With the inexpensive shop lights you can buy from Home Depot, Lowes, or any other hardware store, you can dramatically improve your video quality. In this video we review a simple three light setup that cost somewhere around $35 - $40 and putting some of my existing photographic equipment to work.
Shot on the Canon 60D and Sanyo Xacti HD1010, audio with the Rode NTG-2, Focusrite TrakMaster Pro.
Here are some examples of the products used to produce this video. These are just examples, lots of other options are available, of course.
Umbrella Adapter to hold the umbrella on a light stand:
Or if you have a little more to spend and want an all-in-one solution, here is a lighting kit that I use in most of my videos now:
Music copyright Curtis Judd
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