Insecure's cinematographer shares how to properly film dark skin

Back in the 1940s, Kodak tested the color accuracy of its film by using what it called “Shirley cards,” each of which featured photos of various models. Unsurprisingly, this being the ’40s, all of those models were white, and the result was the concept that, when it comes to filming the human body, caucasian skin is…

Read This: Women cinematographers on working as DPs in male-dominated field

About 2 percent of the 2013’s top 250 top-grossing films were shot by female directors of photography. The fact that many readers probably don’t know whether that’s high or low speaks to a real problem in the film industry. To that point, Vulture recently published a compilation interview with three of the most…

How lens flare became a cinema staple, explained

How does a cinema sin denoting careless technique become a cinema staple assuring authenticity and verisimilitude? That’s what Vox explores in its latest video on the history of the lens flare, tracing its place in film history from Citizen Kane (where it was studiously eliminated) to its absurd apogee in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films