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Stage lighting : fundamentals and applications

Richard Dunham (Author)
The book's organization follows a layered approach that builds on basic principles: Light as a Medium (Part 1), Tools of a Lighting Designer (Part 2), Design Fundamentals (Part 3), and Lighting Applications (Part 4). This presents students with a practical and logical sequence when learning basic concepts. The full spectrum of the lighting design process is presented in detail, giving students an example of how one might develop a lighting design from script analysis through concept and plot development, and all the way to an opening. This detailed process with a step-by-step design approach gives students a plan to work from, which they can later modify as they mature and gain confidence as designers. The text contains a more comprehensive discussion of basic technology, light as a physical phenomena, and methodology of designs than is found in most introductory texts, bridging the gap between introductory and advanced lighting courses. The text will appeal to theatrical designers who want to venture into areas of lighting like architectural or virtual lighting design, while at the same time gaining a solid grounding in the fundmentals of lighting design. Lighting Design will also benefit illuminating engineers who want to move away from mere computational approaches in lighting and on to explore techniques along the design approaches of theatrical lighting design. The final 9 chapters cover many specialty areas of lighting design, highlighting the unique and shared qualities that exist between the different aspects of these elements. Discussions involve traditional entertainment areas like theatre, as well as lesser known facets of the industry including film/video, landscape lighting, retail/museum lighting, virtual lighting, concert, spectacle performances, and architectural lighting. Models of design tasks demonstrate the actual use and development of plots/sections, schedules, photometrics tables, and cut sheets, rather than simply talking about what they are. This hands-on approach provides students with a firm understanding of how to actually use these tools and processes
eBook, English, 2016
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 2016
1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations
9781315662718, 9781317343929, 9781317343943, 9781317343936, 9780205461004, 1317343921, 1317343948, 131566271X, 131734393X, 020546100X
Chapter 1. The Nature of Light
Chapter 2. Light and Perception
Chapter 3. Color and Its Effects
Chapter 4. The Practitioners
Chapter 5. Electricity
Chapter 6. Lamps and Other Light Sources
Chapter 7. Luminaire Fundamentals
Chapter 8. Control Fundamentals
Chapter 9. Advanced Equipment and Personal Computers in Lighting
Chapter 10. Essentials of Lighting Design
Chapter 11. Basics of General Illumination
Chapter 12. Plotting the Design
Chapter 13. Moving into the Venue
Chapter 14. Variations on Essential Theatrical Design
Chapter 15. Traditional Areas of Theatrical Design (Drama, Dance, Opera, and Musical Theatre)
Chapter 16. Non-Traditional Entertainment Design
Chapter 17. Additional Lighting Applications
Chapter 18. Projections and Lighting
Chapter 19. The Music Scene (Revues, Clubs, and Concert Lighting)
Chapter 20. The Spectacle Performance
Chapter 21. Trade Shows, Industrials, and Corporate Events
Chapter 22. Film and Video Basics
Chapter 23. Display/Retail and Exhibit/Museum Lighting
Chapter 24. Architectural Lighting
Chapter 25. Landscape Lighting
Chapter 26. Themed Design
Chapter 27. Virtual Lighting (Renderings, Virtual Reality, Gaming, etc.)
Originally published 2011 by Pearson Education. Cf. Copyright page
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