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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 Your Toolbag

There are some additional supplies that I recommend you always have with you. These are the “life-saver” small tools that have a million different uses and will come in handy in a pinch.

The Cube Tap

This is a multi-outlet adapter in a small, compact size. It has one male, grounded Edison plug and three female grounded outlets. The cube tap allows you to turn one socket into three without the bulk of a power strip.

Three views of the ubiquitous 125V 15A cube tap.

It’s a standard 125V 15A component, but worth its weight in gold. Always be sure you’re not overloading any circuit (see Chapter 4, “Understanding Electricity,” ...

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