News 11th October 2009

Focal Press Publishes a New Edition of the Most Trusted Guide to Concert Lighting

Concert Lighting, 2nd edition takes its reader on tour, covering every aspect of the concert tour experience for the professional lighting technician and     designer.

Special features include:

  • Advice from current leading designers: Jeff Ravitz, Andi Watson, and legendary Broadway designer Richard Pilbrow
  • NEW information on computer-aided drafting and visualization programs, moving luminaires, digital luminaires and media servers, LED luminaires, and new Protocol devices

With a special focus on rock and roll, this book will expand reader’s design possibilities by covering cross-media use of concert lighting techniques and their application in film, video, theatre and the corporate world. From snagging those precious contracts, to knowing the best equipment to use, to designing a show, Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business covers everything you need to know.

James Moody is the Head of the Technical Theatre Program for The Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College (A Professional Conservatory Program). He has over 35 years of experience, designed lighting for over 300 productions and most recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Lighting from the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Paul Dexter has designed lighting for over 30 years for major production touring groups such as Rick James, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, DIO, Triumph, Elton John, REO Speedwagon and many others. Diversifying lighting and media interests to all avenues possible was Mr. Dexter’s key goal which has lead to a colorful career that has expanded into set design, stage production design, film, video and architectural lighting design.

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