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Alan Hanson wins 2013 Student Lighting Design Competition

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/3/13 11:28 AM
Congratulations to Alan Hanson, winner of the 2013 iSquint.net and Stage Directions Student Lighting Design Competition! Hanson's design for the musical Chess was selected by the judges as the grand prize winner. Read More

Topics: Chess, Education, Entertainment, Entertainment Design Scenery Lighting and Sound wi, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Spotlight, Stage Directions Magazine, Student Lighting Design Competition, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of M, Alan Hanson, City Theatrical, Field Template, Field Template SoftSymbols, Gregg Hillmar, iSquint.net, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Linzey, Vectorworks 2013

New edition of Light Plot Deconstructed tutorial now available

Posted by Lisa Lance on 4/30/13 12:33 PM
Veteran scenic and lighting designer Gregg Hillmar has succeeded again with Light Plot Deconstructed for Vectorworks Spotlight, Fifth Edition. The guide, written in an easy-to-follow and insightful manner, reflects Hillmar's drafting style and functions as a companion handbook to the software to help readers draft light plots more easily. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, resources, Spotlight, Gregg Hillmar, Vectorworks 2013

3rd annual Student Lighting Design Competition now accepting entries

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/10/13 9:38 AM
We are proud to sponsor the iSquint.net and Stage Directions Student Lighting Design Competition (SLDC) for the third year in a row. City Theatrical and Field Template are also sponsoring the competition, and the winner will receive a prize package that includes a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight 2013 with Renderworks software, a personal license of Lightwright 5, a single license of Field Template SoftSymbols V3.5, a copy of Light Plot Deconstructed by Gregg Hillmar, and a copy of the forthcoming Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight by Kevin Lee Allen. The winner will also be featured on iSquint.net and here on Planet Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Jacob Coakley, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Spotlight, Stage Directions Magazine, Steve Shelley, Student Lighting Design Competition, City Theatrical, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks, Field Template, Field Template SoftSymbols V3, Gregg Hillmar, iSquint.net, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Linzey, Vectorworks 2013

New Vectorworks Spotlight tutorial offers exciting tips for lighting designers

Posted by Julie McClure on 4/24/12 10:24 AM
Ready to embark on a journey through the cutting-edge methods and techniques used to develop engaging lighting plots? Ready to take advantage of everything the Vectorworks Spotlight 2012 software has to offer? Then check out our latest training guide, Light Plot Deconstructed for Vectorworks Spotlight, Fourth Edition. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed Fourth Edition 2012, resources, Spotlight, Vectorworks 2012, Gregg Hillmar

Congrats to Karyn Lawrence, Winner of the 2012 Student Lighting Design Competition!

Posted by Lisa Lance on 4/6/12 11:50 AM
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Topics: Education, Entertainment, Karyn Lawrence, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Spotlight, Stage Directions Magazine, Vectorworks 2012, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks, Field Template SoftSymbols V3, Gregg Hillmar, iSquint.net, iSquint.net Student Design Competition, Kevin Lee Allen

iSquint.net and Stage Directions sponsor second annual Student Lighting Design Competition

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/21/11 2:00 PM
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Topics: Education, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, Soft Symbols, Spotlight, Stage Directions, Steve Shelley, Student Lighting Design Competition, USITT, Vectorworks 2012, City Theatrical, Field Template, Gregg Hillmar, iSquint.net, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Linzey, Lightwright

Colin Chauche wins the 2011 iSquint Student Design Competition

Posted by Lisa Lance on 5/19/11 3:47 PM
A rendering from Colin Chauche's winning entry. Read More

Topics: 2011 iSquint Student Design Competition, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, Lightwright 5, Playhouse on the Square, Renderworks, Spotlight, Steve Shelley, SUNY Fredonia, Vectorworks 2011, Vectorworks Spotlight, Colin Chauche, Field Template SoftSymbols V3, Gregg Hillmar, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Linzey

Chris Riebold wins grand prize in Behind the Scenes raffle at USITT

Posted by Lisa Lance on 3/14/11 2:15 PM
Congratulations to Chris Riebold, the grand prize winner of the Behind the Scenes raffle at this year’s United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) conference! Chris, who works at Charlotte’s Norman Sound & Productions, will receive a professional license of the 2011 version of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks software. Read More

Topics: Chris Riebold, Entertainment, Jeremy Powell, Light Plot Deconstructed, Long Reach Long Riders, Renderworks, Rick Rudolph, Spotlight, USITT, Vectorworks 2011, Behind the Scenes, Community, Gregg Hillmar, Norman Sound & Productions, The ESTA Foundation

Vectorworks at USITT

Posted by Theresa Downs on 4/8/10 2:44 PM
If you were at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology conference (USITT) last week in Kansas City, hopefully you got the chance to attend the session on "Vectorworks and AutoCAD getting along" with Nemetschek North America's Director of Training Frank Brault as a panelist. There were over 200 attendees who had the opportunity to see first-hand how the two programs work together, specifically through the seamless data exchange of PDF, DXF/DWG files, etc. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, Spotlight, USITT, Community, Frank Brault, Gregg Hillmar, third party partner

Inside the mind of an experienced lighting designer

Posted by Jessie Newburn on 6/24/09 2:58 PM
Teaching software can be a complex process. There's the nuances of the software to teach. The art of the profession. Each person has their own particular experience, whether that's their professional track or their own proclivities with how they solve problems. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, resources, Spotlight, Tutorial, Vectoworks Spotlight, Gregg Hillmar, How-to, lighting design

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