Lighting on ultra low budget short
Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:26 PM
I was wondering if i anyone has any suggestions on a suitable low cost reflective material, a possible stand for it and a way of controlling spill.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 02:37 PM
If you're only filming for one day you can rent quite a few lights for £100, plus you don't waste time trying to get improvised lights rigged.
Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:07 PM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:13 PM
You won't get rental gear for £100; the insurance will cost you more than that.
Depends where you hire it from and what sort of insurance you already have. However, I wouldn't go to one of the big film lighting rental companies. We used to rent theatre lights from the local university for example.
Certainly you can buy work lights and other lighting units from DIY and builder's merchants, they'll work fine. You can use poly boards for reflectors and paint one side black to act as flags as required - you can buy these from DIY stores.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 03:00 AM
Practical bulbs and some china balls are the cheapest way to light on a low budget. Go to ikea, grab some paper lanterns, and a couple of meters of cheap muslin and black material and you're away.
Edited by Pete Wallington, 09 July 2011 - 03:03 AM.