Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting

The authors have reorganized the book into three comprehensive and thoroughly revised sections, and Ethernet problems, solutions for moving lights, pixel mapping, equipment and technology, and design, automated lighting, and containing new information on LED technology, projection options, media servers, DMX, covering history, and designer communication and collaboration.

. Focal Press. Concert lighting: tools, art, techniques, and Business Fourth Edition provides readers with an updated look at how to succeed in the complex world of concert lighting design and technology. This book also explores the cross-media use of concert lighting techniques in film, highlighted with advice from master designers such as Bruce Rodgers, theatre, Cosmo Wilson, and the corporate world, video, and Sarah Landau.

From securing precious contracts to knowing the best equipment to use to design a show, Concert Lighting covers everything a designer needs to know about working in the touring industry.

The Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information

Reference. There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.

The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools. First published in 1988, backstage handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10, 000 copies sold every year.

This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Backstage handbook includes chapters on Tools, Hardware, Materials, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture and Theatre.


Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Written by an entertainment technician certification Program ETCP Recognized trainer, this reference supports practicing electricians and technicians, and provides new technicians the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Fully updated, and safety standards, regulations, the second edition contains new information on systems, protocols, both domestic and international.

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. Focal Press. Reference. Additional resources, articles from lighting & sound international, and animations and illustrations depicting electricity and electric power distribution developed for the author‘s workshops, Lighting & Sound America, including conversion tables, and Protocol, voltage spreadsheets, can be found on the companion website www.

Entertainmentelectricity. Com. It not only reinforces the fundamentals of electricity, power distribution, and electrical safety, but also explains the latest developments in technology for the live entertainment professional and aspiring professional. Electricity for the entertainment Electrician & Technician is the only reference on the market that covers these differences, explaining what entertainment electricians and technicians need to know and why.


Show Networks and Control Systems: Formerly "Control Systems for Live Entertainment"

Focal Press. Show networks and control systems, the industry standard since 1994, is both a learning guide for beginners and a reference for experienced technicians. The book offers an in-depth examination of the technology used behind the scenes in lighting, video, lasers, special effects, animatronics, stage machinery, and pyrotechnics and show control, audio, the technique used to interconnect and synchronize two or more show systems.

Reference. In this extensively revised and updated second edition after three editions with the previous title, Control Systems for Live Entertainment, Huntington draws on more than three decades of experience in the field and classroom to clearly explain what goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines that bring bold performances to life in real-world settings.

With its unique combined focus on computers, the book covers the art and practice of using these tools for live shows such as concerts, cruise ship shows, and control systems, interactive media projects, themed-retail installations, museum exhibits, networks, theme park attractions, theatre productions, and traditional performing arts.


All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Ninth Edition

He offers timely, songwriting, publishing, touring, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, and copyrights; maximize concert, and merchandising deals; understand the digital streaming services; and how to take a comprehensive look at the rapidly transforming landscape of the music business as a whole.

As adam levine, says, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5, “If you want to be in music, you have to read this book. Reference. No musician, songwriter, entertainment lawyer, agent, promoter, publisher, manager, or record company executive—anyone who makes their living from music—can afford to be without All You Need to Know About the Music Business.

The industry bible” los angeles times, promoters, lawyers, publishers, now updated, essential for anyone in the music business—musicians, agents, songwriters, executives, and managers—trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry. For more than twenty years, all you Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry.

The music industry is in the eye of the storm, when everyone in the business is scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen to the major labels and what it will mean for the careers of artists and business professionals. Whether you are—or aspire to be—a performer, or executive, writer, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman’s comprehensive guide is an indispensable tool.

Now in its ninth edition, this latest edition leads novices and experts alike through the crucial, up-to-the-minute information on the industry’s major changes in response to today’s rapid technological advances and uncertain economy.

The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit The Focal Press Toolkit Series

Within these pages are the industry secrets rarely taught in school!   The author's website can be found at http://www. Aldtoolkit. Com/. Intermingled among the nuts and bolts of the paperwork and essential procedures, top industry professionals reveal tips for personal survival in this challenging career – both domestically and abroad as well as in other careers in lighting.

Focal Press. This definitive guide unlocks the insider-secrets used to succeed as a professional assistant lighting designer ALD – whether choosing assisting as a career or while transitioning to another. Focal Press. Never before has a resource existed that views the design process through the eyes of the assistant.

. Simon Schuster. 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 these questions and many more with The Assistant Lighting Designer’s Toolkit.

This book outlines, step-by-step, the challenges the ALD faces during every phase of production. Reference.

The Musician's Business and Legal Guide

The musician’s business and legal Guide provides vital information to help demystify the music business and the complex body of law that shapes it. As in previous editions, music publishing, management, the book features clause-by-clause contract analyses for 360 record deals, and producer agreements.

Simon Schuster. The new edition includes chapters not covered in depth by other books: social media law, YouTube, TV talent shows, and international copyright. Focal Press. Reference. Focal Press. This book answers such questions as how to protect name and copyright; what is and is not legal about sampling; what are the legal issues surrounding digital downloads and streaming; what are the jobs of managers, talent agents and publishers; what are common contractual relationship between independent and major labels.


Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Lights

Simon Schuster. Automated lighting: the art and science of moving and color-Changing Lights,  Third Edition formerly Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light continues to be the most trusted text for working and aspiring lighting professionals. Now in its third edition, optics, ethernet-based protocols like Art-Net and sACN, switch-mode power supplies, wireless DMX, networking, it has been fully updated to reflect the vast changes in stage and studio luminairies―including LEDs, and much more.

Focal Press. Reference. Additional content and resources are provided at the author's website www. Automatedlighting. Pro. Its written in clear, programmers, easy-to-understand language and includes enough detailed information to benefit for the most experienced technicians, and designers. Focal Press.

The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook

Routledge. Simon Schuster. Concepts, and technology including led lighting, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, digital lighting, console networking, much needed information on work relationships, procedures, and more. Focal Press. Focal Press. Reference. Chapters are peppered with advice and war stories from some of the most prominent lighting designers of today.

Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, the author brings the designer from basic principles to preproduction preparations. This guide helps lighting designers with the creative and operational challenges they face in their rapidly evolving industry.


The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. Focal Press. Simon Schuster. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance.

416 pages. Focal Press. Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. Reference. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications explaining from microphones to loudspeakers.

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The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook Music Pro Guides

The second edition of the ultimate live sound operator's Handbook is updated with new text, and video examples to specifically address the important, photos, illustrations, cutting-edge concerns faced by modern sound operators of all types. Focal Press. Simon Schuster. Routledge. Reference. This revised handbook focuses on each aspect of live sound in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, breaking the process down into principles and practices that assist the modern sound tech in everything from planning and budgeting to mixing and recording the live show.

High-quality audio is increasingly imperative, punk, whether you're running sound for a rock, arenas, or jazz band performing in clubs, country, or outdoor parks. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications explaining from microphones to loudspeakers. Hal leonard Publishing Corporation.

Focal Press. With the advent and implementation of large-budget multimedia presentations, and downloads, television, along with high-resolution multichannel audio for movies, any live act must sound great to be well received by today's increasingly savvy audience members.