Basics - A Beginner's Guide to Special Effects
Published by Entertainment Technology Press
This authoritative Guide describes all types of special effects including pyrotechnic, smoke and lighting effects, projections, noise machines, etc
It places emphasis on the safe storage, handling and use of pyrotechnics
1 Pyrotechnics; Maroons; Confetti Cannon; Microdets
2 Smoke and Dry Ice
3 The Projected Image; Gobos; ImagePro; The Projected Moving Image; The Moving Head Lantern; The Animation Disk; The Tubular Ripple
4 the Dynamic Effect
5 What's Left?
Peter Coleman has a family background (he is the third generation) of technical theatre people and started work at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, back in the 1960s
He learned the theatre trade - specifically lighting - in a theatre which offered the full range of traditional performance works, including 16 week seasons of weekly repertory.