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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook, 2nd Edition by Brad Schiller

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Chapter 1

 

Programming Philosophies

The Automated Lighting Programmer
The Hollywood Syndrome
Creativity and Consistency
Learning to Program

Look for Opportunities

Programming Exercises

Explore Your World

Never Stop Learning

Be an Artist

The automated lighting programmer must have many skills beyond knowledge of simple programming syntax. The position requires that one evaluate each situation to determine the right method of operation. Some productions hire a programmer to handle all aspects of the lighting, while others hire a programmer to bring a lighting designer’s (LD’s) vision to life. Real-world experience with many productions is the only way an automated lighting programmer can become successful. Knowledge, speed, ...

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