For decades, photo and video equipment was designed and tested with only white subjects in mind. Lighting darker skin tones takes a different approach than lighting pale ones. Ava Berkofsky, director of photography on HBO's Insecure, tells Mic how her team beautifully lights the show's black actors, and Mic reporter Xavier Harding demonstrates some of the techniques below.
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Magic Lantern is free software that runs on Canon DSLRs to give them enhanced features with more control for shooting video. It's like custom firmware, but it runs directly from a memory card without altering the camera's software. This video from Jake Coppinger shows how to get started using the powerful tool.
Video: You can make a simple stabiliser for lightweight cameras out of a variety of cheap materials, but none of those solutions are quite as satisfying as crafting a unique rig out of LEGO. This video from Product Tank shows how to make a cool stabiliser with some spare plastic bricks.