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Special event production. The resources

Author: Doug Matthews
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides a grounding on the specifications and performance of lighting and audio systems, visual presentation technology, special effects and temporary outdoor venues. This book offers an overview of the decorative, audio-visual and special events options available to producers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Matthews
ISBN: 9780750685238 0750685239
OCLC Number: 191696207
Description: xiii, 395 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Entertainment 1.1 Origins of Entertainment 1.2 Influences on the Development of Entertainment Genres 1.3 Defining Entertainment 1.4 Staging Entertainment 1.5 Working with Performers Chapter 2: Decor 2.1 Design Theory 2.2 Categories of Decor 2.3 Setup Considerations for Decor Chapter 3: Lighting Systems 3.1 Objectives of Event Lighting 3.2 Qualities of Light 3.3 Lighting Instruments 3.4 Event Lighting Design 3.5 Between Concept and Execution 3.6 Lighting Control, Setup, and Operation Chapter 4: Audio Systems 4.1 Acoustic Theory and its Application to the Event Space 4.2 Uses of an Audio System 4.3 Main Audio System Groups and Their Components 4.4 Signal Flow and Equipment Locations in the Event Space 4.5 Pre-Event Sound Check and System Operation During the Event Chapter 5: Visual Presentation Technology 5.1 Purpose of Visual Presentations 5.2 Visual Sources 5.3 Signal Processing 5.4 Projection Equipment 5.5 Display Equipment 5.6 Multimedia Presentations 5.7 Equipment Setup and Operation Chapter 6: Special Effects 6.1 What are Special Effects? 6.2 Types of Special Effects Chapter 7: Staging 7.1 History and Language of the Stage 7.2 Types and Construction of Stages 7.3 Placement and Sizing of Stages 7.4 Stage Draping 7.5 Stage Sets Chapter 8: Tenting 8.1 Special Event Tents in History 8.2 Why Use a Tent for a Special Event? 8.3 Types and Styles of Tents 8.4 Tent Accessories and Options 8.5 Setup Considerations 8.6 Tent Technology Today and in the Future Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Technical Resources 9.1 Electrical Power 9.2 Rigging and Trussing 9.3 Other Temporary Structures
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