Project Description

Super Bowl LI – FOX Sports Studios and Environments

Super Bowl LI Broadcast Design for the FOX Sports Family of Brands, Shows and Game.

Begun in October 2015  the multiple location production design encompassed 4 studios, 13 shows, special events and the game broadcast.

Discovery Green Location

Studio A

Shows in studio:

– The Herd

– RaceHub

– Fox Sports Kick Off

– Fox Latin America

– Fox Sports Live

– FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Hit

– UFC Weigh in

Studio B

Shows in studio:

– Undisputed with Skip and Shannon

– Garbage Time with Katie Nolan

– Speak for Yourself

– UFC Fight Night

Studio C

Shows in studio:

– Fox Business News

– Fox Affiliates

Field Set

Green Room

Stadium Location

– Game Broadcast Desk

– Pre Game

– Halftime

– Post Game

– Red Carpet

 

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Discovery Green Location
Studio A
Main studio for Fox Sports broadcast.
40’ x 40’ x 40′ studio encased in glass.
Central Fox Sports logo lightbox floated in center of the studio to showcase the brand.
Interior includes a central platform repurposed for specific shows with (x2) LED towers (4’ x 8’) for OTS backgrounds on each show on custom base for clean look.
Elevated to 7’ to allow for shot over shooting location to George R Brown Convention Center and Super Bowl Live photo location.
AC and Heating in studio and 12’ grid for lighting.
Exterior has two flanking LED screens 12’ x 28’ and 8’ tall ticker running all 4 sides for the studio.
Back Porch for staging all shows.
Shows in studio:
– The Herd
– Custom Road desk built with swappable graphic position
– Seating area for guests
– RaceHub
– Utilizes Fox sports 6 Man road desk to discuss everything Nascar
– Fox Sports Kick Off
– Sunday Morning Kick off to the Super Bowl with new Custom Desk for the Super Bowl with center LED monitor
– Fox Latin America
– Utilizes Fox sports 6 Man road desk with changed center graphic
– Standup position near LED tower in studio
– Fox Sports Live
– Conversational show with center platform as home base area
– Redressed studio to have more of a talkshow vibe with rug, coffee table, greens, and spin wheel for guests.
– FIFA Women’s World Cup Trophy Hit
– Custom designed Podium to tease the Fox Women’s World Cup coverage in Paris
– UFC Weigh in
– UFC weigh in coverage broadcast from 6 man road desk
Studio B
40’ x 40’ x 20’ Gabled structure
Full glass enclosure to protect from elements – removable section in back to allow for excess audience on back deck and views to George R Brown Convention Center.
28’ x 18’ LED Tower on back to obstruct studio from Studio A viewpoint – Tech area hidden inside unit and wrapped in Fox Sports Graphics.
(x2) 4’ x 8’ LED towers for show branding and sponsorship
Audience of 80 for shows with x3 different heights of chairs for tiered audience look
Shows:
– Undisputed with Skip and Shannon
– Custom road desk with banner ribbon for 84 lumber sponsorship
– Branded mugs and custom foot rest with Fs1 branding
– Garbage Time with Katie Nolan
– Custom desk with internal lightbox and Geico sponsorship ribbon
– Pick board and Touchscreen for show interaction with custom base
– Speak for Yourself
– Utilizes Undisputed road desk with custom top to rebrand for show and have distinct size
– UFC Fight Night
– Coverage of the UFC Fight saturday night
– Custom road desk built from original 6 man desk design on stage A
Studio C
24’ x 24’ Studio With gabled roof structure
28’ x 18’ LED Tower on back to obstruct studio from Studio A viewpoint
Shows:
– Fox Business News
– Business News hit from inside the Super Bowl Experience
– Fox Affiliates
Studio D
Shows:
24’ x 24’ Studio With gabled roof structure
28’ x 18’ LED Tower on back to obstruct studio from Studio A viewpoint (same LED structure as studio C)
– Fox News 26
– Affiliate Coverage of the Super Bowl Experience
Field Set
Custom 40’ x 80 field set at 8” with AFC NFC color branding.
28’ x 18’ LED Towers on each end of the field for branding and show coverage
Utilized on each show for demo’s, games, yoga, and virtual hits
Green Room
84 Lumber sponsored green room with bar, vr activation, Facebook live social area and 7 screens to show live streams and fox content.
Included window for view to Studio A with drapes able to close to block sunlight for camera.
Custom interior design to showcase 84 lumber branding and message.
Used for bump shots and “coming up” segments for talent
Stadium Location
Stadium Set
32’ x 24’ structure elevated to 5’ for view to center field of stadium
Z arm mechanical structure allows for grid to fold on self and clear sightlines for patrons watching the game
Glass railings on all sides and custom lightbox graphics on back truss for branding
Custom Studio Desk to showcase talent and show sponsors
Shows:
– Pre Game
– Halftime
– Post Game
Super Bowl Red Carpet
Red carpet at the owners entrance to the tailgate experience in the NRG convention center.
Your place for the stars and celebrities that will be going to the game.
x2 step and repeat walls (30’ x 10’), central background position and hanging header for Fox branding
24’ x 20’ Elevated deck to allow for shooting over crowded background
Green room area with bar, seating area, and VR Activation.

Production Team

Production Design by: JHD Group
Built by: Filmwerks
Lighting by: Jeffrey Gregson
Graphics printed by: Enhance a color, Stage Tops USA, and Creative Graphic Services
LED Towers + Field built by: Gallagher Staging
Green Room structure by: T&B Equipment
Green Room scenery: IDF Studio Scenery
Furniture provided by: Cort Event Rentals and AFR Event Rentals
VR Activation: Rad3