Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution  by Harry C. Box (Author)

The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture lighting technician. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, simple techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions.

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Review
"Box's style is reminiscent of an old buddy showing his best friend the ropes¦perhaps the most easily read technical handbook to date¦the broadest in scope and coverage, yet carefully covers the essential details."Seth Greenspan, Filmcrew Magazine

"A valuable reference for the professional¦an excellent introduction for the aspiring professional. Harry reminds the reader of the vast array of lighting instruments as well as of their safe, intelligent use."Woody Omens, ASC, professor of Cinematography, USC


"Harry has taken the mystery out of set lighting for the beginner or the pro¦. Current and includes the most up to date tricks of the trade. A book written by a pro who loves and respects his craft and is selfless in sharing information."Mike G. Moyer, gaffer, Steel Magnolias, In the Line of Fire, Ground Hog Day

"The most comprehensive manual I have had the pleasure of obtaining." Dean Bray, business representative, IATSE, Local 728 (Set Lighting)

"The first edition, published several years ago, was highly praised as a handy reference source for the professional, and served as a good learning tool for the aspiring pro. It also became a textbook in many film schools. This updated second edition is vastly improved and includes new equipment listings and a slew of additional reference tables."
- American Cinematographer

"Provides the best in practical designs for day-to-day usage...the book provides a fascinating look inside the profession." Ian Ashdown, Lighting Design and Application

Book Description
The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to the motion picture lighting technician. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, simple techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions.

The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. This handy on-set reference has also been widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs and top university film production programs.

New in the second edition:
Revised and updated throughout
12 new appendices of handy reference tables
Over 180 illustrations and photographs
Lots of new topics and gadgets

Harry C. Box is a Hollywood-based gaffer and director of photography.

Foremost hands-on guide to set lighting from an industry professional.
Only comprehensive source specific to the set lighting industry.
Practical, anecdotal, detailed, and comprehensive.

From the Publisher
The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. This handy on-set reference has also been widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs and top university film production programs. New in the second edition: Revised and updated throughout; 12 new appendices of handy reference tables; Over 180 illustrations and photographs; Lots of new topics and gadgets.

About the Author
Hollywood-based gaffer and director of photography.