Most of my shoots, whether for stills or video, are out on location. Often, those locations are out in the middle of nowhere. So, I rely on portable battery powered everything, including lights. This means we don’t always get the power we’re able to in the studio with mains powered lights, but it doesn’t mean we’re out of options.
In this video from DSLRguide, filmmaker Simon Cade talks us through some different setups using portable battery powered lights. He shows us how to simulate both moonlight and sunlight, as well as complementing and overcoming issues with practical lights. He also shows a great way to build a good flaming torch to either light a shot or be the subject of it.