Thanks for the long detailed reply Paul!
I'm well aware that I don't have any idea what I'm doing, other than an idea of what I WANT to do.
That's why I'm soliciting input from y'all!
One of the reasons I'm doing a "commercial" is it's only 30-60 seconds long--a whole lot less to deal with than even a short. And since I'm writing it, I am doing what I can to script around my equipment and knowledge shortcomings.
So for audio for example, I think it's probably going to all be just foley/music (think gatorade commercial--pretty much heavy breathing, crowd noise, sports sound efx and no dialogue).
Sorry that my lighting options aren't up to snuff, but again, my background is stills in sports--I don't get a whole lot of lighting options shooting a bike race.
Any suggestions on how to work around this limitation?
And since there's no dialogue and it's just sports, the "actors" are simply athlete volunteers/friends doing their thing in the respective sport. It's all going to be on me getting the right camera angles and point of view (and lighting...grrrr) and script. (Is it called a script if there's no dialogue?)