I really appreciate your taking the time to answer questions here. I`ll shoot a short on the Red one in late summer. There will be some desert night exteriors. (Sometimes a fire or headlights of car in foreground, flat landscape, no large objects in far background).The story would call for a more naturalistic approach light-wise in regard of background and wider shots. I would like to have some advice or ideas on how you would approach lighting the desert background at night. Day for night would not be something I'd like to do, also fog is out of the question. The budget doesen't allow for the "classic" approach of putting up bigger HMI sources on condors to backlight a larger area. Setting the scene in front of a small elevation and having multiple light sources point up in the sky behind the hill to pruduce some sort of skylight is too expensive, too.
At the moment I am thinking about using one (maybe two) ballons for "subtle ambience.
Any take on this? Thanks you so much! Stefan