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Joni Varner

Hardware Store Lighting Kit Items

  • Halogen or LED work lights (250-500 watts) (stands)
  • Clamp lamps (LED 3800K or above, or Reveal brand light bulbs)
  • China balls (IKEA or similar)
  • AC extension cords, heavy (20+ amps ideal), 50 foot (to reach different circuits)
  • Ground lifters (2 to 3 prong)
  • Rope
  • Grip clamps (metal, #1 & #2)
  • Cloth tape (gaffers)
  • Diffusion (cheap =baking parchment)
  • C47s (wood clothespins)
  • Aluminum Foil (heavy duty)
  • Windshield shades, silver (as reflector)
  • Foam core/white cardboard (bounce)
  • LED work light (needs correction gel- minus green or CTO)
  • LED flashlights (needs correction - useful for back/rim light in tight location)
  • AC circuit tester

These Items from an Expendable Supply Store: 

  • Black paper tape (for taping across barn doors, flagging lenses)
  • Black wrap™
  • White drafting vellum for bounce and diffusion
  • Daylight (blue) cut Gels
  • Minus green Gels (if LED or Fluorescent used)
  • Roscoe™ Tough Opal Frost (diffusion) Lee™ 216 (250) or similar