Campfire Scene... without a campfire...
So in a short film I'm making, there's a scene my producer wanted me to include where the six characters sit around a campfire to discuss the day's events. The scene is supposed to be at night in the middle of a forest. However, shooting at night was a no-can-do for us because we only have access to the location until late evening. So, we'll shoot the scene relatively late, and grade it to look a bit darker, but there's still the issue about the fire. We can't have an actual campfire (fire hazard). So, how can I digitally put in a fire? Film a campfire elsewhere and somehow overlay it? I can't find any good stock footage. Any suggestions?