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Exposure is a powerful tool in the cinematographer’s arsenal, and this module walks you through both basic exposure techniques.  Learn about f-stops, latitude, under and over exposing your subject, using incident and spot light meters, exposing subjects with varying skin tones and exposing in both film and video. Taught by Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason J. Tomaric at Panavision studios, this video demystifies the exposure process once and for all.


  • 26:43 video that walks you through how to properly expose your shot
  • Complete companion guide


  • How the iris works
  • How to work within the latitude of a format
  • What are f-stops
  • What are zebra stripes and how you can properly use them
  • How to work with under and overexposed images
  • How to properly expose both film and video
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