Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Performing Arts - 450 pages
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Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance and Entertainment continues to be the most trusted text for working and aspiring lighting professionals. Now in its second edition, it has been fully updated to include new advances in lamp sources such as LEDs and plasma lamps, automated and programmable displays, updates for managing color, and new methods for using electronics. Its clear, easy-to-understand language also includes enough detailed information for the most experienced technician and engineer.

* The most trusted and comprehensive book on automated lighting available!
* Easy to read with minimal "tech-talk"
* Covers the latest advances in lighting displays, such as automated LED other and programmable displays
* New methods for using electronics
  

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Contents

Electricity and Electronics
74
Electromechanical and Mechanical Systems
165
Optical Systems
205
Networking and Communications
266
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
313
Convergence of Lighting and Video
344
Lighting Design With Automated Luminaires
355
Automated Lighting Programming
391
IP Ratings
427
Useful Formulas
431
Conversion Factors
433
DMX512A Enhanced Functions
435
DMX512 Connector and Pinout
437
Data Termination
439
Index
441
Copyright

The Future of Automated Lighting Technology
422

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About the author (2010)

Richard Cadena is the author of "Focus on Lighting Technology," technical editor for PLASA, former editor of Pro Lights and Staging News magazine, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and 20 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry including stints with two of the world's largest automated lighting manufacturers. He has a background in electrical engineering and electronics, and he is a freelance lighting designer with a portfolio of several major lighting designs and installations and is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks. He has been an instructor of classes in automated lighting technology with the Show Training Network, and a moderator of several lighting panels and seminars at Pro Production and Inspiration trade shows.

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