Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving and Color-Changing Light, 3rd Edition is a work of heart. I poured my time, energy, heart, and soul into this revised edition. Virtually everything changed from the 2nd to the 3rd edition, and as a result, I had to re-educate myself about almost every aspect of automated and color-changing light technology from the power supplies to the optics, light sources, control protocols, troubleshooting techniques, and more. I tried to make it clear and easy-to-understand for beginners but with enough detailed information for the most experienced lighting professionals. If you don't love this book as much as I loved writing it, I'll walk the plank.
Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician
by Richard Cadena
The 2nd edition of the popular book about electricity, power distribution, electrical safety, and more. It's the book that every live event production professional and aspiring professional should have and read. It covers everything from basic electricity to advanced power distribution systems including Ohm's law, the power formulas, 3-phase power distribution, electrical safety and more. It starts with the basics for the beginner (or as a review for more the more experienced) and builds to more advanced topics like 3-phase power, power factor, harmonics, and more.
New to This Edition:
This edition expands on the concepts developed in the first edition with more graphics and illustrations, and adds several new topics relevant to today's live events. New topics include portable power generators, battery power, LEDs, and updated information about personal protective equipment (PPE), safety, codes, and regulations.
Starting with the basics and progressing through the details of advanced lighting design, this guide covers everything from lighting metrics (the measurement of light) to the classic approach to lighting and the all-important "jewel" lighting method commonly used where video is an important aspect of the production. It also addresses the study of aesthetics of lighting, including the use of diffusion and a detailed analysis of color theory and how it applies to lighting design.