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All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM
Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design. Read More

Topics: Prolight + Sound 2018, Frankfurt, Germany, Vectorworks Entertainment, entertainment design, Andreas Thierer, ComputerWorks, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Rüdiger Benz, Jörg Schuchardt, Deersoft GmbH, Moritz Staffel, CADLIFE GbR, Marvin Säuberlich, Brandon Eckstorm, Jim Woodward, Braceworks, Vision, René Berhorst, General Device Type Format, Jeremy Powell, press briefing, Robe lighting, Josef Valchar, MA Lighting Technology, Gerhard Krude

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM
For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.” Read More

Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, Ant-Man, beta tester, Cameramen, Captain America: Civil War, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, DWG drawings, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Entertainment, entertainment design, ESP Vision, Filmmaking, Gaffers, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hog Console, I-Light Design, Inception, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Lighting Plots, Marvel Movies, Motion Pictures, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previsualization, previz, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig

Tech Roundup: February 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/22/17 8:49 AM
February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials. Read More

Topics: 3D design, 3D Modeling, display settings, entertainment design, Jubilee Church, Light Objects, lighting design, modeling, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Richard Meier, Richard Meier's Jubilee Church, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, Wireframe

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

“Will I Ever Use This Project Again?” Yes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/13/16 10:47 AM
Long nights, early mornings — it’s tough being a student sometimes. On top of the large workload, you have to think about the cost of tuition, materials, and all the other odds and ends that accompany college life. That’s why we want the hard work you put into your projects to be worth more than just a good grade, so we’re launching the third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Now your all-nighters can score you up to $10,000 USD, a major resume booster, and free publicity that will get you noticed by potential employers. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Architecture student, design student, Entertainment, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, Landscape Design, lighting design, Planet Vectorworks, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Emmy Awards Show Some Love to Vectorworks Software Users

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/30/16 11:50 AM
While you might think the star-studded cast and crew of Game of Thrones hogged the spotlight at this year’s 86th Emmy Awards, Vectorworks software users left the second night of the ceremonies with their share of awards. Let’s take a moment to congratulate these people who work behind-the-scenes to create the inspiring productions and lighting designs that took home top awards. Read More

Topics: 22 Degrees, 86th Emmy Awards, American Idol, America's Next Top Model, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Beauty and the Geek, Chris Werner Design, CMH Design, Conan, Craig Housenick, Daniel K. Boland, DARKFIRE INC., David Korins, David Korins Design, Dear Evan Hansen, Emmys, Entertainment, entertainment design, FOX, Full Flood Inc, Game of Thrones, Grease Live, Hairspray Live, Hamilton, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Joe Celli, Johnny Bradley, lighting design, Madigan Stehly, NBC, NYXdesign, Oscar Dominguez, Oz the Great and Powerful, Samuel Barker, scenic design, Shark Tank, So You Think You Can Dance, Team Boland Productions, The Bachelor, The Great Wall, The Voice, Travis Hagenbuch, Will Gusset, Wipeout

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM
Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet. Read More

Topics: Academic Newsletter, Broadwayworld, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, Education, Entertainment, entertainment design, For the Love of Design, inspiration, museum exhibits, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, tent shows, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays

Previsualizing Your Shows with ESP Vision Has Never Been Easier or More Cost-Effective

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 6/28/16 12:16 PM
From churches, theatres, and schools to corporate events, concerts, and music festivals, the demand for exceptional previsualization software to cue shows and perfect experiences is at an all-time high. So to help these growing and varying needs, we’re offering a more cost-effective pricing structure for Vision, our previz software. Read More

Topics: company announcements, company news, Entertainment, entertainment design, ESP Vision, lighting designers, Planet Vectorworks, previsualization, previz software, programmers, Spotlight, Universe, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision

Congrats to Our Three Vectorworks Design Summit Trip Winners

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/23/16 11:17 AM
Free stuff makes people happy, and we love to make people happy, especially when it involves bringing everyone together to celebrate great design. So, we decided to give away a few trips to our 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. We ran the promotion in early March on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we’re excited to announce the three lucky designers who won free registration, airfare, and hotel stay to attend our April 25-27 conference in Chicago. Now, we know you may be jealous, but you should still take the time to get to know our winners. Read More

Topics: 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Alberta, Amanda Warren, Calgary, Community, entertainment design, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Freier Architekt Rainer Uwe Schultheiss, Green Hippo V3 Media Certification, Jonas Witte, MiniCAD, Mitchell Elliott, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Planet Vectorworks, Rose Bruford College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Stratford Circus, Vectorworks Community Board, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Design Summit Giveaway

Inspiration: Lighting Design for Music Royalty

Posted by Pete Hicks on 11/3/15 9:49 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Case Study, Community, Entertainment, entertainment design, inspiration, Justin Timberlake, Nick Whitehouse, Spotlight, Success Story

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