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Understanding Film Lighting & The People Behind Them

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Film Lighting: Lights & The People Behind Them Film Lighting a set entails people, equipment, and technique. The Gaffer, also known as the Chief Lighting Technician, is directly responsible for executing the Cinematographer’s lighting plans and usually runs a small crew of electricians and best boys. The Gaffer is responsible for interpreting and executing the…

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