Last night we tested out the DIY Fluorescent Studio Lights while shooting promo material and head shots.
Like most filmmakers on a budget, we're constantly looking for ways to achieve great production value without breaking the bank. Try this simple DIY project for creating an awesome lighting set up. These are great alternatives to Kino Flos. Don't get us wrong. We love Kino Flos and have used them in the past (rent or borrowed). But if you are on a budget, try considering this option.
*All parts are from Home Depot (minus the light stands).
Commercial Electric Basic 2-Lamp Hanging Fluorescent White ShopLight x2
Philips 4 ft. T8 32-Watt Natural Light (5000K) ALTO Linear Fluorescent Light Bulb (2-Pack) x2
Raco 3/8 in. - 1/2 in. (#0) Conduit Hanger with Bolt (5 Pack)
Crown Bolt 1/4 in. Zinc-Plated Nuts, Washers and Lock Washers (10-Pieces) x2
#6-32 x 1/4 in. Zinc-Plated Pan-Head Phillips Drive Machine Screw (3-Pieces) x2
TOTAL COST: Under $60
This DIY project was influenced by photographer Joe Edelman's DIY Fluorescent Studio Lighting project. While ours is slightly different from his, check out the video below to get an idea of how to install it and what parts you may or may not need to start your own.
HELLO BEAUTIFUL!! Most of our films, music videos and live events are shot with Canon DSLRs. This particular rig is set up with the Canon 60D.
Making final revisions for the screenplay of our film LAST BREATH
Behind The Scenes look at our shoot with BRIGHT & LOUD for their music video "RUSE".
Here's a behind the scenes look from our shoot with Justin Soto for her music video "All I've Ever Known".
First post on our Eternal Lion Blog! First of all, thank you all for checking out our website. Here you'll find a portfolio of our video photography work as well as updates on our upcoming projects. Once in a while we'll even throw in a couple of DIY's and gear reviews. Be sure to check back with us!