3 point lighting is a fundamental setup for video lighting and also for digital which gives a solid basis for any lighting setup. This digital and video lighting setup allows you to use a main light or key light with a fill light and the third light is used as a hair light so that will light the rim of the hair and shoulder line. The hair light is more important with darker backgrounds although with a white background can still help separate the subject.
To make this more easily understood and to visually see how to implement this type of video lighting we have a video to show exactly how to do it and this has now made 350,000 views on youtube. With this many views it has made this one of our most popular videos which we have many with overviews and tutorials. So be sure to visit the video section which is on the right hand side of this page. It can also be a good idea to subscribe to the youtube channel and you will be informed of new videos as soon as they are published.
Any of our three head systems a three point lighting setup can be applied we have 4 different systems in this category 3 head kits, there is a kit for any budget. The kits which are recommended are the supersoftbox kit which is featured in the video, the Supersoftbox 4 and the Supersoftbox 5 which are more powerful give you versatility and help you with exposure and ISO settings making them more versatile to use.
We have two DSLR Video slider one is 80cm and the other is 120cm in length, both are made from high quality aluminum with sealed bearings.
They both have the same features and can extend legs for tabletop or floor mounted projects but it also has a plate on the bottom. This plate has a female 3/8th hole and four 1/4″ threaded holes. These are photographic industry standards so it can be attached to tripods and heads without worry. The slider has a bubble level to get things level if required and has four sealed bearing to make a very smooth slide, it also has a 3/8th male thread for the attachment of a head. On the front of the slider is a toggle this will lock the head in position and can be tightened to restrict the slide. They both come in zipped bags.
If a tripod head is fitted then the slider can go in any orientation vertically or at an angle.
These are at a very cost effective price at the moment well below the Recommended retail prices. DSLR Video slider
We have made a video so you can see the exact operation of the slider and have also included some samples, I think you can do better.
This is the first of our Video Stabilisersand it will take up to 1.2kg our second stabiliser is coming soon and will take up to 3kg in weight, if you want a steadycam then this is a low cost option.
A phone up to 60mm in width and any length will do a Camcorder DV Camera or DSLR. This will stabilise your shots and it will give much better results than hand holding. We have an overview video to show you what the stabiliser does.
We have a great range of DSLR video rigs that use the standard 15mm rods for there construction and we have a good range of accessories for them. If you are just starting out or even more experienced we have a very low cost solution.
The shoulder support video rig is an all in one wonder which allows the rig to be supported by the shoulder and a chest strap. It has a swing out arm with a cold shoe so that you can attach a light, monitor or microphone and will go either side. Another feature is it can sit on a lightstand either level or the ability to angle, we give you an adapter to allow this to fit on any tripod.
We have extended our range into DSLR Video and we have 3 new categories, DSLR Rigs, Camera Grip, Stabilisers all under the Video and DSLR category. Video DSLR is up coming and if you have tried it you can see why, there is a whole range of items to get that special effect. With DSLR Video you now get excellent quality video and you have the ability for differential focus that film makers love.
So we have 3 new DSLR Rigs priced for any pocket, all of these rigs are highly versatile and can be used in different ways we have some instructional videos which appear on the product description pages.
The Follow Focus units are in the DSLR Rigs category and we have one unit that can fix directly to the camera without a rig. It has an angled bracket that fits directly to the tripod bush on the camera. Of course the Follow Focus units all come with a lensbelt, this attaches around the lens and is very easy to do, this gives the lens a gear that will slot into the Follow Focus unit.
Along with the DSLR Video rigs we have the Camera Grip sub category that has all the bits and pieces for DSLR Video. Like the Tripod Dolly that will fit to any tripod or light stand with a 915mm diameter. The Video Slider Dolly which we have 80cm and 120cm versions they can be really useful to get those tracking shots .
We have some Magic Arms which are extremely versatile and there is a video showing how they work, these items are invaluable and can be attached to many items.
Stabilisers are in another category and we only have the Steadycam Stabiliser and the Stabiliser Vest at the moment but another 2 smaller Stabilisers are going to follow in February.
There are lots more items to choose from in these categories.