Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Light meters, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- In order to control a thing,…you have to define it and then quantify it.…Let's talk about the most important tool…for measuring exposure, a light meter.…It's an indispensable and extremely versatile device…that allows you to precisely quantify exposure.…So, in this digital age,…why am I talking about light meters?…Those belong back in the Stone Age with film, right?…After all, I can light my movie using my camera…and a color monitor, right?…Keep in mind, that for visual continuity purposes,…cinematographers try to light their scenes to the same stop.…
With that in mind, here are a few questions worth answering.…How will you light a scene today if your camera system…is doing the camera check-out today?…It's not uncommon for the camera and monitoring equipment…to be delivered the day after your first day of lighting.…How will you light a scene…with the least amount of light possible?…When you're working with light, you must be efficient.…How will you light a scene tomorrow…with the same amount of light as the scene you lit…
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Intermediate
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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