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Best Lighting Kit For Video Making?

JDSalinger's picture
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 03/31/2013 - 6:28pm

Hi everyone,

I am doing some videos (mainly talking head and interview type videos) and am not satisfied with the current light output. Currently, I use a setup of 110 watt fluorescent bulbs for the key and fill light and a 45 watt for the backlight. This isn't enough light for my needs.

Here, is what I am looking for:
1. Greater light output but want to stick with fluorescent bulbs because they don't give as much heat as other light sources.
2. I want to use softboxes to help take out the hard shadows.
3. The lightining kit needs to be durable and can easily break down, moved and be put back together.
4. I am looking to spend $500 to $1,000 here.
5. I also do some food photography so if the softbox lights could be used for that purpose it would be ideal.

What recommendations do you guys have who make videos?


Rick Crampton's picture
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About a week ago, this topic was duiscussed on these Forums. Did you find that information helpful?

 

RWC


JDSalinger's picture
Last seen: 1 year 8 months ago
Joined: 03/31/2013 - 6:28pm

gldnears wrote:

About a week ago, this topic was duiscussed on these Forums. Did you find that information helpful?

 

RWC

Thank you.  That is most helpful. 


Brian Collins's picture
Last seen: 1 day 22 hours ago
Joined: 02/12/2013 - 9:38pm

I would recomend vastly different lights for headshots vs. food.  On food shoots, we tend to use a mix of small frenels, and kinos.  We break up and control the light with mirrors, bottles, dots and fingers, etc to give the light some life.  Flouros with flicker free balasts are great for headshots.  I'm a big fan of Kinoflo Diva 400s but there are other great options out there that are cheaper.

 

 

Brian Collins

Atomic Pictures Inc

Birmingham, AL

www.atomicpix.com