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Hello, I would like to shoot a dark scene of a football player puting on pads akin to puting on armor for battle. I want to make the room look dark and industrial with minimal lighting on the player, just highlighting different parts of the process of putting on pads and such. I plan to have dramatic music build up while he is doing this and crescendo when he puts on his helmet. BTW the subject is 9 years old and this is pop warner football. I will be using my old sony DCR-TRV103 which I can adjust exposure and manually set focus. I do not know exactly how I should light this. I was given some advice to use powder or incense smoke to give depth and to use a box with rectangle cutouts in front of a flood light aimed directly at my subject.
Does anyone have any good ideas as well? I hope I decribed my vision of this project well enough. Thanks in advanced.
It’s as easy as not lighting the background. Flags are your frind. You can even overlight the principals and then color correct to your liking in post.