Control Systems for Live Entertainment, Second Edition  by John Huntington (Author)

Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, John Huntignton clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings.

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Review
"If you're interested in how control systems and computers are used in the live entertainment arena, then John Huntington's latest book will not disappoint."- Lighting and Sound International, December 2000

"Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, John Huntignton clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings." - Lighting and Sound International, December 2000

Book Description
Control Systems for Live Entertainment provides essential information for technicians, engineers and designers interested in how control systems and computers are used in the live entertainment arena. Specifically covering control for lighting, lasers, sound, video, film projection, stage machinery, animatronics, special effects and pyrotechnics for theatre, concerts, theme parks, themed-retail, cruise ships, museums, corporate and other events.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, author John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings.

Sections on all major entertainment control standards, methods and protocols, including DMX512, MIDI, MIDI Show Control, Sony 9-Pin, SMPTE Time Code and many others
Basics of control systems, data communications, and networks, including EIA serial standards and Ethernet
System design concepts and case studies featuring realistic problems and practical solutions, with a unique combined focus on computers, art and practice

From the Publisher
Drawing on his extensive experience in the field and classroom, author John Huntington clearly explains everything that goes on behind the scenes and inside the machines to bring bold visions to life in real-world settings.

About the Author
A trusted expert in the field of entertainment control, sound and lighting systems, John Huntington has worked with major companies and venues throughout the industry including Thoughtful Designs, The Metropolitan Opera, Production Arts Lighting, Associates and Ferren, and has been a Technical or Contributing Editor for Theatre Crafts, Entertainment Design and Lighting Dimensions magazines. He is an Associate Professor at New York City Technical College, teaches at New York University and the Yale School of Drama. He is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School of Drama. He consults through is company Zircon Designs, is a member of IATSE Local #1, and lives in New York City.