Cheap & DIY Video Lighting Collab with The Sorry Girls! | TECH TALK

Cheap & DIY Video Lighting Collab with The Sorry Girls! | TECH TALK

♪ ♪ What’s up beautiful people? It is your
homegirl Ms. Shameless and we are back
with another Tech Talk. And this video is all about
affordable and DIY lighting, and it’s a special collaboration
with the Sorry Girls. – Hi! [cheering]
– Yay! – I’m Kelsey.
– And I’m Becky. And we did a
collab on their channel on how to make
this amazing ring light that we’re filming on right now. We did. So you guys will have
to come check that out after. But first… Yes, first stay
here. Watch this video and learn all the tips
on affordable lighting. Now, what do you
guys use for lighting? We use a lot of
window light, which is free. And we also use clip lights that
come from the hardware store, so also very affordable. Yeah, and now our new
ring light we’ll start using. Yes, and I love this ring
light. It’s so easy to make. And it’s so cute! You have a sense
of accomplishment when you make
something with your own hands. There really is. Okay, let me
show them right now. MAYA: Ooo! Look at
that. Isn’t that so cool? BECKY: Pretty good. Make sure you guys head
over to their channel after. We do lots of DIY
content, hence DIY ring light. Yeah, DIY all year round. If you need to DIY anything,
come to us, we’ll help you. Home decor, fashion. Exactly, and we’re
also Canadian as well. We’re all Canadian! [Canadian
national anthem plays] All Canadian, hence sorry,
we say sorry a lot in Canada, that’s where the name
comes, if you guys are curious. MAYA: And they collaborated
with Shannon and Mr. Kate. So it all made
sense that we all unite. It was bound to happen. But I’m going to break down some
lighting tips for you guys. ♪ ♪ MAYA: Okay, so this is daylight. This lighting is free you guys. But with everything that’s cheap
or free there are drawbacks. So the light keeps
changing throughout the day; sunset, sunrise, clouds
come in and out of your shot. It could be raining,
it could be very bright. But the thing is
it keeps changing, which means you
got to keep changing the settings on your
camera if you’re doing video. If you’re doing photo,
it’s way easier to work around, but daylight is winning
because it gives you that nice Instagram filter, like
blow-out skin, like so flawless. Like she face-tooled
her face with daylight, that’s what daylight is,
it’s called face tooling. It’s free. You just got to learn
how to use that camera, that camera of yours. I have a video on aperture,
ISO, shutter speed, here we go. Moving on… Now for this dope ring light
I made with the Sorry Girls. Make sure you guys go
head over to their channel to find out how it was made. I would recommend this DIY ring
light for close-up subjects, maybe food, maybe
products, anything close-up. This is the power output
from the DIY ring light, it’s not very powerful at all. So I am four feet
away from the light. There’s only one setting.
So it’s not very bright. But if I move closer, this is how powerful it
can be when you’re this close. And I am now two feet. I don’t think I can
get much closer without looking like a hobo. And this is with
the ring light only. [boing sound effect]
Oy! So then the closer you can
bring the light to the subject obviously the
more lit it will be, but because this
sits on the camera, I’m restricted
to how close it is. It’s dependent on
how close the camera is. So you can get
another attachment or make another attachment
that could come closer, or even a more
powerful ring light, maybe using
instead of two strips, maybe using another two strips. Again, this is the advantages
and disadvantages with DIY, but it looks really cool. Okay, so this is what the
Diva ring light looks like. It’s a
manufacturer that goes under a bunch of different names. So it might be
labeled a Diva ring, it could be
labeled something else, but it’s the same manufacturer
just a different stamp. Now let’s measure, shall we? This is four feet as well. This is way more powerful, I actually had to turn the
settings on my camera down. If you guys find this online
cheaper with good reviews share that in the comments
below so we can get a deal. And this is also
warmer, if you can tell. Warmer, the other one
is very blue, very cool. So there is a side
by side comparison of the DIY ring light
versus the Diva ring light. You can see the output
is night and day. That’s very bright,
this one not so much. The Diva ring is around $200 and this one is
around $30 or $50. I say get the Diva ring. This is closer,
this is two feet, so it’s like super overexposed. You can turn the
settings all the way down, ISO can be at 100,
your aperture can close which means a higher
number, a higher F-stop. And the benefit
with these ring lights is you can shoot further away,
you don’t have to be up close. But she does look more
glorious, doesn’t she? And this is just the ring
light on its own, no fill-in. ♪ ♪ So this is the set
of the Slumber Party. I don’t have any of
my house lights on, meaning the
fluorescents in the room. I don’t have my
studio lights on. All I have is the lighting
from these Christmas lights and these two lamps from IKEA. These lights are
from the drug store, these are from Pier One, but you can see
the difference between lights from a set and just — I like to call
these ambient lighting, whatever you want to call it. But it’s very warm, very moody. So if I was doing like
a love scene or something I’d have these
lightings and lit candles, but with our Diva ring
light and umbrella lights we are serving you Slumber Party which is a
totally different effect. It’s very bright and
it’s also very flat. Here you can see lots of shadows on the set of the
Slumber Party, not so much. But let’s see what these lights
look like up close to a subject. You wouldn’t necessarily
use this for a tutorial, but you could use it
for a scene, like maybe an intimate scene
if you guys are film students, or if you’re
trying to tell a story; a narrative versus
a tutorial on how-to. So let me be your
model for the evening, okay. Okay, so this is lighting, the ambient lighting
with the two IKEA lights and just Christmas
lights, and that’s it, and a really dope lens,
and settings on the camera. You should watch this
video to find how I did that. So this is perfect for
like a scene of a distraught young woman coming of age, and she just broke
up with her boyfriend. [♪ sad music] [record scratches]
It’s cool, right? And then you can pan up and see the beautiful out
of focus lighting, pan back down to reveal
the crying girl. [♪ sad music]
[weeping] [record scratches]
[chuckling] This is like the
real Slumber Party, it’s called a cry
fest by yourself, okay. That was that. So this is a hideous
flood light. [laughs] This monstrosity is a
[laughs] dollar flood light from Home Depot. The clamp itself costs
ten dollars and the light, the bulb inside costs
about ten dollars too. The bulb is daylight balanced, but this is
serving me tungsten, okay? And tungsten is this, this
yellowness that you’re seeing. Now I have a video on color
balance that you can watch here, but right now the
Kelvin setting is on 5,400 which is about daylight balance, but we’re going to
ahead and go in the camera and change those settings. So we’re going to put
the Kelvin setting to 2,700. Now this is with the adjustments
in the color, white balance. Night and day! All of a sudden I look like
I’m on a nylon magazine. [♪ fashion music]
[camera bulbs flashing] Yes, look at the difference. The key to white balance is
getting the whites to be white. So this is the closest thing
to white in this scenario. So we want to try
to get this white to balance that yellow light. So this is what
the bulb comes in, daylight sunny bright and flood. 65 watts. You want to get a light bulb that emits as much
brightness as possible, whether that’s with
wattage or lumens. And this clamp is a
tight grip work light. This is with one. So imagine if you had
two, or three, or four. Now the trick here
is I’m on the wall, there’s like a harsh shadow. If you have issues with shadow you have to play
with the spacing between the
backdrop and the subject. So a lot of people complained — like I have one
shadow that’s too bright or I have one
shadow that’s too dark or I have multiple shadows. You got to try to get
away from the backdrop or rearrange your
lighting so the shadows kind of either bounce
inwards, bounce down, but you got to fiddle. If I move away from that. So it depends on the
look you’re trying to go for. This could be very editorial,
fashion with the hard shadow. So you can move away from it. I’m restricted with what
I can do in this scenario. And then you can
either adjust the lighting, tilt it away, tilt it towards. You can diffuse the
light if it’s too bright, use some muzzling, or
anything that won’t catch fire. And we’ll just
tone it down a bit. Even like wax paper. They sell
opal paper at lighting stores. It’s very hot. These
lights are hot. Wooo! Okay. ♪ ♪ This humongous
light bulb from Amazon, it’s massive, it’s 85 watts,
but it’s daylight balanced. This is your Home Depot light,
so tiny, so insignificant. I should just break it.
[chuckles] I like this one, I’ve had
this for like three years or four years
since I started YouTube. So I’ll put this in the
links in the description box, but yeah this is
the bulb in action, I got all of this Amazon. I
think it was like $50 bucks. And this is what it looks
like when it’s on. Shablam! Once you have your light source it helps to diffuse it
so it isn’t so harsh. So I’m using an umbrella. They’re easy to
use and collapse. I also have soft
boxes. They look fancier, but they do take more time
to setup and to take down. ♪ ♪ Those are some tips for
affordable and DIY lights. Make sure you guys
head over to their channel, and they’re all about DIYs. Yep you can see again how
we made this DIY ring light and see so many other amazing
DIYs we’ve done as well. Yes and if you’re here from
our channel subscribe to Maya. Yeah subscribe to me and then head over
there and subscribe to them. And you guys even
made neon lights. – Yeah!
– We did. They asked me all the time,
like where did you get that? I’m like it doesn’t even matter
because it’s somewhere in LA and it costs a lot of money. Yeah so if you like
Shameless Maya’s sign we can show you how to DIY that. We did a DIY on neon lights. And it was pretty good. And cheap and easy. Like under $50 —
that one is really cheap, that one is like ten bucks. – Really?
– Yeah. Yeah, it’s great. Like this video, and comment below and let me know what do
you guys use for lighting. Do you use window lights, do you use lights that
you purchase on Amazon, where do you get your
lights? Sharing is caring. Okay, you guys,
thank you so much. And remember to do
you, boo. Be shameless. ♪ ♪

100 thoughts on “Cheap & DIY Video Lighting Collab with The Sorry Girls! | TECH TALK

  1. @Shameless Maya, shouldn't all these videos be in a playlist that auto-plays? I have to click one after the other. The playlist is a no-brainer, = more views.

  2. me and my son👈and my beautiful daughter love your vids,my kids said you look like a movie 🌟 i would have to agree.


    this is so much cheaper

  4. absolutely genius! I love how knowledgeable you are on all your products and lighting. I have learned so much from your vids.

  5. Another brilliant tech talk video maya – thank you! So helpful for me as a new youtuber.
    💕💕💕Does Anyone want to support a new channel and be supported back. Watch 1 or 2 of my videos and Subscribe and I'll do the same and subscribe back 💕💕💕

  6. I am still having a hard time learning all these photography terms. 🙁 Time to revisit those tutorials. Thanks for the info!

  7. What about if you coat the inside of the diy ring light with silver reflective tape to make it brighter?

  8. I absolutely love all of your videos! They have helped me so much with my other channel. Your amazing!

  9. Hi, I was in a car accident and after a while the flash from my camera hurts my eyes. (Light sensitivity)

    However, I want good lighting. When performing, sometimes I wear shades, but I don't always want to do that. Are there any alternatives or suggestions?

  10. This video is AMAZINGLY helpful. I'm trying to slowly and cheaply build up my supplies and with your inexpensive lighting it's actually cheap not $300 for a basic set up.

  11. Hey Miss Shameless, I wanted to find out about the HUGE lightbulb you use with your umbrella lighting, whether that comes with the umbrella kit or if it was purchased separately?

  12. If you are a beginner YouTuber, like myself, on a budget! Which device/devices give you better lighting by itself? A ring, umbrella lights or soft box lighting? I've found that I don't always get a chance to catch the daylight!

  13. I need help: when I film my vids they look great on my camera. I can see the dimensions and different colors in my makeup. Uploading takes on a different vibe YUCK! The colors are not distinctive.

  14. I just watched your videos – its really great and I would love to try some options you mentioned.. but unfortunatly the links don't work. Do you have the links for the Umbrella Light? 🙂

  15. Ahmmm iwant camera pls 😭iwant camera cano or anything what else or fujifil for vloging pls iwant this and 😭iwant camera for vlogiing but im not money

  16. I've seen other ring light DIYs where they put tin foil behind the light as a reflector. That could help with the brightness!

  17. Hey guys!!!! i think i'm late to the conversation but…. maybe i can help 1 person! 🙂
    (not sure how much the ring light mentioned costs, the link no longer works)

    Here it goes sorry for the long message XD.
    I found (and just bought, waiting for the arrival) a 18" ring light on amazon es, i checked and it's available in the amazon us and amazon uk, for me with shipping costs it was more cheap in the Spain one since i live in Portugal. So i recommend you do a well detailed research in all tech sites you can think of till the last step of shipping to see all the coasts. You can also find cheap ones be careful to see all the thing included because some are cheap but may not include a stand or the extras, or are even a 14" which is a considerable diference.
    The seller may had a packaging cost.
    So here it goes form the 3 Amazon's (ES, US, UK) the same product: the prizes, things included and links:

    AMAZON ES: 84,84 + free shipping
    (I choose this one because, from all the ones i saw it had good reviews and all the extras which is more cheap then buying everything separated, it also is LED and dimmable that means less consume, it's an investment for the content i want to start creating on Youtube, there is a bunch of youtube videos about it you can look for them.)

    Brand: Neewer 18" ring light
    1 x Dimmable LED Ring Light
    1 x 61"/155cm Light Stand
    1 x Soft Tube
    1 x White and Orange Color Filter Set
    1 x Tripod Head Hot Shoe Adapter
    1 x Smart Phone Holder
    1 x Charger with UK Plug (this seller also includes a EU and US charger)
    1 x Bluetooth Receiver
    1 x Carrying Bag

    AMAZON US: 105,99$
    Brand: Neewer 18" ring light
    1 x Dimmable LED Ring Light
    1 x Light Stand
    1 x Soft Tube
    1 x White and Orange Color Filter Set
    1 x Tripod Head Hot Shoe Adapter
    1 x Smart Phone Holder
    1 x Charger with US/EU Plug
    1 x Carrying Bag

    AMAZON UK: 71,99£ + free shipping
    Brand: Neewer 18" ring light
    1 x Dimmable LED Ring Light
    1 x 61"/155cm Light Stand
    1 x Soft Tube
    1 x White and Orange Color Filter Set
    1 x Tripod Head Hot Shoe Adapter
    1 x Smart Phone Holder
    x Charger with UK Plug
    1 x Bluetooth Receiver
    1 x Carrying Bag

    Sorry for any spelling mistake… Byeee! 🙂

  18. Thank you for this. 🙂
    Could you please help me to use lights to make my house (and myself/guests) look good day or night?
    I have LEDs that are bright white, the walls/furniture/benches look crisp and white (which I love), however because they are all round small ceiling lights, they cast shadows down and make everyone look grey and/or tired.
    Could you please help me set up some warmer natural lights (at eye/face level) that would look like decor and not a movie/photography studio?
    Suitable for all rooms?
    I would love to put some ring lights and soft boxes everywhere, it might be strange, and wouldn't be 3 point lighting at all angels.
    Battery operated lights and lamps would be great as I don't want to mess with the wiring.
    I like the Christmas lights and lamps idea, looks good and it's affordable. 🙂

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