From the author of Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, affirmed by Library Journal as a book that "will certainly become a standard introductory text on technical theater", comes a guide that makes the technical ins and outs of TV and film simple for everyone to understand.
Lively and informative for people in "the business" and elsewhere, this valuable resource details set arrangement, camera angles, microphone positioning, and everything else that takes place during a typical day of shooting. Plus, the buzz words and technical skills required to work on set are explained in easy-to-read language. For actors, screenwriters, directors, and anyone who has ever wondered what a gaffer or best boy does, this is your perfect information source.
Drew Campbell has been in the technical side of the entertainment business for over twenty years as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, videographer, editor, director and teacher. After receiving his MFA in Technical Theater from the University of Illinois, he moved to Seattle where he worked for Seattle Repertory Theater and a number of local production companies. He also ran his own business as an industrial videographer and editor. Moving to San Francisco in 1990, he began a seven year teaching career at San Francisco State and Lick-Wilmerding High School. After his teaching career wound down, he finally moved to Hollywood to attack the film business head-on as a writer and director. His short films include "A New York Cab Ride" and "Disclaimer Date." In 2000, he stepped into the position of Lighting and Sound Supervisor at Universal Studios Hollywood, thereby bringing his theater, film and television experience together at the World" s Largest Movie Studio and Theme Park. He continues to write for television and film. ©2002, 256 pages.