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  • concert lighting
    Concert Lighting$84.95
    Second Edition, Written by James L. Moody. Expanded, Soft cover, Large Format. Author James L. Moody is a contributing editor for Lighting Dimensions Magazine.

    Special emphasis is placed on rock-and-roll concert lighting techniques and equipment. Takes the reader "on tour," covering all phases of the production from preproduction, design, road problems, equipment, video, rigging, special effects, arenas and more.
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  • concert sound and lighting systems
    Concert Sound and Lighting Systems$34.95
    Written by John Vasey. 183 pages. 100 photos and drawings.

    Here's a comprehensive look at equipment and setup procedures for touring concert systems. Explains how to set up, maintain and operate the equipment used in rock concerts. Includes a glossary of terms, electrical formulas and wiring information. Complete discussion on how all the parts fit together to create a professional , safe and efficient show.

    A good book to keep with you on the road.
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  • Photometrics Handbook provides information on theatrical lighting units
    Photometrics Handbook$24.95
    by robert C. Mumm, 492 pages, second edition.

    Look up virtually any lighting instrument including Source Fours and all moving lights. Determine the beam spread and foot candles as well as the types of lamps each unit accepts and what accessories are available. A gold mine of lighting information.
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  • Practical Guide to Stage Lighting
    Practical Guide to Stage Lighting$69.95
    Written by Steven Shelley. Large Format, 304 pgs.

    The nuts and bolts of the construction and implementation of theatrical lighting design. Comprehensive analysis of lighting systems along with step-by-step examples and illustrations. Experience-based tips, techniques and traps to avoid in preparing and executing a lighting design. Stories explain why some techniques succeed while others fail. The realities of working in the theater using practical methods to squeeze flexibility out of a lighting system along with solutions to common problems.

    A practical approach to lighting design including experience-based tips and traps to avoid. Includes a full step-by-step examination of the documents used in creating the lighting design.
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  • Set Lighting Technicians Handbook manual primarily for film electricians
    Set Lighting Technician's Handbook$59.95
    Second Edition. Written by Harry C. Box. 431pages. 150 illustrations. 100 tables.

    Primarily intended as a film electrician's guide, this book has lots of cross-over information valuable to any theatre, television or concert electrician.

    It's a down to earth guide to pracitices, equipment and "tricks of the trade" for those who are really going to do the job. Includes electrical distribution and regulation, HMI and arc light operation, set protocol, effects lighting, light manipulation, stands, mounting hardware and much more.

    Newest editions
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  • definitions of all audio terms
    Audio Dictionary$24.95
    Written by Glenn D.White 413 pages (1993)

    Easy reading in an area that can overload you with technical mumble jumble. This book isn't merely a lot of definitions of terms, but also in-depth discussion of many key topics in the field without resorting to the complicated mathematics involved. For anyone in the quest of a deeper technical understanding of audio -- both practical and theoretical -- this is the book for you.
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  • Automated Lighting text book
    Automated Lighting$49.95
    Written by Richard Cadena. Soft cover, 474 pgs., 2006

    Everything you need to know in an easy to understand book about automated lighting fixtures, systems, how they are used and design issues you will face using them. It's packed with lots of detailed information for both experienced and novice alike. Subjects covered include the history of automated lighting, DC and AC electricity, basic electronics, power supplies, digital electronics, electro-mechanical systems, optical systems (including dichroic filters, reflectors, lenses, and more), lamp technology, lighting effects (including color mixing, glass gobos, and more), data distribution systems, DMX, RDM, and ACN. State-of-the-art automated lighting fixtures in various applications including theatre, television, concert/touring, and permanent installations are discussed as well as special design issues. That covers about everything!

    Many high quality drawings and pictures illustrate the text. This up-to-date book with sections on the newest technologies in automated lighting is easier to read than your standard reference or user manual. It is entertaining and educational with lots of graphic illustrations and easy-to-understand concepts. Its the most fun you can have without sitting behind a console.
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