Balancing light and dark in your image – the cinematic way.
StudioBinder introduces the concept of Chiaroscuro Lighting in Film — Balancing Cinematic Light & Darkness:
… and then lists the kind of technical details needed to achieve contrast effectively:
Try It Yourself
wolfcrow dives deeper into specific camera settings and assist tools that can help to achieve contrast without losing detail:
Sit in on an entire light metering, film-making, Q&A workshop:
A more detailed look at the camera assist tools mentioned here, and how that leads into post-production: