Stage Lighting Second Edition: The Fundamentals

2nd Edition

Richard E. Dunham

Published November 16, 2018
Textbook - 498 Pages - 239 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138672178 - CAT# Y231083

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Stage Lighting: The Fundamentals is written specifically for introductory stage lighting courses. The book begins with an examination of the nature of light, perception, and color, then leads into a conversation of stage lighting equipment and technicians. Lamps, luminaries, controls/dimming, and electricity form the basis of these chapters. The book also provides a detailed explanation and overview of the lighting design process for the theatre and several other traditional forms of entertainment. Finally, the book explores a variety of additional areas where lighting designers can find related future employment, such as concert and corporate lighting, themed design, architectural and landscape lighting, and computer animation.

New for this edition:

enlarged full-color illustrations, photographs, light plots and examples of lighting design;
updated information on LED lighting and equipment;
expanded discussion of the practical use of color as a designer;
expanded discussion of psychological/perceptual effects of color;
new discussion of color mixing through light sources that make use of additive mixing;
expanded discussion of industry professions;
expanded discussion and illustrations relating to photometrics;
expanded discussion and examples of control protocols and new equipment; and
updated designer profiles along with the addition of still more designer profiles.


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