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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 Covered Wagon

Round ’em up, cowboys and cowgirls, we’re ridin’ the wagon trail!

No, not really. What you’re going to do is take the batten strip and turn it into a softer, more indirect fixture by creating a wrap of diffusion for it.

Just wrapping diffusion around the fixture would be a bad idea. Even the professional diffusion material, if it comes in direct contact with a hot bulb, will melt and possibly burn. Inexpensive alternatives will definitely melt and probably burn. So you need to create a structure that will support diffusion around this fixture while keeping the material away from the bulbs themselves.

The completed covered wagon project.

The components necessary for the covered wagon project.

What you’ll need:

  • Roll of “poultry ...

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