Daniel Brodie

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Programming Annie's Projection 
Annie is fully redundant. At least from a projection point of view. Let me explain what I mean. Theatre is all about repeatability and redundancy. In order to protect the show against every reasonable trouble it may face, we develop systems of redundancy.
Projection Design For Annie 
Wendall K Harrington's projection design for Annie, working with associate designers Daniel Brodie and Michael Clark, and programmer Paul Vershbow.
Macbook Pro With Retina Display For Projection Design 
When Apple announced its new Macbook Pro with Retina Display back in June, I quickly saw its potential as a lightweight projection design control machine.
Turning Sondheim On Sondheim Into A Regional Production 
For the past six months, I’ve worked with video designer Peter Flaherty on converting the massively video-heavy show Sondheim on Sondheim from its original format of numerous moving video screens into something that can be produced by regional and smaller theatres.
Show Control in Magic/Bird on Broadway 
Recently, I was the associate media designer for Magic/Bird, which opened last night on Broadway.
d3 Introduces d3 Designer 
I'm a fan of offline editors, and that's why I was happy to see a recent announcement for a new "software only" version of United Visual Artists' d3 system called d3 Designer.
Closer Look: MadMapper 
I finally got to check out MadMapper, a program from the makers of Modul8 that automates a lot of the process of projection mapping.
Prepare Ye For Y4K: A New Year's Resolution 
Just when you were getting used to 1080p resolution being the standard, I'm here to tell you that 2012 is heralding the coming of the next big thing: 4K or "four thousand pixel" resolution.
Resolume Avenue 4 
I used to use Resolume heavily but had to move on to more stable and functional tools. However, having been greatly improved, Resolume Avenue is looking a lot better, and possibly ready for serious use in production.
Troika Ranch's loopdriver 
A PBS half-hour special goes behind the scenes of loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance by choreographer/media artist Dawn Stoppiello and composer/media artist Mark Coniglio, also known as Troika Ranch.
Nemetschek Vectorworks 2011 
A closer look at Nemetschek Vectorworks 2011 from the projection designer's point of view.
The Junkyard Jumobtron Project 
The Junkyard Jumbotron project allows any number of internet-connected devices with a screen to be joined together and form one large video composition.
Must Reads: Staging the Screen: The Use of Film and Video in Theatre And Art of Projection 
I’d like to kick it old-school style and recommend two books I've recently read about projection design.
Telestream Episode 6 Media Encoder 
The high-level tools of Episode 6 professional video transcoding
Choosing The Best Screen Setup 
It takes just as much care and planning to execute a beautiful looking show, no matter how much visual information there is
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