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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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Stocking the Store

There are a few things that, of course, you will need to have on hand to delve into the projects in this book and into the world of lighting. Some of these you might already have, whereas others you might have to invest a bit into. Each project in this book specifies the tools necessary to get that job done.

For the projects in this book, you need a small handful of tools:

  • An electrical circuit tester (optional)

  • A drill

  • A pair of wire strippers/cutters

  • A box cutter or sharp blade

  • A combination screwdriver

  • A pair of diagonal cutters

  • A pair of pliers

  • Clothespins (C-47s)

  • Various bolts, screws, nails, glue, tape, and expendables that I’ll list on a project-by-project basis

You will also need a basic understanding of do-it-yourself projects. ...

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