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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 …

“The expansion of independent film may be the only opportunity people get to see something that has a pair of balls.” Filmmaker and cinematographer David Worth delivered that quote in a must-read interview with Vice some years back, but today, it’s evident that his belief in the grit and ability …

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 …

In this episode of 4 Minute Film School, Aputure’s Ted Sim talks with Casey McBeath, a professional gimbal operator, about seven basic camera moves you can do with your gimbal to make your shots look more cinematic. Check it out. Here are the seven camera movements mentioned in the video: …

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 …