Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions A Practical Hand-book and Guide for Theater Electricians, Motion Picture Operators and Managers of Theaters and Productions
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Motion Picture Operation, Stage Electrics and Illusions A Practical Hand-book and Guide for Theater Electricians, Motion Picture Operators and Managers of Theaters and Productions
By Henry C. Horstmann, Victor H. Tousley
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Table of Contents
  • Motion Picture Operation STAGE ELECTRICS AND ILLUSIONS
  • PREFACE
  • Table of Contents
  • CHAPTER I. THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL HAZARDS.
    • Two and Three-Wire Systems.
    • Electrical Hazards.
      • RESUSCITATION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK.
    • RESUSCITATION FROM ELECTRIC SHOCK.
  • CHAPTER II. THE ARC LAMP.
    • General Discussion of the Electrical Arc.
    • Operation of Arc Lamps.
    • Testing of Arc Lamps.
    • Testing Carbons.
  • CHAPTER III. PROJECTION.
    • Setting and Adjustment of Carbons.
    • Optical System.
    • Current Required.
    • Current Required for Projecting.
    • Selection of Lenses.
    • HINTS ON MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTING ARCS.
  • CHAPTER IV. MOTION PICTURES.
    • Colored Pictures.
  • CHAPTER V. THE MOTION-PICTURE MACHINE.
    • DISCUSSION OF PARTS.
      • A—Upper, or Feed Reel.
      • B—Upper Magazine.
      • C—Fire Traps.
      • D—Upper Steady-Feed Sprocket.
      • E—Presser or Friction Rollers.
      • F—Upper Loop.
      • G—Film-Steady Drum, or Film Steadier.
      • H—Film Gate.
      • I—Tension Springs.
      • J—Automatic Fire Shutter.
      • K—The Revolving Shutter.
      • L—Intermittent Sprocket.
      • M—Lower Feed Loop.
      • N—Lower Steady-Feed Sprocket.
      • O—Take-up Reel.
      • P—Framing Device.
      • Q—Film Shields.
    • A—Upper, or Feed Reel.
    • B—Upper Magazine.
    • C—Fire Traps.
    • D—Upper Steady-Feed Sprocket.
    • E—Presser or Friction Rollers.
    • F—Upper Loop.
    • G—Film-Steady Drum, or Film Steadier.
    • H—Film Gate.
    • I—Tension Springs.
    • J—Automatic Fire Shutter.
    • K—The Revolving Shutter.
    • L—Intermittent Sprocket.
    • M—Lower Feed Loop.
    • N—Lower Steady-Feed Sprocket.
    • O—Take-up Reel.
    • P—Framing Device.
    • Q—Film Shields.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE FILM.
    • Film Making and Characteristics.
    • Patching Film.
  • CHAPTER VII. GENERAL HINTS ON INSTALLATION, OPERATION, AND CARE OF MACHINES.
    • Tools.
    • Aligning the Machine.
    • Anchoring the Machine.
    • Inspection.
    • Upper Magazine.
    • Fire Trap.
    • Cleaning Machine.
    • Oiling Machine.
    • Care of Sprockets.
    • Adjusting Intermittent Sprocket.
    • Automatic Fire Shutter.
    • The Revolving Shutter.
    • Framing.
    • Film Gate.
    • Tension Springs.
    • The Take-Up.
    • Cover.
    • Getting Ready for the Show.
  • CHAPTER VIII. LIGHT.
  • CHAPTER IX. PRINCIPLES OF VISION.
  • CHAPTER X. REFLECTION.
  • CHAPTER XI. REFRACTION.
  • CHAPTER XII. OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. OPTICAL ILLUSIONS.
    • Dissolving Views of Living Pictures.
    • Human Figure Floating or Performing in Air.
    • Head Suspended in Air.
    • Magic Cabinet.
    • Head Resting on Table.
    • Multiplication of Images.
    • Trick Mirror.
  • CHAPTER XIV. THEATER BUILDINGS.
    • General Requirements.
    • The Stage.
    • Moving-Picture Theater.
    • The Screen.
  • CHAPTER XV. OPERATING ROOM EQUIPMENT.
    • Construction and Ventilation.
    • Wiring of Operating Room.
  • CHAPTER XVI. CURRENT CONTROL FOR ARC LAMPS.
    • Voltages Required.
    • Resistance Control.
    • Reactance Control.
    • Transformation Control.
    • Auto-transformer Control.
    • Motor-Generator Control.
    • Rotary Converter Control.
    • The Mercury-Arc Rectifier Control.
  • CHAPTER XVII. MANAGEMENT OF GENERATORS AND MOTORS.
    • Operation of Generators.
    • Operation of Motors.
    • Alternating-Current Motors.
    • GENERAL HINTS.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THEATER WIRING.
    • Aisle Light.
    • Alternating Current.
    • Arc Lamps.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Arc Lamps.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Arc Lamps.
    • Armored Cable.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Armored Cables.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Armored Cables.
    • Asbestos.
    • Attachment Plugs.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Attachment Plugs.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Attachment Plugs.
    • Auditorium.
    • Auto-Starters.
    • Balconies.
    • Batteries.
    • Bells.
    • Borders.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules Governing Border and Proscenium Sidelight Construction.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules Governing Border and Proscenium Sidelight Construction.
    • Box Office.
    • Brackets.
    • Branch Circuits.
      • National Electrical Code Rules Governing Size of Wire for Branch Circuits and Fuses for Same.
    • National Electrical Code Rules Governing Size of Wire for Branch Circuits and Fuses for Same.
    • Bus-Bars.
    • Cabinets.
    • Cables.
    • Canopies.
      • National Electrical Code Rule.
    • National Electrical Code Rule.
    • Carriage Call.
    • Carrying Capacity of Wires.
    • Ceiling Fans.
    • Chandeliers.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Fusing Chandelier Circuits.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Fusing Chandelier Circuits.
    • Circuit Breakers.
      • National Electrical Code Rides for Circuit Breakers.
    • National Electrical Code Rides for Circuit Breakers.
    • Concealed Work.
    • Conduit Work.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Wires and Interior Conduits.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Wires and Interior Conduits.
    • Contacts.
    • Cord.
    • Current Taps.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Current Taps.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Current Taps.
    • Cut-Outs.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Automatic Cut-outs (Fuses and Circuit-Breakers).
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Automatic Cut-outs (Fuses and Circuit-Breakers).
    • Damp Places.
    • Decorative Lighting Systems.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Decorative Lighting Systems.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Decorative Lighting Systems.
    • Dimmers.
    • Door Switches.
    • Dressing Rooms.
    • Drop Lights.
    • Emergency Lighting.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Services.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Services.
    • Exit Lights.
    • Fan Motors.
    • Fire Alarm.
    • Fish Work.
    • Fixtures.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Fixture Wire and Fixtures.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Fixture Wire and Fixtures.
    • Flashers.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Flashers.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Flashers.
    • Flat Irons.
    • Flexible Cord.
    • Flexible Tubing.
    • Floor Pockets.
    • Fly Floor.
    • Footlights.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules for Wiring Footlights.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules for Wiring Footlights.
    • Fuses.
    • Gallery Lighting.
    • Gallery Pockets.
    • Gas Lighting.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Gas Lighting.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Gas Lighting.
    • Grid Floor.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Ground Clamps.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Grounding.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Ground Clamps.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Grounding.
    • Guards.
    • Hanger-Boards.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Hanger-Boards for Series Arc Lamps.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Hanger-Boards for Series Arc Lamps.
    • Heaters.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Electric Heaters.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Electric Heaters.
    • High Potential.
    • Illumination.
    • Incandescent Lamps.
      • Efficiency of Lamps.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Incandescent Lamps.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Insulating Joints.
    • Efficiency of Lamps.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Incandescent Lamps.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Insulating Joints.
    • Inverted Lighting.
    • Joints.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Joints.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Joints.
    • Junction Boxes.
    • Lamps.
    • Lobby.
    • Lugs.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Lugs.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Metal Moldings.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Lugs.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Metal Moldings.
    • Meters.
    • Meter Reading.
    • Motors.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for 550-volt Motors and Less.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for 550-volt Motors and Less.
    • Music Stands.
    • Open Work.
    • Operating Room.
    • Panel Boards.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Panel Boards.
      • Fuse Spacings.
      • Switch Spacings and Dimensions.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Panel Boards.
    • Fuse Spacings.
    • Switch Spacings and Dimensions.
    • Paint Bridge.
    • Paint Room.
    • Program Board.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Wiring Program and Call Boards.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Wiring Program and Call Boards.
    • Proscenium Side Lights.
    • Receptacles.
    • Retiring Rooms.
    • Rheostats.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Rheostats.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Rheostats.
    • Signals.
    • Signs.
    • Sockets.
    • Stage Cable.
    • Stage Flues.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Control of Stage Flues.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Control of Stage Flues.
    • Stage and Gallery Pockets.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Stage and Gallery Pockets.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Stage and Gallery Pockets.
    • Switches.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Switches and Connections.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Switches and Connections.
    • Switchboards.
  • CHAPTER XIX. PORTABLE STAGE EQUIPMENT.
    • Anvil Sparks.
    • Arc Lamps.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules for Arc Lamps to be Used on the Stage.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules for Arc Lamps to be Used on the Stage.
    • Baby Spot Lamp.
    • Batteries.
    • Bells.
    • Blinding Lights.
    • Brackets.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Lights on Scenery.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Lights on Scenery.
    • Bunch Lights.
      • National Electrical Code Rules for Bunch Lights.
    • National Electrical Code Rules for Bunch Lights.
    • Chandeliers.
    • Colors.
    • Dimmer Box.
    • Electric Sign Imitations.
    • Electric Stage Effects.
    • Explosions.
    • Face-O-Graph.
    • Festoons.
      • The National Electrical Code Rule for String or Festooned Lights.
    • The National Electrical Code Rule for String or Festooned Lights.
    • Fire Dance.
    • Fireflies.
    • Fireplaces.
    • Flat Irons.
    • Flowers.
    • Fountains.
    • Fuses.
    • Gas Globes.
    • Glass Shades.
    • Heaters.
      • National Electrical Code Rule for Electric Heaters.
    • National Electrical Code Rule for Electric Heaters.
    • Lighthouse Effect.
    • Lightning.
    • Lugs.
    • Moon Boxes.
    • Moonlight on Water.
    • Musical Acts.
    • Musical Bells.
    • Oil Lamps.
    • Pin-Plug Connectors.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules for Pin-Plug Connectors.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules for Pin-Plug Connectors.
    • Plugging Boxes.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules for Portable Plugging Boxes.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules for Portable Plugging Boxes.
    • Rheostats.
    • Stage Cables.
    • Strips.
      • The National Electrical Code Rules for Strips.
    • The National Electrical Code Rules for Strips.
    • Sunrise.
    • Switches.
    • Table Lamps.
    • Time Beaters.
    • Water Falls.
  • CHAPTER XX. USEFUL FACTS AND FORMULAS.
    • Ohm’s Law.
    • Lens Formulas.
    • Measurement of Surfaces.
    • Measurement of Solids.
  • CHAPTER XXI. GLOSSARY OF ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, AND OPTICAL WORDS, TERMS, AND PHRASES.
  • INDEX
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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