September 8, 2016
The Other F Word

The Other F Word. Stream It Now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of last week’s screenings, or it you haven’t streamed The Other F Word yet, stream it now. If you […]
August 10, 2016

NYMF Award Design

For the 2016 season, NYMF (The New York Musical Festival) Board Member Hugh Hayes commissioned us to work with him, Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley, and Director of […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
August 1, 2016

Olympic Architecture and Design

Well, it is that time again/ Time for Olympic Architecture and Design. This could provide subject matter for the whole month. So much bad. Here’s a dose […]
July 27, 2016

The Watergate is back and it’s all good

Although now mainly known for its name in biggest political scandal in US history (as well as any that have followed), The Watergate Hotel is looking to remake […]
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 […]
July 22, 2016

Oh, Canada!

We’re sure many Americans are thinking of Canada. We are, and do often, and especially often of Expo ’67 the modernist World’s Fair held, well, in […]
July 20, 2016

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling, it’s what we do, and we do so many things, but in the end all those things are Visual Storytelling. This particular post is about […]
July 18, 2016

NYMF Rides Again!

It’s the official opening day/night of NYMF! Loyal readers know that we have been active supporters of NYMF for a long time. The annual festival of […]
July 15, 2016

Why can’t we have nice things?

Because we tear the nice things down. We are building huggers. We discuss here and in real life, the importance of Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse […]
July 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered what a Foley Artist does?

The fine folks at F-Stoppers posted this video by Feast Films about Foley Artists. So, yo begin, a Foley Artist is someone who works in film […]
December 27, 2013

StageWrite an app for everyone on Broadway and beyond

Broadway director and choreographer Jeff Whiting, created the StageWrite app for directors, choreographers, and stage managers to document the movement of actors, and scenery. This is a […]
November 19, 2013

World Design Capital my buttocks

Paris, nope. London, no. Rotterdam, uh-uh. Milan? Tokyo? Kyoto? Nope, none the places one might suspect, or might have the ability to really be a world […]
September 27, 2013

City Theatrical Show Babies! Sounds sexy, makes for sexy lighting, fast!

We love City Theatrical gear, first it just works. Second, they will work with designers to custom manufacture project or taste specific gear. Third, City Theatrical […]
September 19, 2013

#Vectorworks 2014 for entertainment design. Whew! A slew of new gear! Videos galore!

And last, but certainly not least… Vectorworks 2014 packs many new features specifically for Entertainment Designers. What features you might ask, well… Lighting Device Improvements — […]
September 12, 2013

More #Vectorworks 2014 Magic

What’s new? What’s great? Displacement Maps! Displacement maps really, really, really, enhancement using Bump Maps to create the illusion of 3D with a simple 2D texture. […]
March 12, 2013

Entertainment Design: Scenic, Lighting, and Sound, with Vectorworks 2013 has arrived!

Actually, it arrived a couple of weeks ago, but we’ve been too busy designing to take a breath and really start to talk about the new […]
March 11, 2013

The English Tea Kettle–It’s for Coffee

It’s a simple choice. These English Tea Kettles boil water faster than anything else. Worth the investment, we’ve had the model designed for an electric stove […]
March 8, 2013

The Elixir of Design

Well, one of them. Scotch is required as well, but the day starts and the creative juices of set and lighting designers begin to flow with […]
January 29, 2013

I can shutter a PAR Can

Here’s our resident expert having a little fun with Vectorworks
January 2, 2013

Do we need this?

The Micro-Scooter Luggage was developed with Samsonite, but really? Is this gear for a set designer or a lighting designer? Well, maybe. I can see using […]
November 24, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide for Set Designers-1

Not just set designers, I suppose, perhaps some lighting designers, even some costume designers. These are mostly drawing/drafting aids, less so for free hand drawing, but […]
November 20, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide for Lighting Designers-1

Stage Lighting Super Saturday is just around the corner. There is an early bird registration price, perfect for the Lighting Designers in your life holiday gifts. […]