When it comes to the kiddo's stepping in to let me practice my lighting stuffs, needless to say, they are extremely enthusiastic about it. I'm excited to try out all my crazy ideas and they just love doing their thing in front of the camera. It's truly a symbiotic relationship.
Truth be told, he did agree to help me out if he could wear his (current) favorite hat, which made us all happy.
In playing around previously, I noticed that if I wasn't careful with how tightly the grid was attached to my homemade beauty dish, light would sneak out through the space between the grid and the dish. This was annoying in some instances, but I used it to my advantage here to throw those little stripes of light onto the background for a little more interest.
What's the lesson there? Know your gear. Or better lucky than good.