Recomend a Lighting kit
Posted 06 September 2006 - 11:42 PM
I'm wondering if there's any lighting kits out there that are the best bang for the buck, or any tried and true set ups. (I understand that there is additional stuff like stands, flags, cookies, gels, diffusion materials, scrims etc, i will need, I'm going to see how much of that stuff I can piece together from low budget sources.)
I'm looking for the best kit that will give me a focusable hard light, with barndoors, some kind of soft light either Softbox or white Umbrella, not sure what will work best or what is cheaper, and i need another light to put a snoot on for a kicker, eye light, hair light etc. A lot of the work with be lighting small interiors of houses and apartments, and sometimes used outdoors if absolutely needed. not sure if I should get something from Lowell or photoflex.
What would you recomend for someone on a budget as well.
Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:47 AM
I just picked up 3 2k's, which I'll keep 1k bulbs in, but I can put a 2k bulb in when I need more light. The lights happen to be mole junior solarspots, which are probably bigger than most 2k's because they're designed for studio use, but for the incredible deal I got I can work with the extra size. Plus they already came with a hubbel instead of the studio plug.
If you're working on video you could probably get by with a few 650's and a few 1k's. Mole lights will usually tend to be cheaper than Arri, but both are very good.
Edited by David Sweetman, 07 September 2006 - 01:48 AM.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 02:34 PM
There have been several shoots that I didn't know what we were going to shoot and had just me and one crew person and I got a dedo kit and a 4x kino and it covered everything we needed.
There are budget kino solutions, seen lots written about in the forums here.
Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:52 AM