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Lighting the Way for the Conservatory at MGM National Harbor

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/16/17 10:39 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks, lighting design, 4Wall, Ed Libby, Ed Libby & Company Events, Elation Professional, Frost Productions, 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

Production Design Students Shine Bright at KCACTF

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/15/17 10:07 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Bronwyn Teague, Entertainment, Isaac Sawle, KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Oklahoma City University, Sabrina Michelle Reed, scenic design, Scottsdale Community College, Slippery Rock University, sound design, Southern Connecticut State University, technical direction, University of Southern Mississippi, Anna Janicek, Bradley Taylor, Emma Cummings, James McLoughlin, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design, Los Medanos Community College, Minnesota State University Mankato, Stephanie Lutz, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Where Are They Now: Past Winners of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 3/3/17 11:15 AM
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. Read More

Topics: ABC, Chance Theater, Chapman University, Dog Sees God, Entertainment, Evita, Future Man, I Only Have Eyes For You, LA Times, Martha Carter, Montalbán Theater, Morgan Price, National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, rendering, scenic design, Seth Rogen, Shonda Rhimes, Skye Schmidt, The Electra Project, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, A Chorus Line, Break the Floor Productions, Brian Grego, Hollywood, Jessica Kender, John Iacovelli, lighting design, Mihai Măniuțiu, Orange County School of the Arts, Peter Pan, The Catch, University of California Irvine, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Tech Roundup: February 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/22/17 8:49 AM
February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials. Read More

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

5 Secrets to Successful Group Projects

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 11/21/16 11:48 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University

“Will I Ever Use This Project Again?” Yes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/13/16 10:47 AM
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. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Landscape Design, Planet Vectorworks, Architecture student, design student, entertainment design, interior design, Interior Design Student, Landscape, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Emmy Awards Show Some Love to Vectorworks Software Users

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/30/16 11:50 AM
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. Read More

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

In the Spotlight: Vectorworks Software Users Win Big at the Tony Awards

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/15/16 12:59 PM
This past Sunday was the biggest night in theatre as the best and brightest on Broadway took to the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York to celebrate the 2016 Tony Awards. Vectorworks Spotlight software users took home some of the top design awards of the night. We congratulate these talented designers and will continue to admire their work as they blaze new paths in the world of scenic and lighting design.  Read More

Topics: aida, airline highway, aladdin, Alexander Hamilton, Broadway, Entertainment, fun home, hairspray, joe mantello, kinky boots, LiveDesign Online, Natasha Katz, once, roundabout theatre company, scenic design, she loves me, Spotlight, the humans, Tony Award, Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, tony award for best scenic design, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, awards, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Community, costume design, David Rockwell, david zinn, Hamilton, Howell Binkley, in the next room, Jersey Boys, lighting design, the rockwell group, Tony Award nomination

Vectorworks Users Honored with Henry Hewes Design Awards

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/2/16 10:43 AM
Since 1965, the Henry Hewes Design Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in design for theatre on Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway, celebrating the fields of scenic design, costume design, lighting design, and notable effects: a unique category that includes achievement in sound, music, video, and puppetry. We would like to congratulate the Vectorworks Spotlight users who are among the 66 nominated artists and four award winners from 49 productions that ran during the 2014-2015 season. Read More

Topics: Alexander Hamilton, Asa Wember, Avenue Q, Brdley King, Broadway, Derek McLane, Entertainment, Harvard, Henry Hewes Design Award, Jason Lyons, Kevin O'Donnell, LiveDesign Online, Mimi Lien, Monty Python's Spamalot, Natasha Katz, off-Broadway, Riccardo Hernandez, Roger Hanna and Price Johnston, scenic design, Spotlight, The Invisible Hand, the Musical "Parade", Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, Vogue Magazine, Andrew Lieberman, awards, Beowulf Boritt, Brett J. Banakis, Christian DeAngelis, Community, costume design, Darrel Maloney, David Rockwell, Donald Holder, Hamilton, Henry Hewes, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Howell Binkley, inspiration, Jersey Boys, lighting design, Nevin Steinberg, New York Theatre Workshop, notable effects, off-off-Broadway, puppetry, Rachel Hauck, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess", The New York Philharmonic, The New York Times, Tony Award nomination, Tyler Micoleau, Yale School of Drama

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

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