If you've ever tried to film something, you probably know what it's like to try and cobble something together with a bunch of borrowed and/or homemade gear. I know the first music video that we ever shot we done with a "borrowed" shopping cart, a camera on loan, and some shop lights. Shanks FX, which appears to be a part of PBS Digital Studios, put together this great short video about how they light various environments creatively using less than $150 in flashlights and accessories.
According to Shanks FX, a youtube account dedicated to showing how you can create cool visual effects using household items:
I've always incorporated flashlights in my lighting arsenal. And with LED lights getting more powerful, you now can light people and make it look professional. All you need is a few gadgets and some imagination.
At the very least, one has to be inspired to see what you can do with a bit of ingenuity and creativitiy. Do any of you use any cool homemade gear in your regular arsenal? Would love to see in the comment section below.
Check out the Shanks FX reel to see more of their work:
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