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Lighting is very important on a video job. It can make or break the entire project. I would suggest keeping the lights diffused. I always shoot with a Chimera or softbox of some kind. In my opinion, it’s very important. My favorite lights to use are actually florescent. They are called Kino FLO lights. If you get the chance to try them out, you will love the quality and color you can pull from your camera. It’s a nice even wash of soft light.
I have shot many projects using these lights and have been very happy. They are usually not that expensive to rent if you can find a place that has them. In miami, they were everywhere.
My website contains video of some projects that used these lights.