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Kevin Lee Allen's Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound from Focal Press is tailored specifically to the entertainment professional. It covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design.
Taking a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development to the documentation necessary for execution, this book will encourage you to create your own process and workflow through exercises that build on one another. The text stresses the process of developing an idea, visualizing it, and evolving it for presentation, documentation, or drafting. The author focuses on both the technical how-to and the art of design, giving you the tools you need to learn and then use the application professionally. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design contains inspirational work from Broadway, major regional companies, and non-theatrical entertainment designs.
Introduction: About the Book About the Author Acknowledgements 1. Basic Drafting Principles and Standards 2. The Vectorworks Screen 3. Document Organization and Stationery 4. Vectorworks Workspaces 5. Your Workstation 6. Help Files and Resources 7. Quick Start Overview 8. Renderworks Backgrounds and Textures 9. Drawing and Modeling 10. Symbols 11. Measuring and Modeling the Venue 12. Lysistrata 13. Modeling the Scenery 14. Create the Sound Design 15. Vectorworks Lighting 16. Crafting the Light Plot 17. Visualizations and Animation 18. Working with Lightwright 19. Documentation and Publication 20. Working in the Cloud Index
About the Author
Kevin Lee Allen is an Emmy Award-winning scenic and lighting designer working in theatre, film, and television, corporate environments, themed architecture, museum exhibits, special events, and specialty graphics. Projects include work for the United States Government, CNN, CNBC, and CNN International, a virtual interview with Benjamin Franklin as well as productions of Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, and Once Upon a Time in New Jersey. A Vectorworks beta tester, Mr. Allen has taught and lectured on the use of Vectorworks at universities and at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes.
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Use of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design
Kevin Lee Allen
Focal Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Focal Press Book: Vectorworks for Entertainment Design Review