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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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4.26Adventures in Lighting, Part V—12 Pages, Four Scenes, 12 Hours: An Exercise in Lighting Simplicity and Versatility

I was approached by a Los Angeles actor’s networking collective to direct and shoot some scenes for the group and help their members build their reels. ActionGroupLA is a membership of actors of various disciplines who get together monthly to pool their resources and shoot shorts and specs. After directing a back-alley-gangster short for the group, they approached me to direct a series of intimate dramatic scenes that take place over different eras within one room. With no budget, only a single day and some tangled Janga-esque balancing of actor schedule availabilities, we embarked on a day of production that would encompass ...

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