Monday, May 25, 2009

Need Some Opinions On Lighting

One of the reasons I am selling ad space on this site is so that I can make enough money to finanace various movie projects I have had in the queue for some time. The biggest flaw my movies seem to have is the lighting. I do the best with what I've got (which is nothing), but the productions would greatly benefit from some sort of professional lighting equipment. Certainly, I'd need some sort of studio lights along with a diffuser.

So, for those of you out there with knowledge, what do you think I should get? I'm looking for equipment that isn't prohibitively expensive but will still light up a small studio decently.

5 comments:

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  2. what are you shooting with and under what conditions? will you be close to a good continuous source of power or will you need a generator? if you could let me know a little more about what you're trying to do then i can give you a few pieces of advice.

    if you're outdoor two of the best times to shoot are sun up and sun down. i'm sure you've heard of the "magic hour".

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  3. I don't know much about studio lighting. But I was just wondering if you've ever seen that sight called "Stickam.com"? It's for dj's entertainers, news casters, movie makers, and regular people as well. ( Shock jock Danny Bonaduce runs a show through their site. ) It's a free setup, for anyone who wants to air a live show. All live streaming. I was thinking maybe someone there might be able to give you some studio lighting tips. Plus the site might interest you being that you dj and entertain.

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  4. Thanks for the tip, Marcy. I will check it out.

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  5. I know what you mean. The problem I have now is the sound of the lights mess up my sound... someone needs to create 2 day lighting classes for idiots for youtube..

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