Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution” as Want to Read:
Set Lighting Technician's Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  145 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Third Edition is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting T ...more
Paperback, 556 pages
Published March 17th 2003 by Focal Press (first published January 1st 1998)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Sita
Feb 21, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I had to read this book for class. It was actually quite well written with some anecdotes thrown in to make it livelier. My aspiring DP friend practically made this book his bible and I had to prized it off his deathly grip. I just gave it 2 stars because I just use it as reference. DP friend would probably gave it a 5 since he actually carry it with him everywhere.
Peter O'leary
Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: cinematographers, grips and electrics
Shelves: film-books
If you work as a grip, electric or cinematographer this is required reading. Exhaustive reference book for equipment specs, knots, protocol and anything else you might encounter or need to know on set. Of no interest to anyone else.
Harry Pray IV
Jan 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was stolen from me and I know who has it...TODD! Best book on lighting gear and film set stuff...ever....much better than the ASC manual.
Kellista
Dec 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing and so useful...a must have for anyone interested in set lighting. Gives many diagrams, tricks of the trade, calculations, etc.
erock
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I learned what a best boy is.
I also learned that there is one lighting book in the world that is actually full of useful information instead of a bunch of boring 'creative/artsy/mumbo-jumbo'.
John
rated it really liked it
Aug 08, 2014
Keighter
rated it really liked it
Dec 17, 2014
James Barber
rated it it was amazing
Apr 03, 2017
Stephen Scott
rated it really liked it
Aug 12, 2017
Subham Choudhury
rated it it was amazing
Sep 29, 2016
Vytautas Gradeckas
rated it it was amazing
Dec 20, 2017
Mark Schwentner
rated it really liked it
Aug 03, 2014
Ezequiel Gonschorowski
rated it it was amazing
Aug 11, 2018
Neil Solberg
rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2014
Paul
rated it it was amazing
Apr 21, 2015
Mike Davis
rated it liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Jeff Allmendinger
rated it really liked it
Dec 08, 2018
mark  sejnowski
rated it it was amazing
Mar 06, 2016
John
rated it it was amazing
Sep 05, 2007
Matt Klann
rated it really liked it
Nov 03, 2012
Waso Pyae
rated it it was amazing
Oct 15, 2015
Srivardhann
rated it really liked it
Mar 18, 2017
Rita Skaff
rated it really liked it
Apr 19, 2015
Sourabh Tomar
rated it it was amazing
Mar 01, 2016
Brent
rated it it was amazing
Feb 22, 2017
Brian A. Cranfill
rated it really liked it
Aug 10, 2017
Reena Singh
rated it it was amazing
Feb 02, 2017
Raja
rated it it was amazing
Jan 18, 2017
Shannon
rated it really liked it
Dec 25, 2018
Tony Myles
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Motion Picture and Video Lighting
  • Grammar of the Film Language
  • The Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques
  • Film Lighting
  • Film Directing: Cinematic Motion
  • Master Shots Vol 1, 1st edition: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low-Budget Movie
  • The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition
  • A Man With A Camera
  • The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age
  • Cinematography for Directors: A Guide for Creative Collaboration
  • More than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts
  • Backstage Handbook: An Illustrated Almanac of Technical Information
  • Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers
  • The Visual Story: Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media
  • Painting With Light
  • Cinematic Storytelling
  • Light: Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting
  • Directing Actors