I recently teamed up with director Dave Campfield to shoot a short commercial spoof to be used in a movie he is producing and directing. It turned out great and Dave posted it on YouTube.com.
I lit and shot the parts with Dave Rigg, the on-camera spokesperson. It took us about 3 hours start to finish. I used a 1k Arri Fresnel with a softbox for the key light on all of the spokesperson clips. A Lowel Omni Light was used as a backlight, another (shining into an umbrella) was used for fill, and third was gelled and aimed through a cookie for the background light.
For the dramatic “bad acting” shots, I took the softbox off of the 1k key and backed the fill light away to create a high contrast look. I turned off the light that was hitting the wall to let the background go black.
I think it turned out great. If you like it, vote for it and recommend it to a friend.
P.S. I also have a cameo as the ‘audition monitor’ on the right who can’t believe what he is seeing.