Exploring the many badges of high-rise dp laurie rose
Laurie rose (above, with tom hiddleston on the set of ben wheatley’s Highrise) is one of the fastest-rising cinematographers in the business, renowned for his work on Made In Stone, Bill and all of wheatley’s films to date. but he also moonlights.
since 2009, regardless of whether he’s shooting a film or a tv show, rose has had badges made every week (by www.badgestation.co.uk) that he then hands out to cast and crew. “i’ve had easily 3,500 badges made over the past five years,” he says. at about £25 per 100, that’s a not inconsiderable outlay of around £875. it’s worth it when badge Day rolls round on set, though. “Friday has become the traditional day for badges, usually heralding the end of the working week,” says rose. “it’s not unusual for a queue to form! but it can get quite stressful as you head towards Friday and you haven’t come up with anything yet.”
with High-rise about to hit, we asked rose to dip into his collection and talk us through the most memorable.
High-rise is out on march 11.