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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 18 new and published books in the subject of Lighting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

    By Lynne Porter

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Focal Press

  2. Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

    Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design. With a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development, to the...

    Published October 16th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. The Art of Theatrical Design

    Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice

    By Kaoime Malloy

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create...

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Focal Press

  4. The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

    By Anne E. McMills

    Series: The Focal Press Toolkit Series

    What are the do’s and don’ts of being a good assistant lighting designer? What are focus tapes, and how do I use them? What is the best method for creating a magic sheet? What should be found in every assistant’s kit? How do I make that first important leap into this professional career? Answer...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Focal Press

  5. Media Servers for Lighting Programmers

    A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Digital Lighting

    By Vickie Claiborne

    Media Servers for Lighting Programmers is the reference guide for lighting programmers working with media servers – the show control devices that control and manipulate video, audio, lighting, and projection content that have exploded onto the scene, becoming the industry standard for live event...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Focal Press

  6. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Cadena

    The application of electricity for the theatre, concert stage, television studio, or any other production environment differs from that of a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician is the only reference on the market that covers these...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Focal Press

  7. A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre

    Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions

    By Ellen E. Jones

    Protecting the environment should be a priority of every theatrical production, but it can be challenging to mount an environmentally-friendly show with limited time, resources, and information. A Practical Guide to Greener Theatre: Introduce Sustainability Into Your Productions not only gives you...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Focal Press

  8. QLab 3 Show Control

    Projects for Live Performances & Installations

    By Jeromy Hopgood

    Used from Broadway to Britain’s West End, QLab software is the tool of choice for many of the world’s most prominent sound, projection, and integrated media designers. QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations is a project-based book on QLab software covering sound,...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Focal Press

  9. A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting Third Edition

    By Steven Louis Shelley

    In the first edition of A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Steve Shelley cracked open his production book and showed how to prepare a lighting design and create the paperwork needed to mount a production.In the second edition, he pulled back the curtain and showed the methods and processes that...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Focal Press

  10. An Introduction to Theatre Design

    By Stephen Di Benedetto

    This introduction to theatre design explains the theories, strategies, and tools of practical design work for the undergraduate student. Through its numerous illustrated case studies and analysis of key terms, students will build an understanding of the design process and be able to:...

    Published February 29th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Projection Design and Production for Live Entertainment
    By Eric Gazzillo
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  2. The Stagehand's Toolkit
    By Kristi Ross-Clausen
    To Be Published October 1st 2015

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