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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Steven Louis Shelley

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Chapter 3

Background Preparations and Preliminary Design Paperwork

INTRODUCTION

This chapter examines the background information, meeting notes, and preliminary paperwork that make up the artistic portion of the research and analysis stage of a lighting design.

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BACKGROUND PREPARATIONS

The conventional process used to construct a lighting design and ...

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