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Concert Lighting is a comprehensive book on lighting design for concerts. Placing special emphasis on rock-and-roll concert lighting equipment and techniques, the book takes its reader on tour, covering every aspect of that experience for the touring professional lighting technician and designer. It also provides several chapters to cross-media use of concert lighting techniques. Discussions of applications in film, video, the theatre, and the corporate world demonstrate the ways in which today's lighting designers cross over into other design areas.
Covering computer-aided drafting, moving lights, hi-bred consoles, concert techniques in television production, and featuring designs by some of the top concert designers in the industry, Concert Lighting is designed to assist students and professionals in understanding the unique fixtures, structures, special effects and design elements used in concert lighting today.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||10 MB|
About the Author
Paul Dexter began lighting in Los Angeles when he was sixteen (1970). He made 42 Hawaiian pineapple cans into lights and operated them with variacs and crude double pole switches. At 18, he was asked to tour with Elvis! A colorful history of worldwide concert toruing ensued as a lighting designer and stage set designer with the likes of Rick James, Motley Crue, DIO, Ozzy Osbourne, and Elton John. From 1973-1990 Paul's interests diversified into film and video and he was the lighting designer and director for seven long-form concert DVDs and several MTV 80s rotation videos. He was the lighting designer for Fuji TVs live 1990 studio broadcasts from London to Japan with artists such as Paul McCartney and Rod Stewart; a live broadcast for European Cable channel Sky TV-"Elton John, Live from Verona?, Italy and; he was the lighting designer/director for the 2001 movie "Rock Star?. Notable exhibits include lighting design with artist Hiro Yamagata, for the amazing and lauded $3M art installation in New York City and Sci-Fi Channel's Comic Con Exhibit, receiving 2005 Gold Award from Exhibitor Magazine's discerning judges. An entrepreneur and industry magazine author, Paul co-founded the film/media project "Road Cases? in 2004, documenting road stories from some of our industry's most amusing characters, and he was the Executive Producer for "Road Cases Shorts?, an interstitial program developed for a major cable TV network in 2008. Paul is president of his own design firm, Masterworks Design, Inc. His recent activities include touring the world with REO Speedwagon as production and lighting designer, production designer for Heaven&Hell and; architectural lighting designer for Activision Motion Capture Studios. Paul continues to produce new multimedia projects for Road Cases.
Table of ContentsChapter 1
The Birth of Rock and the Rise of Concert Lighting Design
Tour Personal and Unions
The Design stage
Cuing the Music
Road Problems and Scheduling
Dealing with Problems
Dealing with Rental Houses&Leasing Equipment
Designing to Fit the Space
Rigging with No Ceiling
A Look Inside Design
Concert Designers: Art versus Business
Touring in Europe, South America, and Asia
Industry-Wide Benefit from New Development
Concert Techniques in Television Production
Postscript, Looking Back