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Technical Theater for Nontechnical People

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People
Your Price: $28.75 CDN
Author: Drew Campbell
Publisher: Allworth Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 388
Pub. Date: 2016
Edition: 3rd
ISBN-10: 1621535428
ISBN-13: 9781621535423

About the Book:

Every technical aspect of theater is made accessible to all!

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People helps actors, directors, stage managers, producers, and event planners understand every aspect of technical theatre – 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.

Technical Theater for Nontechnical People teaches:

• Who's who on a theatrical production team
• What is needed to know about technical theater and why
• What to look for when choosing a space for a show
• How to communicate with lighting, scenery, audio, and costume designers
• How to stage manage an effective show or presentation
• Recommended by the American Association of Community Theatre!

Covering both traditional and digitally supported backstage environments, Technical Theater for Nontechnical People is an essential reference guide for working with every technical aspect of theater!

What people say:

"A resource that is concise, entertaining, and eminently practical." — American Association of Community Theatre

"With hundreds of production/design/technical credits behind him, Campbell has written what will certainly become a standard introductory text on technical theater. Everyone involved with theater should have access to this most welcome text." — Library Journal

"An excellent handbook for the beginner and occasional technician, or indeed for the professional regularly working with the less experienced." —

About the Author:

Drew Campbell has been in the entertainment business as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, director, and teacher for more than thirty years. He has run his own business as an industrial videographer and editor, has worked backstage on hundreds of productions, including drama, opera, dance, fashion shows, conventions, horse shows, and athletic events and has taught at San Francisco State University for seven years. He lives in Los Angeles, California.