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- October 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM #83296oba888Member
Hello. I'm thinking about purchasing some LED lights. I'm a beginner and don't know really where to start. I will use them to shoot interviews. My issue is that I don't know how much power(if that is the right term) they should be. My goal is for my interviews to be lit like the example I'm providing. Can some of you chime in on how I can achieve my goals?
- October 19, 2014 at 3:24 AM #211264brunerwwMemberHi oba888 – depending on your budget, I would recommend three $199 F&V ring lights, two light stands for $30, one more light stand for $20 , two $9 Sony NP-F550 batteries and a dual battery charger for $19.If three is too much for your budget, you can get by with two.Ring lights are extremely flattering to interview subjects – in an emergency, when you only have one, you can shoot through the middle of the ring and still get even lighting – plus the F&V puts out a lot of light for its size while remaining cool to the touch.Please take a look at this Diva Ring Light review to see what you can do with one, two or three ring lights:I own both the F&V and a Diva (see picture below) and they are the best lighting investments I've made in 40 years of video and filmmaking: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jrqsQtPN3TU/U1sjz3-jwnI/AAAAAAAAIt4/k2WveyQeO4o/w724-h543-no/P1120732.JPGPlus, you can buy a $40 rail mount, put the F&V on your rig, and use it for a run and gun light, as I've done here: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rhqiHavOnGM/U1J4paO2vRI/AAAAAAAAIrk/eW1mhniD0gY/w724-h543-no/P1120708.JPGThis light is a very good value for your money.Hope this helps as you put your lighting setup together!Bill
- October 20, 2014 at 6:48 AM #211266oba888Member
Thanks Bill! I really apprediate the detailed answer. It seems like it is what I've been looking for. I going to experiment and go forward.
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