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Richard Glickman

  • Birthplace: New York
  • Birthday: October 31
Date of passing: 
February 18, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

Richard Glickman was a lighting engineer for movies and television.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and began working in rocket science, oil refining, and gas-pilot safety, and became chief engineer of ColorTran Industries in 1959, where he directed innovations in the field of lighting equipment.

Glickman independently developed a light meter specifically for cinematographers and designed, manufactured and marketed a line of studio electrical connectors, known as Stage Connectors, that became ubiquitous in the industry.

Richard Glickman was a lighting engineer for movies and television.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and began working in rocket science, oil refining, and gas-pilot safety, and became chief engineer of ColorTran Industries in 1959, where he directed innovations in the field of lighting equipment.

Glickman independently developed a light meter specifically for cinematographers and designed, manufactured and marketed a line of studio electrical connectors, known as Stage Connectors, that became ubiquitous in the industry.

Glickman wrote and presented numerous technical papers for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.  He also served on the Television Academy’s Engineering Committee from 1986 to 1992.

Glickman died February 18, 2018, in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 91.

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