Bounce Card Video Lighting

One of the tricky parts about shooting home movies or recording video for your video blog is lighting. In professional video production, there are people who spend their careers perfecting video lighting. Most of us don’t want to think about the complexities of getting lighting just right; we just want to record something and play it back later. One of the biggest tricks in lighting is eliminating shadows. For a professional setup, you eliminate shadows by positioning multiple light fixtures in a way that diffused light is evenly spread on your subject to prevent any unwanted shadows. A quick way to help reduce shadows is to make use of existing light by reflecting it off a shiny white surface back at the person or thing you are recording with a bounce card. In a short video tutorial, I demonstrate how to do this, by yourself, using a piece of foamcore from the local office supply store.