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Technical Theater Reference Materials

Below is a collection of reference materials and links that may be of use to technical theater practitioners. Have a suggestion for something to add?  Please contact us!


Color Frames - Handy page showing common color frame sizes, # of gel cuts from a sheet, and more...

Lighting for Live Streams - Useful primer on lighting for video, live streams, etc.  Discusses white balance, color temp, soft light vs. hard-edge, etc.  Provided by Martin. 

General Stagecraft

Pipe Sizes - A handy reference for pipe sizes when ordering slip-on pipe fittings.

Industry Resources

ESTA - The Entertainment Services Technology Association  is a non-profit trade association based in North America. ESTA's members are responsible for creating some of the most important programs in our industry including the Technical Standards Program, Entertainment Technician Certification Program, and Rental Guard.

USITT - The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialog among practitioners, educators, and students.