Affordable Vellum For Light Diffusion
I like putting a sheet of diffusion paper (vellum) in front of each light. The industry standard is from Rosco, with a 25 by 4 foot roll costing over $125.
You can certainly get by with a roll half as long by 3 and 1/2 feet from Dietzgen for half the price.
With careful use, the paper can be reused several times.
The C-47 clips that we all use to attach the paper to the lights are just a fancy show business name for common wooden clothes pins.
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