Projection designer Zachary Borovay will present a case study on his designs for A Catered Affair at the Projection Master Classes on Monday, May 19th. Lighting designer Brian MacDevitt will join Borovay and the two will discuss their collaboration on the visuals for the new Broadway musical.
“Scenery made from light? Light made from scenery?” asks Borovay. “We’ll discuss how we worked together to erase the lines between lighting and projections to create a 1953 Bronx cityscape in A Catered Affair.”
Borovay and MacDevitt will show how they collaborated through the entire process, taking the project’s original inspirations to final product. Attendees will learn about each designer’s artistic contributions to the show and how each utilized both high and low tech practices to create a world on stage that appears natural and intimate. “Anyone who is interested in creating designs that seamlessly flow from one discipline to the next should attend,” says Borovay.
MacDevitt adds of his work on A Catered Affair, “The thing that is really fun and fantastic about this production is that I really felt like, between David Gallo’s sets, Zak Borovay’s projections, and my lighting, you can’t really tell whose is what—just a really good merging of all the designs, really natural and well integrated.” The lighting designer returns Wednesday, May 21st, to present to the Broadway Lighting Master Classes, Visual Aids: Paintings And Photography For Inspiration And Communication In The Theatre.
The Projection Master Classes includes other presentations by leading projection designers and technicians, including Sean Cagney, Marcel DeKeyzer, Bruce Rodgers, David Taylor, Patrick Dierson, and Scharff Weisberg’s Joshua Fleitell and Lars Pedersen, as well as a session on Visualization and Playback Options, including coolux Pandoras Box, Green Hippo Hippotizer, and d3 from UnitedVisualArtists. The day concludes with a networking cocktail party.The Live Design Projection Master Classes, hosted at the XL LED Lab in New York City’s SoHo district, is an opportunity to learn about the most cutting-edge, creative LED video, and digital lighting products that exist, how to work with them, and how to integrate them into all types of designs.
The full story on A Catered Affair, will appear in the June issue of Live Design.