With KCACTF, Third Time's the Charm!

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 1/3/19 12:01 PM   |  1 min read time

It’s that time of year again, and the third year that we are sponsoring awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF is designed to celebrate college theater in the United States and help students develop their creative and technical skills. Coincidentally, this year marks the 50th anniversary of this national program. 

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Topics: KCACTF, rigging, Vectorworks Designer, Frank Brault, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design

Vectorworks Shines a Spotlight on Churchgoers

Posted by Troy McConnell on 11/9/18 10:07 AM   |  3 min read time

At 20 years old, Ohio native Jacob VanVlymen has found himself on the production design team at the largest megachurch in the Las Vegas area. Every Sunday morning, thousands gather at Central Church to attend services with a production quality you would expect when considering its Las Vegas locale. 

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Topics: Education, concert design, lighting design, Vectorworks Students, Central Church, Jacob VanVlymen, stage design

Celebrating Design: The 2018 Tony Awards

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/14/18 10:28 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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

Lighting the Way for the Conservatory at MGM National Harbor

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/16/17 10:39 AM   |  3 min read time

Each year, hundreds of people head to the capital of the United States for a glimpse of the cherry blossoms famous to the region. This year, Ed Libby & Company Events, Frost Productions, and 4Wall DC collaborated to create an exhibit for the MGM National Harbor that payed homage to this natural display of beauty.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks, lighting design, 4Wall, Ed Libby, Ed Libby & Company Events, Elation Professional, Frost Productions, MAC Viper Performance, MAC Viper Wash DX, Martin by Harman, MGM National Harbor, Niklas Andersson, RUSH MH 7 Hybrid, The Conservatory at MGM National Harbor

Production Design Students Shine Bright at KCACTF

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/15/17 10:07 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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Topics: Bronwyn Teague, Entertainment, Isaac Sawle, KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Oklahoma City University, Sabrina Michelle Reed, scenic design, Scottsdale Community College, Slippery Rock University, sound design, Southern Connecticut State University, technical direction, University of Southern Mississippi, Anna Janicek, Bradley Taylor, Emma Cummings, James McLoughlin, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design, Los Medanos Community College, Minnesota State University Mankato, Stephanie Lutz, 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   |  6 min read time

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.

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Topics: ABC, Chance Theater, Chapman University, Dog Sees God, Entertainment, Evita, Future Man, I Only Have Eyes For You, LA Times, Martha Carter, Montalbán Theater, Morgan Price, National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, rendering, scenic design, Seth Rogen, Shonda Rhimes, Skye Schmidt, The Electra Project, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, A Chorus Line, Break the Floor Productions, Brian Grego, Hollywood, Jessica Kender, John Iacovelli, lighting design, Mihai Măniuțiu, Orange County School of the Arts, Peter Pan, The Catch, University of California Irvine, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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

5 Secrets to Successful Group Projects

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 11/21/16 11:48 AM   |  6 min read time

Group projects can inspire a sense of dread in the hearts of even the toughest design students. The idea of compromising your design aesthetic, giving up a little bit of control, or working with someone who doesn’t pull their weight can be terrifying, but overall group projects have an unfair reputation. Some of the best projects come from group work, and it’s likely that you’ll have to work with others throughout your professional career, which means it’s time for an attitude overhaul. So, in the spirit of collaboration, we gathered some advice from both current and recent students on how to make your group projects more successful, and hopefully more enjoyable.

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Topics: Academic Community, Architecture, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Rice University, Richard Diehl Award, school project, academic, #FundMyVision, group projects, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, lighting design, University of Maryland, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Webster University

“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

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