Lighting for music videos is its own art. It’s a matter of being creative and knowing exactly what look you want. lighting is king! SET BUILDING IS KING! That is what separates our low budget videos from the big budget ones.
I’ve never done drugs before but from how people talk it sounds as though they see things in bright vibrant colors and slowed down when they are high. Before I create the video I look for references and inspiration. A reference/influence that I use when I am going to make a trippy video is looking is the scene from “Vertigo” where he is in a bad dream.