Bouncing light Finding soft light is so important in film making.. When the reflecting surface is large and matte in texture, it will provide an extremely soft light, but its distance of carrying this light will be limited. Here's a simple styrofoam board I made from home depot that does the trick. Any white wall or ceiling can be used for bouncing light. Styrofoam “bead boards” are considered to have the most matte surface and therefore reflect the softest light. They are extremely lightweight and can be easily broken into different shapes which you can get a little creative with The only problem is transporting this thing!