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The Lighting Supervisor's Toolkit Collaboration, Interrogation, and Innovation toward Engineering Brilliant Lighting Designs

By Jason E. Weber Copyright 2021
    198 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    198 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    The Lighting Supervisor’s Toolkit guides readers through the Lighting Supervisor’s production process with an emphasis on the importance of the collaborative nature of the role.

    Lifting the veil on a process regularly learned on the job, this book offers a deeper understanding of the role of Lighting Supervisor and how to take lighting designs from dreams to reality. Readers will learn to communicate with designers, analyze drawings, plan installations, document decisions, supervise crews, and innovate out-of-the-box solutions.

    Providing guidance for technically focused individuals seeking deeper understanding of the profession, The Lighting Supervisor’s Toolkit is ideal for students and professional technicians looking to take on important leadership roles in theatrical and entertainment lighting.

    Part 1: Collaboration 1. Meet and Greet 2. The Architect and the Engineer 3. The Lean, Mean, Lighting Team 4. Always Learning; Always Teaching Part 2: Interrogation 5. The Pre-Production Process 6. The Review and The Price Out 7. Electrical Planning 8. Documentation and Shop Prep 9. The Load-In 10. Focus 11. Tech, Performance, and Strike Part 3: Innovation 12. Boy, Wouldn’t it be Cool if…? 13. Asset Management and Season Planning 14. Your Turn


    Jason E. Weber is in his sixth season as Lighting Supervisor at Actors Theatre of Louisville. During his 13-year career, he has been the Master Electrician on over 90 professional productions. Prior to Actors Theatre, Jason served as Lighting and Sound Supervisor for seven seasons with the Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Master Electrician for four seasons with the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Jason has an M.A. in Theater Education from Emerson College and a B.F.A. in Theater from Marietta College.