Video/Photog Lighting - COLLABORATE on homebrew Light Panels!
Basically, a light panel is a panel of evenly spaced super bright LED's that you can then mount and place like traditional lighting around your setup. In an ideal world Brightness of 5200K + would be a good place to be. However, I've just learned that lightpanels actually only put out 4900K. And they're crazy expensive. These replace the HUGE softbox and/or Umbrella + lighting combo+ power setups.
So, my suggestion for a group project here is to ... teach ourselves how to make a grid of superbright LED's, arrange them into this matrix, and add a dimmer switch in order to alter the quality of the lights.
If this is something anyone is at all interested in, I would LOVE to collaborate on this project! I just installed the Magic Lantern firmware hack on my camera, and well... the addition of better lighting would help my filming SIGNIFICANTLY.
I'll post my findings, proposed project plan, and