– Bicolor adjustable, RGB lights. These things are killer,
they’re super-affordable, can fit ’em in a backpack. Yongnuo Lights, it sounds
like I’m saying josh-yo. Josh-yo, Yongnuo, Yong, Yongnuo, josh-yo? Am I the only one that’s hearing that? (upbeat music) Yo-yo, josh-yo. The other night filming in
Chinatown was an absolute blast. I’m so glad you guys came with me. But I had cheated you guys
because I used artificial lights, lights that weren’t from
the neon sign down there, to accent my face and make it a more interesting contrasty subject. But the dope thing is, the imagery we got, the B-roll shots of me
working and all that stuff, I didn’t color-grade that at all. That was 100% our picture
profile that we created, and these lights that were kickin’ out like super-saturated magenta’s and greens. Let’s talk one-on-one. Do you have lights yet? I hate to say this but the
first of lights I ever bought was like a year ago. And I kinda wish I’d saved my money because now I don’t use
anything else but these lights. So in Chinatown, I had
one light above my head, and then I had one in
front of me a few feet. Our brains thought that
the green was actually from the big neon sign in front of me. But in truth, that neon
sign wasn’t kickin’ out that much light, so I had to
recreate a whole new key light and this light, I chose pink because, when you have complimentary colors, or opposite on the color
wheel, you can add a layer of contrast to your subject, depending on where you add the lights. Like this shot for example, I have a nice incandescent bulb right here. It’s throwing oranges onto my face, and then I got another
blue light right here throwing a little bit of teal on my head. (snaps fingers) It makes a more interesting
subject, so easy. Now we can talk about the lights. So these are $78.00 a pop,
and I would say you wanna start with two so that you
can start mixing colors. See how that’s just so hot. So Yongnuo has a few
versions of these out. The ones I recommend are
the YN316 version one. Version one has external batteries, so you can buy as many
batteries as you want, and charge ’em and swap ’em
and shoot all night long without having to be
plugged into a source. Version two is an internal battery. It’s not swap-able, so once
you use it, you’re outta juice. The dope thing is that the
batteries are super cheap, super powerful, and you probably already have a couple in your kit. These are the batteries I
use to power my atamos shogun inferno, as well as my small HD focus and a couple other LED lights that I have. Alright, so we all know
it’s RGB adjustable, which means you can just
pick any colors you want. But you can also connect to
it via Bluetooth on your phone and color pick whatever
you want on the wheel. So now they say you’re able to connect to multiple lights in the
app, but truth be told, I’ve only been able to
connect to one at a time, so I have no idea if it’s
a glitch in the system or user error. So if someone figures
this out, please let know in the comments and I
will post the work-around in the description. So for regular lighting
conditions like interviews, these things are fire. The best part about
this feature is the CRI, The Color Render Index, is 95,
which is really, really good. So I know that sounds like jargon talk, but CRI is super important, because you want skin tones to look like skin tones. I’m not gonna say any names,
but this is a light cube, and you see what it does to my face? Do you see the color
rendition on the face? CRI95, and then this,
right, it looks unnatural, because this has a CRI
of 85, not good, junk. I have like four of
’em, I used to stick ’em in this big ol’ fireplaces
and I shoot these mansions, just so like the fireplace
would look massive, and just cavernous. And then I would go in to post and I would find out that there was
unnatural green cast all over the place, so
I stopped using ’em. If anyone wants to buy ’em
off me they are for sale. You wanna do a deep dive on CRI and other color rendering indexes, take a look at the guys over at Aputure, their YouTube page, they have
a ton of useful information. They know way more about
this stuff than I do. ♪ Bro Science done. ♪ So out of the box these things are great. Only one problem, they
don’t come with batteries, so you’re gonna make sure wanna grab a set of batteries as well as a charger. And the other thing is it doesn’t come with enough diffusion. You know me, I like to tinker with stuff. Half-inch, polyethylene foam
sheets, this is packaging foam. You’ve probably seen this a million times and thrown it away without even knowing. Cut this to size, a little
double-sided tape, ah diffusion. Now you know the lights,
you know how to use ’em. Now I need a test subject. Up, up (funky music)
Ah, good boy. You wanna treat?
(funky music) (camera clicking)
(funky music) (camera clicking)
Ooh, I love it. (camera clicking)
Ooh, you are fire. (camera clicking)
Aw yeah, that’s amazing. (camera clicking)
(funky music) Alright, now give me something new. Give me, give me dangerous
sexy Oso, dangerous (bleep) Dangerous (bleep), yes, aw yes. (funky music)
(camera clicking) The talent is no longer
cooperating with us. I think he’s getting tired,
he’s giving me a lot of like emaciated, poor,
street-dog kinda looks, you know, and that’s just a different, it’s a different shoot,
and we’re looking for that Coca Cola smile,
all-around American dog. We don’t have the money shot yet. I think it’s time we
bring out the big guns. (upbeat music) (camera clicking)
(upbeat music) Quite, super fun, there’s
millions of combinations of colors and positions that
you could put these lights in to get the desired result. And the only way that
you’re ever gonna learn is by experimenting and
find out what works for you. I could even, Bro this is so (bleep) stupid,
you have five more minutes before (mumbles)
(upbeat music) (grinding music)

100 thoughts on “Set your INSTAGRAM on FIRE with RGB LIGHTS

  1. What the f??? This content is amazing, best review I have EVER seen and that’s easily over 1000 different reviews. I love how much effort you put into them, it honestly looks like you’re working for the company! Good work dude, I hope to be as good as this one day

  2. Just came across this page a few days ago. BY FAR one of the beaut YouTube content around!!!! Subscribed 🔥🔥

  3. Dude I can’t believe you don’t have a million subs at this point, if I had to make a bet you’ll get there by the end of the year. Love the Value you provide and all the inspiration.

  4. First thing that comes to mind for using this is just doing some discount Giallo Suspiria lighting, like that shit looks crazy effective and simple

  5. Just got my set of lights and batteries. Thanks Josh these things are super fun to tinker around with!
    Keep up the good work, cause it's the best on YT.

  6. Now that is what you call content creation! You are a beast. ps. I’m glad I’m not the only one that uses my dog as a model! Hahah.
    I getting these light for sure. Thanks for helping me decide to go with v1.

  7. Hey man, great video! May i know your camera settings on the doggo photos? I can’t believe you can use this for photos 😮

  8. Caleb at DSLR Video Shooter recommended these lights a while back but the way you illustrated how they can be used was much more informative, and engaging (sorry Caleb). It was inspiring me to create. That's what I love about your content. It challenges me to create.

  9. Lol I dont know if you knew at the time but the back of the light has a detachable diffusion cap. By now you shouldve figured out why that orange cap kept falling off.

  10. Found a newer video last night, and have been binging. I’m sure you’ll see tons of likes from me. But had to drop a comment for making me snort in public and get weird looks. The bubble machine Coca Cola smile was truly $money$

  11. I'm still new so this is still out of my budget. just getting the camera(s), computer, tripod, lenses and editing program.. I'm tapped out on cash.

  12. BRO .. THIS IS FKN HILARIOUS.. THE DOG GOT SO HAPPY… I never seen anyone do photos like this of a dog.. I NEED TO STEP UP

  13. Bro I'm asking this to everyone but no one responded
    1.How can i shoot video with a neon lighting(i mean camera settings)
    2.Can i use RGB dimmable flood lights as neon lighting

  14. I noticed that if you hold down the battery button on the light, the display will show a channel number (i.e. H1 – H8). If you subsequently press the Bat. button, you can set that channel number as desired. Then in the app you can select the channel on the first screen, power it on / off, and adjust its color temperature (up/down, left/right arrows). Unfortunately it would seem that the color wheel on the second screen only affects CH1… Still pretty awesome, and I love how the lights mirror each other — even without the app — if they are on the same channel.

  15. I am dying at the dog part you are a fucking god I am dying laughing “we’re looking for that Coca Cola smile”

  16. Just bought the last one from Amazon. I’ll have to find a second one else where. Great review, thanks! I’ve been looking for something more affordable than the Quasars.

  17. Dope! Creative question: could I use two of these as my only light sources and be able to light an entire car with a person standing next to it, outdoors at night, in a field, for a wide establishing shot?

  18. wow sexy good looking and a dog lover up thumbs up on this video ..Thank you for showing what the photos look like so many youtubers do videos and leave out what the shots look like

  19. Just got my lights in using your affilate links! I'm having a hard time making them different colors from one another though. I see you said there'd be a work around in the comments, but maybe I'm just not seeing it? Keep doing what you're doing. You are one of the best filmmakers on Youtube.

  20. Absolutely love your vibe and content! Been following since 20k and just bought an A7III thanks to your videos! Keep up the amazing work

  21. Holy shit. The amount of detail and effort in this video is crazy. Awesome work mate. That shot with the lighting from the drone at the end looked awesome and would look even more amazing in super slow mo. Keep up the great content 🎥

  22. Love the use and I saw these a while ago and was thinking of them for extra lights but didn't know how I would use the colors. Thanks for showing me the light….see what I did there :]

  23. This was too good of a video 😂👏🏽👏🏽🔥🔥 shoutout to the dog model! Thanks for this had to sub man ur talented fr

  24. Thanks Josh, love your work 🙂 Very inspiring! I was able to connect to two lights using the YONGNUO app (looks like its on both the iOS and Android platforms)

    Note that you need to select different channels on the lights (hold the "Batt" button down for 2 sec) — or if you prefer you can put both lights on the same channel and control them together.

    Also — I noticed in the app it shows about 8 channels but it does not indicate which channels lights are on — just the channel YOU are controlling at the moment – that was a little confusing at first as I thought the lights were not connected.

    One last thing that was a little confusing, once the first light connected via bluetooth I could see it in my bluetooth settings, but when the second light connected it did not show up in my bluetooth list on the phone, but it was listening on the channel that it was set to, and I noticed by changing to that channel in the app and making a change the light responded.

    Keep up the good work my friend 🙂

  25. I couldn't understand how my kids could spend whole days just watching Youtube (I'm an old fart) .. Then I discovered Peter McKinnon, Neistat etc and I finally understood … Peter McK has the magic and I can only add to the sentiment that I'm reading in the comments here. You WILL go far. … Been watching your vids in sequence and having a good chuckle here and there and learning heaps along the way. .. Step change improvement in your lighting in later episodes .. but even with the shit lighting of earlier episodes you were great entertainment and educational. … You are definitely McGuiver photog and filmmaker.

    Wow.. first time I've been compelled to write a comment that is more than 'good stuff'

    Ramp it up though dude and you'll hit that tipping point to go exponential in subs. … More! More! More! …

  26. So I just wanted to give an update about the multi control for the lighting in the app I figured it out. Hold down the “bat” button till you see H1,H2,H3 ect… as you cycle through. This sets the wireless “ Channel”, turn on your bluetooth on your phone/tablet then open up the YN360 app.

    You’ll see some Japanese text once the app loads select your light channel you want to control.

    Ch1 in app is H1 on the light stick itself and so on.. hope this helps!

  27. Nice tips man! I been eyeballin those RGB lights for my live streams and occasionally a vlog or two. Damn you! You're costing me money. lol

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