What is a Light Meter and do you need one for Video?

One of the most common questions cinematographers have is whether to invest in a light meter or not. This article gives you the straight dope.

20 Steps to Becoming a Master Compositor (Part One): The First Ten Steps

The twenty steps and skills required to becoming a master compositor.

5 Excellent Books on Cinematography and Lighting

Five must-have books if you want to learn cinematography and lighting. Don’t start without it!

Who needs the Zone System?

Every modern camera has an in-camera meter, and the most common of them is the Matrix or Multi-zone meter (also called evaluative or segment meter, among other names). Surprisingly, due to complicated algorithms that work effortlessly in real time, these meters give you the best exposure ninety nine times out of a hundred. And that’s […]