A lighting link-farm -- many of these are themselves nests of more pointers.
a lot of this is out of date and probably has several dead links.
I haven't had a chance to go back through and recheck everything, but there's always your nearest search engine once you have an idea of what you're looking for.
That's THIS file -- for easy single-point access
More from the Harvard folks
An extensive "Lighting Design 101" set of documents
Nice description of the design process. Also look at "classindex.html"
Many good pointers in general
Larry Wild's theatre courses and other info. There's a *ton* of stuff here
Larry Wild's recreation of Jean Rosenthal's "photo essay" on directionality
One of many glossaries out there. Google some of the terms for many more
How to properly over/under coil up cables
Good rundown on DMX by Ujjal Kar
DMX protocol description
General theater tips and info
How to adapt artwork and hand-cut a gobo from pie-plate aluminum -- somewhat tedious but quite effective
The Light Network forum -- very active, very professional. Site wants cookies enabled to work right.
Instructions for joining the techno-fandom list. This is a loose collection of volunteers, mostly from the northeast corridor but with a few members scattered around other areas of the country, who periodically gather at SF conventions, folk festivals, and other events to do production tech for fun and useful experience
Electronic Theater Controls
NSI / Colortran
Flying Pig Systems, now part of High End
Martin [wants cookies at top level]
Lighting & Electronics
Leprecon LP-15xx series of boards
ETC Express 125/250 consoles
Hands-on review of a fairly brief experience with an ETC ION console
ETC gear in general
HogPC and general Hog2 downloads and info
Wybron CXI color-mixing scrollers
http://www.wybron.com/Service/manuals/Coloram_Power_Supply_Manual_4_14_03.pdf [watch linewrap]
and the Coloram power supplies to go with them
http://martinpro.com/service/downloadfile.asp?name=UM_MAC600_EN_H.PDF&cat=65 [watch linewrap]
Martin: MAC 600 moving-head CMY washlight ...
http://martinpro.com/service/downloadfile.asp?name=UM_RoboScanPro918_EN_C.PDF& cat=65 [watch linewrap]
and the Roboscan 918 scanner
Lighting & Electronics: broad cyc [badly scanned bitmap, but readable]
Altman Lighting: Voyager 400HTI long-throw followspot
_H* 110123 (minor updates, no in-depth recheck)