I wanted to see if I could find lights that would work for shooting Video on my Sony A6000 for under $60. So, I made it a quest to see if that was possible. What I found out was very interesting.
Can it be done for under $60?
Even if it can be done, what will the light look like?
Check out this video and see my results:
Items used for the Lighting:
3 – Clamp-on Shop Lights from Home Depot
3 – Cree 60 Watt equivalent Soft White LED Light Bulbs
3 – Small Sheets of Waxed Paper
3 – Small Pieces of Electrical Tape
Sony A6000 Camera Settings:
-Mode Dial (Top of Camera) Set to=Manual (M)
-1080p High Definition, AVCHD
-60 Frames Per Second
-1/125 Per Second Shutter Speed
-Sony 18-55mm Lens Zoomed to 30mm
-Tungsten White Balanced to 2700 Degrees Kelvin
-Creative Style=Standard Setting, Contrast Set To +1
-Steady Shot (Image Stabilization)=Off
The cost of this lighting did NOT include stands to hold the lights. Because Clip-On Lights were used, I figured they could be clipped to stationary items in the home like: Bookshelves, Ceiling Joists (basement) or Roof Rafters, etc.