Third Edition, Concert Lighting:
Techniques, Art and Business
by James Moody and Paul Dexter

Concert Lighting by Paul Dexter

Concert Lighting Third Edition,
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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


An absolute must for anyone in charge of the finer technical details of a concert,
February 15, 2010

by Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA)
This review is from: Concert Lighting, Third Edition: Techniques, Art and Business (Paperback) A good concert is about more than the music. "Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art, and Business" is the third edition of Focal Press's acclaimed guide to the importance of good lighting in concert settings. James Moody is an experienced theatre technician, and Paul Dexter has done lighting for some of the biggest acts in Rock such as Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue. Good lighting enhances the music, makes the experience more memorable and more likely to return for another show. "Concert Lighting" is an absolute must for anyone in charge of the finer technical details of a concert.


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Looking to learn more about how to design and work on lights in a live event venue or concert setup? The latest book from Focal Press can help. In its third edition, Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business by James Moody and Paul Dexter take you on tour to get a first hand experience about what it takes to live on the road and work in one of the most demanding work conditions, the live concert world.

With a focus on Rock and Roll, readers with learn about the people and history that shaped the field and made it what it is today. The book also covers the use of computer aided drafting, moving lights, media servers, digital luminaries, LED units, protocol devices and how to determine the best equipment for a particular show.