Set Lighting Technician's Handbook Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution

ISBN-10: 0240804953

ISBN-13: 9780240804958

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Harry C. Box

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Harry Box's Set Lighting Technician's Handbook provides students with practical hands on information on day to day conventions and practices essential for working in the field of motion picture and television set lighting.
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List price: $57.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694

List of Tables
List of Appendices
Set Basics: Your First Barbecue
Job Descriptions of the Lighting Crew
Director of Photography
Best Boy Electric
Rigging Crew
The Fixtures Guy
Generator Operator
Grip Department
The Company
Production Staff
The Director's Team
Camera Department
Sound Department
Art Department
Block, Light, Rehearse, Tweak, Shoot
Preproduction Planning: Lighting Package, Expendables, and Personal Tools
Preproduction Planning
Scouting Locations
Production Meetings
Equipment Package
Loading the Production Van
Expendable Supplies
Gels and Diffusion
Electrical Expendables
Tools and Personal Gear
Tool Belt
Other Hand Tools
Personal Gear
Grip Equipment
Shiny Boards
Overhead Sets
Mounting Hardware
Other Grip Equipment
Grip Expendables
Light Fixtures--The Basic Tungsten Arsenal
Tungsten Light
Tungsten Color Balance
The Tungsten Bulb
Fresnel Beam
Creative Uses of Flood and Spot
The Globe and Its Installation
Fresnel Accessories
Soft Lights
Open-Face Lights
Prime Fixtures
Broads and Nook Lights
Light Kits
PAR Lights
PAR Lamps
PAR Fixtures
Ellipsoidal Reflector Spotlights (Lekos)
Bulb Adjustment and Installations
Area Lights and Backing Lights
Chicken Coops and Space Lights
Scoop Lights and Sky Pans
Cyc Strips, Ground Rows, and Borders
Small Fixtures
Screw-Base Fixtures
Stick-up Kits
Light Fixtures--The Basic HMI Arsenal
HMI Fixtures
HMI Fresnels
HMI "Open-Face" Lights
HMI Soft Lights
Small HMI Fixtures--Sun Guns and Modular Multiuse Fixtures
HMI Operation
Setting Up
HMI "Flicker" and Flicker-Free Ballasts
Standard Magnetic Ballasts
Square-Wave Electronic Ballasts
Power Factor Correction Circuits
DMX-Controlled Ballasts
DCI Lamps and Ballasts
Three-Head, Three-Phase Solution
HMI-Type Lamps
Relamping HMI Heads
HMI Lamp Characteristics and Hazards
Fluorescent Lights
History of Fluorescent Lights
Kino Flo
Kino Flo 120-V Systems
12-V DC Kits: 12-V Single, Mini Flo, and Micro Flo
Using Kino Flo Fixtures
Building a Film-Friendly Fluorescent System from Commercially Available Parts
High-Frequency Ballasts
Color-Correct Fluorescent Tubes
Some Additional Notes about Fluorescent Lights
Stands and Rigging
Baby Stands
Junior Stands
Offsets, Side Arms, Extensions, and Right Angles
Using Stands
Crank-up and Motorized Stands
Grip Stands
Stand Maintenance
Rigging Hardware
Baby and Junior Nail-on Plates
Set Wall Mounts
Grids and Green Beds
Location Rigging Hardware
Lighting Objectives and Methods
Lighting Objectives
Visibility (or Selective Visibility)
Time Constraints
Light Level, Exposure, Contrast, and Metering
Taking Readings with an Incident Light Meter
Contrast, Latitude, and the Zone System
Spot Meters
Light Level
The Genesis of Lighting Ideas
The Process of Creating Natural Lighting
Motivating Light Sources
Establishing the Key Light
Backlights, Kickers, and Hair Lights
Set Light
Lighting the Scene
Living Room Scene
Exterior Night Scene
Manipulating Light: Tools, Techniques, and the Behavior of Light
Color Correction
Kelvin Color-Temperature Scale
Using MIRED Units to Calculate Color Shifts
Color-Temperature Meter
Color-Correction Gels
Coloring Light
Methods of Control
Falloff--Your Friend, the Inverse Square Law
Shape, Pattern, and Form
Making Cuts and Patterns
Soft Light
Other Ways of Making Soft Light
Flicker Effects: Television Screen, Flame, and Fire
Moving Lights
Electrician's Set Protocol and Aerial Lifts
Set Protocol
Staging Area
Lighting the Set
Stingers and Cabling
Small Bulbs, Practicals, Wiring, and Switches
Types of Bulbs
Controlling Practicals
Light Cues
Wiring Small Fixtures
Working Aloft
Protecting Floors
Sprinkler Systems
Smoke, Fire, and Other Bad Smells
Lamp Repair
The Wrap
Coiling Feeder Cable
Aerial Lifts and High Platforms for Lighting
Getting the Right Machine for the Job
Straight Mast Boom Lifts (Condors)
Rigging Lights and Cable
Condor Duty
Shooting in the Rain
Cabling and Distribution
Rain Tents
Lighting Rain
Shooting on Moving Vehicles
Specialty Lighting
Big Guns
Set Lighting
Carbon Are Lights
Moonlight Rigs
Lighting Balloons
Soft Box
Fisher Lights
Truck-Mounted Tower Lights (Musco)
Effects Lights
Xenon Lights
Beam Projectors
Automated Lights
Black Lights
Fiber Optics
Follow Spots
Operating a Follow Spot
Lightning Effects
Lightning Strikes!
Control Units
Power Requirements
Thundervoltz Battery Packs
Lighting Matte Photography
Pure Screen Color Density
Lighting the Foreground
Lighting Automobiles
Underwater Lighting
Scuba Training and Certification
The Old Drop-a-Bulb-in-the-Pool Method
Modern Underwater Fixtures
Lighting Underwater
Electricity and Water
High-Speed Photography and Camera-Synchronous Strobe Lighting
Unilux H3000 System
Sync Delay Box
Split Sync
Special Effects Generator
The Fundamentals of Electricity and Electrical Equations
Amperes (Current)
Volts (Electromotive Force)
Watts (Power)
The Power Equation
Resistance and Ohm's Law
Parallel and Series Circuits
How Not to Use Electrical Equations--Beavis the Electrician
Circuits, Circuit Protection, and Cable
Short Circuit and Overcurrent Protection
The Current-Carrying Capacity of Cable
Types of Feeder Cable
Types of Distribution Circuits
Direct Current and Alternating Current
Direct Current: Three-Wire Edison System
Alternating Current: Single-Phase Three-Wire System
Three-Phase, Four-Wire Systems
Electrical Systems in Other Parts of the World
System Grounding
Equipment Grounding
Line Loss
Effects of Line Loss and Low Voltage
Other Causes of Line Loss
Line Loss Calculations
Using U.K. Voltage Drop Tables
Power Problems from Electronic Loads
Power Factor
Excessive Current on the Neutral Wire
Meters for Measuring Electricity
Circuit Testers
Measuring Voltage
Measuring Frequency (Hertz Rate)
Measuring Amperage
Testing Continuity and Testing for Shorts
Wattmeter or Power Meter
Electrical Shock and Muscle Freeze
Electrical, Building, and Fire Codes
The National Electrical Code
Fire and Building Codes
OSHA and the Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee
Distribution Equipment, Rigging, and Dimmers
DC Three-Wire System
DC Cans
Sister Lugs
Spider Boxes
Remote Switchboards
Mole Pin Connectors
DC Paddle-and-Stage Box System
Plate Dimmers
AC Systems
Main Feeder Run
AC-Power Distribution Boxes
Bates Three-Pin Connectors
Edison Boxes
Socapex Connectors and Cable
Meltric and Abbott System
European Distribution Systems
Distribution Strategy
Set Power--the "Ring of Fire"
Planning the Rig
Rigging the Set
Electronic Dimmer Systems
How an SCR Dimmer Works
Control Signals
Control Consoles
Strand CD 80 Pack
Power Sources
Putt-Putts (Portable Honda Generators)
Full-Size Generators
Generator Placement
Generator Operation
Grounding Generators
Selecting a Generator
Electrical Configurations
Basic Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting--Electrical Problems
Wet Cell Battery Packs and Inverters
Inverter Systems
Battery Packs (120-V DC)
Power on Location
Line Drops
Using Available Power
The Work World
The Unions
Hollywood: Local 728
Basic Agreement
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