Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2017: From Concept to Completion

Presented on Wednesday, October 18

Webcast sponsored by Vectorworks

Still sketching your designs on a napkin? There’s a better way—with a powerful design tool that allows you to create and communicate your ideas from start to finish. Join Stephen Jones, USA 829 designer, and Assistant Professor at Vassar College, for a one-hour webinar as he walks through his workflow for the 2017 Colorado Shakespeare Festival's repertory season. Attendees will discover the benefits of designing in a 3D environment, as well as tips and tricks for streamlining technical documentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover how sketching in 3D allows for quick and efficient real-time updates.
  • Learn how to use sheet layers and viewports to enhance communication with the show director.
  • Determine best practices for converting your conceptual files into technical drawings.
  • Assess the process from Vectorworks® to Lightwright® to communicate with the master electrician.

Stephen Jones is a Theatrical Lighting and Scenic Designer whose work can be scene in various regional theatre, event design, theatre consulting, and dance companies across the US. Most recently, his work can be found with Portland Stage Theatre Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Viacom. Stephen is also on faculty at Vassar College, where he serves as the Lighting and Scenic Design Professor as well as Director of Theatre. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artist, USA 829, and United States Institute of Theatre Technology. 

Stephen has been a long time Vectorworks user, dating back to when it was called MiniCAD. He serves as a Third Party Trainer and has recently been added to the list of beta Testers. He has conducted the following Vectorworks webinars: Basic Rendering, Creating Theatrical Designer Drawings, and Rendering with Light. He was also a featured designer for Novadge Online software store.

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