So I am an extremely amateur film maker (as in haven't really made anything outside of messing around with a DV cam back in college) who has, by merit of the fact that he's the only one with access to a halfway decent set of equipment, just been made director of photography for a 15 minute film project a friend is doing.
Being part of the zeitgeist, we're doing a vampire flick and as such, we need to do a scene wherein it is revealed that the protagonist has no reflection. I'm trying to avoid doing this in post because in addition to being new to videography/cinematography, I'm also pretty novice with AVID. So I'm trying to do a shoot where I move back and forth from the mirror's perspective to an empty mirror.
My question is: How do I shoot an empty mirror? Is it a lighting thing? Do I have to shoot it at an angle? Or is there no way to do this other than in post?
Thanks for the help,