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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, 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

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

Globe-Trotting Vectorworks Soaks up the Limelight at Design Summit, AIA, and Rock in Rio

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/3/16 11:22 AM
We are thrilled to see the Vectorworks name popping up more and more in the media these days. Between the 2016 Design Summit, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, and the Rock in Rio Festival, we’ve been busy connecting with our users and making headlines. Read More

Topics: 5+1AA architectures, and Architectural Record, Architecture, Building & Design + Construction magazine, DesignIntelligence, Entertainment, event, Medical Construction & Design, Metal Architecture Construction News, Metropolis, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Simonetta Cenci, Spotlight, Studio Gray, The Office of James Burnett (OBJ), Vision, AECCafe, Archispeak, Architect magazine, Architizer, Architosh, BIM, Builtr Labs, company news, Design Summit, engineering.com, ESP Vision, John Helm, Kyle Fiddelke, Land8, Landmark, Live Design, partnership, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, the American Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, The Construction Specifier, trade shows

Live from Lisbon: Bringing Rock in Rio to You

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/24/16 11:03 AM
The days were warm, the nights were cool, and the shows were hot at Rock in Rio: Lisbon. Over our week in Portugal, we worked hard and played hard, taking every opportunity to interview the lighting designers working at the festival. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, playlist, PRG, rock in rio, sponsorship, Spotlight, Vision, Community, ESP Vision, inspiration, music

Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM
Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, resources, scaling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Designer, Vision, 3D Modeling, ESP Vision, video

Live from Lisbon: Rock in Rio Pre-Show

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/18/16 5:07 PM
By Liz Bauman, Content Marketing and Strategy Manager at Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: 30th Rock in Rio, Adam Lambert, Entertainment, @FrankOnDesign, Joseph Simons, previsualization, PRG, Queen, rigging, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Stewart Rom, Stewart Rom Chief Marketing Officer, Vision, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Baltimore Maryland, Beyoncé, Brandon Eckstorm, Bruce Springsteen, "Crazy in Love", Cueing, entertainment and event technology solutions, ESP Vision, Frank Brault, Hollywood Vampires, Joe Dimaio, KoЯn, lighting design, lighting technology, Lisbon Portugal, Liz Bauman Content Marketing and Strategy Manager, Maroon 5, Parque da Bela Vista, previz, Vision Studio

2016 Vectorworks Design Summit Spoiler Alert: Keynote, Architecture Tours, and Parties

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/7/16 5:05 PM
The cat’s out of the bag that we’re gathering 500 of our closest friends from the architecture, landscape, and entertainment industries in Chicago for the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit. Our April 25-27 annual conference boasts inspirational keynotes, Continuing Education thought-leadership sessions, and a sneak peek into the future of our software line. There is also one-on-one tech support, product training, as well as many networking opportunities. And while there’s been an aura of mystery surrounding one of the most exciting details of the conference, we’re ready to give you the scoop! Read More

Topics: 3Dconnexion, Architecture, Architecture and Design Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, BlueBeam, Expo Happy Hour, Hey Jimmy, Maxon Computer GmbH, Mies van der Rohe, Modelo, OfficeUS, Ping-pong social club, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Scia, Solibri, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Office of Architectural Affairs (OOAA), The Windy City, United States Pavilion, XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Asite Solutions, AV Chicago, Canon U.S.A, Chicago Architecture Foundation, connectCAD Limited, Customer Appreciati, Energos, Escola Técnica Superior d'Arquitectura, ESP Vision, Eva Franch i Gilabert, HP, Impressionism Exhibit, Inc., Marionette, Marionette Science Fair, Notable User, partnership, Princeton University, Pulp Art Surfaces, SPiN, U.S. State Department, Vectorworks Design Summit

Inspiration: Painting, Performing, and Projecting a Picture of Life in Baltimore

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/31/16 11:58 AM
The crowd thrummed in anticipation to the beat of the music in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor before the nightly performance of Diorama, a live show combining the talents of artist Michael Owen, choreographer Tony Byrd, and lighting designer Jay Herzog. Diorama is billed as a hybrid art piece showcasing dancing and painting in symbiosis, but like everything else at the inaugural Light City event, the longer you watched the more you discovered. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, grandMA2, Jay Herzog, Michael Owen, Spotlight, Tony Byrd, Vectorworks Spotlight, Community, Diorama, ESP Vision, inspiration, Light City, Light City Baltimore

Be Inspired, Earn Credits at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/25/16 1:53 PM
If you’re looking to enhance your workflows, improve your design skills, and have some fun, then look no further. With 30+ thought-leadership sessions, 32+ Continuing Education credit opportunities, 17+ hours of one-on-one tech support, and extensive software training, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit attendees will gain newfound energy and fresh ideas to create innovative design solutions. Read More

Topics: AIA LUs, Architecture, Asite, Bluebeam Software, EIZO, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, Fairmont Chicago, graphical scripting, Maxon Computer GmbH, Planet Vectorworks, Project Sharing, Rendering Tricks, Scia, Site Analysis, Solibri, Spotlight, The Office of James Burnett, 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit, Architectural Tours, BIM, Canon U.S.A, Chief Marketing Officer Stewart Rom, collaborative BIM, continuing education, Energos, energy modeling, ESP Vision, Flansburgh Architects, HP, Itten+Brechbuhl AG, LA CES PDHs, Marionette, MIllenium Park, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks Design Summit, #VectorworksDesignSummit

Inspiration: Sunday Services with a Rock and Roll Twist

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/16/16 11:49 AM
When someone thinks about attending a service at their house of worship, their first thought probably isn’t about the visually spectacular production they’re about to witness. But that’s just where Seth Thiesen brings his skills to bear as a production and lighting director. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, House of Worship, North Point Ministries group, scenic design, set design, Seth Thiesen, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, ESP Vision, inspiration, lighting design, LightWright plugin, North Point Community Church

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