Vectorworks for Theatre

July 8-12, 2019
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
George Fox University
Newberg Campus
Cost: $495

(Optional: 2 or 3 continuing education credits available for additional fee)


Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this course is designed to introduce you to computer-aided design for live theatre.

We will explore Vectorworks, a 2D/3D design tool used widely in the theatre industry. Designed for beginning and intermediate users, this course will cover 2D drafting and 3D modeling.

By the end of the course, participants will have the skills to create 2D drafted ground plans, elevations, section views and light plots, as well as perspective drawings and rendered 3D models. Participants will leave the course with a 3D Vectorworks model of their home school’s performance space they can use for future productions and class projects.

No prior experience with CAD or drafting is needed. Even if you have never drafted or built a model before, this tool will help you visualize your ideas. The 3D model you will create of your performance space will make it easy to quickly “build” a set and see it from many views, and will include templates for you to quickly generate ground plans, section views, and perspective drawings.

If you are already familiar with Vectorworks, you will speed up your work with new tips on document organization, viewports, saved views, importing, modeling, and rendering. Participants who have taken this TDI course before can refresh their skills and will be able to explore advanced materials.

Participants can take the five-day course for 2 continuing education credits and choose an optional third credit for work related to a production or class at a home school or theatre. Additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required.

QLab Show Control: Sound, Projections, and Lights

July 22-26, 2019
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
George Fox University
Newberg Campus
Cost: $495

(Optional: 2 or 3 continuing education credits available for additional fee)


Geared toward high school teachers and staff, this course is designed to introduce you to computer-aided design for live theatre.

QLab is playback software used widely in the theatre industry for live control of sound, video, and lighting. We will walk step-by-step through the process of creating cues for audio, projections, and lights. You’ll complete a series of hands-on creative projects throughout the week to solidify your learning.

By the end of the course, participants will have the skills to:

  • Play and fade audio files to multiple speakers
  • Project still images and moving video footage
  • Adjust timing, looping, and following of audio and video cues
  • Control the use of onstage live microphones and video cameras
  • Use multiple projectors and explore projector mapping and blending
  • Explore audio/video effects and other advanced features such as trimming and playback rates
  • Program and playback a variety of types of lighting instruments and DMX equipment

We will cover some basics of audio and video equipment, but will focus primarily on what is needed to use the software for your creative projects during the week.

Participants of past TDI courses in sound, projection, or lighting will benefit from mostly new content and will likely find some review of previously covered material.

Participants can take the five-day course for 2 continuing education credits and choose an optional third credit for work related to a production or class at a home school or theatre. Additional fee of $100 per credit hour is required.

Software

Computers and software are available for participants to use during the week. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop with QLab software installed. QLab operates only on Mac computers.

Two Sessions Offered This Year!

  • Vectorworks for Theatre, July 8-12
  • QLab Show Control: Sound, Projections, and Lights

*Both sessions are open to past participants of similar institutes

Registration

Look for registration for summer 2019 to open in April.

 

Instructor

Bryan BoydBryan Boyd is a professor of theatre at George Fox University where he runs the design and technical theatre program. Bryan has also designed professionally for a variety of theatres in the Northwest including Artists Repertory Theatre, Sound Theatre Company, Seattle Musical Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company, and Northwest Children’s Theatre. Bryan holds an MFA in Scenic Design from University of Portland.