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The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook by Brad Schiller

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Basic Programming

Programming automated lights is essentially the data entry of specialized instructions into a custom computer application. This data is then transmitted via a unique protocol to robotic lighting fixtures. While this appears as a simple process, there is much more involved than simple data entry. An automated lighting programmer must be familiar with the particulars of the lighting console, the fixtures, the production, and the lighting designer. With a basic understanding of each of these elements, a programmer is able to properly create the lighting programming required for any production.

Understanding Your Fixtures

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