One thing that make Hollywood light what they are is the fact that they are huge. Huge light equals soft flattering glamorous light.
Sadly, huge lights have their price and getting a big pro kinoflo kit may set you back a good $3K or so.
But how about using cheap worklights bounced of a huge reflector and diffused by a bed sheet? This is exactly what Matthew Scott did for as little as $55.
Inspired by a BTS shot from No Country For Old Men by the Cohen brothers, Matthew build a very glamorous setup with one trip to the hardware store area
Key light is a set of four worklight bouncing off a mega-monster reflector made by wrapping tinfoil on a flat and spread-out TV box. You can see the setup below:
The last step was color correcting the footage.
For a complete account of the build, lighting diagrams and some cinema love, take a look at Matt’s post.