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Daniel Fine

Daniel Fine is a designer, scholar, and technologist working in immersive, digital/physical environments for interactive users, audiences and live performance. He is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts in Performance at The University of Iowa, within the Public Digital Arts Cluster and holds a joint appointment in Theatre Arts and Dance. Daniel’s international work ranges from small-scale installations to large-scale architectural video mapping, including stereoscopic 3D projections. He is the founder of WONDER DOME, a touring performance dome where narrative is explored across the arts and sciences by mixing live performance with cinema, gaming, Human-Computer-Interaction, and cutting edge digital technology. Daniel holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Digital Media for Performance from Arizona State University, where he was a fellow at The Center for Science and the Imagination. Learn more at www.danielfine.net.

Sound and Media Design
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Sound and Media Design

13 January 2017

In this installment, Daniel Fine discusses the intersections of sound and media design departments, offering a template for productive workflow.

Lighting and Media Design, Part 2
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Lighting and Media Design, Part 2

8 November 2016

In this installment, Daniel Fine continues his discussion on the intersection of lighting and media design.

Lighting and Media Design Part 1
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Lighting and Media Design Part 1

5 September 2016

In this installment, Daniel Fine discusses working with lighting designers, explaining how color temperature and palette, and brightness of projections impact the media design for a production.

Set and Media Design Part 2
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Set and Media Design Part 2

3 May 2016

In this installment, Dan Fine continues his discussion about the intersection of media and scenic design, further examining production needs and considerations.

Set and Media Design, Part 1
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Set and Media Design, Part 1

21 March 2016

In this installment, Daniel Fine discusses the relationship between the scenic designer and media designer, advocating direct collaboration earlier in the production process.

Media Design and the Director
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Media Design and the Director

22 January 2016

In this installment, Dan Fine discusses his background in directing and offers suggestions for directors working with media designers.

Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule—Part 2
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Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule—Part 2

6 November 2015

In this seventh installment, Daniel Fine continues discussing workflow, highlighting key elements for media design in the production process.

Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule
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Accounting for Media in the Production Schedule

29 October 2015

In the sixth installment, Daniel Fine discusses how to schedule workflow for media design during the production process.

Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 3
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Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 3

1 October 2015

In the fifth installment of his series, Daniel Fine wraps up his discussion on how to utilize media design in the rehearsal hall.

Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 2
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Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 2

How to Integrate Media

16 September 2015

In the fourth installment of his series, Daniel Fine continues discussing how to integrate media into the rehearsal process.

Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 1
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Media Design in the Rehearsal Hall Part 1

2 September 2015

In the third installment of his media design series, Daniel Fine distinguishes effective ways to utilize media in the rehearsal room.

Media Design and Dramaturgy
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Media Design and Dramaturgy

Creating Meaning

19 August 2015

In the second installment of his media design series, Daniel Fine discusses the important connection between media design and dramaturgy in effective storytelling onstage.

What is Media Design?
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What is Media Design?

5 August 2015

In the first installment of his series on media design, Daniel Fine defines media design and traces the history of design and technology in theatre.

Media Design in Performance by Daniel Fine
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Media Design in Performance by Daniel Fine

This blog series offers a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve the best practices for collaboration in the creative and production process of incorporating digital media into live performance.