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Technical Film

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Set Lighting Technician's HandbookSet Lighting Technician's Handbook
Fourth Edition
Harry C. Box
This is an accessible, hands-on manual covering lighting and rigging equipment, day-to-day practices, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting. The book delves into every aspect of lighting: from lighting design decisions to set protocol and teamwork, from rigging safety to equipment troubleshooting, and from base electricity to advanced electrical systems planning. Whether you're a lamp operator, best boy, rigger, gaffer, or director of photography, this trusted, longtime industry favourite covers what's important on set. softcover, 593 pp. $54.95.


Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & TechnicianElectricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician

Richard Cadena
This comprehensive book provides you with the fundamentals of theory of electricity as well as the latest guidelines and tips for how to stay current and meet the needs of the entertainment industry. Written by an ETCP trainer, this reference supports practicing technicians and provides new technicians with the assistance needed for a successful career in the entertainment industry. Softcover, 245 pp. $53.95.

Lighting Control: Technology and ApplicationsLighting Control: Technology and Applications
Robert S. Simpson
Lighting Control
brings together information not otherwise available from a single source. It is intended as a training resource within the lighting industry, both for those completely new to the subject and for those coming in to it from another technical field. Lighting designers for the stage and screen will find this to be an indispensible reference book and technical guide. Hardcover, 564 pp. $119.95.


Set Lighting Technician's HandbookSet Lighting Technician's Handbook
Third Edition
Harry C. Box
Richly detailed and user-friendly, this third edition of Harry C. Box's indispensible text makes several revisions and additions on the previous version. What remains is an even more up-to-date and complete reference book for the working director of photography, gaffer, best boy, rigging crew member or lamp operator. Softcover, 558 pp. $74.95.


Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote HeadsUva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote Heads
Michael G. Uva & Sabrina Uva
Uva's Guide to Cranes, Dollies, and Remote Heads
offers the practicing grip a streamlined reference to all of the latest equipment -- what it is, where to find it, and how to use it. Directors, producers, and camerapersons, as well as a host of production personnel, will find this handy reference a "must-have." Softcover, 337 pp. $57.95.


Multiskilling For Television ProductionMultiskilling For Television Production
Peter Ward, Alan Bermingham and Chris Wherry
Written by television trainers who run their own courses on Multiskilling, this book offers a comprehensive introduction to the broad range of skills and technical knowledge required in this industry. Topics covered include: Television engineering, Production methods, Safety, Lighting, Sound, Multicamera camerawork, Video recording formats, Video editing, Audio-post production and much more. Large-format softcover, $98.95.


DVCAMDVCAM: A Practical Guide to The Professional System
This user-friendly text is for anyone who wants to learn more about Sony DVCAM, to determine what equipment to use, how various models compare, and how to use each of them. The hands-on approach will benefit all readers, from professionals to students to news crews. Softcover, $41.95.

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The Basics of Video LightingBasics of Video Lighting
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Lighting is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about lighting a video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $41.95.


The Basics of Video ProductionBasics of Video Production
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated by Des Lyver to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Production is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about video production. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.


The Basics of Video SoundBasics of Video Sound
Second Edition
Des Lyver
Graham Swainson
Now fully updated to reflect the latest advances, the second edition of Basics of Video Sound is a primer for anyone wishing to learn about recording sound. It describes the principles and processes involved in obtaining professional results in educational, training and corporate environments. $32.95.


Script Supervision & Film ContinuityScript Supervising and Film Continuity
Third Edition
Pat P. Miller
This definitive handbook explains how a script is transformed into a motion picture or television program. Readers will learn the methodology and craft of the script supervisor, who ensures that the continuity of a film, its logical progression, is coherent. $60.95.


Continuity Supervisor

Fourth Edition
Avril Rowlands
The Continuity Supervisor enables both the newcomer and the experienced assistant to understand the basic elements of continuity, as well as giving them a grasp of the latest technological changes that affect the job. Formerly The Continuity Handbook: a guide for single-camera shooting, this book has now been completely updated to bring it into line with current day practices. $57.95.


Uva's Rigging GuideUva's Rigging Guide for Studio and Location
Michael G Uva
Sabrina Uva
Readers of Mike Uva's Grip Book who are interested in more detailed information on the work of the grip department will welcome his new rigging manual, clearly detailing all the ways to mount cameras and lights both on a set as well as on location. $82.95.


The Grip BookThe Grip Book
Second Edition
Michael G Uva
The Grip Book has been widely used by beginners and experienced key grips alike as both a learning tool as well as a handy reference for a number of years. It clearly details and illustrates all the equipment used by motion picture film technicians on stage as well as on location. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest models of all types of equipment and the authors have added important safet tips throughout the manual. $65.95.


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