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.


Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Visit the England of Olde at Red Barn Productions’ Renaissance Faire and Dickens Faire

Posted on November 11, 2011

Two of California’s most popular period fairs, the Renaissance Faire and the Great Dickens Christmas Faire, are produced by one company that loves to get dressed up in the fashions ...

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No Expense Spared on Elton John’s “Million Dollar Piano”

Posted on October 28, 2011

Elton John is back on stage with a three year residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. In late September, performances of The Million Dollar Piano kicked off at the ...

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Same Wall, New Projectors: Pink Floyd’s The Wall On Stage 30 Years Later

Posted on October 11, 2011

Pink Floyd first took their conceptual rock opera, The Wall, on tour in 1980. Thirty years later it’s back on the road, but this time under the direction of founding ...

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Country Meets Broadway in Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Tour

Posted on October 3, 2011

As one of country music’s youngest stars, Taylor Swift knows exactly what the “millenials” expect from a concert. Anything less then a visual extravaganza just won’t cut it these days. ...

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Francis Ford Coppola To Perform His New Film ‘Twixt’

Posted on August 11, 2011

As Francis Ford Coppola advances in age, he seems only to get more and more experimental. Having got his masterpieces out of the way at a young age with The ...

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A Sculptural Landscape of Netting by Numen/For Use

Posted on July 14, 2011

Last week, we posted about a playground in Wiesbaden, Germany that primarily used netting to sculpt the children’s play space; for those of you out there that thought it looked ...

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Out of the Box and Into the Cube: Amon Tobin’s ISAM Tour

Posted on June 12, 2011

Throughout the rest of June, the electronic musician, Amon Tobin, will be on tour to promote his most recent album, ISAM. The reason we want to cover this tour here ...

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Obscura Digital Leads the Way in Large-Scale Projections

Posted on June 7, 2011

In the Dogpatch district of San Francisco, an out-of-the-way neighborhood that was once the industrial heart of the city, you’ll find the creative agency, Obscura Digital, channeling the area’s spirit ...

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Interactive Art at MIT’s FAST Light

Posted on May 10, 2011

This past weekend, the MIT campus was aglow with light installations as the Festival of Art Science + Technology (FAST) came to an luminous end. The three-month festival, which kicked ...

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DIY Theater Taps Into Smartphone Technology

Posted on May 7, 2011

Here’s a cool project we came across that makes use of common technology to create a DIY entertainment theater. Designed and fabricated by the artist Aaron Jones, the YouTube theater ...

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