Courtney felt strongly about preserving the soft lighting of a nineteenth-century gas lit theatre. However, because the ultimate goal was to zoom into the negative for shot recomposition, significant depth of field was required. Since zooming into the negative required a very large shot, Brunkhardt had to light the set so that people who were 80 feet away from the camera were just as clearly lit as people who were 20 feet away. This required a great deal of creativity since there were very few places to hide lights since the frame was so large.