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Celebrating Design: The 2018 Tony Awards

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/14/18 10:28 AM
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. Read More

Topics: tony awards, The Broadway League, The American Theatre Wing, 2018 Tony Awards, Tony Award winners, Tony Award nomination, Dear Evan Hansen, Amanda Stephens, lighting design, scenic design

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: 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

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: 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

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, 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

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: 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

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, 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

Inspiration: Sunday Services with a Rock and Roll Twist

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/16/16 11:49 AM
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. Read More

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

3 Questions, 2 Judges, 1 Scholarship Worth $10,000

Posted by Pete Hicks on 8/7/15 9:14 AM
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. Read More

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

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