I'm shooting the main performance and possibly some other scenes of a music video for my band (I'm not in it) and the scene is like this:
- In a field or in a forest (some variation thereof).
- Guitarist singing and playing acoustic (not looking at the camera).
- Lighting needs to be warm, dramatic and background to be quite dark (easily done at night with lower sensitivity). Almost "camp-fire" like.
- I need to be able to hand hold at least one light as I want to constantly change the angle of the light on the subject during certain takes.
- All lights obviously need to be similar for white balance / grading purposes.
- Will be primarily shot on Canon 60D's with 50mm F/1.8 at 23.976fps 1080p with some slo-motion takes at 59.94fps (60p).
We can spend some money on lighting but as musicians we are dirt poor (shock horror). I understand lighting fully (being a photographer) but I fear our budget is probably going to make things... interesting.
Are there any DIY or basic solutions to lighting a video such as this? The main issue is that we'll be shooting in a field with no mains nearby so we'd need a generator or other power source to power the lights. I suspect it to be a few hours of shooting.