Video Lighting - 5

Secrets for low budget video lighting

There is a different between having a well-lit environment and not having a well-lit environment, especially when you are producing a video. There are a lot of instances where you might be forced to produce videos in bad lighting environments which often have bad effects on the final quality of the video you produce. Even though in most cases, you have little to no choice, it doesn’t mean that you should accept it. You might want to check the lighting of the environment before accepting the contract and giving them suggestions on lighting changes that can be made to improve the quality of video they will get. You will also want to give them low budget video lighting suggestions, so that they are not discouraged by the price.

Lighting a scene

When a lighting type is just required for an event that will take a few hours, but the light needs to be improved, a low budget lighting will be the best option. The need to light the scene is very vital since the quality of the video will be very poor if this is not done. In this recent time of very high video qualities, watching poor video quality is often a turn off. At the end of the day, the videographer will not be happy with the quality of the work and so will the owner of the work. You would also lose referrals as well as people will always ask who did a work when they see a good quality video job and bad quality well. They will also know to contract the good ones when they need a videographer and avoid the bad ones.

China lanterns

This is a great cheap lighting option as they are often used while producing very expensive movies. They are made from paper materials and are available in different shapes. You also get a support wire for your bulb.


If you are looking forward to get a cheap worklight, you can go for the 500 watt tungsten worklight that can be found in a lot of lighting stores. It has a great lighting power, even though it can sometimes be difficult to control. You should avoid aiming the light directly at the faces of people.

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