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A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget by Jay Holben

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Introduction

Discovering Light

I lived a large portion of my life working as a lighting professional; manipulating, controlling, coercing, and painting with light. It started in high school, working in the theater and lighting for plays, choir concerts, band concerts, dance recitals, assemblies, and corporate functions. I did many things backstage, but lighting was one of the jobs I became good at. I branched out from there, lighting theatrical performances in Community Theater. A little later, I started working as an electrician in professional theater and moved up to master electrician and, eventually, to lighting designer. All of this was while I was living in Arizona. When I made the move to Los Angeles to work in movies, I started where ...

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