Last saturday me and my colleague invited a designer to shoot a cinematic short.
We set up a table in front of a white backdrop, which was lit from behind, to create a nice contrast:
Because we were in a small and low room and did not have a lot of lights we used a set of KFlect reflectors. A wonderful precise tool to fill in light where you want it.
A super handy tool if you want to create an small eyelight, especially handy since we were shooting a macro shot:
Something that always looks interesting I think is a person in front of a bright background, creating a hard contrast between them. We decided not to use any fill, to get an even harder contrast and more mysterious look and feel.