This guide helps lighting designers with the creative and operational challenges they face in their rapidly evolving industry. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, the author brings the designer from basic principles to preproduction preparations. Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, much needed information on work relationships, and technology including LED lighting, console networking, digital lighting, and more. Chapters are peppered with advice and war stories from some of the most prominent lighting designers of today.
Living the Lighting Life provides practical tools and advice for a successful career in entertainment lighting. This easy-to-navigate guide offers real-world examples and documentation from the author and key industry experts, giving readers a comprehensive overview of the lighting life. The book provides insight on: Different job opportunities in the entertainment lighting industry; Business procedures, contracts, time sheets, and invoices; Tips on self-promotion, networking, and continual learning; The lighting lifestyle, healthy living, and work-related travel; Maintaining and developing creativity to provide innovative lighting and solutions. With insightful interviews from industry veterans, Living the Lighting Life is a key navigational resource for anyone considering a career in entertainment lighting or just starting out.
Conversations with the Top Set, Light and Costume Designers
Author: Babak A. Ebrahimian
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Category: Performing Arts
If you are working in theater involved in set creation, lighting or costume design this book will inspire you to reach the heights of the masters as you learn how they succeeded. To move a world from text to stage requires unique and considered design. Sculpting Space in the Theater reveals the philosophy and process of the most influential set, costume and lighting designers working in theater today. The designers profiled in this book - all of whom have established a visible signature and particular design process - have had a remarkable impact in the field of theater design worldwide. Interviews, illustrated with photographs and working sketches, reveal the vision behind designs, and personal anecdotes reveal lessons learnt, providing a practical insight into how designers approach their work, and achieve the effects they want. •Theater professionals and students will learn from this unique guide how best to move a world from text to stage. •The most influential theater designers gathered together in one book to share the secrets of their craft. •Over 500 color illustrations detail each stage of the process to inspire theater designers to improve their art.
Providing the tools and techniques necessary for developing a customized set of graphics routines, this text covers everything from drawing circles to creating smooth curves and modelling solids. The focus is on VGA and super VGA cards and how to use them to produce quality images. Summary sections explain how to use the code with Microsoft's Visual C++ compiler. Accompanying the book is a CD-ROM for Windows which includes code for quick implementation by beginners and faster algorithms for advanced programmers.
A Comprehensive Guide to Practical CNC Programming
Author: Peter Smid
This handbook is a comprehensive guide to CNC programming, covering virtually all CNC programming subjects in exceptional detail. Both milling and turning topics are discussed, with nearly 1,000 illustrations, tables, formulas and actual examples. Besides being an invaluable in-depth reference, this book is well-suited for use as a basic text in a wide variety of CNC training programs.