How to Create Your Own Diffusion Panel for Clean and Simple Video Lighting

As a filmmaker, you know how important it is to get your lighting right, but this can only really come from a good understanding of how light works. Knowing what you want to achieve is half the battle.

How to Create Your Own Diffusion Panel for Clean and Simple Video Lighting

Using a diffuser is a great way to soften light, but buying one can become expensive depending on size and how easy it is to transport. In this lesson, we look at how you can create your own diffusion panel with a wooden frame and some thin fabric. We’ll cover what you’ll need, whether that’s materials you may have in your home, or a few items from your local DIY store: these should cost you less than $20.

If you found this video useful, then check out the full course: Environmental Lighting for Video. You’ll find fourteen more video lessons just like this one, each detailing lighting questions and issues you may have when making your video. You’ll learn how to position your subject and extra lights, how to diffuse light, and how to handle potential problems like direct sunlight and harsh shadows. The course also details various lighting setups and helps you create your own tools.

How to Create Your Own Diffusion Panel for Clean and Simple Video Lighting

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