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Watch: Create Stunning DIY Lighting Effects Using a Box of Crackers

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Technical 31st Mar 2017 No Film School


If you've got an empty box of Saltines, you can make some pro-level lighting effects.

In this video tutorial from the Academy of Photography, find out how to turn a regular ol' cracker box into a nifty modifier for your lighting setup.

Though the tutorial is geared toward photographers, this easily translates over to filmmakers. You won't need the external flash and trigger/receiver, but you will need a light that can fit inside of your cardboard cracker box.

The video shows you how to cut the box, but in case you can't view the video for some reason, I'll do my best at explaining it here. All you have to do is cut the tabs off of both openings of the box. You then cut those into thin, rectangular pieces, a few of which you will tape back onto one of the openings, leaving some space in between each. From there, you just slide your new cardboard cracker box modifier over your light and voilà, you've got a snazzy Venetian blind lighting effect.

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