Figure 16.1. A typical set in operation: dolly and camera are at lower left center, video village is under the blue tent (note the black backing to prevent glare on the monitors), DP and director’s monitor is at the center with 4x4 floppies side and back. At the left, a 12x16 solid provides negative fill for the set. (Photo courtesy Heavy Horse Productions).

set operations

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