Hi there Cinematography.com community,
My buddies and I recently experimented with making our first horror film, we're all new to the genre and thought it would be a fun challenge. A lot of the script is set in a dark theater at night with no natural light sources other than cell phones and the flash lights on the cell phones. I was shooting on a C500 so low-light wasn't a huge problem as far as exposure on their faces, but my real challenge was how to show any of the dark theater environment without any motivated sources.
Just curious how you all would approach it, other than having them write you in some light sources or finding new buddies
I'm interested in both big-budget and low-budget suggestions.
Looking forward to the great ideas!