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New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

John Huntington, the blogger, professor and author has been working on his latest book since last fall, Show Networks and Control Systems.  It is based on his previous book formerly called Control Systems for Live Entertainment. Here is a synopsis of the new book: Show Networks and Control Systems* has been the industry standard reference […]

Vectorworks Releases Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight, First Edition

Vectorworks Releases Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight, First Edition

Perfect timing! If you are a student looking to enter the 2012 Student Lighting Design Competition, Kevin Lee Allen’s new book, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight, First Edition might just be what you are looking for! Not only in Kevin Lee Allen one of our judges for the SLDC, he is also an […]

Win $100 Worth of Books from Focal Press – The Most Dramatic Drama Contest!

Win $100 Worth of Books from Focal Press – The Most Dramatic Drama Contest!

Focal Press, the publishers of some of the finest production and live event technical books out there is holding a contest. The Most Dramatic Drama Contest! Focal Press is looking for your stories about working in the theatre. Whether it be a challenge you had to over come or a story of just how things […]

Richard Pilbrow to Release New Book – A Theatre Project, A Backstage Adventure

Richard Pilbrow to Release New Book – A Theatre Project, A Backstage Adventure

Internationally award winning lighting designer and author Richard Pilbrow is set to release a new book this summer, A Theatre Project: A Backstage Adventure.  Mr. Pilbrow is the author of such industry books as Stage Lighting Design which was first published in 1970 and is still and industry staple for upcoming professionals. Mr. Pilbrow’s latest […]

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

Book Review: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

A couple of weeks again I mentioned a new book out on the market named Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology.  The author, Matthew Haber was kind enough to provide me with an evaluation copy to write a review of the book here on iSquint.net. I always like to start a review by what […]

Book: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

Book: Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology

I received an email on Monday about a new out there on the market for our industry called, Intelligent Lighting: A Curriculum in Entertainment Technology by Matthew Haber. The book was actually released on June 14, 2010 and published by CreateSpace, an Amazon Company. Here is a bit more from the jacket: Intelligent Lighting: A […]

LDI2010: Support Behind The Scenes – Get Your Books Sign

LDI2010: Support Behind The Scenes – Get Your Books Sign

Add this to your calendar now. Saturday, October 23rd from 2:30 to 3:30, the authors of some of the latest lighting books from Focal Press will be on hand at the ESTA booth, (1247) sign copies of their books. Steve Shelley (“A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, 2nd Edition”), Brad Schiller (“The Automated Lighting Programmer’s […]

Book Review: The Designs of Jules Fisher

Book Review: The Designs of Jules Fisher

The history of lighting design is taught in almost every entry level theatre appreciation class at the college level in the states.  It almost every textbook associated with that level of class gives a brief and limited lesson of the history of lighting design and the pioneers of the our field. It’s in these classes […]

Book: Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, 4th Edition On Sale

Book: Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, 4th Edition On Sale

Last month, Focal Press Announced the arrival of a new lighting book geared towards the Film and Video market, Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, 4th Edition by Harry C. Box. In this, the fourth  edition, Mr. Box expands on some of the latest technologies and products available to the industry for lighting a set. New to […]

Save 45% On A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Save 45% On A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Looks like Amazon and Barns and Noble are having a pricing war over Steve Shelly’s latest book, a Practical Guide to Stage Lighting, Second Edition.  Both online book stores are selling the book at 45% off the cover price of $49.95 at $27.25! If you didn’t know, here is a little background on Mr. Shelly’s […]

Upcoming Release, Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, Four Edition

Upcoming Release, Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, Four Edition

Focal Press is preparing to release their latest book on lighting, Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook, Fourth Edition.  The title may throw you off a bit.  The book is actually geared towards the film  & Video guys.  Here’s a brief on the book. The Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: […]

Books: Late & Great: American Designers 1960-2010

Books: Late & Great: American Designers 1960-2010

I am a huge history buff.  I just can’t get enough learning about our past!  ESPECIALLY when it comes to our industry. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again.  I feel that we should look to the past and learn about where we can from to help us move forward. History has a […]