This guide helps lighting designers with all of the many creative and operational challenges they face in their quickly growing industry. Providing respected and clear coverage of the process of programming automated lighting fixtures, the author brings the designer from basic principles to preproduction preparations. Concepts, procedures, and guidelines to ensure a successful production are covered as well as troubleshooting, much needed information on work relationships, and of course all of the fun technology including LED lighting, console networking, digital lighting, and more. The final chapter brings the creative thinking of some of the heaviest hitting lighting designers of today. Automated lighting (also called intelligent lighting or moving lights): stage lighting that has mechanical abilities far beyond stationary lighting. It can move in intricate ways and has incredibly complex effects, and it has become the industry norm. The programming is very detailed and challenging.