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

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ISBN13: 9780240804958
ISBN10: 0240804953
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Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Third 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. 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 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 in the third edition is an expanded resource section, new illustrations and tables, and coverage of new lighting products and techniques for how to use them.

Expanded resources section: websites, unions, chat groups, bulletin boards, etc, plus new illustrations and tables

More advanced, concise, and comprehensive than ever

Coverage of new lighting products and techniques to help you use them

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-544) and index.

Synopsis:

-- Foremost hands-on guide to set lighting from an industry professional
-- Only comprehensive source specific to the set lighting industry
-- Practical, anecdotal, detailed, and comprehensive

Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. The new edition of Box's successful manual provides practical, hands-on information about the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture set lighting technician.

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 an array of lighting equipment including xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. This handy on-set reference has also been widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs and top university film production programs. New in the third edition are more job descriptions (fixtures specialist, generator operator), additional information on lighting arsenal, fluorescent lighting, specialty lighting, and a new "Work World" chapter which discusses career advancement, safe lifting techniques, and union membership.

About 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.

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.

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780240804958
Subtitle:
Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
Author:
Box, Harry C.
Author:
Box, Harry
Publisher:
Focal Press
Location:
Amsterdam
Subject:
General
Subject:
Television - Direction & Production
Subject:
Lighting
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Cinematography
Subject:
Techniques - Lighting
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Cinematography -- Lighting.
Edition Number:
3
Series Volume:
no. 788
Publication Date:
20030317
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
556
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in.

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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
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Product details 556 pages Focal Press - English 9780240804958 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-544) and index.
"Synopsis" by , -- Foremost hands-on guide to set lighting from an industry professional
-- Only comprehensive source specific to the set lighting industry
-- Practical, anecdotal, detailed, and comprehensive

Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. The new edition of Box's successful manual provides practical, hands-on information about the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture set lighting technician.

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 an array of lighting equipment including xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. This handy on-set reference has also been widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs and top university film production programs. New in the third edition are more job descriptions (fixtures specialist, generator operator), additional information on lighting arsenal, fluorescent lighting, specialty lighting, and a new "Work World" chapter which discusses career advancement, safe lifting techniques, and union membership.

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