I don't have much experience with photography. I've been watching a bunch of videos on using gels and led lights. I'm just trying to figure out the best/ cheapest way a rookie can go about getting this shot. Thank you!
Samantha: Stop watching a bunch of videos about gels and gear and whatever. Get a victim... I mean, a model, and experiment. If you can not get another person to model, learn how to use a timer on your camera and take self-portraits.
What do you see on the image? The light is clearly red, so get any transparent or translucent red thing. A bag, a Coke sticker or some cellophane paper.
Just take some precautions not starting a fire because the lamp may get hot.
But the red color is not really important.
You can take a grayscale image and tweak the curves to look similar
But most important: Where do you see the light coming from? The shadows show that it is behind and below.
So take one lamp and put it behind you, take a picture, move it and take another image.
You probably need another lamp, so get another and put them behind you and keep taking images.
A rough diagram of the location of the lights: