Quick, Simple, Cheap DIY Window Simulator

Quick, Simple, Cheap DIY Window Simulator

I definitely love DIY projects, especially those that help me out with a project in a niche way. I had a story planned and I wanted the opening and closing shots to be of sunlight / moonlight streaming through a window, illuminating a girl who had fallen asleep reading. How the hell was I going to do that? DIY Window Simulator Snoot...Read more
DIY 36″ Ring Flash

DIY 36″ Ring Flash

I’ve been wanting a high powered ring flash for a while now, but don’t want to plop down $500 or so for an ABR800 and moon unit -So I’ve made my own. It’s 36″ across, 6″ deep, with a generally parabolic / umbrella shape – The original plan was 16 ribs with 4 segments, but eight ribs with two segments will work...Read more
DIY ($36) 4′ x 6′ Diffusion panel / reflector

DIY ($36) 4′ x 6′ Diffusion panel / reflector

I’ve got some outdoor videos planned, and wanted a nice diffusion panel for soft, even light. I wanted something like this, but without the $600 pricetag. So off to the youtubes I went. I decided to build my own out of ripstop nylon and PVC, and I love how it turned out. Shopping list: Ripstop Nylon (60×72) – $12 (11)...Read more