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Description - The Handbook of Stage Lighting by Neil Fraser

The Handbook of Stage Lighting is a journey of exploration into the heart of the fascinating world that paints pictures and tells stories with the most basic of all materials - light. In this comprehensive guide, authors Neil Fraser and Simon Bennison bring to a clear and persuasive text a shared expertise and an inspirational joy in their subject. From the simplest beginnings, it takes you through the workings of lighting design and provides the technical know-how required to function as an effective lighting designer. Topics includes: The lighting designer's role Researching and interpreting the text Production styles, and the relationship between directors and designers The theory of lighting: angle, shape, colour, movement, composition Choosing, using and controlling lighting equipment The task - in preparation and practice The play in rehearsal Creativity and inspiration, influences and ideas Working lighting designs taken from real productions AUTHOR: Neil Fraser is a greatly experienced lighting designer and one of the world's foremost teachers of technical theatre, working particularly with young and aspiring stage lighting designers. He brings to his teaching over twenty years' experience of lighting professional productions in London and New York. He has taught at many leading theatre schools, and has been the Head of the Lighting Department at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art since 1985. Simon Bennison studied lighting design at RADA and at the Yale School of Drama. He has been a member of the Royal Opera House lighting department since 1991and is currently lighting manager at Covent Garden. His lighting designs include work for the Royal Court, English Touring Opera and the English National Ballet. In 2000 he lit the Samsung pavilion for the Olympic Games in Sydney. 100 colour illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861268570
ISBN-10: 1861268572
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 189mm x 14mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Neil Fraser

Neil Fraser has specialized in the communication of theatre technical arts and dramatic history to students at all levels for over twenty years. He is resident at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he is Director of Technical Courses. He is author of several books on stage lighting and theatre history. Simon Bennison studied lighting design at RADA and at the Yale School of Drama. He has been a member of the Royal Opera House lighting department since 1991and is currently lighting manager at Covent Garden. His lighting designs include work for the Royal Court, English Touring Opera and the English National Ballet. In 2000 he lit the Samsung pavilion for the Olympic Games in Sydney.

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