April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
July 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
June 29, 2016

Bars and Tone

Occasionally, we get to catch a glimpse of the hidden tests that ensure our technology-infused world runs smoothly: color bars (Bars and Tone- it ain’t just […]
March 16, 2016

Broadway World rocks “The Other F Word!”

Kudos to Broadwayworld.com for featuring The Other F Word, as designed and produced by Kathleen McDonough of KLAD. KLAD President Kathleen McDonough to Produce New Web […]
September 24, 2015

Depth of Field in Vectorworks 2016

There are a slew of new rendering features in Vectorworks 2016. Of course Vectorworks and Cinema 4D are related apps, so it is logical to see […]
April 6, 2015

Vectorworks for Entertainment Design 2015 Edition

Collect them all! My book; Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, 4th Edition has been published! This lengthy volumes provides readers with tutorial-based design techniques applicable […]
February 13, 2015

Light and Airy, Yet Cozy. Loft Set Design by KLAD

From the KLAD archives, a commercial shoot we did with Lorenzo Lamas. Here’s his loft –  the light, airy feeling is evocative of Spring – it’s […]
January 8, 2015

Surf Tiki meets Urban Cowboy

Every project has ideas that don’t make the final cut, they get saved in the designer’s mind for another day. Sometimes, when there is a holiday […]
November 4, 2014

What can YOU do with Vectorworks?

Well, this. If you buy my new book and work your way through, of course. Be sure to click on the image so you see the […]
July 8, 2014

The Golden Mean

The Golden Mean (also called The Golden Ratio, Phi, and The Divine Proportion) is a simple ratio (1 to 1.618) that is considered aesthetically beautiful. The […]
June 11, 2014

MA Lighting releases grandMA Plug-in for Vectorworks Spotlight

MA Lighting, a leading manufacturer of computer lighting consoles, networking components, and digital dimming systems has released a Plug-In Object (PIO) that will provide a direct […]

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