Set Lighting Technician s Handbook

Author: Harry Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136046582
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Performing Arts

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, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * More coverage of the aesthetics of lighting * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Material is harmonized with industry safety and skills training curriculum * More coverage than ever before about setting up and running DMX512 networks and DMX512 enabled devices, including wireless DMX512 networks * Completely revised and updated sections of HMIs, tungsten light fixtures, and fluorescent technologies * Additional information on dealing with current harmonics, working with portable generators. * New section on using 480V power * In addition to previsualization software, new material provides a primer on creating professional light plots and using computer aided design software * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power * More rigging tricks and techniques * Written in the same friendly, easy-to-read style that has made this book so popular * Companion Web site contains exclusive articles written by the author, illustrations, and an indispensable resource center with key industry links. Please visit http://www.booksite.focalpress.com/box/setlighting/ * An indispensable on-the-job reference for tens of thousands of film lighting technicians * Includes professional-level procedures that save time and promote safety and efficiency * Written by a lighting technology expert with 20 years of experience as a gaffer and director of photography.

Set Lighting Technician s Handbook

Author: Harry Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136046575
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Performing Arts

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, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Harmonized with union safety and training procedures * All the latest and greatest DMX gadgets, including remote control systems * Many new and useful lights and how to use them and troubleshoot them. * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power. * More rigging tricks and techniques. * the same friendly, easy to read style that has made this book so popular.

The Gaffer s Handbook

Author: Harry C. Box
Publisher: William Heinemann Limited
ISBN: 0240515234
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Performing Arts

Comprehensive, detailed and practical, The Gaffer's Handbook is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture gaffer. It offers a wealth of technical information as well as aesthetic discussions. The book focuses on what is important when working on-set - trouble shooting, teamwork, set protocol and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including: - the full line of tungsten and discharge sources - fluorescent units - carbon arc lights - electronic dimmer systems - underwater units - xenon units - camera synchronous strobes - black lights - lightning effects units and many others This is a 'European' edition of the very well-regarded American book Set Lighting Technician's Handbook authored by Harry C Box. Sensitively revised by Brian Fitt, to retain the author's own special, friendly approach, the changes take into account the differences in working practices and electrical distribution systems that pertain in Europe, whilst keeping the essence of the book unchanged. The title has been changed to reflect the readers of the book - the gaffers. 1 appendices of handy reference tables Over 180 illustrations ad photographs Comprehensive, detailed and practical

Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician Technician

Author: Richard Cadena
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781134698769
Release Date: 2014-02-03
Genre: Performing Arts

The application of electricity for the theatre or a concert stage is not the same as for a residence or commercial building. Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay safe, current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. * The only reference on electricity for the entertainment industry professional! * Written by an ETCP (Entertainment Technician Certification Program) trainer and seasoned professional * Free additional practice problems and animations at www.electricityentertainmenttech.com

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Author: Blain Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136052972
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Performing Arts

Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory; equipment; and techniques to make every scene look its best. Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout. This new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include: lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting.

Stage Lighting

Author: Richard E. Dunham
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317343943
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Performing Arts

The book’s organization follows a layered approach that builds on basic principles: Light as a Medium (Part 1), Tools of a Lighting Designer (Part 2), Design Fundamentals (Part 3), and Lighting Applications (Part 4). This presents students with a practical and logical sequence when learning basic concepts. The full spectrum of the lighting design process is presented in detail, giving students an example of how one might develop a lighting design from script analysis through concept and plot development, and all the way to an opening. This detailed process with a step-by-step design approach gives students a plan to work from, which they can later modify as they mature and gain confidence as designers. The text contains a more comprehensive discussion of basic technology, light as a physical phenomena, and methodology of designs than is found in most introductory texts, bridging the gap between introductory and advanced lighting courses. The text will appeal to theatrical designers who want to venture into areas of lighting like architectural or virtual lighting design, while at the same time gaining a solid grounding in the fundmentals of lighting design. Lighting Design will also benefit illuminating engineers who want to move away from mere computational approaches in lighting and on to explore techniques along the design approaches of theatrical lighting design. The final 9 chapters cover many specialty areas of lighting design, highlighting the unique and shared qualities that exist between the different aspects of these elements. Discussions involve traditional entertainment areas like theatre, as well as lesser known facets of the industry including film/video, landscape lighting, retail/museum lighting, virtual lighting, concert, spectacle performances, and architectural lighting. Models of design tasks demonstrate the actual use and development of plots/sections, schedules, photometrics tables, and cut sheets, rather than simply talking about what they are. This hands-on approach provides students with a firm understanding of how to actually use these tools and processes.

Cinematography Theory and Practice

Author: Blain Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317359272
Release Date: 2016-09-15
Genre: Performing Arts

The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians. Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown. Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject. The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics. Topics Include: Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics

The Grip Book

Author: Michael Uva
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136042973
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Performing Arts

The Grip Book, Fourth Edition has been updated and revised to be even more valuable to professional grips-the "jack-of-all-trades and master of all" on a film or video set. Grips install, set up, maintain, and ensure the safety of all equipment needed on a set, such as lighting stands, cameras, and any specialty equipment needed for a shoot. This new edition contains the latest information about the latest equipment and has been updated to reflect changes in the industry including CGI screen setup and 'cleaning up the perms.' The Grip Book also teaches readers how to become a professional grip and have a successful career, and will continue to be an indispensable learning tool and reference for grips of all experience levels.

Veterinary Technician s Handbook of Laboratory Procedures

Author: Brianne Bellwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118726044
Release Date: 2013-09-06
Genre: Medical

Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is a quick-reference guide to conducting common laboratory tests. Carefully designed for fast access, the book covers common laboratory equipment, quality control, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology. Important information is clearly and succinctly outlined for frequently used lab tests, providing step-by-step procedures, discussions of common errors, and tips and tricks, with more than 200 color images to aid in identification. A companion website offers case studies, crossword puzzles, figures from the book in PowerPoint, and additional figures not found in the printed book at www.wiley.com/go/bellwoodhandbook. Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is an invaluable tool for finding essential information on performing a wide range of laboratory tests.

The Camera Assistant s Manual

Author: David E. Elkins, SOC
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136048975
Release Date: 2013-06-26
Genre: Performing Arts

Excel as an Assistant Cameraman (AC) in today’s evolving film industry with this updated classic. Learn what to do—and what NOT to do—during production and get the job done right the first time. The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition covers the basics of cinematography and provides you with the multi-skill set needed to maintain and transport a camera, troubleshoot common problems on location, prepare for job interviews, and work with the latest film and video technologies. Illustrations, checklists, and tables accompany each chapter and highlight the daily workflow of an AC. This new edition has been updated to include: A fresh chapter on the entry level camera positions of Camera Trainee/Production Assistant Coverage of emerging iPhone apps that are used by filmmakers and ACs on set An updated companion website offering online tutorials, clips, and techniques that ACs can easily access while on location (www.cameraassistantmanual.com) All new sample reports and forms including AC time cards, resumé templates, a digital camera report, and a non-prep disclaimer Instruction and custom forms to help freelance filmmakers keep track of daily expenses for tax purposes The Camera Assistant’s Manual, Sixth Edition is an AC's bible for success and a must-have for anyone looking to prosper in this highly technical and ever-changing profession.

The VES Handbook of Visual Effects

Author: Susan Zwerman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136136221
Release Date: 2014-07-11
Genre: Art

Wisdom from the best and the brightest in the industry, this visual effects bible belongs on the shelf of anyone working in or aspiring to work in VFX. The book covers techniques and solutions all VFX artists/producers/supervisors need to know, from breaking down a script and initial bidding, to digital character creation and compositing of both live-action and CG elements. In-depth lessons on stereoscopic moviemaking, color management and digital intermediates are included, as well as chapters on interactive games and full animation authored by artists from EA and Dreamworks respectively. From predproduction to acquisition to postproduction, every aspect of the VFX production workflow is given prominent coverage. VFX legends such as John Knoll, Mike Fink, and John Erland provide you with invaluable insight and lessons from the set, equipping you with everything you need to know about the entire visual effects workflow. Simply a must-have book for anyone working in or wanting to work in the VFX industry.

The Filmmaker s Guide to Digital Imaging

Author: Blain Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317692645
Release Date: 2014-08-21
Genre: Performing Arts

It’s a whole new world for cinematographers, camera assistants, and postproduction artists. New equipment, new methods, and new technologies have to be learned and mastered. New roles such as that of the DIT (Digital Imaging Technician), Digital Loader, and Data Manager are integral to today’s motion picture production process. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from esteemed author and filmmaker Blain Brown. The Filmmaker’s Guide to Digital Imaging covers both the theory and the practice, featuring full-color, in-depth coverage of essential terminology, technology, and industry-standard best-practices. Brown covers new industry-wide production standards such as ASC-CDL and the ACES workflow. Interviews with professional cinematographers and DITs working on Hollywood productions equip you with knowledge that is essential if you want to work in today’s motion picture industry, whether as a cinematographer, DIT, Digital Loader, Data Manager, camera assistant, editor, or VFX artist. Topics include: Digital sensors and cameras The structure of digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video files Exposure techniques for HD and UltraHD Understanding digital color Codecs and file formats The DIT cart Downloading, ingesting, and managing video files Workflow from camera to DIT cart to post Using metadata and timecode The companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/brown) features additional material, including demonstrations and interviews with experienced DITs and cinematographers.

Stage Lighting Design

Author: Richard Pilbrow
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1854599968
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

With over four hundred illustrations and nearly sixty colour photographs, as well as interviews with many well-known professionals, Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive, insightful and inspiring book that every designer and would-be designer should own.It is arranged in four sections:Design: the basic principles, illustrated with reference to specific productionsHistory: a brief survey of the historical development of stage lightingThe Life: interviews with 14 other lighting designers, plus notes on Pilbrow's own careerMechanics: a comprehensive section dealing with all the technical data today's designer will need.