Tip: Using Available Lighting

I've been on the road the past few days, in part to test out the new LG G4 smartphone video capabilities and it got me thinking. If you have to do some video blogging or simple scene shooting, what can you do if you have no extra equipment? What something can you get from nothing?

I've talked about using room lights before, but this time I'm in a motel and can't really move the lights around. I can move the camera around, however, as well as dictate which lights are on and which ones are off. This video was the result of taking some simple ideas and employing them to improve what would seem a very basic (and deceptively easy) shot.