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.
Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR
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.”
Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017
February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials.
Topics: Light Objects, modeling, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Richard Meier, Richard Meier's Jubilee Church, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, 3D design, 3D Modeling, display settings, entertainment design, Jubilee Church, lighting design, Wireframe
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.
Topics: Broadwayworld, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, jobs, OffStageJobs, overhire, Playbill, resume, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, Academic Newsletter, cattle call, entertainment design, networking
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.
Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Landscape Design, Planet Vectorworks, Architecture student, design student, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship
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.
Topics: 22 Degrees, 86th Emmy Awards, American Idol, America's Next Top Model, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Beauty and the Geek, Emmys, Entertainment, FOX, Full Flood Inc, Game of Thrones, Grease Live, Hairspray Live, Joe Celli, Johnny Bradley, NBC, Oscar Dominguez, Oz the Great and Powerful, Samuel Barker, scenic design, Shark Tank, So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelor, The Voice, Will Gusset, Wipeout, Chris Werner Design, CMH Design, Conan, Craig Housenick, Daniel K. Boland, DARKFIRE INC., David Korins, David Korins Design, Dear Evan Hansen, entertainment design, Hamilton, Jimmy Kimmel Live, lighting design, Madigan Stehly, NYXdesign, Team Boland Productions, The Great Wall, Travis Hagenbuch
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.
Topics: Broadwayworld, Carnival, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays, Academic Newsletter, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, entertainment design, inspiration, museum exhibits, tent shows
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.
Topics: Entertainment, lighting designers, Planet Vectorworks, previsualization, programmers, Spotlight, Universe, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, company announcements, company news, entertainment design, ESP Vision, previz software
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.
Topics: Amanda Warren, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Jonas Witte, MiniCAD, Mitchell Elliott, Planet Vectorworks, Rose Bruford College, Stephen F. Austin State University, Stratford Circus, Vectorworks Community Board, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Alberta, Calgary, Community, entertainment design, Freier Architekt Rainer Uwe Schultheiss, Green Hippo V3 Media Certification, Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Design Summit Giveaway
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.