Tech Tips with Sooner Rae Creative, Designers for Big Names in Music

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/22/22 9:00 AM   |  10 min read time

Are you ever curious how designers and drafters are using Vectorworks Spotlight? Or if they’re sitting on some advice that may work wonders for you and your workflow?

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Topics: Entertainment

Your Guide to Getting Started with GDTF and MVR for Lighting Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/14/22 9:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Are you curious about the GDTF and MVR file formats? Are you wondering about how they can revolutionize your design workflows and the entertainment industry?

Keep reading; this is the blog post for you!

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Topics: Entertainment

Why This Designer Uses MVR (& Why You Should Too!)

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/11/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

“As soon as the lockdown kicked off, I thought, ‘Alright — this is something I’m going to learn to use now,” Ben Inskip remembers.

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Topics: Entertainment

These 6 Features Will Save You Time in Lighting Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 11/3/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

As a lighting designer, you’re often required to work at break-neck speed, having to create drawings and plots for events at what feels like a drop of a hat.

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Topics: Entertainment

KISS' Final Tour & Sensational Production Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/20/22 1:00 PM   |  3 min read time

When KISS announced their “End of the Road” tour — the last leg of their 40-year run — fans may have wondered what their stage setup would look like; after all,  KISS is known for somewhat in-your-face show productions (one needs only to recall Gene Simmons’s iconic fire breathing gag). The tour didn't fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.

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Topics: Entertainment

Entertainment Industry Updates in Vectorworks 2023

Posted by Carter Hartong on 8/23/22 9:33 AM   |  3 min read time

Vectorworks 2023, centered around accelerating your design process, is coming soon!

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Topics: Entertainment

Lollapalooza Brazil’s Rocking Design

Posted by Carter Hartong on 7/28/22 9:00 AM   |  4 min read time

Music festivals such as Coachella, Primavera Sound, and Tomorrowland are beginning to take place all around the world.

These festivals aren’t only a great way to feel community and watch live music. They’re also an opportunity for designers to show off their hard work.

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Topics: Entertainment

Using Vectorworks to Support My Journey in the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Guest Author on 7/19/22 12:00 PM   |  6 min read time

This blog was written by Andrew Chu, a young professional in the entertainment industry.

Chu first started working in the entertainment industry in 2015 when he was 17. In two years, he has worked in almost every theatre venue in Vancouver BC. After graduating from theatre school in 2017, he has since worked as a console programmer on several popular TV series such as The CW’s Arrow, Kung Fu, Disney’s The Mighty Ducks, Netflix’s Snowpiercer, and ABC’s Big Sky.

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Topics: Entertainment

Drafting, Collaborating, & Documenting on the Set of Star Trek

Posted by Carter Hartong on 6/20/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

It's summertime, and everyone loves a summer blockbuster!

John Amorelli’s design prowess led him to be hired to design stage maps and rigging designs for J.J. Abrams’ 2013 summer blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness.

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Topics: Entertainment

Skakki Studio's Captivating Workflow Transformation

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/6/22 11:14 AM   |  3 min read time

Wouldn’t it be nice to design, previsualize, document, and coordinate events without all the back-and-forth between software?

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Topics: Entertainment

How an Events Industry Veteran Switched from AutoCAD to Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 3/8/22 9:00 AM   |  5 min read time

The word “experienced” is insufficient in describing Brian Wajda’s career in the entertainment and live events industry.

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Topics: Entertainment

Tony Award-Winning Designer Explores Imagination with Vectorworks

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/9/22 9:00 AM   |  6 min read time

What does imagination look like?

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Topics: Entertainment

Why Vectorworks Supports GDTF & MVR

Posted by Carter Hartong on 2/7/22 10:00 AM   |  5 min read time

Vectorworks Spotlight is the industry standard for entertainment design. Spotlight’s detailed drawings and documentation have helped designers create spectacular designs for some of the biggest productions in the world.

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Topics: Entertainment

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