I thought I would post these two quick videos I made showing my budget key and fill light and my budget backlight and background lights.
I shot the footage at the same time as my studio video so again very quickly and roughly done (ie) no tripod sorry MB …I have kept shots short to reduce movement the best I can ….just a quick update video really.
Rembrandt Rob (RB) advised me to get “Ianiro ice” units or “Photoflex Starlight” soft box units but these are on my wish list and I am saving up but in the mean time to get something done now until I can afford proper stuff I have made my own.
RB also recommended to me a cheap unit on ebay to get me going but after contacting the seller he said they wouldn’t take the Photoflood bulbs RB recommended.
So I have built my own so I can use the bulbs RB recommended as he said Photo flood do give of very good light and they sure do!!!
I just wish they would last longer (ie) says on box 3 hours!!!!!
I can get them for £4 each….
Do you think I should buy in bulk and stock up now?
The Philips factory has shut down apparently (one guy told me) and no more are getting made.
Or do you think supplies will be around for a few more years yet ?
At least my light set up can use other types of bulbs with either bayonet or Edison screw fittings (I bought adaptors off ebay !)
Out of pure curiosity:
A 275w Photoflood bulb is £4 and lasts 3 hours.
A traditional incandescent bulb (200w) is £1.50 and lasts 1000 hours!!!
Now I know the Photoflood burns at 3400k and the normal bulb burns at 2700k
So I was wondering what else is the difference as that is a big drop in hours from 1000 to 3 !!!
Is the light smoother with less flicker or is it the 3400k colour balancing??? Just really interested to know the difference guys. I appreciate if something works you don’t need to know why just do it and get the result but I must admit I find all this very interesting.
Anyway enough from me…….one of my light videos is below and the other one in the follow up post if you want to see how I am getting on.
I will have some test footage very soon and will make sure to upload so you can see the result. Plus I will also upload some before and after footage (ie) before joining the forum and now after learning from you guys.
All the best everyone
Budget Key & Fill Light