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CHAPTER ELEVEN

 

Lighting on Location

INTRODUCTION

Location shoots (known as remote production in video) have been an important part of production since early in this century when independent film companies left the eastern United States for the year-round, sunny climate of southern California. Location production, which includes all shooting that does not take place in a studio, can yield more realistic and convincing footage. Location production does not, however, give the cinematographer the control of the studio. Thus, careful planning is critical.

LOCATION SCOUTING AND PLANNING

Go to the location well before the shoot and note ...

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