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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, Revby Drew Campbell
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Completely updated to reflect state-of-the-art standards in today's fast-changing theater technology, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, dancers, playwrights, and directors to understand every aspect of a traditional and digitally supported backstage environment-from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. All sides of production are clearly explained in jargon-free prose, and unfamiliar terms are highlighted and defined in an appended glossary. In addition to discussions on the more traditional elements of technical theater, this book gives equal weight to the new technologies that have become mainstream, including software (DMX, MIDI, and SMPTI) for show control systems, software to build audio cues, and PC-based audio play-back systems.
Book News Annotation:
A veteran of entertainment in its many forms, Drew has written a similar book for film and television. He walks non-techies through finding a space, scenery, lighting, costumes, sound, coordinating sound and light, properties, stage management, and working with corporations. The first edition came out in 1998.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written with clarity and humor, this is the definitive user's guide to developing the technical skills and practical know-how that are crucial to working successfully on any staged event.
About the Author
Drew Campbell is a lighting and sound supervisor for Universal Studios. He is also the author of Technical Film and Television for Nontechnical People. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA.
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