This comprehensive introduction traces the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary performance. It covers everythingfrom the simple nuts and bolts of equipment to the complexity of a full lighting rig, including all aspects of the stage electrician and lighter designer's roles. This revised second edition includes new material on historical development, intelligent control systems, and the latest advances in LED fixtures and luminaires. Each chapter includes key exercises, now totaling 100, that enable the reader to practice their skills on a wide variety of lighting challenges. The work of current designers is showcased and analyzed.
About the Author
Neil Fraser spent 17 years as Head of Lighting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and is currently RADA's Director of Technical Training. Richard Attenborough was a British filmmaker and actor.
"A firm foundation for the beginning designer to understand the true purpose of lighting design . . . and a useful addition to undergraduate theatre collections." —Choice
"Not only are the manuals attractive, they are practical, concise and free from theories." ―Times Educational Supplement on Lighting and Sound