7 Video Lighting Tips for Youtubers and Filmmakers
7 Video Lighting Tips for Youtubers and Filmmakers

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Want to improve your video lighting? Here are the top 7 things you can do to step up your lighting game! We also take a look at the new Aputure 120D Mark 2! All lights and accessories mentioned below. Aputure 120D Mark 2 Amazon: http://geni.us/RYxp B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1432631-REG/aputure_lsc120diivkit_ls_c120d_ii_led.html/BI/6566/KBID/7173 Aputure 120D (original model) Amazon: http://geni.us/eGOF B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1309504-REG/aputure_lsc120dvkit_light_storm_ls_c120d.html/BI/6566/KBID/7173 Light Dome (soft box) Amazon: http://geni.us/k0GR1y B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Aputure_light_dome/Ntt/Aputure%2Blight%2Bdome/N/0/kw/search/BI/6566/KBID/7173/DFF/d10-v1-t12 Giant Foam Fill Board Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Thermasheath-Rmax-Thermasheath-3-1-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-R-6-Polyisocyanurate-Rigid-Foam-Insulation-Board-787264/100549260 LED Mat (used for my background) Amazon: http://geni.us/7zGdA Aputure M9 LED Light Amazon: http://geni.us/Tx4tn3x B&H: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Aputure_m9_led/Ntt/Aputure%2Bm9%2Bled/N/0/kw/search/BI/6566/KBID/7173/DFF/d10-v1-t12 Lamp LED Hack Video: https://youtu.be/6oCHOJzgQQo Colored Gels Amazon: http://geni.us/cLAuf THE 7 TIPS 1 - Use a large light source 2 - Use fewer lights 3 - Position your lights correctly 4 - Back light your scenes 5 - Use your ceilings 6 - Mix color 7 - Get your ratios right MY MAIN CAMERA SETUP Panasonic GH5s on Amazon: http://geni.us/gh5s Viltrox Speedbooster on Amazon: http://geni.us/y2CORa Sigma 18-35mm on Amazon: http://geni.us/sigma18 Benro Tripod on Amazon: http://geni.us/i2ZUCA MY LIGHTING SETUP Aputure 120D on Amazon: http://geni.us/88Akm Aputure Light Dome on Amazon: http://geni.us/aputurelightdome Falcon Eyes 24TDX on Amazon: http://geni.us/OdOb Rolling Stand on Amazon: http://geni.us/Jh97BK8 MY AUDIO SETUP Deity Shotgun on Amazon: http://geni.us/aputuredeity Sound Devices MixPre-3 on Amazon: http://geni.us/vHsiYi6 MY CAMERA GUIDES https://academy.dslrvideoshooter.com DISCLAIMERS: Some of these links have an affiliate code, if you purchase gear with these links I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you! This light was supplied to me from Aputure free of charge. This review and it's content was not reviewed or paid for by outside persons or manufacturers.

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The Inventar : Who found out that he is rocking MKBHD merch?

Daniel Schiffer : Great tips Caleb! What focal length are you using for your talking-head here? Looks great!

Benjamin Arnoux : I wish I wasn’t at work right now!!!! I can’t wait to go home and try this. I feel sorry for my wife and kids. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ They’re team players, though.

Rob Gianelli : Finally...someone who really understands lighting. I see so many people just throwing a piece of diffusion in front of their light. This only really reduces the amount of light not the quality of light. Quality is determined by the size of the light source and the distance it is from the subject. I also like to feather my main light a bit depending on the skin tone. A darker skin can take more light. Just look at the highlights on the skin and feather the light until the skin β€œpops” but is not blown out. What a fantastic video..

Omar Sherief : There is too many V-Mount batteries on the market both the cheap and the expensive, which one do you recommend for the Aputure 120D ii to give me full power for a decent amount of time?. And thanks for the amazing tips❀️

Sue Tsugu : The MKBHD special T-shirt caught my eyes I had to watch it a second time to actually listen lol

Jasper Zanjani : Fantastic, informative video. I wish I could have seen it before I bought 3 cheap LED lamps based on your recommendations from the other video. TL;DW #1 2:30 Use physically large sources of light, or makeshift diffusers to increase the size of light sources. #2 4:42 Use fewer lights #3 6:25 Think about light position: distance to subject, axis of light, and angle. #4 10:45 Try backlighting, especially outdoors with the sun #5 11:35 Use ceilings and walls as makeshift softboxes #6 12:36 Use gel filters #7 13:20 Get the ratios right: between key and fill lighting, and foreground and background lighting

Alana Muchanga : This videos was really helpful πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

David Roseberry : Incredibly helpful. Thanks, Caleb. Maybe this isn't your "thing" but I'd love to see some tips on how to use lights in outdoor environments.

Venus Vega : Thanks so much. I always love your delivery and it makes me feel like I can actually do things. Haha :)

Chris Nuoh : Loved this video! Super helpful and I love how you give examples of how you can play around with the different elements!

RETRO TAO : For key lighting, Whats better, 4 CFL Lighting vs Godox ledp 260 ?

Brad Poirier : How are you reducing glare from your glasses! I always get glare. :(

Dillon Loomis : Thanks for the tips! Would have liked to see your main key light and the soft box but good info nonetheless!

David Englund Videography : Thanks for this very helpful video Caleb!

Fluffyplaydohcat : wow this video really helped me and tips #6 saved me quite a bit of money. thanks for the tips

ranerez : thanks ' very helpful. Do you know (on line) a shop that I can bay , portable lights with tripod ? I need to set up a portable interview kit

Uzair Notes : Such a useful video. Thank you so much for this :)

James Patton : have you tried that godox yet? I am thinking about gettin one.

neno lima : how the setting of camera do you use for this result in your video?

Jess Catorc : This was incredibly helpful, thank-you! :-)

Manny'sTech : I think i'll be getting the 120D mkII. Like always very informative and detailed videos Caleb. Keep up the good work man! πŸ‘ Lets do some damage! πŸ˜ƒ

jennyluvsfood : thanks for the tutorial ...i always get so confused when lighting my kitchen when making cooking videos

Ryan Allen : Incredibly helpful! Thank you so much!

Joseph Macapagal : hey! i enjoy your content, this is awesome!

Alex Minor : More lighting vids!!! I'm obsessed.

2CelebrateMusic : Hey, your vlogs are really great ... πŸ‘ just discovered your channel and watched already 3-4 vlogs and subscribed... Thx for the quality tips ! πŸ‘ˆπŸ‘

Olli Vanajas : What a great tutorial! I have two Aputure 672Cs and I feel like a buffoon not knowing how to utilize these great panels properly :|

Rod Parmenter : Have you compared the 120D M2 with the 300D? I recently purchased the 300 and wonder if I should return it for the 120DM2. Thanks!

Infinite Warrior Production : Do more lighting tips on field that will also be really helpful Caleb

Roberto Zanrosso : that star wars sword lamp is fantastic! thank you for pointing it out.

Vinh Dang : sick shirt!

Sergi Medina : Love videos like this, there's always something more to be learned, keep 'em coming! :)

Pavel Suchkov : Thank you, Caleb! Very informative and helpful, as usual!

Daniel Moore Photography : Great video Caleb. Super simple to follow and very informative.

Krystal Teela Shalise : Great video! I've been looking at the specs for this light all day.

yemi : You really do have some of the most helpful videos I've seen on YT.

Rick Hutton : Love your channel! Thank you for all of your hard work it is very helpful.

VintageLensesForVideo : Amazing video dude. Love Aputure lights too. 300d is my personal fav!

Laurent Fraigneau : Hi Caleb, Your video is great, not too long at all, really precise.... thanks a lot!! I plan to buy the Aputure 120d II and the F7. Could you recommend me some good stands?? Not easy to find out...

BJ Scott : Awesome vid man! Very helpful!

Techkhamun : What a great video!! Love this!!!! Really good job, keep it coming bro!

The Director * : dark lighting actually looks good, when you're going to say "hey vsauce michael here"

Alex Killian : Best lighting tutorial I’ve seen in a while, thanks man!

Mike Erickson : Thanks for this - I learned a ton!

The Transplant Helper : I’ve seen you talk about light before but you should know this was the best ever. Thank you for the great tips.

Gyamtso Prod : A great great thank from France you for all this tips ! You're one of the best.

Ash Hiro : Thank you for the tips and tricks! πŸ‘

theFATEfactory : Fantastic explanations πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ™πŸ½ Any word on when the new easier collapsible light dome will be released?? I’d like to get the full set up with 120v2 πŸ™ŒπŸ½