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9 Job Search Tips for Theatre Techs

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/16/16 11:13 AM
A career in entertainment technology or design can be fun and rewarding, but the biggest challenge can be discovering new opportunities. Whether you’re taking your first foray into a career as a theatre tech or have found yourself in a rut and are looking for a fresh start, here are some tips for getting a fresh start in the industry. Read More

Topics: Broadwayworld, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, jobs, OffStageJobs, overhire, Playbill, resume, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, Academic Newsletter, cattle call, entertainment design, networking

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM
Award-winning entertainment designer, author, and producer Kevin Lee Allen has learned a thing or two about creating jaw-dropping scenery from his experience designing everything from major Broadway productions to national commercials. Allen says that one of the biggest takeaways from his prolific design career is that, “it’s critical to show people what they’re going to get when you build something.” With that in mind, Allen hosted the Rendering Techniques to Empower Your Entertainment Design Workflow webinar to demonstrate how to create models that will give clients a clear understanding of your vision.  Read More

Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

8 Tips for Creepy-Crawly Lighting Design

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/31/16 11:36 AM
With haunted houses and creepy attractions, it’s no wonder that Halloween, a popular holiday in North America and other regions of the world, is the spookiest time of year. But, what’s even scarier is the daunting task of designing lighting that makes even the most experienced horror-enthusiast’s skin crawl. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Karyn Lawrence, Radience Lightworks, Halloween, haunted houses

Improve Your Rendering Skills and Earn Continuing Education Credit with a New Webinar

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/26/16 11:53 AM
Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture. Read More

Topics: Eric Gilbey, Morris Terra, Renderworks, SITE: VIZ, Todd McCurdy, Irrigation Design in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, Landscape, Morris Architects, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar

Born to Run Lighting Cues: Top Three Takeaways from Jeff Ravitz

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/18/16 11:53 AM
Veteran lighting designer and Vectorworks software user Jeff Ravitz knows a thing or two about being the boss. After all, Ravitz is not only the Emmy-award winning founder of lighting firm Intensity Advisors, but also has been the lighting designer for The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, for three decades. Read More

Topics: Born to Run, E Street Band, Entertainment, Intensity Advisors, LDI, Vectorworks Spotlight, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jeff Ravitz, LDI 2016, Live Design, The River, The River Tour

A Backyard Retreat

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/6/16 11:42 AM
Tucked away in a 26-meter-wide lot in the historic Buenos Aires suburb of San Isidro is a small family home that has garnered a large amount of attention. Though from the street the building seems simple and elegant, the back of the house, which sprawls into a verdant, vibrant yard, is jaw-dropping in its ability to redefine the space around it. Read More

Topics: Andres Fernandez Abadie, Architecture, casa mirasoles, modus news 5, san isidro, Vectorworks Architect, buenos aires, Divisare, inspiration, MODUS, University of Buenos Aires

Celebrate World Architecture Day with Us

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/3/16 1:59 PM
Happy World Architecture Day! Today is the International Union of Architects’ annual celebration of the built world, and since this year’s theme is “Design a Better World,” we’re highlighting how design helps alleviate human suffering, reduce planetary burdens, and enhance the quality of life for communities through a selection of blogs, articles, and videos.  Read More

Topics: AIA Learning Unit, AIA LU, Architecture, Landscape Design, Nathan Kipnis, offshore windfarms, Purpose-Driven Design, resiliency, Resilient Building Design”, SimTread 2.4, social responsibility, sustainability, Vectorworks Architect, webinars, World Architecture Day, BIM, Design a Better World, Energos, energy modeling, Greenbuild, Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, International Union of Architects’, Introduction to Energy Modeling Using Energos, McGregor Coxall, Modular Design, Urban Development, webinar

Maggie Shelters Bring Hope and Homes to Displaced Communities

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 9/28/16 10:36 AM
The word “home” means different things to different people, and no matter where you call home, it’s hard to imagine what you would do if you were forced out into the world and had nowhere else to go. This is the reality for millions of refugees displaced by war, famine, or disease. Few people would consider a makeshift tent to be a home, but families seeking asylum often have no other choice, as permanent buildings aren’t allowed in refugee camps. Read More

Topics: Architecture, DMOA, refugees, Resilient Building Design”, University of Leuven, Architectural Record, Bart Peeters, Belgium, continuing education, DMOA architecten, Heverlee, maggie program, maggie shelters, NGO, World Humanitarian Summit

7 Habits of Highly Effective Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/26/16 11:16 AM
When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users. Read More

Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, lindsay high stanislaw, M Group, Pacific Coast Land Design, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Christien Methot, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, parramatta, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Landmark

Inspiration: Are You Ready to Rock?

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/5/16 11:57 AM
As the US summer concert season winds down, we’re shining a light on some of the biggest concert events of the past few years. So sit back, blast some tunes, and explore the work of some of the world’s greatest entertainment designers. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, FutureSex/LoveShow, iHeartRadio, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, legends of summer tour, Lightscape Design, Madison Square Garden, Max Conwell, MGM Grand, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, PEDG, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Success Stories, Vectorworks Spotlight, 1D, Case Studies, clear channel, David Lee, iHeartRadio Music Festival, inspiration, Ltd., Nick Whitehouse, One Direction, Performance Environment Design Group LLC, webinar

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