I am shooting a short that involves several sequences where 4 kids on BMx bikes are chasing another kid on a BMX bike. The chase occurs at night on residential streets.
The streets we have scouted are pretty brightly lit with street lights already (I attached a photo). And we'll be shooting with fast primes on the 5DmkII, so we can get away with a lot.
The bike chase scenes in 'Attack the Block' are a good model for how we would love it to look... in our dreams. Also, John Carpenter, ala 'Escape From NY', etc...
The bike chase scene near the end of E.T. is a good idea of the feel/energy we're after -- the camera moving with the bikes, etc...
The budget doesn't afford us the luxury of shooting permitted, so it will be a run and gun affair. Since we're in Los Angeles, this will be no doubt be tricky.
Any ideas on how to approach lighting this?
Any thoughts or advice would be much appreciated.
Edited by brad breeck, 23 September 2011 - 08:33 PM.