Technical theater for nontechnical people

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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theater—from scenery, lighting, and sound to props, costumes, and stage management. In this thoroughly revised new edition, the popular guide firmly embraces the digital age with new content about digital audio, intelligent lighting, LED lighting, video projection, and show control systems, all explained in the same approachable style that has kept this book in the pockets of industry professionals for many years. A brand-new chapter on sound design has also been added, and every chapter has been updated with more information about the basics of theater technology, including draperies, lighting instruments, microphones, costume sketches, and more. This book teaches:Who’s who on a theatrical production teamWhat is needed to know about technical theater and whyWhat to look for when choosing a space for a showHow to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designersHow to stage manage an effective show or presentationCovering both traditional and digitally supported backstage environments, this book is an essential guide for working with every technical aspect of theater!Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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table_of_contents 11. Properties : research, detail, and crafts -- The artisan -- The detailer -- The researcher -- Making the prop list : when to buy, borrow, or build -- Setting up the prop list -- Furniture : why the stage isn't like real life -- Weapons : safety and proper handling -- Handling props during the show : prop tables -- 12. Stage management : the best port in a storm -- Communication : the central issue -- From coffee shop to load-out : schedules -- Lists and lists and lists of lists -- Preparing the rehearsal space and running rehearsals -- The actors' backstage survival guide to tech rehearsal -- Opening night and the run -- The payoff : calling the show -- 13. Corporate theater : how to do a show in a hotel -- Lighting : trees, trusses, and the demon track light -- Sound : plug and play, or truck it in -- Scenery : four feet by whatever -- Projectors and projection systems -- Playing twenty (or more) questions : things to ask and to know -- 14. The essentials : things you should know and things you should own -- Things every theater person should know -- Things every show person should own -- Things every show place should own -- In closing -- Glossary., 6. The tools of lighting : now you see it ... -- The birds and the bees : where does power come from? -- Protecting yourself -- Highways and byways : outlets and plugs -- Taming the beast : dimmers and control consoles -- The real workers : lighting instruments -- Intelligent lighting instruments -- Fluorescent lighting -- Special effects lighting -- Color my world : the joy of filters -- Putting it in the theater : lighting positions -- 7. Costume design : character, period, and function -- Character -- Period -- Function -- The costume sketch -- 8. The tools of costumes : shopping, draping, and stitching -- Building -- Buying -- Renting -- Pulling -- Fittings and measurements -- Fabric augmentation -- Dealing with hair -- One final note -- 9. Sound design : audible atmosphere -- The signal chain -- Microphones : the testy toddlers of sound -- The backstage survival guide to keeping microphones happy -- Other sources : tape decks, CDs, DAT -- Mixers : telling the sound where to go -- Effects processing : sound sculpting -- Amplification : we're going to pump you up -- Speakers : the bottom line -- 10. Show control : why can't we all get along? -- Synchronous versus asynchronous -- Event-based versus time-based -- Interfaces -- Dedicated show-control computers -- MIDI show control -- PC versus PLC -- Entertainment protocols --, Introduction : why this book -- General notes -- 1. Breaking it down : who does what -- Costumes -- Props -- Lighting -- Sound -- Stage management -- Scenery -- 2. Touring a new space : what to look for -- Is this the right space for you? -- Space for stuff -- Space for people -- The rigging system -- Masking -- The lighting system -- The sound system -- Monitors and headsets -- 3. Scenic design : space, texture, and the "big statement" -- The big picture : the statement -- How to read a script like a set designer -- The backstage survival guide to reading a floorplan -- Texture and color : giving the show a "look" -- 4. The tools of scenery : surface, texture, and tricks -- A place to stand : platforms, stairs, and ramps -- A surface to look at : walls, drapes, paint, and fabric -- Real things : doors, windows, and so on -- Moving stuff around : gripping, rolling, and flying -- The backstage survival guide to scene-change choreography -- Playing with the audience : special effects and illusions -- 5. Lighting design : illumination, mood, and focus -- Illumination : first and foremost -- Motivational light : time, place, and season -- Mood and atmosphere : angles and color -- Creating focus : specials and follow spots -- Where the show is (and isn't) : house lights and actors in the audience -- Moving the show forward : cues, timing, and blackouts -- Lighting for dance -- Lighting for musicals -- Lighting for fashion -- Video lighting -- Lighting for rock-and-roll --
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title Technical theater for nontechnical people
title_display Technical theater for nontechnical people
title_full Technical theater for nontechnical people / Drew Campbell ; illustrations by Darius Cheong, Kis Knekt and Fernanders Koak, Technical theater for nontechnical people [electronic resource] / Drew Campbell ; illustrations by Kis Knekt
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