Update - have done some tests using a car battery to power some worklights borrowed from a friend - looks better than I thought! I've also written in some torches in the scene to provide a little extra light where needed. Thanks for all the feedback, it's really helped.
Shooting this weekend. Wish me luck
Thanks for the feedback guys. It's gonna be a tough shoot but I'll do what I can. I've been doing some tests with the ambient lights in the area, using a few cheap cordless light sources, silhouetting against the view, etc. I'll plan ahead and hopefully it turns out ok
I run a very similar setup (VideoMic Pro, Zoom H1, few different lenses) and it works great for what I do. I'm sure many other students will say the same. Gear really shouldn't hold you back when it comes to cinematography.
Great tips, really handy. Being a student, can't say I've ever really worked with a professional actor hahaha
Colour code your footage in the timeline! Makes it so much easier to see individual shots, scenes, etc
Awesome article, practical advice. There should be more stuff like this on NFS