Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Blind Spot Gear was born on November 2013 by Alan, James and Billy aged only 24, 24 and 26. They were fed up with the lack of innovation in an over priced film industry that seemed only to look back, desperately clinging on to a world long gone. They decided the best way to remedy this less than perfect situation was to design, manufacture and sell our own lighting systems.

Billy “By 2014, We had designed, and then constructed a prototype for, the light we had dreamed of having on location. We built 10 samples and then travelled door-to-door looking for feedback and gauging interest. As a result of this experience, we made a few tweaks then turned to Kickstarter. Thirty days later, we had £45,000 ($72,000) in our bank account, three tickets to the far East and an optimism that would not be dimmed.

That optimism was, indeed, a blessing, considering that all three of us then had to share the same bedroom for over 3 months and live off $10 a day.”

Billy sent me a demo kit of the Scorpion dual lighting kit which came into its own when filming in a kitchen this week.

As you can see from the shot above the lights were perfect for giving the wok a kick as can be seen in the still frame below.

Each LED light comes with its own clamp that you can attach to anything as in this case, but to preserve the metal handle I used a lens cloth.

The LED lights are very powerful and have variable dimmers.

These wee LED lights are spot on for lifting a subject as you can see from the video below.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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