I decided to continue my Lego cinema series with a little Middle Earth drama. I realize this is a nerdy project but the reason I attempt these miniature shoots is to challenge myself to find ways to light a tiny subject to create cinematic quality imagery. I got my hands on a Gandalf character from the Lord of the Rings Lego set and got down to it creating a set in-studio that could be creatively lit to make some magic. Below is what I came up with based on a two-light setup with some fire (of course) to help with the dramatics.
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
THE STUDIO SETUP