March 28, 2018 at 1:40AM, Edited March 28, 1:48AM
The short version is that my li'l indie crew and I are about to embark on a microbudget feature. The first of a thousand trials is that my homebrew lighting MO, as it stands, isn't going to cut it this time, so I'm looking into my first lighting equipment since I bought my paper lantern and getting a little overwhelmed.
I need to reliably create 3-point lighting setups in on-location and outdoor sets, in a variety of lighting situations, in a time crunch-- ideally, something battery powered, versatile, and small. One final note is that the budget is super small. Like laughably small.
So NFS, what are the absolute basics I need to light 100 minutes of day and night scenes, impress the director, and keep my job?