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Backstage Handbook

Paul Carter

First published in 1988, Backstage Handbook is one of the most widely used stagecraft textbooks in the United States, with about 10,000 copies sold every year.


This handy reference book brings together under one cover an incredible variety of information useful to designers, technicians and students who work behind the scenes in theatre, film and television. Its sturdy leatherette binding will stand up to years of constant use.


The third edition updates this popular reference book with new terminology and materials, and adds dozens of new illustrations of grip hardware, film lighting equipment and painting tools. Backstage Handbook includes chapters on Tools, Hardware, Materials, Electrics, Shop Math, Architecture and Theatre. There are hundreds of illustrations, tables and charts which cover everything from the stock sizes and specs of wood screws, to safe working loads for several kinds of rope, to illustrations of twenty-two types of standard lamp bases.





Bulletproof, I Wish I Was

Introduction By Thom York

The Lighting of Andy Watson (Radiohead, Oasis, etc.)





Concert Lighting : The Art and Business of Concert Lighting

Text Book

Get ready to pack your bags and go on tour with the most trusted and comprehensive text for concert lighting. With a special focus on rock and roll, learn how to use computer aided drafting, moving luminaires, learn about the people and the history that shaped the field and more. Expand your design possibilities by learning about cross-media use of concert lighting techniques and their application in film, video, theatre and the corporate world. From snagging those precious contracts to knowing the best equipment to use to designing a show, Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business covers everything you need to know.

* New Information on computer aided drafting and visualization programs, moving luminaires, digital luminaires and media servers, LED luminaires, new Protocol devices and more to keep you up to date with the most cutting edge trends * Everything a professional needs to know from fighting for contracts to the ins and outs of designing a show by current leading designers: Jeff Ravitz, Andi Watson, Paul Dexter, and legendary Broadway designer Richard Pilbrow * Learn how to light rock-and-roll concerts and use the same techniques in film, video, theatre other medias * Interviews with three established, multi-platinum touring recording artists





Digital Harmony - On The Complementarity of Music and Visual Art

John Whitney

Dust jacket notes: "John Whitney's reputation for leadership with computer graphics in visual art has centered upon the centuries old idea (impossible before computer graphics) of 'an art that should look like music sounds.' His unique films demonstrate to the eye that dissonance resolves to consonant patterns of motion. The laws of harmonic motion that underpin all music are visible for the first time in these films. The crucial function in music of harmony's charge and discharge of tensional forces in chordal and tonal sequence is now matched exactly in the visual world. A theoretical basis for this discovery is outlined in the chapters of this book. The book also includes a description of his computer and peripherals, and the film techniques he uses, as well as listings of programs and descriptions sufficient for anyone beginning to explore this interesting new art field. The unprecedented discovery of a matching world of harmony in the visual domain foretells a vast new field of exploration for the composer. It promises to transform future small computers into an ideal instrument for creating compositions of aural/visual art. This is an art form characterized by Whitney's application of the word 'complementarity' to describe a new interrelation of sound to image. Here is a lively art for the videodisc medium. It may revolutionize an important segment of the worlds of art and entertainment....'





Expanded Cinema

Gene Youngblood

Art!! w/ introduction by Buckminster Fuller





Film And Video Art

Stuart Comer

Film and Video Art is an exciting, comprehensive volume that traces the history of artists’ involvement with the moving image from the earliest experiments with film to the latest digital and video streaming techniques on the Internet.





Film Form 


Twelve essays written between 1928 and 1945 that demonstrate key points in the development of Eisenstein’s film theory and in particular his analysis of the sound-film medium. Edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Jay Leyda; Index; photographs and diagrams.





Film Language


A pioneer in the field, Christian Metz applies insights of structural linguistics to the language of film.


"The semiology of film . . . can be held to date from the publication in 1964 of the famous essay by Christian Metz, 'Le cinéma: langue ou langage?'"—Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Times Literary Supplement


"Modern film theory begins with Metz."—Constance Penley, coeditor of Camera Obscura


"Any consideration of semiology in relation to the particular field signifying practice of film passes inevitably through a reference to the work of Christian Metz. . . . The first book to be written in this field, [Film Language] is important not merely because of this primacy but also because of the issues it raises . . . issues that have become crucial to the contemporary argument."—Stephen Heath, Screen





Film Sense 


An exploration of the film as a more expressive and profound medium. Includes an analysis of a sound-film sequence from Alexander Nevsky. “The most instructive discussion of the film art yet put between the covers of a book” (New York Times Book Review). Edited and translated by Jay Leyda; Index; photographs and diagrams.







Stock Footage - Discussions , Information, Resources





Generative Art : A Practical Guide To Using Processing


Generative Art presents both the technique and the beauty of algorithmic art. The book includes high-quality examples of generative art, along with the specific programmatic steps author and artist Matt Pearson followed to create each unique piece using the Processing programming language.





Illuminating Video: An Essential Guide To Video Art

Doug Hall

This book is an insightful evaluation of video art since its early beginnings, examining its theoretical, aesthetic and social implications.





Learning Quartz Composer

Buchwald, Surya 

Learning Quartz Composer





Live Visuals Almanac


Live visuals have become a pervasive component of our contemporary lives; either as visible interfaces that re-connect citizens and buildings overlaying new contextual meaning or as invisible ubiquitous narratives that are discovered through interactive actions and mediating screens. The contemporary re-design of the environment we live in is in terms of visuals and visualizations, software interfaces and new modes of engagement and consumption. This LEA volume presents a series of seminal papers in the field, offering the reader a new perspective on the future role of Live Visuals.Contributors: Lanfranco Aceti, Brian Herczog, Dominic Smith, Don Ritter, Elif Ayiter, Gabriel Menotti, Jihoon Kim, Kirk Woolford, Leonard J. Paul, Tyler Freeman, Nuno N. Correia, Lukas Treyer, Stefan Muller Arisona, Gerhard Schmitt, Vince Dziekan, Chris Meigh-Andrews, Rowan Blaik, Alan Summers, Atau Tanaka, Yana (Ioanna) Sakellion, Yan Da, Paul Goodfellow, Steve Gibson, Peter Richardson, Jackson 2bears, Jamie Allen, Guerino Mazzola, David Walsh, Lauren Butler, Aleksey Polukeyev, Adriana Sa, Léon McCarthy, Kate Sicchio, Mark Chavez, Yun-Ke Chang, Joshua B. Mailman.

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Music and The Art of Theater


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Nam June Paik : Global Visionary

John G. Hanhardt

Internationally recognized as the father of video art, Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) transformed twentieth-century art practice. His innovative, media-based artwork was grounded in avant-garde music and performance art, which he used to expand video and television as artistic expressions in contemporary visual culture.





Rubber Johnny

Chris Cunningham

Aphex Twin Song, Chris Cunningham Video and Artbooklet





Scene Design and Stage Lighting

Text Book

Scene Design and Stage Lighting Explained (1990)





The Automated Lighting Programmers Handbook

Brad Schiller

Now in full color, this guide helps the lighting designer with all of the many creative and operational challenges you face.  Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, Brad Schiller brings you from basic principles to pre-production preparations.  Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, much needed information on work relationships, and of course all of the fun technology including LED lighting, console networking, digital lighting, and more. 





The Focal Easy Guide To After Effects

Curtis Sponsler

If you want to become a resourceful creative artist then look no further! This quick reference to After Effects will show you how to open, install and get up-and-running to a professional level with Adobe's motion graphics and visual effects software package.Curtis Sponsler guides you through some of the common stumbling blocks that frustrate novice and many intermediate designers. Clear and concise full color examples will help you to quickly learn the key features, interface and functional techniques used within the production workspace. By putting these key skills into practice you will discover how to build on and extrapolate concepts, enabling you to solve common production design problems straight away! 





The Moving Pattern Book 

Tim Armstrong

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The New Frontier : Art and Television, 1960-1965

Various Artists

Television emerged as the dominant mass medium in the United States during the era that President John F. Kennedy termed the New Frontier. Although television would soon be decried as "a vast wasteland," during this era artists began to engage with the medium in a sustained manner for the first time--and not just as an object to be pictured, but as a system that demanded a renegotiation of the relationship between the realms of art and life. The New Frontier is the catalogue of the first exhibition to examine the impact of television on the visual arts in the United States at a crucial period in the development of both. With a lively selection of nearly seventy-five paintings, sculptures, installations, films, videos, photographs, and documents from the United States and Europe, it explores how twenty artists, including Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Lee Friedlander, Dennis Hopper, Edward Kienholz, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and Garry Winogrand, responded to the increased prominence of television in daily life during the early 1960s. Working in modes and styles as varied as collage and assemblage, Pop Art, Color Field Painting, Fluxus, Performance Art, and documentary photography, these artists engaged with the perceptual, technological, and social changes catalyzed in part by the emergence of television as the dominant mass medium.





The VJ Book : Inspirational and Practical Advice For Live Visual Performance

Various Artists

VJing is a type of performance that combines the visual possibilities of filmmaking with the improvisational pleasures of jazz. This book-and-DVD package provides how-to’s, software and inspirational interviews so that others can join the new, subversive movement.





Understanding Media

Marshall McCluhan

This reissue of Understanding Media marks the thirtieth anniversary (1964-1994) of Marshall McLuhan's classic expose on the state of the then emerging phenomenon of mass media. Terms and phrases such as "the global village" and "the medium is the message" are now part of the lexicon, and McLuhan's theories continue to challenge our sensibilities and our assumptions about how and what we communicate.

There has been a notable resurgence of interest in McLuhan's work in the last few years, fueled by the recent and continuing conjunctions between the cable companies and the regional phone companies, the appearance of magazines such as WiRed, and the development of new media models and information ecologies, many of which were spawned from MIT's Media Lab. In effect, media now begs to be redefined. In a new introduction to this edition of Understanding Media, Harper's editor Lewis Lapham reevaluates McLuhan's work in the light of the technological as well as the political and social changes that have occurred in the last part of this century.






Xarene Eskandar

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Visual Music

Kerry Brougher

Traces the history of music's influence on the development of abstract and mixed-media visual art forms throughout the past century, describing the works of such creative minds as Wassily Kandinsky, Harry Smith, and Jennifer Steinkamp, in an account that is complemented by scholarly essays.





Visual Music Instrument Patents : Volume One

Michael Betancourt

Visual Music Instrument Patents, Volume One: 1876 to 1950 is a collection of primary source documents for visual music instruments, often called "color organs," gleaned from the United States Patent Office. This anthology includes designs by well known and lesser known innovators of color and visual music: Bainbridge Bishop, A. Wallace Rimington, James Loring, Charles Wilcox, Henry Fitch Taylor, Alexander B. Hector, Mary Hallock-Greenewalt, Maude M. Miles, Arthur C. Vinegeras, Ahzel Adler, Alexander E.O. Munsell, Wilhelm Schmeer, Thomas Wilfred, Richard M. Craig, Clinton W. Hough, Ernest Nanfeldt, Cecil Stokes and Oskar Fischinger. It is an invaluable resource for considering and analyzing their inventions and the similarity of their technical achievements.


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