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Histograms can be extremely helpful tools for exposing images—if you know how to use them. If you’re a new filmmaker, chances are you’re not completely familiar with all of your camera’s great features. But one you’ll definitely want to familiarise yourself with is the histogram, which reads the tonal values …

How do you avoid the pitfalls of being “that boom operator?” Operating a boom isn’t as simple as it looks; it actually requires a lot of expertise, finesse and physical strength. Not only do you have to know where to place the boom in order to get the best possible …

Shooting with a gimbal can help you capture some incredible images, but it’s not as easy as it looks. Gimbals have certainly become one of the hottest new tools in filmmaking ever since the MōVI dropped in 2013. Everybody and their mom wants to get their hands on one so …

With the recent flooding of the market with battery-powered monolights, it might seem as if the humble speedlight will only ever be found on top of the photojournalist’s camera from now on. The Profoto B1 and B2, the Broncolor Siros, and offerings from various small brands have given us options …

There are thousands upon thousands of cuts to make as an editor, but how do you know if you’re making them in the right spot? Some editors, like Chantal Akerman, will say this skill is instinctual, that you’ll feel it when you make a good edit, whereas others, like Walter …

If you’re using slow-motion sequences in your latest project, you better make sure they’re not just some gimmick. Consider yourself a filmmaker? Congratulations, you’re also a wizard. That’s because filmmaking is a sort of sorcery, one in which you have control over every aspect of the universe: light, sound, and …