Simple Solutions - Fluorescent Light

Mark Irwin, ASC, CSC, discusses the characteristics of fluorescent light and the challenges of giving it “character.” (2:47)

In this 16-part video series, Mark Irwin, ASC, CSC, illustrates how his quest for simple, inexpensive solutions on set led him to develop a variety of lighting and camera tools, many of which can be built with materials readily available at hardware stores.

  1. Introduction
  2. Fluorescent Light
  3. Diffusing Fluorescents
  4. Building the Frame
  5. Character Lighting
  6. Rain Gutter Light
  7. Par Cans
  8. Musco vs. Pars
  9. A Better Camera Cover
  10. Low-Budget Night Lighting
  11. A Better Tripod
  12. A Better Spreader
  13. The Spud to Grip Connector
  14. Three More Inventions
  15. Achieving a High Angle Fast
  16. A Brace for Handheld

Special thanks to Mole-Richardson Co.