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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Set Basics: Your First Barbecue

Chapter 2 Preproduction Planning: Lighting Package, Expendables and Personal Tools

Chapter 3 Light Fixtures: The Basic Tungsten Arsenal

Chapter 4 Stands and Rigging

Chapter 5 Lighting Objectives and Methods

Chapter 6 Manipulating Light: Tools Techniques and the Behavior of Light

Chapter 7 Electrician's Set Protocol

Chapter 8 Metal Halide Arc Lights -- HMI

Chapter 9 Fluorescent Lights

Chapter 10 LED Lights

Chapter 11 DMX and Networks

Chapter 12 Lighting Control Programmer: Control, Moving Lights and Computer Aided Lighting

Chapter 13 Electricity

Chapter 14 Electrical Codes and Standards

Chapter 15 Distribution and Dimming Equipment

Chapter 16 Rigging

Chapter 17 Aerial Lifts

Chapter 18 Power Sources

Chapter 19 Special Circumstances and Practices

Chapter 20 Specialty Lighting

Chapter 21 The Work World

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 Box's Set Lighting Technician's Handbook (Focal Press) is a gold mine of information about safety, lighting and studio procedures." - Ron Dexter, ASC

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