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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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36 Get Real with Practicals

Terry O’Rourke

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I’m kind of a control freak when it comes to production. I don’t like to be late and I don’t usually allow the existing lighting in any environment control how I will shoot. I arrive at all of my assignments early and with lots of equipment. It’s nice to be early so I can scope out the situation and decide how I want things to look. This strategy gives me plenty of time to plan for compromises because it’s inevitable that something or someone will not work out. It also allows for time to lay out all my gear: the lights and stands, the extension cords, the sandbags, the tripods and so on. ...

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