Control Systems for Live Entertainment / Edition 3

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$48.96
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.90
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 79%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $11.90   
  • Used (5) from $11.90   

Overview

If you are interested in how control systems and computer networks are used in all areas of live entertainment, Control Systems for Live Entertainment is the industry standard reference. With a unique combined focus on computers, networking, art, and practice, this book offers an in-depth examination of control for lighting, lasers, sound, , stage machinery, animatronics, special effects, and pyrotechnics for concerts, theme parks, theatre, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, special and other events. This new edition also includes:

.expanded emphasis on networking technology and practice
.complete coverage of important new protocols such as ACN and RDM
.completely revised and updated case studies
.a completely reorganized and revised structure


Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, author John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world'settings.

Audience: Theatre tech people specializing in sound, lighting and control systems. Sound Engineers, lighting technicians.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"When colleagues or students call for show control advice, the first thing I do is send them this book."
—Steve Terry, President, PRG Lighting Systems

"This book demystifies control systems for entertainment... I have not come across a better single-source reference text on this subject."
—Sounds & Video Contractor
Booknews
Discusses primarily computer control of lighting, lasers, sound, film projection, stage machinery, animatronics, and pyrotechnics for live events. The second edition updates current entertainment control standards, methods, and protocols. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240809373
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,467,286
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A trusted expert in the field of entertainment control, show control, and sound and lighting systems, John Huntington has worked with major companies and venues throughout the industry including The Metropolitan Opera, Radio City Music Hall, Production Arts Lighting, Associates and Ferren, Thoughtful Designs/PRG, and the Tribeca Film Festival. He has had more than 40 articles published in magazines such as Entertainment Design, Lighting and Sound America, Live Design, Lighting Dimensions, TD&T and Theatre Crafts. He is a full Professor at New York City College of Technology/CUNY, and an adjunct Professor at the Yale School of Drama. He consults through his company Zircon Designs, is a member of IATSE Local #1, and was a Subject Matter Expert for the ESTA ETCP Entertainment Electrician certification exam. He lives and works in New York City.
A trusted expert in the field of entertainment control, show control, and sound and lighting systems, John Huntington has worked with major companies and venues throughout the industry including The Metropolitan Opera, Radio City Music Hall, Production Arts Lighting, Associates and Ferren, Thoughtful Designs/PRG, and the Tribeca Film Festival. He has had more than 40 articles published in magazines such as Entertainment Design, Lighting and Sound America, Live Design, Lighting Dimensions, TD&T and Theatre Crafts. He is a full Professor at New York City College of Technology/CUNY, and an adjunct Professor at the Yale School of Drama. He consults through his company Zircon Designs, is a member of IATSE Local #1, and was a Subject Matter Expert for the ESTA ETCP Entertainment Electrician certification exam. He lives and works in New York City.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

General Control Concepts; Electrical Control System Basics; Numbering Systems; General Datacom Concepts; Physical Communications Media; Point-toPoint Interfaces; Lighting; Lasers; Sound; Video; Computer Presentation; Film Profection; Stage Machinery; Animatronics; Fog Smoke Fire and Water; Pyrotechnics; SMPTE Time Code; MIDI Time Code; MIDI Show Control; MIDI Machine Control; SDX; General Network Concepts; Common Network Protocols; IEEE 902.3 "Ethernet"; Other LANs; System Design Concepts; Typical Commercial Show-Controllers; A Technical Thunderstorm; Put on a Happy Face; Film at 11; Ten-Pin Alley; It's an Itchy World; Troubleshooting Guidelines.

Read More Show Less

Foreword

When colleagues or students call for show control advice, the first thing I do is send them to this book. (President, PRG Lighting Group)
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)