NBC blends snowflakes, dramatic lighting effects for Rockefeller Center Christmas special
The 2018 “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which aired Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, and was packed with musical and dance performances, also incorporated metallic rotating snowflakes in its graphics — including behind the script logotype.
The show’s open also showcased performer names in a red diamond in a look and style very much in line with the network’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade coverage.
Although Studio 1A wasn’t used during the coverage, its giant LED video wall facade could be seen in many shots with matching graphics. Large video screens perched on the setbacks of the 30 Rock tower also showcased matching graphics and live feeds of the programming for the crowd gathered in the plaza.
The snowflake motif, meanwhile, was incorporated onto giant projects on the sides of neighboring buildings, as part of a dramatic and complex lighting design setup that included special effects during the countdown to the tree lighting and immediately after.