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Old October 7th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Lighting to compliment Diva-Lite 400?

I film a variety of projects, interviews, on-locations etc using a Panasonic HMC-151 camera. I have previously used cheap halogen lights, but its time to move on! I bought a Diva-Lite 400, which is great for general purpose set ups. Can anyone recommend what I should use to complete a simple set-up? My budget is by no means "big", but any ideas would be appreciated. Dedolights would be great...but too pricey for me really. I do some Chromakey work, so the key word is multi-pupose! And reasonably portable! Im also based in the UK, to UK-centric answers would be appreciated : )

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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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I end up saying this every post where someone asks "What should I buy".

What is Your budget?

All we know at this point is a Dedo light kit is too expensive for you.
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Quick and easy... pickup a stand to hold a reflector or foam core, for fill from your Diva light.

Pickup a used Arri 150w Fresnel or LTM 100 pepper, as a back/hair light.

Pickup a used Arri 650w Fresnel or LTM 420 pepper + a C-Stand and a sheet of foam core/cucolorus, for interesting backgrounds.

Simple/Basic
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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:15 AM   #3
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Hmm, lets say 500? But I guess Id like to know what budget people would suggest is suitable.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #4
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Sounds like a good kit.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 07:29 AM   #5
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Hmm, lets say 500? But I guess Id like to know what budget people would suggest is suitable.
Other peoples budgets are of unimportance.
For example... some would use your entire kit budget on just nice light stands.


You might want to invest a few $$$ from your budget into reading material on the subject.

Good Luck!
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