On location / Key ingredients
The shots we need for this effect need to be in perfect alignment, so use a tripod throughout. Get down low to emphasize the gap between subject and ground.
Our subject should be perched atop a support in a floaty pose. We used a foldable workbench, but a stool, stepladder or chair could work just as well.
Moody lighting and the night setting boost atmosphere. As well as the headlights, we used two Speedlights; one behind to the right, and another to the left.
We also need a shot of the empty scene, sans subject or support. The exposure and focus point should stay consistent over both frames.