Check out Christian Cavazos' moody short noir "Nuevo Mexico" shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mark II. The whole film was shot for about $700 using only natural light. Says Cavazos, "The sun positioning was the most important element in our scouting process. We always want the sun to be on the side as kind of a back light. Never in front! This is a personal preference, I just hate the way it looks! Obviously we used some reflectors as fill lights. We found it pretty hard to shoot outside, the sun is always moving and doesn’t care that you need to reshoot a scene, anyway I guess it’s part of the job."
Watch "Nuevo Mexico" below and read more about the shoot here on Lights Film School.