Video shooting

I’m suppose to shoot a short piece of video for a friend’s birthday. They want three minutes of memories of this person. Of course I can’t just set the camera up in the kitchen and shoot. No I have to figure out how to do it cool. Which means I’ve been thinking about low cost light. Like hardware store lights.

Anyway did a web search for articles on how to do video light. Best site I found so far is’s desktop video site. The lighting article was good, even if it had an error calling both the Key and Fill lights the Key light. One thing it doesn’t say is what the light ratio should be between the lights.