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Thursday, March 17, 2016

There's More to Apple Boxes Than You Realize

There a ton of must-have items that you'll need on set — duct tape, clamps, and a pair of comfy shoes. Apple boxes are another one of these.

Apple boxes serve many purposes on a shoot, whether it's to add a little height to your camera or to take a load off between setups, but there may be a little bit more to them than you realize. Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens quickly breaks down the different sizes, positions, and uses for apple boxes in the video below:

Sizes

Sometimes these sizes are simply called 1, 2, and 3 — some even call a full apple box a "Tom Cruise," for obvious reasons. (Tom Cruise is a short dude.) Here are the sizes from the video, as well as their dimensions.

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