I'm DPing a music video and the director's come up with an idea which in theory sounds pretty cool but I have no idea how to achieve in practise.
The set up is essentially our singer, surrounded by all sorts of various household lamps all of varying shapes and sizes etc. (but presumably all the same colour temp. ie tungsten - otherwise it'll look awful). As the singer performs, lip syncing but keeping still, the lights will dim in different patterns around him casting different shadows on his face, changing his face shape effectively whilst also creating a rippling effect that should look pretty nice.
My query is basically how do I control all of these practical lights individually whilst on location?
Is there some way of pre-programming a sequence like you might do in theatre lighting so that we can arrive on set and not have to worry about complex dimmer choreography?
Thanks for the help!!