of the Society.  Robin Vidgeon BSC writes in tribute:

    It is with great sadness I have to report that JOHN MASKALL ASSOC BSC passed away overnight in hospital on May 12th.

    John was one of the country’s top film camera operators,  having worked on over 40 major tv series and various feature films including the following.

    ‘The Sweeney’ (various), ‘Rough Diamond’ (2005-7), ‘A Touch of Frost’ (1999-2010), ‘Brides in the Bath’ (2003), ‘Inspector Morse’ (1992, ‘Poirot’ (1989), ‘Minder’ (1980-1986) and a host of others.    

     His feature work included.

    ‘Mandela’ (1987), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Event Horizon’ (1997)

    In 1969 he enjoyed his first job as Assistant Cameraman on the Documentary ‘The Battle for the Battle of Britain’

    I had the great pleasure of working with John on many occasions over 15 years. He was a great operator, technician and friend to all who knew him and worked with him.

    Robin Vidgeon BSC


    Arrangements for John’s funeral are being made – probably to take place close to where he lived – in the Dorchester area.  As soon as we know, we will let you know.

  • 06 May 2022 08:25 | Anonymous
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  • 05 February 2022 12:03 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)


    For the Features Category

    No Time To Die 
    Jason Ewart 
    Ossie MacLean 

    West Side Story 
    Mitch Dubin
    John ‘Buzz’ Moyer

    Pete Batten
    Jess Doxy

    The Kings Man
    Julian Morson
    Sam Renton 

    Last Night in Soho
    Chris Bain 


    For the TV Drama Category 

    Your Honour Ep 1
    Danny Bishop

    The Witcher S2 Ep8
    James Frater
    The Mandalorian S2 Ep3
    Simon Jayes
    Chris Murphy

    It’s A Sin Ep 2
    Dan Nightingale
    The Nevers S1 Ep1
    Peter Robertson
    Rodrigo Gutierrez


    The ACO, BSC, and GBCT wish to thank all members who supported the voting process. This award would not be possible without your contribution. The nominees in this year’s submissions are recognised for excellence in camera operation.
    Good luck and congratulations to all!
    The winner of each category will be announced at the
    BSC Awards event on Saturday 26th February 2022.
    Kind regards
    The Operators Award Team

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