Last night we shot an interview in my basement for a documentary. Unfortunately, the room we were in has boring white walls with a pipe in the middle. Not a very compelling background for the subject.
We placed a dragon statue in front of the lights and added a textured, colored background:
A Much Better Background
What really expensive backdrop did we use to add color?
A $5 Blanket
Keep your mind open to the simple things around you that can dramatically improve a shot or overcome some technical challenge.
Your Media Production Mentor