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LD Paul Dexter promotes his new book at PLSN’s LDI booth. Photos: Debi Moen
LD Paul Dexter promotes his new book at PLSN’s LDI booth. Photos: Debi Moen

Lighting By the Book; Ed Warren’s Coffee Break; LDs Give Back; Quick Cues

Debi Moen
Designer Watch

Author and LD Paul Dexter made an LDI appearance to autograph Concert Lighting: The Art and Business of Entertainment Lighting 4th Edition, co-written with James Moody. Dexter says the previous editions are text books on college campuses, and this edition provides even more valuable tips that future lighting designers may need, notably diverse accounts by some of our industry’s most renowned designers.

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Illustration by Andy Au
Illustration by Andy Au

Degrees of Production

Chris Lose
LD at Large

Will a theater degree help you to avoid a hard knocks life?

As a proud recipient of a bachelor of fine arts in theater from University of Nevada Las Vegas, I often ask myself if all of the time, money and effort spent obtaining that piece of paper was worth the hardship. Has my ability to differentiate Half C.T. Blue from 708 Cool Lavender ever been a deciding factor in my employment? My education is listed on my résumé, but has an employer or client ever thought to confirm my accreditations?

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