We’ve all seen Eric Pare’s DIY light tubes for light painting, but these ones from Adam Rahn at DroiMedia are a little bit different. These ones are designed for video. They’re to emulate lights like the Quasar Science and CAME-TV tubes. These DIY options are relatively inexpensive, easy to build and allow you to customise them to your own shooting needs.
The Litepanels Gemini 2×1 announced in 2017 received a very warm reception on its release. Those who have purchased and use them absolutely love them. But sometimes you need something a little smaller, so Litepanels announced the Gemini 1×1 earlier this year. We heard that Litepanels were going to be at IBC 2019, so we decided to swing by the stand to find out more about them and what they can do.
While we all know Godox for their strobes and speedlights, Godox has also been making LED video lights for quite a while now. Until lately, though, they weren’t really all that good. That’s changed recently, though, as Godox has started to get more serious about their video-shooting customers.
The Godox SL series, and in particular the SL60 have proven very popular. But now Godox is starting to focus more on versatility, with a new range of flexible LED lights offering a CRI of 96, stepless power output and remote control through a standard remote or the Godox smartphone app.
Spiffy Gear has produced some pretty interesting products over the last few years, including the very popular Light Blaster, and Spekular LED lights. At NAB 2019, they have debuted a new type of LED light, designed for wearing, wrapping around things and placing in tight spaces where you want to add just a little bit more light. It’s called Lumee, and DIYP caught up with Spiffy Gear at the show to find out all about it.
When you start to break out of using only the available light and start looking towards adding your own lights, it can get quite expensive rather quickly. Whether you’re shooting stills or video, quality lighting kit is just expensive. But it doesn’t have to be.
There are ways to create fantastic lighting looks on a much lower budget using commonly available cheap lights. In this video, Brent from ShareGrid, along with ShareGrid member Casey, shows us how we can create a fantastic lighting setup for portraits or interviews for less than $100.
I remember when LED lights first started to become a real thing for video a little over a decade ago. They weren’t even close to full spectrum, would introduce all sorts of colour casts, were huge, dim and had price tags starting in the thousands.
Since then, though, LED technology has come a long way and the prices have dropped dramatically. How dramatically? Well, in this video from Caleb Pike, we see a 2-light LED lighting kit for video, including a softbox, that costs less than $100.
Do you have to film the occasional interview or webcam session?
Do you need a quick, inexpensive, good looking video light for those sessions?
Well, you can build your own DIY beauty dish video light for less than $50 – and I’ll show you how step by step in this article.
Here is a quick and easy setup from Dedo Weigert Film for making a 5 point lighting setup using nothing but LED lights.