I have filmed LOTS of interviews over the past 4 years, more than I could possibly count. Many look bad in my opinion, but when you do that many interviews you pick up a lot of lighting tricks and tools. In today’s video I show you how to build a key light rig that I use.
Why this kit rocks
- Affordable – $300-$800 depending on the lights you use.
- Efficient – Tear down and setup is fast. Not to mention you can move the whole setup easily.
- Luminously Lush – The more light you have the more flexibility you have to light your set.
- Upgradable – This kit will grow with you for decades. Just swap out lights and go.
What You Need
You will also need a double or triple header. This is that bar that lets you use two lights on one light stand.
You can really use any two lights for this. So for example, I plan on upgrading to two Alzo HID 3000 lights in the near future which will work great with this setup. But the Octacool lights I mentioned in the video work great and are a little cheaper.
Anything that will soften your light will work. I use this cheap 5 in 1 reflector from Amazon.
Don’t forget to pick up some clamps for attaching your silk to the stand.
A lot of my work has been filmed using this setup type of setup. Check out my reel to see some shots using this kit.