Film Friday – Mastering Light

Niles Kenaston (l) and Jeri Sopanen (r)

Gaffer, Nils Kenaston (left) and Director of Photography, Jeri Sopanen

For the cinematographer, film is the canvas and light is the palette. Meticulous and frequent metering is a must for any scene shot in existing light. The light meter is the gauge used to paint the scene.