Synopses & Reviews
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.
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 has been in the technical side of the entertainment business for more than twenty years, as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, videographer, editor, director, and teacher. He is the author of Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, now in its second edition; Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People, which was honored with the Golden Light Book Award as Film Book of the Year by the Mine Photographic Institute, and Digital Technical Theater Simplified. He lives in Woodland Hills, California.