THiNK Media TV: Cheap Lighting For Video
I like the price for this set up. To buy 2 cheaper plastic light stands (these can be pretty tough, used them on my white background sex worker series), the 2 Neewer lights, 2 batteries and a charger, it cost me around $100 CAD including shipping.
|Neewer 160 bulb LED video light|
I will no doubt end up getting higher end lights at some point but for now these should work fine. If they work for 1 project at $100 that's a pretty good deal. I can also reuse the stands (the most expensive item in this purchase at $48 CAD) with the next set of nicer more pro lights.
I will be doing some test interviews in the next while when all this new CHEAP gear arrives. Just to figure out whats what before I do it for real later on. Will probably use my mom as a subject, I can record stories from her childhood. Will post some of that interview here later.
Note* I could probably use one of these units mounted directly to my camera at night in the dump. It would be very spotlightish visual but would create a dramatic and effective look at the work the families do in the darkness of the garbage dump. It would be especially strong to highlight the children in amongst the garbage waste. I want to show the children's true reality in my documentary, I want to smash the viewer in the face with it.
Update* Am continuing to study video related subjects on YouTube tonight. Going more into lighting, light ratios etc. I knew some of this from my photo work but it is always nice to review and fill gaps in your knowledge.
Update** Am trying to cancel the 2 light stands in this order to save $48 CAD. I can use the light stands from my video lighting kit (ordered after this purchase) and do not need duplicates (I hope). I also have many higher quality metal light stands for my regular film photography.
Update** Was able to cancel the extra light stands. The $48 CAD saved will pay for 2+ nights at my hotel in Mae Sot :)).