Each station sports a very contemporary design with utmost flexibility for breaking news, weather, entertainment and traffic. The highlights are LED curtains, LED color changing vaccuform walls, vertical columns and headers. All three stations have 3 x 3 x 46 monitor walls and 80” touch screens for anchor and reporter interaction. WFLA has a unique 2 x 3 x 46” vertical wall to showcase breaking news, branding or specials.
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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.
The station has a gallery of photos showing the anchors rehearsing on the set [click here to view], plus a 360 interactive video walk through [click here to view]. After the jump you can see a few images from Newscast Studio’s website Read more
WOOD, the NBC affiliate in Grand Rapids Michigan, unveiled a sleek new set this week.
Designed by FX Design Group, the set was a year in planning and features the use of bold color graphics and a massive wall of monitors featuring 16 55″ flat screens. The monitors can be fed as a whole or by single feeds.
Newscast Studio has a brief explanation and pictures of the design on their site. Click here to view. WOOD’s website also features both a retrospective of the station’s sets over fifty years and a gallery of their new set. Click here to see the 50 year retrospective. Click here to view the new set gallery. You can also watch a video walk through with WOOD anchors and a shot of the monitor wall after the jump.