Comprehensive, detailed and practical, the fourth edition of the Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution from Focal Press is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential for anyone implementing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions.
The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenon lights, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as an instruction manual by union training programs as well as top university film production curriculums.
About the Author: Harry C. Box has worked in television and motion picture production since 1989. Over the years he has performed substantial work as a lighting technician, gaffer, camera operator, director of photography, and as an educator. His recent credits include network and cable television series, such as Heroes (NBC), Brothers and Sisters (ABC), and Everybody Hates Chris (CW). He has worked on major motion pictures, independent feature films, telefilms, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and industrial productions.