7 Creative Lighting Effects For the Video Production
Are thinking about creating lighting for the video cheaply? There're lots of ways to manufacture effects by utilizing different kinds of light, without spending an arm and a leg on expensive studio lights. Below are a few ideas:
Cheap Lighting for Video
1. Use filters. Filters are items of material which you hold in front of the light to improve color or create a result. Since professional filters are costly, improvise. Try the clear but color-tinted plastic cups. Fill the cup with water and slosh it in front of the light to get a "swimming" effect.
2. You can artificially produce a room full of sunlight, even if it's night, by placing a strong light (maybe 1,000 watts) outside a window. Cover it with blue gel for your illusion of morning hours, or yellow/red for a night sunset.
3. When you want some dim lighting in this area and keep the look off nighttime (i.e., an automobile interior), try the tiny white Christmas lights. Place the them in places where bigger lights can't go, and they'll provide soft light minus the bulb being seen. really cheap lighting for video
really cheap lighting for video4. Sweep two narrow beam lights (say, halogen flashlights) with an angle across a darkened black wall to check like car lights within the driveway.
5. Rhythmically pass a blue then red gelled light past the background or interior of your car to check like cop lights.
6. Use lampshades to soften up brighter lights. Plain lampshades mute harsh light to create mood. Or get some Japanese lanterns, which are made from paper and fairly cheap, to reduce brightness. Lampshades and lanterns are available in different colors too.
7. Set up a small diffused light at floor level. Then hang strips of red, yellow, and orange gel onto a broom handle. Gently shaking the strips before the light can provide a firelight effect.