As a filmmaker, you know
how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come
from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve
is half the battle.
Using a diffuser is a
great way to soften light, but buying one can become expensive depending on
size and how easy it is to transport. In this lesson, we look at how you can
create your own diffusion panel with a wooden frame and some thin fabric. We’ll cover
what you’ll need, whether that’s materials you may have in your home, or a few
items from your local DIY store: these should cost you less than $20.
If you found this video useful, then check out the
full course: Environmental
Lighting for Video. You’ll find fourteen more video
lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you
may have when making your video. You’ll learn how to position your subject and
extra lights, how to diffuse light, and how to handle potential problems like direct
sunlight and harsh shadows. The course also details various lighting setups and
helps you create your own tools.
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to Envato Elements where you’ll get access
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