Educational Resources: Entertainment Electrician
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This bibliography is not intended to be a definitive compilation, but merely an additional resource for locating relevant reference materials. If you do not see electrical reference material that should be included in the bibliography, please contact ETCP with the complete bibliography listing information. ETCP makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or content of any of the resources contained in the bibliography.
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ANSI E1.3 (R2016), Entertainment Technology - Lighting Control Systems - 0-10V Analog Control Specification, ESTA Technical Standards Program Control Protocols Working Group.
ANSI E1.11 (R2018), Entertainment Technology - USITT DMX512-A Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories, ESTA Technical Standards Program Control Protocols Working Group.
ANSI E1.20, Entertainment Technology - Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512, ESTA Technical Standards Program Control Protocols Working Group.
ANSI E1.27-1 (R2016), Entertainment Technology - Standard for Portable Control Cables for Use with USITT DMX512/1990 and E1.11 (DMX512-A) Products, ESTA Technical Standards Program Control Protocols Working Group.
Application Guide for ANSI E1.3 (R2016), Lighting Control Systems - 0-10V Analog Control Specification, ESTA Technical Standards Program Control Protocols Working Group.
American Electrician’s Handbook, Fourteenth edition, Terrell Croft and Wilford I. Summers, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2002.
Basic Electrical Theory, Michael Holt, Second edition, Mike Holt Enterprises, Tamarac, FL, 2004.
Canadian Electrical Code, 20th Edition, Canadian Standards Association, Mississauga, ON 2009.
Lighting the Stage : Art and Practice, Third edition, Willard F. Bellman, Broadway Press, Louisville, KY 2001.
National Electrical Code Handbook, Eleventh edition, Mark W. Earley, Jeffrey S. Sargent, Joseph V. Sheehan, E. William Buss, National Fire Protection Assoc., Quincy, MA 2008.
NFPA 70E Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Ray A. Jones, Kenneth G. Mastrullo and Jane G. Jones, National Fire Protection Assoc, Quincy, MA, 2004.
Recommended Practice for DMX512, Adam Bennette, Professional Lighting and Sound Association, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, 1994.
Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, Third edition, Harry C. Box, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2003. (Kindle edition)
Understanding NEC Calculations, 3rd Edition, Mike Holt, Delmar Publishers, Albany, NY 1999.
Automated Lighting: The Art and Science of Moving Light in Theatre, Live Performance, and Entertainment, Richard Cadena, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2006. (Kindle edition)
Basic Electrical Safety Precautions for Motion Picture and Television Off Studio Lot Location Productions, Robert England, City of LA Dept. of Building and Safety, Los Angeles, CA. August 1 2002.
Basic Electricity, Research & Education Assoc., Piscataway, NJ 2002.
Basic Electricity, U.S. Navy, Dover Publications, New York, 1969. Original publication 1960 by the United States Printing Office.
Concert Lighting: Techniques, Art and Business, Second edition, James L. Moody, Butterworth-Heinemann, New York, NY 1997.
OSHA-The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), US Government, Washington DC. February 13, 1996.
Control Systems for Live Entertainment, Second edition, John Huntington, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2000. (Kindle edition)
OSHA-Definitions and Requirements for National Recognized Testing Laboratories, US Government, Washington, DC. July 31, 2002.
OSHA-Electrical- 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S, US Government, Washington, DC.
Electrician’s Pocket Manual, Rex Miller, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2000. (Kindle edition)
Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, Richard Cadena, Focal Press, Boston, MA 2009. (Kindle edition)
Electricity One (thru Seven), Third edition, Harry Mileaf, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 1999.
General Information for Electrical Equipment Directory, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Northbrook, IL 2002.
“Hey Rube!” IAEI News, Xen George Anchales, September - October, 2004.
Lessons in Electric Circuits Volume II - AC, Tony R. Kuphaldt, 2007
Life On the Road: A Beginner’s Guide to the Stage Production Industry, Third edition., William R. Boswell, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY 1996.
Limited Journeyman Stage Electrician License, State of Oregon, Oregon Administrative Rules 918-282-0230, Oregon Dept. of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Div., Salem, OR. January 1, 2002.
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Handbook, Ron Cote and Gregory E. Harrington, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2006.
OSHA- Personnel Protective Equipment - 29 CFR 1910 Subpart I, US Government, Washington, DC.
Pocket Reference, Thomas J. Glover, Sequoia Publishing, Littleton, CO 1994.
NFPA 70B: Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, 2010 Edition, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2010.
Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling Systems in Entertainment Lighting Applications, Entertainment Services and Technology Assoc., New York, NY, 1996.
Safety Bulletin #23 Guidelines for Working with Lighting Systems and Other Electrical Equipment - Contract Services Administration Trust Fund, Encino, CA 2000.
Set Lighting Technician’s Handbook: Film Lighting Equipment, Practice, and Electrical Distribution, Fourth Edition, Harry Box, Focal Press, Burlington, MA, 2010.
Soares Book on Grounding, Eighth edition, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Richardson, TX, 2001.
Stallcup’s Generator and Transformer Book - James Stallcup Sr. and James Stallcup Jr., National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 2003.
Standard for Safety for Portable Power-Distribution Equipment, Second edition, Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Northbrook, IL, 2000.
Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Fourteenth edition, Donald G. Fink and H. Wayne Beaty, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY 2000. (Kindle edition)
Supplement to the Recommended Practice for Ethernet Cabling Systems in Entertainment Lighting Applications, Entertainment Services and Technology Assoc., New York, NY, 1999.
Temporary Electric Wiring for Carnivals, Conventions, Exhibitions, Fairs and Similar Uses - LA Dept. of Building and Safety, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. November 11, 2000.
Ugly’s Electrical References, George V. Hart and Sammie Hart, Burleson Distributing Corp., Houston, TX, 2008.
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