Basic Lighting - First Project


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I'm going to be working on my first student film. Are there any lights/bulbs that can be plugged into ordinary household lamps that will create the most natural light possible? There isn't much of a budget but any advice/help you can give is appreciated.

The settings will be mostly interior and it will be comedy.



David Mullen ASC

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"Natural light" is too broad a concept (since it covers everything from sunlight streaming through a window to something lit by a practical lamp at night) to answer that question. Obviously it's hard to recreate natural sunlight / daytime window light effects with a single light bulb. But you can certainly augment practical interior night lighting with additional bulbs, like inside a Chinese Lantern.