May 13, 2017

Learn How to Build Your Own $45 Light Wand That Can Change Colors

If you’ve got $45 and a little time on your hands, you can make your own DIY color-changing, Wi-Fi enabled light wand.

Light wands are great for a lot of reasons. They’re lightweight, portable, and come in handy when you need to add a little extra light without a whole lot of fuss. However, units like the Westcott Ice Light are crazy expensive at $500, so many indie filmmakers aren’t able to take advantage of their great dexterity—unless, of course, you’re up for a little DIY project. With just $45 worth of materials, this tutorial from Macroscope Pictures shows you how to build your own light wand that has all the features you’d hope to see in a conventional unit, including the ability to change colors and Wi-Fi capability.

Yes, this is a bit more labor intensive than many of the tutorials we share here, but the result is worth it. Check out the material list courtesy of DIY Photography:

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Source: NoFilmSchool