By Liz Bauman, Content Marketing and Strategy Manager at Vectorworks, Inc.
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Bruce Rodgers, founder and president of Tribe, Inc., designs entertainment events ranging from awards ceremonies and music festivals to political conventions and television shows. But perhaps the biggest of these events, and certainly one of the most viewed, is the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show. Producing a live show on such a grand stage, and especially with famous headliners like Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars, takes expert timing, a skilled team, and the right tools. Luckily, Rodgers has all of those things and the experience to bring them together.
Nick Whitehouse creates shows for artists like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Britney Spears, and even though he designs for some of the biggest names in the music industry, his approach to lighting is focused on the little things. “When designers compete to be the brightest in every show, people’s eyes get tired," he says. "You have to take a step back and let the artist shine.” With this artist-centric design philosophy, forward-thinking techniques, and the help of Vectorworks Spotlight software, Whitehouse has made a name for himself as a chart-topper in the world of entertainment.