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Old May 27th, 2002, 11:49 AM   #1
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Set Lighting Technician's Handbook

By Harry C. Box

This is a great book to have around. It's like an encyclopedia - you don't have to read it all the way through, just have it around when those nagging questions pop up. It won't tell you how to light a scene well, but it'll tell you how to safely hang a light, avoid blowing fuses etc. One of the best books I have in my collection.

Related to that Focal Press has a series of these Handbooks that are filled with a wealth of information.
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Old May 27th, 2002, 03:29 PM   #2
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I can't tell you how many times I've found myself standing in a local Borders reading this little book. I have no real need for it but there's something seductive about it in a hobby-horse way.

That applies to many of those small Focal Press "Media Manual" books. They won't really teach you much about much but they're packed with a little bit of alot of stuff. Their relatively low price and small size just beg for a trip to the check-out counter.
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432 pages is small? The emphasis is on the technical. You can check out some sample pages on Amazon.com.

These books are good if you work or want to work with a professional crew. If you're just a video weekender than maybe it's a bit much.
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I was thinking of another book titled "The Grip Book". Sorry for the confusion and misstatement.
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That's a good book too, but not as good as this one.

Heh.
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Is this one also handy for us europeans? Since we are on
different power cycles and probably fuses as well. Any thoughts?
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I doesn't have much with regards to European power usage. Sorry.
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