Lighting from Lowes or Home Depot
Posted 18 October 2005 - 07:05 PM
Posted 18 October 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:48 AM
At Home Depot tell them you want to make a 4x4 frame with the lightest metal or some other heat-resistant material. Ask them what you need and how to do it. Build it, and throw some diffusion onto it. Go to a rental house and ask very nicely if you can slice off the gels from the frames that were left on on past shoots. Usually if its a slow day and they're in a giving mood they'll let you. Do not abuse this privilege.
Home Depot also sells fluorescent worklights - they usually come in 2' or 4' by 1 tube configurations. These are quite useful, though unfortunately not every brand lists the color temp of the bulb and you usually cannot switch them out for a 3200 or 5000k bulb. They also sell four foot by 2 tube housings with a 3 prong household plug (meaning the ballast is already in the housing and no special wiring is needed). If you're handy you can rig this to some plesti-plastic from an art supply store and attach a mount to the back of said plastic, and presto - a 'kinda' kinoflow, also called ghetto flows or cheapo-flows.
Make a trip to IKEA - I just picked up 2 small china balls (30cm each), 1 large china ball (60cm), three wiring connectors, and three bulbs for less than $60 CDN, which works out to something like $7.50 US
Edited by blastdoors, 20 October 2005 - 11:52 AM.
Posted 20 October 2005 - 01:59 PM