Production On A BUDGET
Good day you beautiful creative people!!
A little birdie told me that you’re in the market to buy some lighting equipment for your next social media video project. But I can see that you’re a little overwhelmed with all of the choices and all of the brands.
Perhaps you’re even wondering
“How much light do I really need for my blogs and self made video?”
Well…."Yay! You’re in total luck!"
Today’s blog is all about product recommendations of light enhancing equipment that you can purchase for your video projects. They’re easy to use and they won’t break your bank.
Read til the end and you’ll see a bonus DIY light Project that I created for my very first video shoots. You can buy the elements from your local hardware store and assemble them right on the spot.
Lets get started…
My first recommendation is
This awesome little selfie phone light case called the Lumee Duo Phone Case with front and back LED lighting for your iPhone 6, 7 and 8.
If you’re shooting close to your phone and you need a little light boost to flatter your face this shock proof phone case will beautifully fill in those shadows
For around $50 (CAD) You’ll never take a horrible selfie video again.
Check out this link https://amzn.to/30tfVvG if you’d like to purchase this lil gem.
MY second recommendation is the Ring Light:
I shot this interview with the light you’ll find at this link https://amzn.to/374vYT9
It was a video producer friend’s 18 inch ring light that came with a stand, a remote and a handy carrying case.
While there are varying sizes of ring lights out there, I recommend that you splurge for the larger version. It’ll throw the light that much further.
This light was just the right temperature and it lit up our subjects perfectly. Even when shot at
about 6 feet out.
And the third recommendation:
And this option is one that I’d used on all of of my professional shoots for the first 5 years is this soft box kit. Click the link to purchase the very same one I did. https://amzn.to/38jDcme
It works amazingly well for your video blogs or testimonials. Especially if you have a permanent SET where you can leave them in the perfect position every time.
For under $150 this Kit comes with everything you need:
A note: If you’re buying another soft box kit, some don’t come with bulbs and you may have to purchase them separately. Also, aim to buy these lights with 4 bulbs each. They are worth every last penny.
And that’s it for your 3 equipment recommendations.
for some great lighting equipment that
won’t stress your pocketbook.
And for those that hung out with me til the end, I’ll share with you the DIY Project of my very first video lights that I built myself.
I made from regular shop lights. You know, the long ones that hang over a shop bench that you can get from any hardware store.
I lit them up with fluorescent full spectrum daylight bulbs that they use for growing plants.
I had a beautifully colour temperature lamp that I hung vertically with it’s existing chains from hooks that I screwed into the wall.
I wish I could show you a picture of them but…that was so many years ago.
If you want more info or have a question specific to lighting...
Click the link to book a Zoom Call. https://CaroleParsons.as.me/solution
I'd love to help.
See you next time.
A YouTube video blog to speakers, educators and coaches focusing on how to tips and lessons to create the most impactful Video. Producer, award winning director (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9739807/) and media strategist, Carole Parsons, shares her wealth of knowledge in this YouTube Video Blog to help you get results from the video that you make.