Set Design

December 18, 2014

‘World News’ uses main studio as weather wall

“World News Tonight” has found another use for its new curved video wall — a standup location for weather reports. The network was covering the severe storms hitting the West Coast and had meteorologist Rob Marciano stationed on the “World News Tonight” set in New York. Anchor David Muir, meanwhile, was in Washington, D.C., so […]

December 18, 2014

San Antonio station moving to new home

Sinclair‘s WOAI-TV in San Antonio is prepping to say goodbye to its home of 65 years and move in with its sister stations. The station, which was the market’s first, is leaving downtown for the headquarters KABB-TV, the city’s Fox affiliate, on the northwest side of the city. That building has been recently renovated and includes […]

December 18, 2014

MSNBC goes informal for Shift set design

Shift by MSNBC launched this week, beginning the networks full time foray into original streaming content. Shift includes multiple original programs, serving as a testbed for MSNBC talent development and show ideas. Using Studio 3K by Clickspring Design, MSNBC has used existing space with some new elements for the Shift venture. A riser with midcentury modern […]

December 16, 2014

San Francisco station broadcasts from new location

KRON-TV began broadcasting from its new location on Monday, sharing a building with competing station KGO-TV at the ABC Broadcast Center. The renovated space at 900 Front Street is just blocks from the San Francisco Bay and includes a new newsroom, control room and studio. While far from its glory days of an Emmy Award winning two […]

December 15, 2014

Seven News relocates during Sydney crisis

With studios just 50 meters from the Lindt Cafe and the Sydney hostage crisis in Martin Place, Seven News was forced off the air and evacuated during its Monday morning broadcast, causing a mad scramble to relocate its news operations. The event unfolded live on Seven’s “The Morning Show,” which has a street side studio […]

December 15, 2014

A look back at ‘The Newsroom’

As HBO’s “The Newsroom” fades to black, we thought we’d look back at at its production design and title sequences. Featuring a theme by Thomas Newman and design by Huge, these opening sequences set a high standard for the show. Season 1 Opening Credits Season 2 Opening Credits We wrote about the shows set design when […]

December 12, 2014

Devlin completes projects for Scripps stations in Denver/Phoenix

Devlin Design Group recently completed projects at KNXV-TV in Phoenix and KMGH-TV in Denver for Scripps, delivering state-of-the-art upgrades. “Team DDG is fearless when it comes to challenging the status quo and the ordinary,” said Dan Devlin of Devlin Design Group. “We’ve set ourselves apart in the industry by creating one-of a kind designs that […]

December 11, 2014

Jack Morton unveils new website

Jack Morton has launched a new website, which includes a large portfolio update for its broadcast division. The new website showcases recent work for ESPN, “Last Week Tonight,” “The View” and “Inside the NFL” among others.

December 10, 2014

Indianapolis NBC debuts new look

Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WTHR-TV debuted a new set design and graphics package on Tuesday. Working with Clickspring Design and fabricator blackwalnut, the Indianapolis NBC affiliate now has a network level home. Dark wood, brushed metal and backlit elements anchor the design style, which also includes a fair amount of technology. A flexible anchor desk that features a floating backlit […]

December 9, 2014

‘Colbert’ broadcasts from nation’s capital

Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” is broadcasting from George Washington University this week using a very presidential setup. Fitting, as President Barack Obama stopped by the show on Monday. Jack Morton PDG designer Larry Hartman and fabricator blackwalnut worked with Comedy Central on the project, part of Colbert’s final two weeks on the network. The setup […]