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Purple&Brown Posted: Apr 8th 2011

I think this thread topic has been posted before but I couldn't find it anywhere. What kind of lights do you use for your films? And what would you recommend for people on a budget?

Chocachoc Posted: Apr 8th 2011

I haven't got any proper lighting really, which causes deep shadows which is not ideal. It is fine for me at this moment in time, though. I just keep the room main light on and have a desk lamp (slightly positionable). What some people do is use several lights and use paper (or similar) to bounce the light around a bit to cause a more even light. Some other people on here will be able to help you with the specifics, though. It is VERY important to keep out all sunlight, so use blackout blinds, or something.

Purple&Brown Posted: Apr 8th 2011

Thanks Chocachoc, your films are lit quite well, I personally think. The deep shadow looks light the cast of a shadow from the sunlight.

iantimothy Posted: Apr 9th 2011

My lighting isn't too complex, but it works well, I use two flood lights, one large one to create most of the light, then a smaller one to diffuse some of the harsh shadows.

mmasonghi studios Posted: Apr 17th 2011

same with ian i have a flouresecnt light that i keep on then more to do the harsh shadows

mmasonghi studios Posted: Apr 17th 2011

FleaCircusDirector Posted: Apr 21st 2011

I've a set of 3 daylight bulbs on a batten that I've wired up to a lighting dimmer.


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