chapter  10
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Studio Lighting: The Good Life

The studio environment offers many advantages over location work. It represents the good life because it has sufficient power, a rigging system of some type to hang instruments from, and probably a power distribution arrangement with a dimming control package. In addition, air conditioning will keep you from melting during repeated takes. For all of its comforts, the studio still poses a problem you do not face on location. How do you create the illusion that the background for an exterior scene has the expanse that occurs in nature? How do you create natural-looking exteriors outside windows and doors of studio sets or create the illusion of infinite space?