Event Design

Event design requires a unique blend of creative vision, problem solving skills, and technical ability. This design genre covers events as large as the Olympics and as small as themed parties, and everything in-between: live shows, festivals, parades, corporate events, and weddings. Like most areas of entertainment design, event design relies on a visionary concept, talented design execution (from lighting and 3D projections to fireworks and set design), and precise coordination of performers and special effects.


How Live Show Design is Changing

Posted on March 31, 2014

Live show design is an important and fast evolving element of the entertainment design world. It combines the best elements of storytelling, theater, acting, performance, set design, illusions, music, and ...

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2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony: A Dazzling Display of Culture and Light

Posted on February 10, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics are underway in Sochi, Russia. For the last few days, the world has watched as snowboarders flip and twist their way through half-pipes, figure skaters glide ...

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K-Pop: Holographic Tech Takes Gangnam Style Digital in New Experience

Posted on December 11, 2013

At the 2012 Coachella event, a holographic Tupac concert made international headlines. The media speculated whether we’d soon see Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix virtual concerts circling ...

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Dubai Wins World Expo 2020! What to Expect from the First Middle Eastern Hosted Event

Posted on December 3, 2013

The first world exposition was held in London back in 1851 to celebrate culture and technology. Now hosted every five years, millions of visitors frequent the event over its six ...

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Macy’s Day Parade: From NYC to the Second Screen

Posted on November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving evokes a range of images and traditions. Families nestled around tables brimming with turkeys and stuffing. Long afternoons watching football games and mapping out Black Friday shopping expeditions. One ...

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IAAPA Expo 2013 in Orlando – Day One Highlights

Posted on November 20, 2013

Nowhere says entertainment more than Orlando and this year's International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo, in full swing in the city known for its theme parks and amusements. ...

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5 Best of the Berlin Festival of Lights

Posted on October 18, 2013

There are just two days left in Berlin’s Festival of Lights – still time to hop on a transatlantic flight and take in the glittering visual spectacular. This year marks ...

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6 Best of the London Design Festival

Posted on September 26, 2013

The 2013 London Design Festival featured over 300 exhibits and experiences across the city and a roster of special events at the heart of the festival - the V&A. The ...

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Lord of the Wedding Rings: Sean Parker’s Fantastical $10 Million Nuptials

Posted on August 7, 2013

When sound and lighting techs, set designers and costumers gather to work on a massive production, the result is usually a film. But for Napster founder and former Facebook prez ...

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The Three Best Fireworks Displays In The United States

Posted on July 4, 2013

The Fourth of July is a quintessentially American holiday. Every year, we celebrate our independence by cooking lots of food, and then blowing things up. It just doesn’t get much ...

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