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Location Lighting for Television by Alan Bermingham

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19

Planning Essentials

19.1   Planning

The objective of planning is to gain all necessary information, identify and anticipate possible problems and evolve a strategy to cope with the production requirements. In all but the simplest of location problems a recce or reconnaissance is recommended to identify:

  • the requirements of the production actually on-site
  • the natural or artificial lighting conditions likely to occur, position of sun etc.
  • the power available and its suitability
  • problems requiring special lighting units
  • problems requiring special rigging facilities
  • the need for electricians
  • the need for dimmers, plus their location on-site
  • the need for a generator or an electrical ‘tie-in’ to the supply to derive a larger current feed than ...

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