Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, Broadcast, and Entertainment

1st Edition

Authors: Richard Cadena
Print ISBN: 9780240807034
Imprint: Focal Press
Published Date: 6th September 2006
Page Count: 496


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About the Author

Richard Cadena

Richard Cadena is the author of "Focus on Lighting Technology," technical editor for PLASA, former editor of Pro Lights and Staging News magazine, an Authorized WYSIWYG Trainer, and 20 year veteran of the entertainment lighting industry including stints with two of the world’s largest automated lighting manufacturers. He has a background in electrical engineering and electronics, and he is a freelance lighting designer with a portfolio of several major lighting designs and installations and is proficient in WYSIWYG, LD Assistant, and Vectorworks. He has been an instructor of classes in automated lighting technology with the Show Training Network, and a moderator of several lighting panels and seminars at Pro Production and Inspiration trade shows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance lighting designer, author, technical editor of PLASA, and distinguished 20-year veteran of the lighting industry. Resides in Austin, TX.


"Automated Lighting features detailed design and operating information on automated light fixtures and systems used in live performances, TV broadcasts, and other entertainment arenas." – Studio Photography, October 2006 "In all this is a throughly recommended book - even as a reference for the more seasoned practitioner. To have such a wealth of information in one place is rare and it would serve well as a course text book for student lighting designers." Lighting and Sound, December 2006