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  1. Intro to Lighting, White Balance and Color Temperature

    Since I started making lighting tutorials for all of my lighting gear, I decided to make one that starts with the basics:

    https://youtu.be/n4ej-u5tek8
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    Music for TV show

    Hi Guys,

    We are working on a new show. It will be 6 to 8 30 minute episodes. We are looking for music, which we will use a lot in each episode.

    We have an account with De Wolfe that covers...
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    That’s really brilliant. They are pretty...

    That’s really brilliant. They are pretty inexpensive, so I didn’t mind paying for the real thing, but it’s awesome to know that there’s an even more inexpensive DIY version!
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    Cylinder Space Light

    I am really enjoying this light modifier. It’s really cheap and you can use it in a lot of different ways. This video is about a cylinder light (sometimes known as a space light):
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  5. RGB Lighting Setups with Boltzen Andromeda Slim Tube

    I just got my second RGB light. This one I really love. It's called the CAME-TV Boltzen Andromeda Slim Tube RGBDT LED Light. I put together a video showing some lighting setups. I also go over...
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    I was playing around with book lighting. In this video, I set up a book light two ways: with pro gear and with low budget Home Depot lights. The low budget version actually looks pretty good in my...
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    Damn. I want one of these. Great suggestion. I...

    Damn. I want one of these. Great suggestion. I really want to expand what I do for background lights when I need them.
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    Here's the thing. I own a nice miller tripod...

    Here's the thing. I own a nice miller tripod that I use all of the time. It was over $1000 new and has lasted me over twenty years. It's solid. At work, we use a sachtler. It's even nicer and...
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    Budget Tripod

    I was looking for a second tripod for my DSLR, but didn't want to spend much money. This ended up being pretty good:

    https://youtu.be/57JyLhF-FS8
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    I think that would work. Great idea!

    I think that would work. Great idea!
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    Cove lighting

    I experimented with Cove Lighting and made this video to capture the results. I read somewhere about Roger Deakins using this lighting technique.

    https://youtu.be/Hr0dlZ4kFOk
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    That’s a really nice room for shooting. That silk...

    That’s a really nice room for shooting. That silk produces gorgeous light.
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    I like your set. I always want to add...

    I like your set. I always want to add shadows/drama. The client always says: Can we get rid of that shadow? LOL. It's always a little give and take.
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    Very informative input. I agree 100 percent. ...

    Very informative input. I agree 100 percent.

    One thing that is interesting about Muslin bounce is that it lights the entire room. Like you said, that's not always a good thing, but it might be...
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    Thank you! I think it's made by Neewer. I...

    Thank you! I think it's made by Neewer. I believe I put a link to it in the description below the video. If not, I will do so soon.
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    Softbox Versus Bounced Muslin

    I was experimenting with a lighting setup. I wanted to see how a softbox compared to using light bounced off of unbleached muslin. Here’s what I saw:

    https://youtu.be/5mV9ORtYBKY
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    Thanks, guys. puredrifting you have a lot of...

    Thanks, guys.

    puredrifting you have a lot of great gear! I have a bunch of smaller LED lights, but I hate using them now because they don't look as good as the Godox lights. The Godox lights are...
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    Godox VL300 Review

    Not that long ago, I asked you guys about getting a good light for a soft box. I was told get the most powerful one you could afford and if you get multiple lights, try to stick with the same...
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    I agree. I really need to try out the crop mode....

    I agree. I really need to try out the crop mode. I want to see what it does with a macro lens.
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    90D Profile for Grading

    The 90D picture profiles/styles are ok if you are happy with a baked in look, but I did find a better picture style for grading. It seems to leave more information in the image (which gives me more...
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    Camera Bag

    I ran out of room in my old camera bag. I got tired of deciding what NOT to bring on a shoot. I found this bag and really like it so far...

    https://youtu.be/UTUydBxP8dw
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    Which lens am I missing?

    I tested all of my canon lenses with the 90d. I also shot some test video with each one and made this short video:

    https://youtu.be/gydDQE983fI

    Which lens do you think I am missing for a well...
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    I’ve only used the focus motor. That works fine....

    I’ve only used the focus motor. That works fine. It’s manual.
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    I put the pocket on the gimbal. It works well. I...

    I put the pocket on the gimbal. It works well. I just have to take off the cage, which is a little annoying.
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    It is quite amazing how high priced the canons...

    It is quite amazing how high priced the canons are. If I didn’t already own the the batteries and the lenses, Panasonic or Sony seem to offer more bang per buck on the video side. Since I already...
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