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Drama: Lighting and Sound: Basic Reference

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Basic reference resources in Hunt Library, new books and selected web links.

Reference resources in Hunt Library

Stage Lighting

Craig, Wolf. Scene Design and Stage Lighting. 10th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2014.
HUNT FA-REF-4 PN2091 .S8 P3 2014

Briggs, Jody. Encyclopedia of Stage Lighting. McFarland & Co., 2003.
HUNT FA-REF-4 PN2091 .E4 B66 2003

Keller, Max. Light Fantastic: The Art and Design of Stage Lighting. Munich; New York: Prestel, 2010
FA-REF-4 PN2091 .E4 K45 2010 (3rd edition)

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Mort, Skip. Stage Lighting : The Technicians' Guide : An On-The-Job Reference Tool., Methuen Drama, 2011.
HUNT FA-REF-4 PN2091 .E4 M678 2015

Reid, Francis. The Stage Lighting Handbook. Routledge, 2001.
HUNT FA-REF-4 PN2091 .E4 R4 2001


BBC Sound Effects Library [sound recording].. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1991.
MUS-OFC-4 CD3029 in 60 parts; CD1476 in 40 parts (each part can be checked out individually)

Daniels, Dieter. See This Sound: Audiovisuology Compendium: An Interdisciplinary Survey of Audiovisual Culture. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, 2010.
HUNT-FA-REF-4 N6494 .M78 S44 2010

Gallagher, Mitch. The Music Tech Dictionary : A Glossary of Audio-Related terms and Technologies. Course Technology, 2009.
HUNT FA-REF-4 ML102 .E4 G36 2009

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Brown, Ross. Sound: A Reader in Theatre Practice. Basingstoke ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
HUNT STACKS-4 PN2091 .S6 B65 2010

Oxford Handbooks Online: Music

Scholarly review essays evaluating current thinking on a field or topic.


Web Links

BackStage World
Links to the lighting and sound industries.

IATSE International (The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC)
The labor union representing technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, film and television production.

Theatre Links: Resources from Around the Globe  (Justin Cash)

Stage Lighting (Vision Quest Lighting)
News, products, dealers, technical resources.

The Lighting Resource
Includes links, calendar of events in the lighting industry and classified and help wanted.

World Listening Project (WLP) and World Listening Day
"A not-for-profit organization devoted to understanding the world and its natural environment, societies and cultures through the practices of listening and field recording. The WLP was founded in 2008 and is supported by the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology, a membership organization and regional chapter of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, affiliated with the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. The WLP maintains a website and online forum about its artistic and educational activities. These include the use of radio and web-based technologies, conducting public workshops, forums, and lectures, as well as participating in exhibitions, symposiums, and festivals."


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