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May 2, 2012
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Tricks For Creating Impressive DIY Studio Lighting

Light your video shoots on the cheap! Learn how to create a DIY studio lighting setup that delivers stunning results!

OliviaTech.com has the scoop on creating a professional looking lighting setup using only consumer floodlights and a pinpoint LED spotlight.

Floodlights are mounted to a DJ truss system and plugged into a surge protector.  The trick for dialing in the amount of light is plugging the protector into a router speed control (a product typically used with a drill, sander or grinder).  The speed control runs about $20-$40 and is a much more cost-effective solution than expensive professional dimmers.

Pair this DIY light bank with an inexpensive $30 LED spotlight and you’ve got a pretty moody lighting setup for under $200.  Check out the demo video and a music video example below, or visit OliviaTech.com for all the details on how to create your own DIY lighting.

Looking for other DIY lighting alternatives?
Check out our previous post on creating DIY light panels for under $100.

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