Digital video, and the HD explosion that has ensued, erroneously makes filmmakers think they don’t need light meters any more. Here are the words of three professionals who explain why that’s a myth. Stu Maschwitz, director, author, and accidental technologist (his words) eloquently explains the consequences of not using a meter at his blog.
J. Van Auken addresses the same subject, focused more on lighting ratios. Both explain concepts very clearly and emphasize the additional problems when transferring to film. And finally, Kendall Miller (via Fresh DV) weighs in on why you need to calibrate your meter and how to do it. Kendall also speaks clearly and with authority. Thank you, gentlemen.