Video Tutorial: Panning an Audio Cue in QLab 3

To create a realistic sound design, audio panning is a must. This video describes the process of panning an audio cue from the left channel to the right within QLab 3, thereby creating a “doppler effect” of a police siren passing by.

This is one of the instructional videos from the supplemental website included with my textbook “QLab 3 Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations.” To find out more about the book, click here

Projection Mapping

Projection mapping is the projection of imagery onto 3-dimensional surfaces (often irregularly shaped) and manipulating the image output in such a way to make this surface appear to be a flat one. This process is complex, costly, and time-consuming technology. Of course, this means that everyone wants it for their project and it is now quickly becoming ubiquitous. This video has made its way around a lot of different circles, and for good reason. Not only does it beautifully illustrate projection mapping, but shows a new possibility of incorporating projection mapping with robotics to create moving mapped imagery. The results speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Tutorial: Creating a Video Fade-In with QLab 3

The video link above is one of the instructional videos included with my textbook “QLab Show Control: Projects for Live Performances & Installations.” It walks you through the process of creating a Fade-In for a Video Cue. The book releases on November 11th, 2013. From now until that date, I will be offering up promotional goodies on this blog. Subscribe to keep in the loop! Additionally, you can pre-order from Amazon right now at a discounted rate

Crafting Worlds: Theatrical Design

This is a great video created by the American Theatre Wing featuring some amazing designers in Scenery, Sound, Costumes, and Lighting. I have had the pleasure to work with David Gallo and participate in his Broadway Scenic Design Master Class and can say that he has some great thoughts on approaching a design. A wonderful watch for anyone interested in design and A MUST for theatrical design students.

A Short Film About Design in Britain Since 1959

Design is one of the most powerful of human inclinations as it gracefully combines together two concepts: teamwork, and serving others. No designer ever truly works alone, and the purpose of design is to serve a function for the end-user. Whether designing a product, an image, or an idea, the designer’s role is problem solving through creativity. By its very nature, design transforms creativity into a tangible outcome – linking thought with action. This video covers a wide array of British designers who shaped the world through their designs and received the Prince Philip Designer’s Prize for their work. Enjoy!