Extended reality (xR) is an exciting emerging technology! Even before COVID-19, it was revolutionizing the world of entertainment and education and allowing brands, artists and organisations to connect with their audiences remotely. There has never been a time when this was needed and wanted more. But what does xR really mean, and what does it mean for you? Find out!
Meet the open file format that’s revolutionizing entertainment industry workflows. Together, GDTF and MVR are a free open standard file format that ensures lighting fixtures work the first time, every time. This non-proprietary data exchange keeps changes synchronized, whether it’s moving from CAD to console or from console back to CAD. Watch our video to learn more.
Freestyle Love Supreme is a hot hip-hop musical brought to you by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail of Hamilton fame, along with Anthony Veneziale. It’s an evening of improvised rap, partly based on words suggested by the audience to the cast, which includes guest stars such as Miranda himself. Join lighting designer Jeff Croiter in this live webcast as he shares his experience lighting this unconventional Broadway musical. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Join ace console programmer Scott Barnes as he discusses his work on films for Marvel Studios and such legendary characters as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain Jack Sparrow, Spock, Katniss Everdeen, The Grinch, Cowboys, and Aliens. He started programming on a Flying Pigs System Wholehog II and continued to use Hog consoles throughout his career, leading up to High End Systems Hog 4. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Join designer and influencer Bob Bonniol for an exploration of how the boundaries between audience and performance are being erased, not only on stages, but also in live events, brand activations, and retail. New technologies are intersecting with new ways to tell stories, and it's creating deep connections and huge opportunities. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Limited budget bringing you down? Does your artist want the most impact from the show without having to book a huge space or rent a giant lighting rig? Of course, that’s the case, more often than not. Sometimes, these challenges make for the most creative outcomes. In “Small But Effective: Getting The Most Out Of Your Rig,” world-renowned programmer, designer, and trainer Marc Lorenz will present tips and tricks for you to get big—and more importantly, appropriate—looks from your smaller rigs, starting with console layout and focus, and working through the programming process to dress rehearsal. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Join our webinar with Diana Kesselschmidt, lighting designer and technical director, to learn about the Project Sharing feature in Vectorworks Spotlight. See how you can set up project sharing files to improve your workflows and help keep your team more organized. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about race and justice in the South, To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic of modern American literature. It has now been made into a compelling play, which premiered at The Shubert Theatre on Broadway in December 2018. “The play has three different worlds: One is the world of the storytelling, of the adult versions of the kids who were looking back and telling a story from the memory of their childhoods. Watch the webcast on-demand.
Join Sarah as she dives deeper into how WorldStage’s unique approach to problem solving, coupled with its inventive spirit, leads to extremely innovative and effective technical solutions and now - custom products. From Broadway shows, live entertainment, large-scale installations and the keynote speeches, product launches and experiential activations of the corporate staging world, WorldStage brings a proven history of technical knowledge and innovative thinking to design, engineer and deliver technical solutions making a major impact in the live events industry today. View the webcast on-demand.
Designer Tobias Rylander discusses his latest work for The 1975 in support of the band’s third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships. The ABIIOR World Tour, featured lighting and conceptual design by Rylander, working with frontman Matty Healy, resulting in a production that NME calls “a stunning sensory assault in beautiful pictures.” Watch the webcast on-demand.
Metallica’s WorldWired Tour, designed and directed by Dan Braun with lighting by Rob Koenig, features some unusual elements, from a 44’ x44’ stage-in-the-round, custom built by TAIT to a series of 52 kinetic LED video cubes. These cubes ascend and descend while displaying bold, colorful video content that adds to the visual octane of the show. The show also features the touring industry’s first autonomous indoor drone swarm, with 99 micro drones from Verity Studios, dancing like fireflies for the song, “Moth Into Flame.” View the webcast on-demand.
Consumer demand for 4K technology has driven expectations for 4K in professional settings including corporate, education, worship, and entertainment environments. In this free session, Pete Putman, President of ROAM Consulting, will review the 4K technology landscape and provide practical strategies for transitioning your organization to 4K. View the webcast on-demand.