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.
Topics: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, aida, airline highway, aladdin, Alexander Hamilton, 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, Broadway, Community, costume design, David Rockwell, david zinn, Entertainment, fun home, hairspray, Hamilton, Howell Binkley, in the next room, Jersey Boys, joe mantello, kinky boots, lighting design, LiveDesign Online, Natasha Katz, once, roundabout theatre company, scenic design, she loves me, Spotlight, the humans, the rockwell group, Tony Award, Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, tony award for best scenic design, Tony Award nomination
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.
Topics: Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Lieberman, Asa Wember, Avenue Q, awards, Beowulf Boritt, Brdley King, Brett J. Banakis, Broadway, Christian DeAngelis, Community, costume design, Darrel Maloney, David Rockwell, Derek McLane, Donald Holder, Entertainment, Hamilton, Harvard, Henry Hewes, Henry Hewes Design Award, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Howell Binkley, inspiration, Jason Lyons, Jersey Boys, Kevin O'Donnell, lighting design, LiveDesign Online, Mimi Lien, Monty Python's Spamalot, Natasha Katz, Nevin Steinberg, New York Theatre Workshop, notable effects, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, puppetry, Rachel Hauck, Riccardo Hernandez, Roger Hanna and Price Johnston, scenic design, Spotlight, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess", The Invisible Hand, the Musical "Parade", The New York Philharmonic, The New York Times, Tony Award for Best Lighting Design, Tony Award nomination, Tyler Micoleau, Vogue Magazine, Yale School of Drama
Topics: 30th Rock in Rio, Adam Lambert, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Baltimore Maryland, Beyoncé, Brandon Eckstorm, Bruce Springsteen, "Crazy in Love", Cueing, Entertainment, entertainment and event technology solutions, ESP Vision, Frank Brault, @FrankOnDesign, Hollywood Vampires, Joe Dimaio, Joseph Simons, KoЯn, lighting design, lighting technology, Lisbon Portugal, Liz Bauman Content Marketing and Strategy Manager, Maroon 5, Parque da Bela Vista, previsualization, previz, PRG, Queen, rigging, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Stewart Rom, Stewart Rom Chief Marketing Officer, Vision, Vision Studio
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.
Topics: Entertainment, ESP Vision, House of Worship, inspiration, lighting design, LightWright plugin, North Point Community Church, North Point Ministries group, scenic design, set design, Seth Thiesen, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision
Want to win $10,000? The deadline for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship is less than a month away. As you finalize your application, get some advice on crafting the perfect project from two of the program’s judges: Michael Klaers, lighting designer and founder of California-based design firm The Small Group, and David Chadwick, editor of CAD User Magazine, a trusted news source for the AEC industry in the United Kingdom.
Topics: Architecture, awards, Community, competition, construction, David Chadwick, Education, engineering, Entertainment, environmental design, event planning, exhibit design, #FundMyVision, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, lighting design, machine design, MIchael Klaers, Planet Vectorworks, scenic design, Scholarship, theater design, urban design, urban planning, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, woodworking
Topics: 3D Hatching, 3D Modeling, 64-bit, Curtain Wall tool, Deform tool, Entertainment, Hidden Line Rendering, Kevin Lee Allen, KLAD, lighting design, rendering, Spotlight, Stage Lift object, Vectorworks 2014, vectorworks 2015, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Remote App
We had fun shooting a video interview at our office last night with Donald Holder, winner of two Tony Awards® for his work on The Lion King and South Pacific. Holder shared stories about his journey toward becoming one of Broadway’s best lighting designers, some of his favorite projects and collaborators, as well as his thoughts about the future. Stay tuned for the release of the video!
Topics: Bridges of Madison County, Case Study, Donald Holder, Entertainment, Firm Profile, Jason Strangfeld, Jon Weston, lighting design, Michael P. Jones, Michael Yeargan, Mikiko Suzuki McAdams, Notable User, Project Highlight, Spotlight, Success Story, Tony Award
For the infamous rock/metal band Nine Inch Nails, putting on a great show is more than just about the music. As front man Trent Reznor says in the video below about the tour, “My goal when we’re playing a 70 or 90 minute set is that it’s almost a film where it starts off one way and not only musically, but visually evolves into something that keeps your attention and frames the music in a way that makes it feel like a journey from one place to another. It’s cool to give people an experience.”
Topics: Andrew Youst, Community, Conference Pass Giveaway, Entertainment, Event Design, LDI, lighting design, Live Design International, Nemetschek Vectorworks, Performance Audio, Rich Nicholes, Spotlight, trade shows, Vectorworks 2014, Vectorworks Spotlight
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.