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Old May 17th, 2003, 06:35 PM   #1
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A "Simple" Lighting Setup?

I'm still quite the lighting newbie, and for general interviewing purposes have an on-camera NRG dimmer light encased in a Photflex Actiondome. So far, so good in providing a diffused light. Now, rather than get way into severe debt with a kit (so easy to do), what would be a rather low budget way of providing an inexpensive sidelight/reflector and backlight? And--get this--I'm ignorant enough to ask if those other lights could be battery powered or always require outlets somewhere. I'd rather risk sounding stupid than being ignorant in the long run. Thanks!
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Old May 17th, 2003, 07:09 PM   #2
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Inexpensive? Go to the Home Depot, and buy some halogen work lights. Now these won't be any good used directly, so you have to either bounce them or build a softbox...

About using batteries, I know you won't be able to do that with these halogen ones, for sure, not only because they are 120V AC, but they also use a lot of power. You could always buy a generator. :D

Check out this article:

http://dv.com/features/features_item...1/bjohnson0401
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Old May 17th, 2003, 07:14 PM   #3
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Okay, thanks; that sounds interesting....
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Old May 17th, 2003, 10:55 PM   #4
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Good article pointer, Alex. Kudos.
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