I’ve heard the the comm chatter that the Electron Magician, Mr. Richard Cadena has just updated his book, Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment with a 2nd edition. Doing a quick search over at Focal Press, the publisher of Mr. Cadena’s books confirmed it. Here is a little bit about the book from Focal Press:
Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance and Entertainment continues to be the most trusted text for working and aspiring lighting professionals. Now in its second edition, it has been fully updated to include new advances in lamp sources such as LEDs and plasma lamps, automated and programmable displays, updates for managing color, and new methods for using electronics. Its clear, easy-to-understand language also includes enough detailed information for the most experienced technician and engineer.
- The most trusted and comprehensive book on automated lighting available!
- Easy to read with minimal “tech-talk”
- Covers the latest advances in lighting displays, such as automated LED other and programmable displays
- New methods for using electronics
You can Pre-Order you copy of Mr. Cadena’s new book through Focal Press now for $49.95. The book is expected to begin to ship on March 25, 2010. Hmmm, that is RIGHT before USITT! If you are attending USITT, I am sure you can pick up a copy of Mr. Cadena’s book there at the Focal Press Booth. I’ve also heard that Mr. Cadena will be on hand at some point during the Stage Expo signing copies of his book!