A while back, we produced a video series on DIY equipment, but there are some cheap tools that are pretty handy and that you don't even have to build yourself. It's not a stretch to use each of these in almost every shoot. If you're not using them already, consider making a few additions to your toolkit and you'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
A lot of people suggest getting halogen work lights for their lighting kit. I was wondering if anyone has tried using them with a dimmer. I have two old theatical lights but wanted to suplement them and was thinking of making a DIY dimmer pack with rehostats and such. Any comments or ideas?