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Set Design

In Phoenix, KSAZ Debuts Upgraded News Set

KSAZ, the Fox O&O in Phoenix, recently debuted a new high-definition set designed by Devlin Design Group (photos below). The set was designed to give anchors the ability to move freely around the set to several “story telling venues.”

“It makes for a great deal of satisfaction and pride when a client takes one of our sets to the edge of the envelope, KSAZ has redefined that edge!” Devlin Design creative director Dan Devlin said in a statement.

Sacramento Univision Station Unveils New Set

univision_sac_set3KUVS, the Univision station for Sacramento, CA, revealed its new HD studio and news set.

The set, designed by Sabca Productions, features LED lighting and large background monitors. The station also upgraded its equipment, graphics and weather forecast system.

You can see more pictures of the design after the jump. Read more

Set Designer Gives Simple Tips to Make Your News Set Better

All you production folks in TVSpyland might want to check this out. NewscastStudio recently spoke with FX Design Group owner and creative director Mack McLaughlin.

FX Design Group has made sets for everyone from The Golf Channel to WBAY in Green Bay, WI, and McLaughlin had some simple tips for keeping your station’s showpiece looking as good as the day it debuted and even talked about using hard lighting to make your anchors look better.

If you could have a station do one thing every week to enhance its set, anchors and overall newscast, what would it be?
Keep it clean, both from dust and fingerprints but also the clutter of papers and post its.

What do you think about the flat lighting that so many stations in cost cutting moves have undertaken?
Flat lighting combined with the new HD cameras tends to flatten everything out and make the anchors look like they are plastered right onto the scenery.You need hard lighting to sculpt them and separate them from the scenery, similar to lighting for dance.

McLaughlin also gave some insight into what viewers think about virtual sets and what he thinks about LED lighting. You can read the entire Q&A by clicking here.

KTTV in Los Angeles to Unveil New Set

Our sister site FishbowlLA gets the first look at KTTV‘s new set, scheduled to debut Wednesday on the Los Angeles Fox O&O’s 5 p.m. newscast.

For more photos of the set, created by Jeff Hall Design Inc., visit FishbowlLA.

WSFA Debuts New Set

WSFA, the NBC affiliate for Montgomery, AL, has debuted a new set.

Designed by FX Design Group, the set has a working weather center and a separate spot for stand ups. Behind the standing anchor desk (pictured), a large monitor sits inside a wood background piece.

The station has included a picture gallery on its website showing multiple angles of the new design. Click here to view. You can also see more photos after the jump. Read more

KBZK Unveils New High Definition Set

KBZK in Bozeman, Mont. debuted a high definition set designed by Devlin Design Group last week.

“It looks great in person and on camera. We’re already getting positive comments from viewers,” KBAK news director John Sherer said in a statement. “What I like best is the great lighting and how versatile it is, giving us many venues for showcasing stories.” Read more

KTVX-KUCW News Set Getting an Upgrade

Nexstar’s Salt Lake City duopoly, KTVX-KUCW, is getting a new look on Monday. The redesign is timed to coincide with KTVX’s 65th anniversary, the Salt Lake Tribune reports:

The news set is getting a huge makeover. Viewers will quickly notice the new color scheme — pale green, purple-gray and orange-red. The set for “Good Things Utah” also is getting a completely new look, as well as a new focus.

“We’re going to embrace our legacy,” said Richard Doutre Jones, vice president and general manager of KTVX and sister station KUCW-Channel 30, in January. “Do you live in Utah? Then we care about you.”

KMSP in Minneapolis Debuts New Set

Minneapolis FOX owned station KMSP debuted a new set this week.

The set which was designed Devlin Design Group, features a monitor array behind the anchors that shows a wide shot of the city skyline but can display any type of graphic. Newscast Studio also says the set has color changing technology and a large interview couch.

The station showed off the set on its 5:00 p.m. newscast with anchors Dawn Mitchell, Jeff Passolt and Randy Meier. “There’s a reason we gave you that nice wide shot of our studio here,” said Passolt after coming back from break. Meier added, “We’re showing off.” They then tossed to a timelapse of the set construction. You can see the video after the jump. Read more

KTUU Building New Studio in Anchorage

As KTUU marks its 60th year on the air, the NBC affiliate is building a new studio in downtown Anchorage.

“This is a major milestone for Channel 2,” president and general manager Andy MacLeod said in a statement. “As we celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year, there is no better time to look toward the future. This 40,000-square-foot facility is an investment in Alaska, and it will give us the unparalleled ability to grow and develop content across all media platforms long into the future.”

Neeser Construction will build the new facility, which will a block and a half away from the station’s current studio and newstroom.

WXIA Unveils Sleek New Set

Atlanta NBC affiliate WXIA debuted a sleek new set Tuesday to go along with the new Gannett graphics package.

At one point in yesterday’s Noon newscast, the open concept design of the set was evident.

During the tail end of an on-set interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, a two-shot with Reed became a three-shot when anchor Karyn Greer tossed to reporter Rebecca Lindstrom who could be seen standing in the background.

Lindstrom was stationed in the reporter area which features a plexiglas stairway to nowhere and flat screen monitors. You can see a photo after the jump. Read more

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