Down and Dirty Lighting Kit

For less than $100, we went to Home Depot and made an effective video lighting kit for shooting an interview.

The equipment list:

Home Depot:

  • (x3) Clip Lights - $9 ea
  • (x3) Daylight Color CFL Bulbs (buy different wattage options for flexibility) - $2.75 ea
  • (x3) Spring Clips - $2 ea
  • (x3) 12ft Extension Cords - $2.50 ea
  • (x1) Package of Clothespins - $2.50 ea


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How did you build your first lighting kit? What are your favorite lighting techniques and tricks?

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