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Stage lighting : fundamentals and applications

Author: Richard Dunham
Publisher: Boston : Allyn & Bacon, 2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dunham
ISBN: 9780205461004 020546100X
OCLC Number: 184828878
Description: xvi, 416 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: PrefacePart ILight: The MediumChapter 1The Nature of LightWhat is Light?The Electromagnetic SpectrumThe Visible SpectrumIlluminance and Luminance[[emdash]]Five MetricsLuminous FluxIlluminanceLuminous IntensityLuminanceLuminous ExitanceThe Eye and SeeingPhysiology of the EyeThe Controllable Qualities of LightIntensityDistributionColorMovementSidebar 1.1 Designer Profile: Ken BillingtonFunctions of LightingVisibilityEstablishing a SceneModelingMoodFocusCompositionStyleStaging the StoryRyhthmFor Further ReadingChapter 2Light and PerceptionVisibilityIntensity or BrightnessRelative IntensityPsychological ResponsesIntensity Related IssuesMood AlterationOverstimulationGlareColor PerceptionAdaptationDefining Form and ShapeFront LightSidelightDownlight and BacklightSidebar 2.1 Designer Profile Marilyn LoweyKey and FillSilhouettes and GrazingShapeCompositionMovement and LightCues and TransitionsFor Further ReadingChapter 3Color and Its EffectsWhat is Color?The Visible SpectrumPrimary ColorsCIE Chromaticity ChartColor TemperatureColor RenderingAdditive and Subtractive MixingAdditive MixingSubtractive MixingFiltering LightColor MediaPlastic MediaSidebar 3.1 Spectral Analysis of GelGlass MediaDichroic FiltersDiffusionCreating Color Through LightColor PredictionRed Shift/Amber DriftComplementary Tint SystemPsychological Effects of ColorColor ContrastAdaptation and AfterimagesPractical Use of Color in Lighting DesignSidebar 3.2 Designer Considerations for Color and LightSidebar 3.3 Designer Profile Mark StanleyFor Further ReadingPart IILight: The ToolsChapter 4The PractitionersTheatrical and Live Performance ProductionDesign ProfessionalsSidebar 4.1 Designer Profile John MartinTheatrical CrewsFilm and VideoDesign ProfessionalsProduction CrewsArchitectural LightingUnions and CertificationsProfessional Organizations and SocietiesFor Further ReadingChapter 5ElectricityBasics of ElectricityAtomic TheoryElectrical PotentialGroundingFundamental CircuitsConductors and InsulatorsSeries CircuitsParallel CircuitsUnits of Measurement and the Essential FormulasUnits of MeasurePower Formula and Ohm's LawSidebar 5.1 Determination of Lamp LoadDirect Current Verses Alternating CurrentDirect CurrentAC Power GenerationTransformersPower DistributionElectrical ServicesElectrical HardwareWireCablesCircuit ProtectionSwitchesDimmersCompany Switches and Distribution PanelsCommercial DistributionTheatrical DistributionSidebar 5.2 Electrical SafetyFor Further ReadingChapter 6Lamps and Other Light SourcesLumens and Lamp LifeLamps and ColorIncandescent LampsFilamentsBulbsBasesSidebar 6.1 Light Center Length (LCL)Tungsten-Halogen or Quartz LampsArc Light SourcesLimelightCarbon-ArcShort-Arc and High-Intensity Discharge (HID) LampsShort-Arc LampsHigh-Intensity Discharge (HID) LampsGaseous Discharge LampsFluorescent LampsLow -Voltage LampsANSI CodesLEDsLasersFor Further ReadingChapter 7Luminaire FundamentalsBasic Principles of OpticsReflectionTransmissionRefractionAn Essential LuminaireSidebar 7.1 Luminaire MaintenancePhotometicsBeam Angle and Field AnglePhotometric Data and Cut SheetsChoosing LuminairesEntertainment LuminairesSpotlightsFollowspotsSidebar 7.2 Followspot Pickup TechniquesFloodlightsOptical AccessoriesHanging AccessoriesPracticalsFor Further ReadingChapter 8Control FundamentalsBrightness Control and DimmingCircuitingMasteringMechanical MasteringElecrical MasteringElectronic MasteringPrinciples of Electronic DimmingGatingSidebar 8.1: Dimmer Curves and TrimmingNew Trends in Electronic Dimming (Sine Wave Dimming)Control ProtocolsAnalog ControlDigital ControlLighting Control ConsolesPreset ControlSidebar 8.2: Common Control Functions of Preset ConsolesSidebar 8.3: Rock and Roll Console FeaturesMemory ControlSidebar 8.4: Additional Controls in Computer ConsolesAutomated Control ConsolesShow ControlState of the Art ControlDimmer-per-CircuitMultiplexing (Dimmer DoublingTM)Distributed DimmingWireless DimmingFor Further ReadingChapter 9Advanced Equipment and Personal Computers in LightingPrimary Control of Advanced GearDMX ControlSidebar 9.1: Binary Code and AddressingSidebar 9.2: Ten Practical Tips for Setting up DMX NetworksSidebar 9.3: Several Programming Tips for Working with Automated LightingSophisticated Control of Advanced GearAccessories for Conventional LuminairesScrollersMoving YokesMoving Mirror AccessoriesGobo RotatorsAutomated LightingSidebar 9.4: Common Automated Lighting Effect CuesMoving Heads (Moving Yokes)Scanners (Moving Mirrors)Non-traditional SourcesBallasted FixturesStrobesFiber OpticsLEDsLasersThe Personal ComputerCAD and Drafting ApplicationsDesign PaperworkControl and Off-line EditingCommunication and TrainingDesign AnalysisVisualizationFor Further ReadingPart IIILight: Design FundamentalsChapter 10Essentials of Lighting DesignSpecial Considerations in Lighting DesignDirectors and CollaborationThe Influences of LightControllable Quantities of LightFunctions of LightingSidebar 10.1: Designer Profile: Brian MacDevittAnalysis for LightingScript Analysis and Entertainment DesignsSidebar 10.2: Scenic Breakdown of Arthur Miller's The CrucibleStyle in LightingConceptualizationAdditional PreparationDesign ResearchDesign and Production MeetingsRehearsalsDeveloping Lighting Schemes and ConceptsLighting KeysCommunicating Design IdeasStoryboardsLighting ScoresLight LabsComputer VisualizationFor Further ReadingChapter 11Basics of General IlluminationLighting the SubjectTypical Theatrical Lighting PositionsProscenium TheatreSidebar 11.1: Hanging Positions and Lighting DistributionBlack Box TheatreVariationsFloorplans and SectionsBasics of General Illumination or Area LightingPrimary Formula Approaches for Area LightingSingle Source SystemWash SystemThe McCandless SystemDouble or Triple HangingArea versus Color ControlAlternative Systems for Area LightingKey and FillThe Washed StageZone LightingJewel LightingBuilding on General LightingSidebar 11.2: Focus Patterns for Common Wash SystemsSpecial AreasSculpting and Modeling AccentsBlending and Toning AccentsMotivational AccentsAdditional Lighting DemandsSpecial VisibilityLighting CostumesLighting for SceneryEffects LightingSidebar 11.3: Designer Profile Jeff DavisFor Further ReadingChapter 12Plotting the DesignTranslating Concepts and Lighting Keys into Practical Design ChoicesWorking with Floorplans and SectionsFloorplans or GroundplansSectionsAn Approach to Plotting a DesignPreliminary Tasks/PreparationRehearsalsThe Wish ListMaking a Design PracticalThe Tentative HookupThe Rough Light PlotDrafting and the Lighting DesignDrafting Light PlotsSidebar 12.1: Common Numbering PracticesDrafting the SectionLighting Schedules and Design PaperworkHookupInstrument ScheduleMagic SheetsShop OrdersCAD Drafting and Lighting DesignFor Further ReadingChapter 13Moving into the VenueFinal Preparations for the Load-inThe Cue SynopsisThe Load-inSidebar 13.1: A Typical Load-in ScheduleThe Focus CallThe Level Setting or Cue Writing SessionCueing Aids for Memory ConsolesSidebar 13.2: Cueing AidsRehearsals in the VenueTechnical RehearsalsDress Rehearsals, Previews, and OpeningsRunning and Maintaining the ProductionSidebar 13.3: Designer Profile Beverly EmmonsFor Further ReadingChapter 14Variations on Essential Theatrical DesignThrust and Arena ProductionsThrust ProductionsArena ProductionsOutdoor Dramas and Festival ProductionsTransfer ProductionsTouring ProductionsRepertory ProductionsDesigning for Specific GenreSidebar 14.1: Designer Profile F. Mitchell DanaFor Further ReadingPart IVLight: Design ApplicationsChapter 15Traditional Areas of Theatrical Design (Drama, Dance, Opera, and Musical Theatre)Lighting for DramaPerformance ConsiderationsDesign TechniquesDance LightingPerformance ConsiderationsDesign TechniquesSidebar 15.1: Designer Profile Jennifer TiptonOpera and Operetta LightingPerformance ConsiderationsDesign TechniquesLighting Musical TheatrePerformance ConsiderationsDesign TechniquesSidebar 15.2: Common Musical Theatre Cueing TerminologyFor Further ReadingChapter 16Non-Traditional Entertainment DesignThe Music Scene (Revues, Clubs, and Concert Lighting)Musical RevuesNightclubs and Dance Club LightingConcert LightingSidebar 16.1: Designer Profile James L. MoodyThe Spectacle PerformanceHeadline ActsArena Productions and Stadium ProductionsSidebar 16.2: Designer Profile Jeff RavitzDedicated VenuesAdditional Areas of SpectacleTrade Shows, Industrials, and Corporate EventsCorporate MentalitySidebar 16.3: Designer Profile Betsy AdamsFilm and Video BasicsLight and the CameraKey and Fill LightControl ElementsKey Elelments in Film/Video IlluminationThree-Point LightingSidebar 16.4: Designer Profile William L. KlagesFor Further ReadingChapter 17Additional Lighting ApplicationsRetail and Exhibit LightingLighting LayersEssentials of Retail and Museum/Gallery LightingSidebar 17.1: Designer Profile Cindy LimauroArchitectural LightingUnique Qualities and Demands of Architectural LightingArchitectural Luminaire ClassificationsKey Elements in Architectural General IlluminationThe Architectural Lighting Design ProcessSidebar 17.2: Lighting Design QuestionsSidebar 17.3: Designer Profile Robert ShookDaylightingLighting Green and Lighting EconomicsLandscape LightingLighting LandscapesEssential Approaches to Lighting LandscapesPrinciples of Landscape LightingThemed Design and Specialty LightingThe StoryDevelopment of a Themed ProjectConsiderations of Themed (Specialty) Lighting DesignSidebar 17.4: Designer Profile Tom RuzikaVirtual Lighting (Renderings, Virtual Reality, Gaming, etc.)Virtual DesignSidebar 17.5: Designer Profile Chris WellsVirtual Light SourcesLighting Techniques for Virtual LightingSidebar 17.6: Designer Profile Christopher HigginsFor Further ReadingChapter 18Projections and LightingA Brief History of ProjectionProjection ConsiderationsSidebar 18.1: Considerations of Projection DesignElements of ProjectionFront or Rear Projection?Traditional Projection EquipmentLensless ProjectorsLens ProjectorsThe Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlight (ERS)The 35mm ProjectorSidebar 18.2: Calculations Regarding Projectors and LensesScenic ProjectorsSlides and Source MaterialsProjection ScreensFront-Projection ScreensRear-Projection ScreensPractical Issues of ProjectionTwo Critical Considerations (Path and Balance)Spill and Ambient LightImage SizeDistortionSidebar 18.3: Keystone CorrectionSidebar 18.4: Mathematical Grid for Keystone CorrectionDigital Projectors and Lights, LCD/LED Screens, and Media SeversLasers and Effects ProjectionConvergenceFor Further ReadingPart VLight: Online Application ChaptersChapter 19The Music Scene (Revues, Clubs, and Concert Lighting)Musical RevuesEvolution of Club and Concert LightingNightclubs and Dance Club LightingUnique Issues in Concert LightingTouring SuccessfullyConcert GearPlotting Principles for Concert LightingCueing Principles for Musical Events and ConcertsFor Further ReadingChapter 20The Spectacle PerformanceHeadline ActsArena ProductionsStadium ProductionsSpecialty Shows with SpectacleDedicated VenuesAdditional Areas of SpectacleFor Further ReadingChapter 21Trade Shows, Industrials, and Corporate EventsTrade ShowsFashion ShowsCorporate MeetingsIndustrialsFor Further ReadingChapter 22Film and Video BasicsUnique Qualities of Film and VideoLight and the CameraLatitude and Contrast RatiosLight MetersFilm and Video LuminairesLighting AccessoriesFilm and Video Control ElementsFilters, Color Correction, and DiffusionFilm/Video Studios and Sound StagesFilm/Video Production PracticesKey Elements in Film/Video IlluminationThree-Point LightingFollowing SourceArea Lighting for Film and VideoSpecial Cases of Lighting for Film and VideoFor Further ReadingChapter 23Display/Retail and Exhibit/Museum LightingEssentials of Display and Exhibit LightingLighting LayersPrinciples of Retail LightingDisplay CabinetsWindow DisplaysEssentials of Museum and Gallery LightingExposure and ConservationDaylighting in Museums and GalleriesEnergy Efficiency, Economics, and MaintenanceFor Further ReadingChapter 24Architectural LightingUnique Qualities/Demands of Architectural LightingArchitectural Luminaire ClassificationsBallasts and Architectural Control ElementsArchitectural Hanging/Mounting PositionsArchitectural Lighting TechniquesLighting CalculationsThe Architectural Lighting Design ProcessLighting Layouts and Design DocumentationDaylightingLighting Green and Lighting EconomicsExamples of Interior LightingExamples of Exterior LightingFor Further ReadingChapter 25Landscape LightingLighting LandscapesEssential Approaches to Lighting LandscapesDistribution Patterns in Landscape LightingPrinciples of Landscape LightingLine-Voltage versus 12-Volt Lighting SystemsVoltage DropFighting the ElementsLandscape Luminaires and AccessoriesControl of Landscape LightingThe Design Process and DocumentationLighting Exteriors and Buildings as Landscape DesignLandscape Lighting on a Grand ScaleFor Further ReadingChapter 26Themed DesignThemed versus Amusement EntertainmentHistory of Themed EntertainmentThe StoryDevelopment of a Themed ProjectConsiderations of Themed (Specialty) Lighting DesignLighting Equipment and Design DocumentationConstruction/Installation ProcessExamples of Themed (Specialty) Lighting DesignFor Further ReadingChapter 27Virtual Lighting (Renderings, Virtual Reality, Gaming, etc.)Virtual DesignCalibrationVirtual Light SourcesLighting Techniques for Virtual LightingContrast RatiosRendering ApproachesUnique Properties of Virtual RenderingExamples of Virtual LightingFor Further ReadingAppendicesA.Lighting PeriodicalsB.Lighting Equipment ManufacturesC.USITT Lighting Graphics Standard (Online)D.IESNA Graphics (Online)GlossaryBibliographyIndex
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