SILV Student Spotlight: Part 3

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/7/18 10:20 AM   |  4 min read time

Our last SILV student is Maile Varian, a junior at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where she studies lighting design and technology. 

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Frank Brault, previz, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, SILV 2018, Maile Varian, SFX

Bringing Visions to Light in Buenos Aires

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 11/2/17 10:51 AM   |  5 min read time

Not everyone is as lucky as Gaspar Potocnik, who stumbled upon his passion as a teenager while working backstage at his high school play.

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Topics: previsualization, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Peter Pan, previz, previz software, lollapalooza, Gaspar Potocnik, Cueuno, Soy Luna Live, Juan I. Monserrat, Gran Rex, MP Producciones, Ariel del Mastro

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

VIDEO: Bringing Visions to Light at Rock in Rio Lisboa

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/16/16 10:38 AM   |  0 min read time

Over its 30-year history, the Rock in Rio music festival has entertained thousands by bringing some of the biggest musical acts from across the globe to cities like Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, and this year’s location, Lisbon, Portugal. Our latest success story highlights how the event’s lighting designers took advantage of the Vision Studio, a previsualization suite set up by PRG where designers could program their shows before the artists hit the stage, ensuring days of seamless shows for the expectant crowds.

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Topics: Entertainment, previsualization, PRG, rock in rio, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Success Story Video, Vision, previz, video, Vision Studio

Live from Lisbon: Rock in Rio Pre-Show

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/18/16 5:07 PM   |  3 min read time

By Liz Bauman, Content Marketing and Strategy Manager at Vectorworks, Inc.

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Topics: 30th Rock in Rio, Adam Lambert, Entertainment, @FrankOnDesign, Joseph Simons, previsualization, PRG, Queen, rigging, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Stewart Rom, Stewart Rom Chief Marketing Officer, Vision, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Baltimore Maryland, Beyoncé, Brandon Eckstorm, Bruce Springsteen, "Crazy in Love", Cueing, entertainment and event technology solutions, ESP Vision, Frank Brault, Hollywood Vampires, Joe Dimaio, KoЯn, lighting design, lighting technology, Lisbon Portugal, Liz Bauman Content Marketing and Strategy Manager, Maroon 5, Parque da Bela Vista, previz, Vision Studio

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