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Lighting Basics – What You Need To Know Before Buying Your Next Light


On this video by the basic filmmaker takes a look at everything you need to know about buying your next light.

This video includes both useful information and useful tips. It is a pretty long video so here is  an index so you can jump ahead to the specific part/s which might interest you:

  • Exploding Words: 0:25
  • Light: 0:38
  • Color of Light: 0:43
  • Color Temperature: 1:01
  • White Balance: 1:53
  • Auto White Balance: 3:33
  • Quick Color Correction: 4:41
  • Custom White Balance: 5:05
  • Recap: 5:26
  • Lighting: 5:50
  • Watts: 6:01
  • Luminance: 6:28
  • Illluminance: 6:59
  • Lumens: 7:32
  • Lux: 7:51
  • Now You Smart: 9:13
  • Color for Lighting: 9:54
  • CRI: 10:51
  • TLCI: 11:24
  • Re-re-re-Recap: 12:04
  • Traditional Lighting: 12:23
  • My Disclaimer on lights: 12:28
  • Grip Defined: 13:00
  • LED Lighting: 13:11
  • Newer LEDs: 13:45
  • Aputure COB 300: 14:12
  • Aputure Mini-20: 14:24
  • Aputure Tri8: 14:34
  • Not Sponsored: 14:54
  • Dimmers: 15:30
  • Power Options: 15:59
  • Note on Power Off Lights: 17:26
  • Beam Angle: 18:24
  • Fresnels: 19:01
  • Color Temp Controls: 19:38
  • Gels: 20:51
  • Cables: 22:41
  • Barn Doors: 23:47
  • Diffusion: 24:36
  • Stupid Sheet Commercial: 25:53
  • Light Stands: 26:10
  • Other Goodies: 26:44
  • Warranty: 27:42
  • Conclusion: 28:32
  • Subscribe Message: 29:09
  • Outtakes: 29:28

You can find lot more lighting tutorials on our photography lighting section here on LensVid.

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