Moments like these make me wish we knew who votes up or down. Like where do you get off thumb-downing a question? I dare those people to come here and explain why they did that.
Hi, since you are starting out here is what a lighting kit should have:
- modifiers (diffusers, gels);
- means of transportation.
My recommendations are:
These are 300 monolight LEDs because the advantages for the kind of production you are going to be having are so many: they are highly mobile, use popular Sony batteries, these can be combined into arrays via triple hot shoe brackets, they are dimmable and sheap, they come with entry level gels. Get 12 of these and you'll be set.
Because these 300 LEDs are so light the stands can be light too. Or get the heavier version which will hold an array of three LEDs securely even on a windy day:
The bad and the transportation choices are many. I recommend getting a wheel-less box that holds all your light together and then using a handcart to move it all around. Like this type of handcart:
So, budget-wise you have:
12 x LED x $88 = $1,056
5 x 12 NP-FXX battery x $10 = $600
6 x heavy duty stands x $25 = $150
1 x bag for the lights and batteries x $50 = $50
1 x bag for the stands x $100 = $100
1 x handcart x $30 = $30
1 x fasteners (to attach the bags to the cart) x $30 = $30
Where this kit will give you a lot of flexibility -- you can light inside of a car, you can use these as a strong fill-light on a bright sunny day, you can light up a multy-person / multy-object situation indoors, and you can throw a really complex light scene together.