Books and Resources for
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  • Backstage Handbook

    Backstage Handbook

    First published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.

    This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.

  • Event Production Directory 2017 (EPD)

    Event Production Directory 2017 (EPD)

    The industry resource for lighting, sound, staging, rigging, road cases, set design, lasers, pyrotechnics, video reinforcement, backline, portable generators, coaches, freight forwarders, trucking, tour passes, travel agents, radio comm, security and insurance. 146 pages of vendors and suppliers listed by geographic location in alphabetical order in each category. A must for anyone in need of information about where to source products and services in the event production industry.
  • STORMWORKS Learning Collection

    STORMWORKS Learning Collection

    SCALEWorks & RYTHYM READERS is step-by-step video documentation of actual classroom renderings on DVD. FUNCTION CHORALES are 22 Chorales that come via email with links to support materials.

  • The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook 3rd Edition

    The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook 3rd Edition

    This guide helps lighting designers with the creative and operational challenges they face in their rapidly evolving industry. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, the author brings the designer from basic principles to preproduction preparations. Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, much needed information on work relationships, and technology including LED lighting, console networking, digital lighting, and more. Chapters are peppered with advice and war stories from some of the most prominent lighting designers of today.