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

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Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Performing Arts - 558 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Your first barbecue
1
Lighting package expendables and personal tools
15
The basic tungsten arsenal
31
CHAPTER 4 Stands and rigging
71
CHAPTER 5 Lighting objectives and methods
91
Tools techniques and the behavior of light
119
CHAPTER 7 Electricians set protocol
151
The HMI arsenal
171
CHAPTER 16 Power sources
427
CHAPTER 17 Special circumstances and practices
449
CHAPTER 18 Specialty lighting equipment
467
APPENDIX A Photometric calculations and tables
487
APPENDIX B Lamp Tables
497
APPENDIX C Flickerfree frame rates
509
APPENDIX D Electrical tables
513
APPENDIX E IP and NEMA equipment ratings
517

CHAPTER 9 Fluorescent lights
205
CHAPTER 10 LED lights
227
Control networks moving lights advanced devices and computer applications in lighting
251
CHAPTER 12 Electricity
301
CHAPTER 13 Distribution and dimming equipment
335
CHAPTER 14 Working with electrical power
375
CHAPTER 15 Electrical rigging
397
APPENDIX F Equipment suppliers and manufacturers
519
APPENDIX G Lighting equipment order checklist
523
APPENDIX H Expendables checklist
531
APPENDIX I Gels and diffusions
537
Glossary
549
Index
567
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About the author (2003)

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.

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