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Solving Non Existent Problems

A few minutes ago I had a great idea. I'll set up a super backup system. I'll put a 16gb SD card into my laptop, and then have it automatically back up my projects and photos in the background. Then I'll also set it to backup certain things to the internet, and even more to my external hard drive.

A week ago I had another good idea. Apparently the bugs have been ironed out and MacOS can now be installed on my laptop. Perfect. I love Mac OS and I don't have any particular affinity for Windows.

A couple months ago I was in my RV and had a big thought. The square footage is so small in here that I could install marble floors for next to nothing. How fun would that be to have a tiny RV with marble floors? And while I'm at it, I should put some LED lighting in. It's way more efficient than incandescent lighting.

DIY Lighting Pictures

On Gorilla Tactics

Ok, so when taking a video, lighting is like the low hanging fruit - you can purchase/make lighting for relatively cheap and it can really improve the quality of your video! I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with the results, but I'm a total n00b when it comes to photography, filmography, lightography, whatever.

Looking around teh Interwebs, it seemed like 3-point lighting was the most basic and flexible setup. I also found this great Do It Yourself lighting video which included materials required for purchase, how to setup the rig, and some common issues.

My shopping list was:

3 clamp lights 1 pack of 4 energy efficient bright white compact fluorescent light bulbs (60watt equivalent) 1 pack of 1 energy efficient bright white compact fluorescent light bulb (100 watt equivalent) 1 worklight (thing is beefy!)

The total rig cost me about $80, but I had also bought a couple of extra lightbulb packs I didn't end up using for the lighting, so the overall cost was closer to $50-60. Not bad!

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