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Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM
Award-winning entertainment designer, author, and producer Kevin Lee Allen has learned a thing or two about creating jaw-dropping scenery from his experience designing everything from major Broadway productions to national commercials. Allen says that one of the biggest takeaways from his prolific design career is that, “it’s critical to show people what they’re going to get when you build something.” With that in mind, Allen hosted the Rendering Techniques to Empower Your Entertainment Design Workflow webinar to demonstrate how to create models that will give clients a clear understanding of your vision.  Read More

Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

The Show Goes on with Latest ‘Entertainment Design’ Guide

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/1/15 11:26 AM
Entertainment designers and technical staff gather 'round. We’ve released the latest edition of Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, 4th Edition by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Renderworks, Renderworks 2015, resources, Spotlight, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks, entertainment design, Kevin Lee Allen, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Remote App

New Features in Vectorworks 2015 Deliver Faster Workflows

Posted by Guest Author on 9/30/14 11:47 AM
By Kevin Lee Allen, Scenic & Lighting Designer, KLAD Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Hidden Line Rendering, KLAD, rendering, Spotlight, Stage Lift object, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Hatching, 3D Modeling, 64-bit, Curtain Wall tool, Deform tool, Kevin Lee Allen, lighting design, Vectorworks 2014, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Remote App

Announcing a New Entertainment Design Tutorial by Kevin Lee Allen

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/4/14 9:13 AM
We're excited to announce a new training guide by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen for users of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks software: Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, Third Edition. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment Design Scenery Lighting and Sound wi, Renderworks, resources, Spotlight, Tutorial, Vectorworks Designer, Josh Benghiat, Kevin Lee Allen, Vectorworks 2014

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 entertainment design tutorial now available

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/19/13 12:13 PM
We're happy to announce the addition of a new tutorial by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen to our selection of training guides. Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight explores the use of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks software for use in the entertainment industries. While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates lighting, sound, and set designs for the stage, the root of entertainment design. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Entertainment Design Scenery Lighting and Sound wi, resources, Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen

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

A taste of Vectorworks 2013 by Kevin Lee Allen

Posted by Theresa Downs on 9/10/12 9:28 AM
See why lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen is excited about the new Clip Cube feature in Vectorworks software... Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Community, Kevin Lee Allen, Vectorworks 2013

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

New scenic and lighting design tutorial now available from Kevin Lee Allen

Posted by Lisa Lance on 1/26/12 11:07 AM
Kevin Lee Allen Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Renderworks, resources, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, City Theatrical, Cris Dopher, Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks, Field Template, FIT, iSquint.net Student Design Competition, Kevin Lee Allen

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