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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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The Croney Cone

Named after the late, great cinematographer Jordan Chronenweth, ASC, whose work brought films like Blade Runner to life, the Croney Cone is a simple softbox that attaches to the front of various lighting instruments.

The Real Stuff

There are a number of manufacturers that make high-end “Croney Cone” soft-boxes, Chimera and Lowel being two of them.

An Arri 650 Fresnel attached to a small Chimera Quartz Lightbank softbox.

They’re made of heavy-duty soft material that is black outside and reflective inside with removable and interchangeable diffusers. They collapse down like tents and are easily transported. These are not inexpensive, ...

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