Zoë DiGiorgio

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9 Job Search Tips for Theatre Techs

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/16/16 11:13 AM   |  6 min read time

A career in entertainment technology or design can be fun and rewarding, but the biggest challenge can be discovering new opportunities. Whether you’re taking your first foray into a career as a theatre tech or have found yourself in a rut and are looking for a fresh start, here are some tips for getting a fresh start in the industry.

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Topics: Production & Lighting Design

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM   |  1 min read time

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. 

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Topics: Events, Production & Lighting Design

Improve Your Rendering Skills and Earn Continuing Education Credit with a New Webinar

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/26/16 11:53 AM   |  1 min read time

Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture.

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Topics: Events, BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design

7 Habits of Highly Effective Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/26/16 11:16 AM   |  5 min read time

When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users.

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Topics: BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), Production & Lighting Design, News

Plot a New Course: Unconventional Careers for Exceptional Entertainment Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 7/1/16 10:32 AM   |  8 min read time

Whether you're about to make your first foray into the professional world or you just want to shake things up with your career, it's can be challenging to think outside-the-box and discover new opportunities to pursue. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of jobs you might not have even considered yet.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Production & Lighting Design, News

Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM   |  1 min read time

Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture), Tech Tips and Workflows, News

Get Your Head in the Point Clouds and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/27/16 10:27 AM   |  1 min read time

Point cloud technology is an incredibly useful tool for designers. Whether you need to work with an existing space or just learn the lay of the land, transforming data captured with 3D scanning into point clouds can revolutionize how you design. But do you know how to best incorporate point cloud information into your workflow? With the webinar “From Point Cloud to Documentation,” you can discover how to make point cloud technology work for you and then take an associated quiz to earn one AIA LU credit.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Events, BIM (Architecture)

Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM   |  1 min read time

Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, Production & Lighting Design

Build a Better Business with BIM

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/9/16 11:46 AM   |  1 min read time

While some architecture firms in the U.K. are still striving to adapt to the required BIM Level 2 delivery for public sector designs, the firm bpr architects is on the cutting edge of BIM implementation. Director Paul Beaty-Pownall has adopted a BIM-inspired collaborative strategy into all elements of the firm, and in 2014, he transitioned the company's business structure to be employee-owned, helping build relationships among employees that increase the effectiveness of BIM.

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Topics: Academic, BIM (Architecture), News

Earn Credits While Embracing the Environment

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/5/16 9:52 AM   |  1 min read time

Spring is here, and it’s time to embrace the great outdoors, as well as learn how your designs can benefit from integrating interior and exterior spaces. Grow your knowledge and earn some Continuing Education credits with Architect magazine’s recent article, “Merging Architecture and Landscape Designs.”

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Topics: Resources, BIM (Architecture), BIM (Landscape), News

Tech Roundup: April 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 4/22/16 9:48 AM   |  2 min read time

In this month’s Tech Roundup, we’re going back to basics. Whether you’re a Vectorworks software expert looking to refresh your knowledge of core skills or if you’re new to the program and are still learning how to navigate the different functions, this month’s new crop of tutorial videos will help guide you through key fundamentals. The lessons in these videos apply to entire suite of Vectorworks software and are compatible with Vectorworks 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Topics: Academic, Resources, Tech Tips and Workflows, News

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