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"Set Lighting Technician's Handbook" by Harry Box


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#1 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:47 AM

Hey everyone,

I just added this book to my "Christmas list". Do any of you DP's who have read it regard it as a valuable resource and filmmaking reference? Is this something I should definitely have in my library?

http://www.amazon.co...d=21RLE2MTVICNR
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#2 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 05:53 AM

It is probably the best book on real world lighting I have read.

Its technical information is great, but so is the set electrician?s etiquette section. It has lots of information that you would not have unless you spent the time on set learning it; an excellent book.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 04:26 AM

Just got it today for Christmas, it's a fantastic read

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#4 Joey Daoud

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 02:24 PM

Like Jonathan I too got it for Christmas. I wish I had gotten it months ago, it's an invaluable resource and reference book well worth the $30.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 03:53 PM

It's one of the few books that I recommend to EVERYONE. Not only is it invaluable to have in my library... it's been invaluable to have in my bag on set as well.
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#6 Brian Baker

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 04:30 PM

All of the reasons above and then some is why this book is so damn good.

I like to describe it as "the book that tells you everything you already know, but the proper way of doing it"

The tables alone make the book worth purchasing.
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#7 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 08:39 AM

I second every opinion stated here. It's a great read and very comprehensive.
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