Hello, I am in charge of shooting a seance scene with 16mm film. I would like to shoot some effects shots, including one in which I will be experimenting with colored flourescent dyes in water to make something that looks like a ghost's vapor trail.
The medium is going to be standing on a platform surrounded by 4 pillars the "ghost vapors" will fly around and he will be making gestures but not moving.
Can anyone tell me the advantages/disadvantages of shooting on a black background vs a blue or green background? I read supposedly that blue works best with color film.
Alternatively, can anyone recommend a book that explains shooting effects on film? I've had a hard time finding information on the internet.