Living the Lighting Life provides practical tools and advice for a successful career in entertainment lighting.

This easy-to-navigate guide offers real-world examples and documentation from the author and key industry experts, giving readers a comprehensive overview of the lighting life. The book provides insight on:

  • Different job opportunities in the entertainment lighting industry;
  • Business procedures, contracts, time sheets, and invoices;
  • Tips on self-promotion, networking, and continual learning;
  • The lighting lifestyle, healthy living, and work-related travel;
  • Maintaining and developing creativity to provide innovative lighting and solutions.

With insightful interviews from industry veterans, Living the Lighting Life is a key navigational resource for anyone considering a career in entertainment lighting or just starting out.

chapter |6 pages


part Part I|37 pages

The Job

chapter 1|8 pages

Lighting Jobs and Roles

chapter 2|5 pages

Lighting Genres

chapter 3|4 pages

Lighting Skills

chapter 4|4 pages

Organizational Skills

chapter 5|4 pages

Working Requirements

chapter 6|7 pages

Ethics of Lighting

chapter 7|3 pages

Best Show Ever

part Part II|43 pages

The Career

chapter 8|6 pages

A Growing Career

chapter 9|3 pages

Attitude Is Everything

chapter 10|7 pages

Training and Learning

chapter 11|10 pages

Promoting Yourself

chapter 12|4 pages

Networking with Others

chapter 13|4 pages

Keep on Moving Forward

chapter 14|5 pages

Giving Back

chapter 15|2 pages

Moving On

part Part III|36 pages

The Business

chapter 16|7 pages

Types of Workers

chapter 17|3 pages

Business Structure

chapter 18|7 pages

Personal Business Paperwork

chapter 19|3 pages

Business Operations

chapter 20|6 pages

Tax Form Basics

chapter 21|3 pages

Getting Gigs

chapter 22|5 pages

Planning for Your Future

part Part IV|8 pages

The Creativity

chapter 23|2 pages

Abundant Creativity

chapter 24|4 pages

Creative Inspiration

part Part V|27 pages

The Lifestyle

chapter 25|4 pages

Why We Do It

chapter 26|5 pages

Work Life Balance

chapter 27|4 pages

Allure of Celebrity

chapter 28|4 pages

Healthy Living

chapter 29|4 pages

Time to Sleep

chapter 30|4 pages

When It Stops Being Fun

part Part VI|19 pages

The Travel

chapter 31|2 pages

Travel Is Work

chapter 32|2 pages

Earn the Perks

chapter 33|6 pages

Air Travel

chapter 34|3 pages

Tour Buses

chapter 35|4 pages

Hotel Living

part Part VII|39 pages

The Interviews

chapter 36|6 pages

Cory FitzGerald

chapter 37|5 pages

George Masek

chapter 38|5 pages

John Viesta

chapter 39|5 pages

Robert Roth

chapter 40|4 pages

Ron Schilling

chapter 41|4 pages

Sooner Routhier

chapter 42|4 pages

Steve Woods

chapter 43|4 pages

Vickie Claiborne

part Part VIII|18 pages

The Survey

chapter 44|3 pages

Respondent Backgrounds

chapter 45|3 pages

Employment Status

chapter 46|6 pages

Down to Business

chapter 47|2 pages

Shared Advice

chapter 48|2 pages

Wrapping It Up