Teaser Tuesday: Schematic Views

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/20/19 11:01 AM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, enjoy the sophisticated, precise documentation of rigging objects with our new feature for the entertainment industry Schematic Views.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, video, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, Schematic Views, Catalina, macOS

Global Collaborators Design Legendary Nightclub in 5 Months

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/25/19 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Nightclubs are more than just places to party. They are live entertainment venues, stomping grounds of famous DJs, centers for celebration. So how do you design a top club from across the globe?

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, Collaboration, user success story, Live Legends, One Third, OT-Kun, Daan Oomen, Serge Patist, Kunming, China, nightclub design, Design Collaboration Software

From 2D to 3D: One Entertainment Firm's Success Story

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/25/19 1:32 PM   |  1 min read time

Stagestruck, a full-service entertainment production firm from the UK, were searching for the best 3D solution to meet client needs. Vectorworks Spotlight fit the bill.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D design, Case Study, entertainment design, Marionette, Make the Move, user success story, Stagestruck, Point Cloud Integration, 2D to 3D, Automated Reports, Tom Cordory

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM   |  5 min read time

For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.”

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Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017

Tech Roundup: February 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/22/17 8:49 AM   |  1 min read time

February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials.

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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

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: Broadwayworld, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, jobs, OffStageJobs, overhire, Playbill, resume, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, Academic Newsletter, cattle call, entertainment design, networking

“Will I Ever Use This Project Again?” Yes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/13/16 10:47 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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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   |  6 min read time

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.

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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

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: Broadwayworld, Carnival, Education, Entertainment, For the Love of Design, OffStageJobs, Playbill, resources, Royal Caribbean, r/TechTheatre, Spotlight, StageJobsPro, theme parks, trade show booths, window displays, Academic Newsletter, Celebrity Cruises, corporate events, cruise lines, Disney Cruise Line, entertainment design, inspiration, museum exhibits, tent shows

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