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Versatility (1 reply and 1 comment)

olfrosty
5 months ago
olfrosty 5 months ago

Dear Roger,

If you had 10,000-15,000$ to build the most versatile lighting kit possible, what sort of rabbits would you pull out of your hat?

I've already noted that steering clear of HMIs and most LEDs and sticking to tungstens and flourescents is a bright idea in terms of usability-to-cost, and I can see great value in things like Lekos. Naturally an assortment of bulbs and gels goes a long way also, but short of old tricks like using shower curtains for diffusion and Home Depot insulation boards for bounce, is there anything your experience has taught you when it comes squeezing the life out of tight budgets?

That could mean anything from the most obscure concept to specific high-value products.

For clarity, color & light meters are excluded, so when I say kit I would limit it to lighting, grip, and peripherals (scrims, silks, filters, etc).

Many thanks,

O. F. Chorus

Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

You can do a lot with a bunch of Red heads and 10,000$ would buy any number of second hand lamps.

olfrosty
5 months ago

You can indeed do a lot with a bunch of redheads

Thank you for the reply, more people of your stature should be doing this.

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