Killer Filmmaking Hacks - Lamp LightThings You’ll Need: A Lamp and Possibly a Lamp Shade Film lights are crazy expensive, but if you’re working on a budget you don’t necessarily need to get ‘production’ lights to get good lighting results. You can easily use various lamps and bulbs laying around your house to adequately light, if you know what bulbs to choose. The easiest thing to do is to simply go with Tungsten Balanced (orange) bulbs and a simple diffuser. To diffuse the light, you should use a white lamp shade. A few common household lamp choices are either china balls or the rectangular lamps found at simple home furnishing stores like Ikea. The following video from FICTION is pretty simple, but it does outline the cinematic potential of using a simple lamp like a china ball. https://youtu.be/JtWj29LuhmQ
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