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Focal Press - Book: A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting by Steven Louis Shelley
B&H# FOPGSL MFR# 978-0-240-81141-3
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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting - There's nothing like learning from someone who's "been there" and this author is a noted and well-respected lighting director with years of experience behind him.

You'll learn the ins-and-outs of lighting from someone who's been an unqualified success at it - and who has learned from his mistakes. Read along as he teaches you the tips and techniques that have served him well for over 35 years. Using real life experiences, he instructs you how to do it once and do it right.     

About the Author: Steve Shelley has worked in theatre for over 35 years as a lighting designer, production manger, and stage manager in New York City, throughout the United States, and on four continents. His lighting designs are included in the repertories many dance companies, and he's designed lighting on Broadway, Off-Broadway, as well as concerts, television, regional theatre, and regional opera.

Steve is the author of numerous articles in trade magazines and has conducted multiple seminars at theatrical lighting conventions and major universities around North America. He's also the inventor and patent holder of the award-winning Field Templates, and SoftSymbols, ( He lives in New York City.

Topics Covered Include

Deduction of the research, production meetings, and personal choices that result in evolution of the core lighting design documents
Chapters analyzing technical specifications, advancing production facilities, and turning that information into accurate draftings
Illustrated step-by-step construction of some of the systems in the preliminary light plot
Examination of the processes involved in construction and submission of shop orders, and reacting to bids, cuts and changes that affect the light plot
Discussions about preparations prior to the load-in, including prepping the lighting rental package, creating truck packs, and watching run-throughs
Subject Lighting for Video
Author Steven Louis Shelley
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 488
Dimensions Not Specified by Publisher
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number ISBN-13: 978-0-240-81141-3
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published September 2009