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We are planning a 6-day workshop in Anchorage, Alaska for Costume Designers and wardrobe. This is for people who work in theater (IATSE members) and film and TV commercials. They all want to get better, improve their skills and knowledge of their craft. Alaska being Alaska, everyone has to wear many hats, so we want to offer a class that covers the creative as well as the practical aspects of costumes. That begins with reading a script then coming up with a design plan, then presenting that plan to the Producer, Director and Head of the Art Department. Research, sourcing, and managing the department need to be covered.
We held a very successful and similar 6-day workshop in Production Design and the Art Department in January. That course description is on our website: www.AlaskaNewMedia.org
We provide airfare, accommodations, meals and a fee of $400 a day.
The dates are April 26 to May 1, 2104
This is a hands-on course, but we do not expect to be sewing original designs, although modification of existing garments is possible. We are open to suggestions for course content.
Want to learn more and discuss the course content and structure? Call David Lyman (Program Consultant, Alaska New Media Training Center) at 207-841-4139 or e-mail: DHLyman@AlaskaNewMedia.org
We will be holding a HAZard COMmunication Class and an OSHA Regulation Class on April 26th in the Local Union Conference Room at 29 West 38th Street, 15th floor, NYC, NY 10018.
HAZCOM will start at 9:00 AM and run until 1:30 PM. The OSHA class will begin at 2:00 PM and run until 4:30 PM.
Please RSVP to Bev@usa829.org or Monona at ACTSNYC@cs.com to register.
These classes are mandatory for Industrials.
Business Representative for Film and TV
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals
Since 2004, the exquisite costumes created by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's talented professional artisans have been available for rental through OSF Costume Rentals, our full-service professional costume rental facility. We offer a wide variety of costumes, accessories and footwear, in many different styles and periods, from Roman to Modern, and beyond, featuring an extensive selection of Medieval and Renaissance costumes.
Our vast stock of quality costumes are available for professional rentals to
Television, Film and Photography
Regional and Professional Theatres and Opera
Schools, Universities and Colleges
Corporate and Not for Profit Events
The OSF Costume Rentals fast and friendly staff will help you find what you need for your next production or film. We pull orders for our out of town customers and ship anywhere in the country, so you do not need to come to our facility in person in order to rent. Weekly and production rentals are available to television, film and photography, and reduced rates are available to schools, nonprofit theaters and nonprofit organizations. Please visit our website www.osfcostumerentals.org to view thousands of pictures of our costume collection and for more information.
OSF Costume Rentals
408 Talent Avenue
Talent, OR 97540
Hose & Fan Set-up to Exhaust Diesel Fumes from the Marcy Armory
Seen below are photos of what a proper diesel ventilation system looks like, but it also must be engineered correctly. For example, the system depends on how much air the fan can move (cfm – cubic feet per minute) and the fan's ability to overcome the air-flow resistance of that long yellow duct (static pressure).
Remember: members should always call the NY Business Office – 212-581-0300 – when they think a situation might be unsafe, or have questions about procedures or materials that they are uncertain about!
Hoses are attached to the exhaust pipe of a diesel-powered crane or lift (at Marcy Armory)
The hose runs from the equipment towards a fan, located near an exterior door.
The hose, coming from the equipment, reaches the appropriately-rated fan, near the exterior door.
The exhaust hose runs from the fan, through the door, and to the outside, ending as far away from the door as possible to prevent blow-back of diesel fumes, and out of the way of pedestrian traffic.
If you're interested in either of the following classes, please RSVP to Beverly Miller:
Vectorworks - The Basics of 2d Drawing
Instructor: Luke Cantarella
Date: 4/14 Monday
Time: 6:30-10:30 PM
Description: A introductory workshop for new Vectorworks users interested in transitioning from hand-drafting to CAD. We will be focusing exclusively on how to draw 2d shapes and create proper line weights, hatches and dashes to describe objects in orthographic views. Special emphasis on use of the floating datum, drafting aids, object info, and offset tools.
Vectorworks for Lighting Designers (with some interest for Sound Designers too)
Instructor: Cory Pattak
Date: 4/26 Saturday
Description: A workshop designed specifically for Lighting Design users of Vectorworks taught by Cory Pattak. Cory will introduce you ways of working with the Vectorworks tools specially designed for lighting (which has many cross-overs to sound design as well). Topics include VWs/Lightwrite conversion, Beam Draw plug-in, Custom Symbols and building a Template library.
Classes held at Pace University Lab
140 William Street, 2nd floor
NY, NY 10038
The General Society Artisan and Labor Lecture Series
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is delighted to collaborate with United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 on the Labor component of the 2014 Labor, Literature and Landmarks lecture series. In a series called A Day in the Life of... The General Society will be providing a behind-the-scenes look at the creative industries in New York, focusing on theater, television and cinema through the work of artists who are members of USA 829. Beverly Miller, President, will introduce all of the USA 829 members participating. Also listed below are a series of Artisan lectures that may also be of interest to USA 829 members.
Tuesday, February 11 – Artisan Lecture 6:30 pm
Robert Baird, Historical Arts and Casting, Traditional Ornamental Metalwork Artisan
Tuesday, March 4 – Labor Lecture 6:30 pm
A Day in the Life of… Feature Film Art Director and Production Designer: Inbal Weinberg
Tuesday, March 11 – Artisan Lecture 6:30 pm
Sebastian M. Gluck, Gluck Pipe Organs, Pipe Organbuilder Artisan
Tuesday, March 25 – Labor Lecture 6:30 pm
A Day in the Life of… Costume Designer: Tracy Christensen
Tuesday, April 8 – Artisan Lecture 6:30 pm
David Alan, David Alan Jewelry, Custom Jewlry Designer and Artisan
Tuesday, April 22 – Labor Lecture 6:30 pm
A Day in the Life of… Broadway Technical Director: Neil A. Mazzella
Tuesday, May 6 – Labor Lecture 6:30 pm
A Day in the Life of… Theater Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt
Tuesday, May 13 – Artisan Lecture 6:30 pm
Daniel Storto, Daniel Storto Gloves, Haute Couture Glovemaker Artisan
Tuesday, June 3 – Labor Lecture 6:30 pm
A Day in the Life of… Project Manager: Tom Stein, Shubert Organization
All the lectures will be followed by a reception and all USA 829 members can attend at the discounted membership of $10. Please note that some of these dates may be subject to change, so please visit www.GeneralSociety.org or e-mail Karin.Taylor@generalsociety.org for further information. Many thanks to USA 829 for all their help with the lecture series, especially to the participating artists and Beverly Miller.
Members: Save 20%...
Vectorworks 2014 at a Discount
We’re excited to tell you about our new partnership with Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., which now provides you with a 20% discount on the latest version of their professional design software. Vectorworks 2014 is a cross-platform (Windows/Macintosh), computer-aided design (CAD) program developed by Nemetschek Vectorworks. The software is currently used by thousands of Lighting, and Scenic Designers worldwide—including many of our members—and is viewed as the industry leader in entertainment design.
This partnership will enable you to realize the efficiencies already enjoyed by existing Vectorworks users for a fraction of the original price. You can also choose to purchase your software with Renderworks, the rendering application used with Vectorworks and powered by CINEMA 4D for high-quality presentations.
Specifics of the Offer
The packages being offered under this program and the discounted prices for USA 829 members are:
Product MSRP Union Cost
Vectorworks Architect 2014 $ 2,595 $ 2,076
Vectorworks Architect w/ Renderworks 2014 $ 3,145 $ 2,516
Vectorworks Spotlight 2014 $ 2,595 $ 2,076
Vectorworks Spotlight w/ Renderworks 2014 $ 3,145 $ 2,516
Vectorworks Designer 2014 $ 3,395 $ 2,716
Vectorworks Designer w/ Renderworks 2014 $ 3,945 $ 3,156
All prices quoted are exclusive of sales tax.
Members who already own a licensed copy of Vectorworks products will be able to upgrade to Vectorworks 2014 at a discounted rate of 20% per license. Due to the many possible combinations of products being upgraded and upgraded to, the members will need to contact Vectorworks to determine upgrade pricing.
Note, if you already own a 2013 or older Vectorworks license, you can still benefit by upgrading to 2014 at a 20% discounted rate. And, if you already upgraded to 2014, you can purchase a higher package at the same discount. Contact Vectorworks for pricing details.
The pricing listed in this proposal is valid until Nemetschek Vectorworks releases the next paid upgrade version of Vectorworks. While future events can not be predicted, Vectorworks has historically been upgraded on a 12-month cycle between paid upgrades. Between these upgrades (Vectorworks 2013, Vectorworks 2012, Vectorworks 2011, Vectorworks 2010, Vectorworks 2009, etc.) This indicates that the next paid upgrade may be released in the late fall of 2014
Your purchase also gives you:
Discounted prices for Vectorworks (The actual dollar savings will depend on the package purchased.)
Enhanced software capabilities with future releases
Access to Nemetschek Vectorworks technical support and training solutions
Support from Nemetschek Vectorworks’ local affiliate, if one is present
How to Place an Order
To place an order or learn more, USA 829members should contact Nemetschek Vectorworks’ U.S. Sales division at 888-646-4223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Your representative will verify your membership with the union and then ship your software. It’s that easy!
We hope you take advantage of this great offer!
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