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

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Chapter 4

The Parameters

INTRODUCTION

In the creative timeline of any lighting design, there’s a point when the concepts and aesthetic lists are set aside, and the lighting instruments begin to be selected and distributed on the groundplan. This is the point when the actual construction of the light plot begins. Before that point, however, there is value to take a moment, step back, and be certain that all of the parameters that surround any production have been considered.

Determining the physical, conceptual, and financial limits unique to any production or performing space, will prevent (or at least reduce) assumptions made that may later be realized as critical errors in judgment. Decisions based on ignorance can create compound problems ...

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