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  • 22 October 2021 19:06 | Gabriel Hyman (Administrator)

    Geoff Boyle was born in a council estate in the Northeast of England in 1950. At eight he was given his first Brownie 127 camera, which started him on lifelong image-making. He dropped out of his final year in art school to work as a stills assistant at the studio used as the location for “Blow Up”, working mostly in fashion and advertising. He also worked as a stills photographer covering music for notorious underground magazine Oz.

    One day in 1973 he was asked if he knew anyone who could film a concert, and of course he did! He switched to film work entirely, shooting news, documentaries, and music promos for everyone from Bowie to Zeppelin. In 1985 he moved to commercials, and by the '90s Kodak said he was one of 10 cinematographers shooting 80% of national spots in the UK. After 20 years in commercials he focused on long-form drama, from the digital production “Mutant Chronicles” in 2006, to multiple 3D projects, the series “Wallander” shot on REDs, and action film “Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” shooting 3-perf 35mm, among others. In the process he garnered awards from SMPTE, BKSTS, BSC, ACS, and NSC.

    In 1996, while bored late one night in a hotel room during the middle of a shoot, he started the Cinematography Mailing List, which has grown to over 12,500 members worldwide. He has also taught workshops in the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and was appointed a Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England in 2013. He was always eager to exploit new technologies, but always in service to the image: “F*** the numbers!” was his rallying cry whenever people would obsess over resolution or bit rates instead of looking at the picture, along with “‘good enough’ is not good enough and ‘close enough’ is miles away from good.”

    Geoff died Tuesday October 5th in Zoetermeer, NL after a long and feisty battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Deborah.

  • 21 October 2021 23:27 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

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  • 21 October 2021 23:26 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    Part of VMI’s concerted efforts to become more environmentally friendly, they are testing how long it takes for plastic bags to break down and become safer. In addition, they are also exploring other gaffer tapes which are 100% toluene free, have low VOC content and reduced chemical release agents.

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  • 21 October 2021 23:25 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    "Because it’s 100% renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic, HVO causes less pollution and helps to improve air quality. This type of fuel can reduce carbon emissions by a substantial 90%. After assessing our fuel usage for the past twelve months, it is estimated that Pixipixel will have created significant greenhouse gas reductions, preventing approximately 105,000 kg of CO2e from entering the atmosphere annually."

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  • 21 October 2021 23:24 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    The ARRI SKY PANEL has received an ENGINEERING EMMY which is being presented to the Company at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles on 21 October.

  • 13 September 2021 17:25 | GBCT Web Admin (Administrator)

    Guild member and Director of Photography




    My Grandma kept telling me to write down all the things that had happened to me over the years as a Cameraman.

    It took a Worldwide Pandemic before i finally got around to it. But it's not about filming.

    Well, it's been a time none of us will ever forget. When the Pandemic hit and filming work and travel vanished overnight i put away my Light Meter and started driving groceries around London to make ends meet.

    This is the result of writing down my experiences of delivering to a city coping with a crisis.

    I hope you enjoy it. If you do, then please do leave some feedback on Apple book and share it.

    A percentage of the profits are going to St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth.

    It is available HERE

  • 21 May 2021 19:41 | Gabriel Hyman (Administrator)

    It has been a long time in the Members' wish list that the Crew Directory has an online presence. Well here it is, understated and functional yes, but contains the contact details of all of our members to help with crewing and contacting contemporaries.

    There is also a smart phone app available for members to keep contacts close at hand. Member logins will be distributed soon and will allow individuals the ability to keep their details up to date.

    Look for the icon in your app store

     or search for the Wild Apricot Member App.

    The app is not essential as the browser based directory has been designed to make navigation simple in a phone but it will allow direct access to your own personal details. To avoid email harvesting, only members who login can see other member email addresses. However a direct messaging option is available via any profile page which will send a message without disclosing the recipient's email address. 

    You do not need to login to the site to access the directory, it is public domain like the printed directory.

  • 02 April 2021 19:59 | Gabriel Hyman (Administrator)


    Due to the extraordinary events and pandemic that has changed everything we know to be ‘normal’ this past year, we have not been able to update our printed Crew Directory.  We hope to be able to do this either in print or online in due course.  In the meantime, if you need to check whether an individual is, or has been, a member, please contact us by telephone – 020 8813 1999 – or email – – and we will respond as soon as possible.

  • 29 January 2021 20:02 | Gabriel Hyman (Administrator)

    Our office lines are open as usual, if you have an urgent matter it's best to call or e-mail us on

    We will let you know once we are fully back in the office.
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