Notes for creating cheap video light kit. Below are notes and quotes from the excellent articles by Director of Photography Scott Spears
A cheap 500 watt tungsten work light makes a good key light. Can be found at hardware and car parts stores. It comes with its own stand; however the stand is usually short. Setup gives a lot of power, but it's hard to control, so donít aim them directly at your actors--bounce them off a wall or ceiling to create a nice soft light.