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Video Gear: LED & Compact Video Lighting

James Ball

About this course

Explore the pros and cons of LED lighting in video production. James Ball considers the compatibility of LED technology with the needs of mobile, scaled-down productions that require high-output, compact lighting. While in many cases LEDs are ideal—small, portable, and efficient—they can be more expensive than traditional tungsten and fluorescent lighting. Cost aside, James shows how reliable and adaptable LEDs can be, demonstrating how to create softer diffused light, different color temperatures, and mobile lighting rigs with LEDs.


Topics include:

  • Types of LEDs
  • The cost of LED lighting
  • Advantages and disadvantages of LEDs in video productions
  • Bouncing and diffusing LEDs
  • Mounting LED lights
  • Controlling light temperature
  • Transporting LED lights to a location shoot

Curriculum1h 18m

  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Considering LEDs
  • Preview
    Types of LED Units & Key Terms
  • Considering Cost & Return On Investment
  • Gauging Color Rendition
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • LED vs Traditional Lighting
  • Efficiency Advantages of LED Lighting
  • Performance Advantages of LED Lighting
  • Aesthetic Considerations
  • Quality of Light Compared to Other Sources
  • Bouncing & Diffusing LEDs
  • Mobile LEDs
  • Mounting LEDs
  • Practical Considerations
  • Power, Batteries, & Output
  • Preview
    Profile & Size
  • Integrated Units or Customized
  • Controlling Temperature
  • LED Comparisons
  • Grip Gear for LED Lights
  • Transporting LEDs
  • Goodbye

About this course

Explore the pros and cons of LED lighting in video production. James Ball considers the compatibility of LED technology with the needs of mobile, scaled-down productions that require high-output, compact lighting. While in many cases LEDs are ideal—small, portable, and efficient—they can be more expensive than traditional tungsten and fluorescent lighting. Cost aside, James shows how reliable and adaptable LEDs can be, demonstrating how to create softer diffused light, different color temperatures, and mobile lighting rigs with LEDs.


Topics include:

  • Types of LEDs
  • The cost of LED lighting
  • Advantages and disadvantages of LEDs in video productions
  • Bouncing and diffusing LEDs
  • Mounting LED lights
  • Controlling light temperature
  • Transporting LED lights to a location shoot

Curriculum1h 18m

  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • Considering LEDs
  • Preview
    Types of LED Units & Key Terms
  • Considering Cost & Return On Investment
  • Gauging Color Rendition
  • Advantages & Disadvantages
  • LED vs Traditional Lighting
  • Efficiency Advantages of LED Lighting
  • Performance Advantages of LED Lighting
  • Aesthetic Considerations
  • Quality of Light Compared to Other Sources
  • Bouncing & Diffusing LEDs
  • Mobile LEDs
  • Mounting LEDs
  • Practical Considerations
  • Power, Batteries, & Output
  • Preview
    Profile & Size
  • Integrated Units or Customized
  • Controlling Temperature
  • LED Comparisons
  • Grip Gear for LED Lights
  • Transporting LEDs
  • Goodbye