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

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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.

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