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How to Create Your Own Reflector: a Flexible Video Lighting Must-Have

As a filmmaker, you know
how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come
from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve
is half the battle.

In a previous lesson, we looked at how important
reflectors can be when dealing with both environmental and studio lighting, but
what if you can’t afford to buy one? In this lesson, we’ll show you how to make
one out of some simple household products.



If you found this video useful, then check out the
full course: Environmental
Lighting for Video
. You’ll find fourteen more video
lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you
may have when making your video. You’ll learn how to position your subject and
extra lights, how to diffuse light, and how to handle potential problems like direct
sunlight and harsh shadows. The course also details various lighting setups and
helps you create your own tools.

create a reflector

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