About Film Lighting
Film lighting is the difference between home video and professional quality video. Hobbyist filmmakers tend to use the open-faced tungsten style of lights because it is portable, handier for location work, and cheaper than other types of lighting. Tungsten lights have a colour balance of orange and yellow that makes it ideal for indoor filming. LED lights use a series of small diodes that stay cool to the touch the entire time they are in use. For the professional filmmaker, HMIS produces three to four times more lighting than tungsten lights. This lighting produces a colour temperature closer to daylight than other styles and decreases the need for corrective filters when doing outdoor shoots. Another style of film lighting that is popular because of its compact nature and portability is fluorescent. Moreover, it is also completely colour corrected to match either tungsten or daylight. Find your next film lighting on eBay and produce professional footage.