On set or on location, good lighting is critical for film and video.

Whether you're a seasoned cinematographer, a hard-working videographer, or an emerging HDSLR shooter, one thing is for sure: Great exposure and color are essential to your craft. Situations change quickly and you can't always be in control. But you can be in the know, so why not arm yourself with the right tools to make a great image in-camera? Here we feature articles and videos from your peers that will help you keep abreast of new developments and get an even firmer hold on your craft.

What Pros Are Saying

“To try and use the in-camera metering on DSLR cameras to get accurate, correct exposure is a nightmare. A light meter is essential gear for professional productions.”

JEM SCHOFIELD / Filmmaker & Educator

 

Lighting Workshop with Eric Kress, part 1

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Lighting Workshop with Eric Kress, part 1
 
Lighting Workshop with Eric Kress, part 2
 
Lighting Workshop with Eric Kress, part 3
 
Lighting Workshop with Eric Kress, part 4
 
Touchscreen Metering: the L-478 Series
 
Jem Schofield and the Sekonic L-308S
 
L-308DC: Compact Light Meter Made for Videographers
 
Vincent Laforet on Sekonic and Light Metering
 
Lighting 101: Using a Meter for Cine
 
Lighting for ISO 800 - Ryan E. Walters
 

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Cine Essentials: Scouting a Location

Cine Essentials: Scouting a Location
Scheimpflüg Digital founder and production expert John Engstrom gives a step-by-step rundown of how to scout a location to prepare for a cine shoot. Read more »

Lighthill on Light: A Conversation with the Cinematographer

Lighthill on Light: A Conversation with the Cinematographer
Stephen Lighthill, ASC, chair of the American Film Institute Conservatory’s cinematography program, talks about what his students know about light that the rest of us don’t, how lighting a set is like playing pool, and why a light meter is the primary tool of the cinematographer. Read more »

Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Reflections

Cine Essentials: Metering and Modifying Reflections
Scheimpflüg Digital founder and production expert John Engstrom gives a step-by-step rundown of how to meter and light reflective surfaces on a cine shoot. Read more »

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