Up to Date Lighting "Bible"?

FirmamentFXFirmamentFX Registered User
edited February 2009 in Misc. Discussion
Hi guys,

I am new to all this, and I am looking for a good book to get me started on reading up about stage lighting.

Is there an up to date book which covers both lighting concepts and more recent (relatively speaking) innovations such as the programming of moving head fixtures?

Or should I look into 2 books perhaps? Each dealing with different aspects?

Any recommendations gratefully received!

Thanks,

Martin

Comments

  • muvmentmuvment Registered User
    edited December 2008
    One of my favorite books is "Automated Lighting" by Richard Cadena. But when it comes to programming moving fixtures, the best lessons you'll learn is from practice and watching others. Nothing replaces the hours logged behind a controller.
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited December 2008
    Hey Martin,

    I have written a book about the concepts of automated lighting programming called "The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook". My goal was to teach the concepts that can then be applied to any console and any fixtures. You can find this book at many on-line retailers including amazon.com and plsnbookshelf.com

    Here is a direct link:
    http://www.plsnbookshelf.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=28
  • FirmamentFXFirmamentFX Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Thanks guys!

    Brad - your book has been ordered. I'm sure I'll be annoying you with questions soon :D

    Cheers,

    Martin
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited December 2008
    Thanks guys!

    Brad - your book has been ordered. I'm sure I'll be annoying you with questions soon :D

    Cheers,

    Martin

    Now Brad who does that remind you of.... :D
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited December 2008
    LOL

    I am of course always happy to answer questions about lighting...:koolaid:
  • TimMillerTimMiller Registered User
    edited February 2009
    He also likes it when you get him paged at the office as PEPE :D.
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited February 2009
    TimMiller wrote: »
    He also likes it when you get him paged at the office as PEPE :D.

    lol. I have never quite understood it though. Its not like its an abreviation to an name.. :poke:
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited February 2009
    Now do you guys really think I will put in writing on the internet the source of the nickname "Pepe"??:D
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2009
    I assumed it was short for "le pew"

    :18::18::18::18::18:
  • bradpepebradpepe Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited February 2009
    Thanks Jon...
    I'll remember that next time I see you... :stooges:
  • jxgriffijxgriffi Registered User, DL Beta, Hog Beta
    edited February 2009
    I'm sure you will Brad....I'm sure you will.
  • Joe BleasdaleJoe Bleasdale Registered User
    edited February 2009
    bradpepe wrote: »
    Now do you guys really think I will put in writing on the internet the source of the nickname "Pepe"??:D

    Its a thing that stems from my childhood, I may know something is impossible.. but I just have to try LOL :147:
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