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BUYERS’ GUIDE

Using additional lights can turn your films from good to truly great. We look at some of the best kit on the market

WORDS ADAM DUCKWORTH

O ne of the biggest improvements you can make to your films is to use some lighting to enhance what’s already there, change the mood or create something dramatic. Everything from a talking head interview to a major narrative piece will benefit from some careful crafting of light. Of course, if you’re filming in a dingy location, it can make the difference between a

beautiful and atmospheric scene or one that’s full of distracting visual noise from cranking up the ISO. And on bright days, careful use of lighting can control contrast to get rid of those ugly, deep shadows. With so much choice available at all budgets and sizes, for use plugged into the mains or with battery power on-location, we take a look at some of the best lighting kit a working filmmaker can invest in.

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