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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution

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Overview

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.
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From the Publisher
"Harry Box's Set Lighting Technician's Handbook (Focal Press) is a gold mine of information about safety, lighting and studio procedures." - Ron Dexter, ASC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080928081
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/4/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 568
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

Harry C. Box has worked in television and motion picture production since 1989. Over the years he has done substantial work as a lighting technician, gaffer, camera operator, director of photography, and as an educator. His recent credits include network and cable television series, such as Heroes (NBC), Brothers and Sisters (ABC), and Everybody Hates Chris (CW). He has worked on major motion pictures, independent feature films, telefilms, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and industrials.

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Table of Contents

1 Set Basics: Your First Barbecue; 2 Preproduction Planning: Lighting Package, Expendables and Personal Tools; 3 Tungsten Lighting Arsenal; 4 HMI Lighting Arsenal; 5 Fluorescent Lighting; 6 Stands and Rigging Hardware; 7 Lighting Objectives and Methods; 8 Manipulating Light: Tools, Techniques and the Behavior of Light; 9 Electrician's Set Protocol; 10 Specialty Lighting; 11 Electricity; 12 Electrical Distribution Equipment; 13 Power Sources; 14 The Work World; Appendices and Glossary
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