DIY Tip: Fire Flicker Effect

Taught By:

Lauren Haroutunian


Ok it's not that spooky... but if you're gonna film some ghost stories, you need a campfire. Here's a quick DIY tip to get the look without actually setting anything ablaze. Seems basic, but even big Hollywood productions do it!

Lesson Plan

What You'll Need:
- Desk lamp or clamp light (We use these)
- A dimmable incandescent light bulb
- CTO gel or an orange, non-flammable material
- Cheap light dimmer (we used this)

Tried anything like this before? Tell us how you did it!

Alternately, Lite Panels have dimmers built in. We use the Astra 1x1 panels with CTO gel inserts, and have had good experiences.