It’s that time of year again, and the third year that we are sponsoring awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF is designed to celebrate college theater in the United States and help students develop their creative and technical skills. Coincidentally, this year marks the 50th anniversary of this national program.
At 20 years old, Ohio native Jacob VanVlymen has found himself on the production design team at the largest megachurch in the Las Vegas area. Every Sunday morning, thousands gather at Central Church to attend services with a production quality you would expect when considering its Las Vegas locale.
When it comes to Broadway theater, audiences often mention the same components as indicators of a show’s success: the acting, the singing, the choreography. But there is so much more to a spectacular Broadway production than meets the eye — elements brought to life by the creativity and hard work of designers working diligently behind the scenes.
Each year, hundreds of people head to the capital of the United States for a glimpse of the cherry blossoms famous to the region. This year, Ed Libby & Company Events, Frost Productions, and 4Wall DC collaborated to create an exhibit for the MGM National Harbor that payed homage to this natural display of beauty.
Topics: 4Wall, Ed Libby, Ed Libby & Company Events, Elation Professional, Entertainment, Frost Productions, lighting design, MAC Viper Performance, MAC Viper Wash DX, Martin by Harman, MGM National Harbor, Niklas Andersson, RUSH MH 7 Hybrid, The Conservatory at MGM National Harbor, Vectorworks
It’s a wrap– the 2017 eight regional festivals organized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), a national program organized to celebrate college theater in the United States, have officially ended. Since 1969, KCACTF has helped students develop their creative and technical skills. As a part of KCACTF’s mission, the program holds eight regional festivals annually for students offering workshops, discussions, scholarships, and award programs.
Topics: Anna Janicek, Bradley Taylor, Bronwyn Teague, Emma Cummings, Entertainment, Isaac Sawle, James McLoughlin, KCACTF, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 7, KCACTF Region 8, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design, Los Medanos Community College, Minnesota State University Mankato, Oklahoma City University, Sabrina Michelle Reed, scenic design, Scottsdale Community College, Slippery Rock University, sound design, Southern Connecticut State University, Stephanie Lutz, technical direction, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Vectorworks Design Scholarship
We’ve discussed how to apply to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, what you get if you win, and best practices for applying — but what does it actually mean to win? How can the scholarship affect your professional career and be the major résumé booster that it promises to be? To find out, we caught up with Martha Carter and Morgan Price, who took home a 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, to see what they’re up to now and how winning jumpstarted their careers.
Topics: 3D Modeling, A Chorus Line, ABC, Break the Floor Productions, Brian Grego, Chance Theater, Chapman University, Dog Sees God, Entertainment, Evita, Future Man, Hollywood, I Only Have Eyes For You, Jessica Kender, John Iacovelli, LA Times, lighting design, Martha Carter, Mihai Măniuțiu, Montalbán Theater, Morgan Price, National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, Orange County School of the Arts, Peter Pan, rendering, scenic design, Seth Rogen, Shonda Rhimes, Skye Schmidt, The Catch, The Electra Project, University of California Irvine, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Designer
February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials.
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
Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable.
Topics: academic, Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University
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, Architecture student, design student, Entertainment, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, Landscape Design, lighting design, Planet Vectorworks, 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, 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