LIGHTING: GOING WITH WHAT YOU’VE GOT
Hollywood Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut's blog (http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/) is one of the best out there, and at the top of my list of must-subscribes.
Here's his two-part series on lighting using a mix of available light and off-the-shelf home center equipment. It's a great resource for effectively lighting films in an easily-available, inexpensive way. Shane gives us a look at what's in his kit (right down to stingers) and with that you can begin to build your own as funds allow.