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 […]
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 […]
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 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 11, 2016

A Toast to the Stagehands

A Toast to the Stagehands is a brilliant video we recently stumbled upon courtesy of our friend Steven Jordan. It’s well worth the few minutes to watch, […]
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 […]
March 6, 2015

World Premier of American Repertory Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful production by this extraordinary company. Led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, American Repertory Ballet premieres this […]
January 29, 2015

The Joy of Vectorworks Plug In Objects

Joshua Benghiat is both a talented Lighting Designer and a talented Vectorworks programmer. His  Light Pipe Tools and the Instrument Summary Tool are included in the Spotlight […]
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 14, 2014

Camera Match Plug-In for Vectorworks

Yes, we’re unashamedly Vectorworks fans. Every reader probably knows that. The primary reason is, of course, because of the ways that Vectorworks helps us get our […]
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 […]
September 29, 2014

Decay or Design?

Thanks to Edward Dezuzio for pointing us in this direction… Photographer Patrycja Makowska, not to be confused with the singer of the same name, gives enigmatic […]
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 […]

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