I'm shooting a music video next week for a friend (who is black and is also the Artist of the song), and I'm looking for a few tips and tricks. Here is what I have for gear and I'll explain the shoot and what I need help with:
Camera: 2 Canon 60D's with Magic Lantern installed
Lenses: 50mm f/1.8, 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6, 25-155mm f/4.0L, and 70-200mm f/2.8L
Mic (more or less for bloopers): Rode NTG-2 w/ Zoom h4n
Lighting: Cowboy Studio 3-Light Set (Halogen) 45W @ 5500K
A 20'x20' Green Screen
Ok, so the shot I need help with is this:
The artist will be playing a large black grand piano (main instrument for the song), and we want to do this at night with just our film lights to light the scene. The only 2 things I can really think of make him stand out from the background is to have a light behind him to give a slight outline around his head/body (mostly his face), and if I can't get a reflection in his eyes from my lighting set up, then I'll have a small flashlight that is the same colour tone as the other lights to achieve the reflection. Ok, what else can you guys think of?
P.S. I realize now that the topic title sounds like it could go in a racist direction, but I assure you I did not mean it that way :P. I'm talking about making skin tones pop out here people!