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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 new and published books in the subject of Lighting — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit

    By Anne E. McMills

    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 2nd 2014 by Focal Press

  2. 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 5th 2014 by Focal Press

  3. 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 11th 2014 by Focal Press

  4. 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 20th 2013 by Focal Press

  5. 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 November 1st 2013 by Focal Press

  6. 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 25th 2013 by Focal Press

  7. 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 March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

    2nd Edition

    By Brad Schiller

    Now in full color, this guide helps the lighting designer with all of the many creative and operational challenges you face. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, Brad Schiller brings you from basic principles to...

    Published October 7th 2010 by Focal Press

  9. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

    Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, 4th Edition

    By Harry Box

    Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy...

    Published August 2nd 2010 by Focal Press

  10. Automated Lighting

    The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Cadena, Richard Cadena

    Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance and Entertainment continues to be the most trusted text for working and aspiring lighting professionals. Now in its second edition, it has been fully updated to include new advances in lamp sources such as LEDs and...

    Published March 11th 2010 by Focal Press