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Electricity for the Entertainment Electrician & Technician, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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“Electricity is actually made up of extremely tiny particles called electrons, that you cannot see with the naked eye unless you have been drinking.”

Dave Barry

PULLING BACK THE VEIL OF MYSTERY

Electricity is a fascinating phenomenon Its energy can be manifest as light, sound, heat, or movement. And that’s why it’s so important to those of us in the entertainment industry. We use it to create fantastic lighting, beautiful sound, awesome video images, and spectacular special effects. But to a novice, the behavior of electricity can be elusive and challenging to understand because we can’t see it. For that reason, its nature is obscured by a veil of mystery.

Imagine how our perception of water might change if we couldn’t ...

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