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Digital Technical Theater Simplified: High Tech Lighting, Audio, Video and More on a Low Budget by [Drew Campbell]

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Drew Campbell has been in the entertainment business as a stage technician, designer, film lighting technician, director, and teacher for more than thirty years. He has run his own business as an industrial videographer and editor, has worked backstage on hundreds of productions, including drama, opera, dance, fashion shows, conventions, horse shows, and athletic events and has taught at San Francisco State University for seven years. He is the author of Technical Films and Television for Nontechnical People (Allworth) and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01DRWRYV0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Allworth Press (September 13, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 13, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 986 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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After receiving my MFA in Theatrical Technology from the University of Illinois, I worked as a freelance designer and technician all over the US in theater, dance, corporate events, sports, and music, while helping to create a slew of events like Nordstrom fashion shows, thoroughbred auctions, the first nighttime bike race in Seattle, and the United Nations 50th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco. In addition to my professional work, I have served on the faculty of San Francisco State University, the University of Texas, and Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, teaching diverse subjects from lighting and scenic design to animation, digital audio and theme park design.

In 2000, I began work as a technician, designer and videographer for Universal Studios Hollywood, the world’s largest theme park and movie studio. In 2007, I moved to Singapore as a ride and show producer for Universal Studios Singapore, where I produced several multi-million dollar attractions, including “Waterworld” and “The Jurassic Park River Adventure,” as well as the 130-zone park-wide audio system. I also consulted on the park-wide video system, as well as writing and directing content.

Besides my experience in live theatre and education, I have served as a website producer (, the world’s largest dating site); written, directed and edited corporate video (Microsoft, ALDO, American Cyanamid, Raffles Hotels, the Center for Creative Leadership, others); and made documentaries, including “Wonderful on Wheels,” which followed the distribution of 560 wheelchairs to impoverished communities in Ecuador. In 2010, I wrote and edited the National Geographic documentary “A Quiet Revolution.”

I am the author of four books, including Technical Theater for Nontechnical People, which is used by over 4000 students every year, Technical Film and TV for Nontechnical People, which won the Maine Photographic Institute Film Book Award, and my latest work, Digital Technical Theater Simplified. I have also authored dozens of articles for various publications, covering topics from theatrical technology to toy design to cheerleading.

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