WTVC-TV News Set Installation

Friday January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

WTVC Set Installation; Day Five

The set installation wrapped up today and the new set looks fabulous! The Lighting Phase began early this morning with the shot blocking session and then Lighting Director, Walter Olden, started hanging the new Brightline lighting fixtures. The lighting phase is a process that takes 3-5 days depending on the size of the set. Walter will be working through next Tuesday to light the new WTVC set. Lighting is an integral part of the overall process. Both the set and the talent need to be shown to their best ability and light is a key component to that equation!

Here are some pics from inside the studio today as the lighting of the set commenced! And a huge thank you to Richard Simms at WTVC who provided us with amazing photos during the set installation process the past five days!

Brightline light fixtures being hung on the studio grid.


Looks like they were testing the LED color changing lights as well.



Thanks for tuning in and we hope you have enjoyed the behind the scenes look of the WTVC set installation! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Be seeing you soon!

January 10, 2013

WTVC Set Installation; Day Four

Everyone is busy today in the studio as the major portion of the scenic installation finishes up. However, there is still a lot of work being done. The LED lights are being tested, the set pieces are being placed and the a lot of the electrical details are being worked out. Our Scenic Design Director, Kartik Dakshinamoorthy, is on site today as well, to oversee the final details of the set. He will also supervise the shot blocking session which begins tomorrow morning.

DDG caught up with Tom Henderson, News Director of WTVC, today and this is what he had to say about the new set, The installation has been trouble free and fast.  As we have gotten closer to the finished set, foot traffic through the newsroom has grown dramatically.  Our coworkers in sales, marketing, engineering and the front office can’t resist stopping and looking through the window at the progress. Everyone at WTVC is looking forward to utilizing the new news set!

Keeping the studio clean during the installation.


An interesting view from above.


Versatility and flexibility are key components of the new HD News set. The 2×6 video wall, the rear projection screen and all of the rolling set components will enable WTVC to present the news in new, dynamic ways. The set is clean, simple and sophisticated driven by back lit graphics and hi-tech electronics but grounded by the use of warm woods and stone finishes.



Behind the video wall.


It takes a lot of cables to power up the set components!


Testing the LED back lights.


Thank you for stopping by. We hope you will tune in tomorrow!

(Again special thanks to Richard Simms, Interactive Content Producer-WTVC-TV, for all the great pictures!)

January 9, 2013

WTVC Set Installation; Day Three

It is day three of the set installation at WTVC. Today the big focus in the studio is on electronics. They are unpacking and installing the NEC’s into the video wall and weather center area. Of course all of this technology needs power, so cables have to be run to all the electronics and tested. There is still a lot of work to be done!

A big thank you to Richard Simms at WTVC for the fabulous photos all this week! Here are some photos from today:

Adjusting the monitor on the rolling kiosk.


Unpacking and installing the monitors.



The 2×6 video wall.


The rear projection frame in the main background area.


Main Background area and the Weather Center Area.


Thank you to everyone for tuning in! The next two days we will finish up with the set installation and on Friday the shot blocking session begins! Be sure to check back for more behind the scenes news and photos!

January 8, 2013

WTVC Set Installation; Day Two

The studio has definitely been buzzing with activity today! The scene crew has been as busy as bees getting a lot of work completed on the new set. The scenic walls and graphics are up and they have installed the mounts for the NEC’s in the video wall and weather center areas. The set is really coming together nicely!

Here are some wonderful pictures from inside the studio today:


Wide shot of the studio earlier today.



Video wall.


NEC’s being moved to the set.


New Brightline lighting fixtures waiting in the wings!


Hope you have enjoyed today’s scenes from the set installation! Stay tuned, more to come!

January 7, 2013

WTVC Set Installation; Day One

The semi-truck arrived and was unloaded early this morning into a clean and empty studio. The staff at WTVC had the studio ready to go, complete with a new floor!

The scene crew is now beginning to place and set up the scenic walls. Here are some pictures from this morning of the scene crew hard at work!





Wrapped Kiosks waiting in the wings.


We are excited to start our first news set installation of the year! Stay tuned all this week to see the WTVC installation as it progresses! (Photos courtesy of Richard Simms.)