FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES BRINGS LIGHT TO ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES BRINGS LIGHT TO
‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’

Upgraded Studio 6B Lit By FLDA’s Fred Bock

FOR RELEASE ON: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has

designed and installed the lighting for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’ FLDA’s lighting designer Fred Bock, who has worked on numerous NBC shows at

30 Rockefeller Center, spearheaded the lighting design, which conformed to the upgraded Studio 6B at the facility.

Bock designed the lighting, and the complete look and feel for the show’s set and also designed the lighting for U2’s rooftop performance on last night’s show debut, working closely with Mike Baldassari, from MIKE-O-MATIC Industries LLC, and Chris Landy, formerly the lighting director for ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.’

“We are extremely familiar with the NBC family, and the team at 30 Rock, and we are thrilled to have been part of this historic redesign of the original ‘Tonight Show’ set for the launch of Jimmy Fallon’s tenure as host of the show,” said Bock. “We are pleased with the early results with the lighting’s look, from early rehearsals and tests, and think that viewers will see a new look to the show.”

FLDA maintains a long-running affiliation with NBC Universal programming, including the complete lighting design for the ‘TODAY’ show and program specials such as NBC ‘Town Hall on Climate Change’ and the NBC Job One Panel, as well as the complete lighting design for the NBC Sports Network.

“We could not have been happier to see the ‘Tonight Show’ move back to New York, and be part of its reinstallment in its original 30 Rock home. We are pleased to be working with the NBC team to bring the show’s look and feel home,” said Bruce Ferri, senior designer with FLDA. “We see ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ as an extension of our long-time relationship with NBC Universal, and we feel a strong bond with the technical team.”

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SCORES FOR NFL NETWORK’S PRO BOWL DRAFT LIGHTING

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SCORES
FOR NFL NETWORK’S PRO BOWL DRAFT LIGHTING

Location Work in Hawaii Under Challenging Weather

FOR RELEASE ON: FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it provided the outdoor lighting for the NFL Network’s 2014 Pro Bowl Draft coverage in Honolulu, Hawaii. FLDA lit outdoor sets in four different locations at the Lanikuhonua Cultural Institute. This marks the first Pro Bowl Draft that FLDA has lit; FLDA has worked with the NFL Network for several years.

Ferri and FLDA lighting designer Mick Smith managed the lighting design and installation over a four-day period. Smith has supervised lighting design assignments for FLDA with the NFL Network in the past, including ‘NFL Playbook;’ ‘NFL AM,’ and projects with NFL Films. 

“Outdoor lighting requires precise management of natural lighting variables, and with an event that moves from mid-day into evening, this requires a great deal of upfront planning,” said Bruce Ferri, senior lighting designer with FLDA. “We successfully managed the shifting sun, and did with available lighting gear on the island. Coping with high winds on the day of the Draft added to the challenge.” 

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES LIGHTS ESPN’S HEISMAN TROPHY CEREMONY

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES LIGHTS
ESPN’S HEISMAN TROPHY CEREMONY

FLDA Lights Up Event at New York’s Best Buy Theater

FOR RELEASE ON: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it designed the lighting for the 2013 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award presentation, which was presented live on ESPN and via a Livestream webcast on Saturday, December 14th, from the Best Buy Theater in New York’s Times Square. The event marks the 13th consecutive year that FLDA has handled the lighting duties for the prestigious ceremony. FLDA senior lighting designer Bruce Ferri was responsible for the design.

Ferri originally lit the event in 2001, when the Heisman ceremony first took place away from its longtime home, at the Downtown Athletic Club, which had been damaged during the 9/11 attacks. The 2001 event, held in the ballroom of the Marriot Marquis hotel in Times Square, was also the first time that ESPN produced the show. Since 2005, the Heisman Trophy presentation has taken place at the Best Buy Theater (originally the Nokia Theater), just off Times Square.

FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renowned reputation for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, the MLB Network, and others.

“As a live event, with a webcast component, the Heisman Trophy presentation needs to have an exceptional quality to its lighting, given the guarded secrecy around the award’s winner, and we try to accentuate this atmosphere in a manner consistent with ESPN’s look and feel,” said Ferri. “The event is unique in the sports world, and we look forward every year to working with ESPN on the award presentation.”

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES DELIVERS NEW LIGHTING FOR TELEMUNDO SPORTS

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES DELIVERS NEW
LIGHTING FOR TELEMUNDO SPORTS

FLDA Creates Lighting for Telemundo Sports Set in Miami

FOR RELEASE ON: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has designed the lighting for Telemundo Sports’ new set in Miami. The multifunction studio houses four other Telemundo shows, and encompasses new lighting schemes. Telemundo Sports expects its work with FLDA to continue into 2014, in order for its studios to become 100% LED facilities.

FLDA’s work with Telemundo Sports resulted from FLDA’s work on lighting the flagship NBC Sports headquarters facility in Stamford, Connecticut. In an attempt to maintain continuity with the NBC Sports Group family look, Telemundo Sports overhauled its studio look, including set design and lighting. Operating as a network within a network, Telemundo Sports covers a wide range of sporting events, including soccer; boxing; sports travel shows, and highlight shows. Telemundo Sports has extensive roots extending to NBC Sports Group and NBC Olympics, co-producing events with their NBC partners that include Barclay’s Premier League.

“Spanish television has been trapped in the ‘90s when it comes to set design. Bruce was the first person recommended to us for lighting design. Once Bruce audited our studio lighting situation, we never looked back,” said Christopher Suarez, the director of production operations for Telemundo Sports. “We had not had a studio refresh in 10 years and the fact that we will become the World Cup network in 2015 prompted us to revamp our lighting. We also want to become a fully LED-lit operation next year, so that we can embody NBC’s ‘Green is Universal’ theme.”

FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renowned reputation for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, the MLB Network, and others. FLDA has a long history with NBC, including groundbreaking work for CNBC, MSNBC, as well as NBC Nightly News, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘The Today Show,’ among others. 

“The Telemundo Sports team provided us with an ideal opportunity to apply a unified design to multiple facilities, and help evolve a look that embodies consistency with the NBC Sports Group family,” said Ferri. “We look forward to helping Telemundo Sports become an all-LED network next year.”

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SHEDS LIGHT ON KEITH OLBERMANN’S RETURN TO TELEVISION

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SHEDS LIGHT ON
KEITH OLBERMANN’S RETURN TO TELEVISION

FLDA Lights ESPN2 Set for ‘Olbermann’

FOR RELEASE ON: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has designed and installed the lighting for the ESPN2 talk show ‘Olbermann,’ Keith Olbermann’s return to television, at Times Square Studio in New York City The lighting design was headed up by FLDA’s senior lighting designer Bruce Ferri.

FLDA has worked regularly for ESPN over the years, and recently concluded the 2013 U.S. Open telecasts for ESPN last month, which included the industry’s first 100% outdoor LED lighting set. This year marked the fifth U.S. Open that FLDA has collaborated on with ESPN. FLDA’s other work for ESPN includes lighting designs for ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut; ESPN U; ESPN NBA LA; ESPN Pit Studio, and the shows ‘Numbers Don’t Lie’ and ‘Blitz.’

“The ESPN look is very familiar to us, and the talk show format needs to conform to this, as a complement to the talent, which in this case happens to be one of the more visible names in the industry,” said Bruce Ferri, senior lighting designer for FLDA. “We are very pleased to have designed the lighting for ‘Olbermann’ and we look forward to further work with the ESPN family.”

FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renown for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, and for NBC Sports, NFL Network and the MLB Network, among others. 

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES CREATES FIRST ALL-LED NATIONAL MORNING T.V. SHOW LIGHTING DESIGN FOR REVAMPED’ SHOW SET

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES CREATES FIRST ALL-LED NATIONAL MORNING T.V. SHOW LIGHTING DESIGN FOR REVAMPED’ SHOW SET

New ‘TODAY’ Show Set Provides Natural Light; Highlights ‘Green is Universal’ Program

FOR RELEASE ON: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has designed and installed what is the first all-LED set for a national morning T.V. show, for  the re-designed 30 Rockefeller Center ‘TODAY’ show set, which launches today. FLDA provided a warm, and brighter, look to the set, which accentuates the upbeat tone of the show, and fully complements the high-definition production. The all-LED lighting design follows NBC Universal’s successful ‘Green is Universal’ initiative to implement green production and post-production technologies throughout its facilities.

FLDA’s lighting designer Fred Bock, who has worked on numerous NBC shows at 30 Rockefeller Center, spearheaded the lighting design.

TODAY and NBC sought the latest LED technology for energy savings, as LEDs enable the production staff to change the color temperature of the lights to match daylight as it comes through the windows. This flexibility allows the studio to reflect the same color temperature as what is outside their window without the use of color correction on the windows.

“The value of our long history with NBC is that we know the territory – the sets, the infrastructure, the production crews – and we know how to push the technical envelope without encroaching on the talent or the overall look of a show,” said Bock. “With ‘TODAY,’ we were able to create a design that was modular, and provided creative options that would augment the overall output of the show’s content.”

In addition to the new ‘TODAY’ set, FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has created expert lighting for other ‘TODAY’ projects, including a recent shoot in the Hawaii. FLDA maintains a long-running affiliation with NBC Universal programming, including program specials such as NBC ‘Town Hall on Climate Change’ and the NBC Job One Panel, as well as the complete lighting design for the NBC Sports Network.

“We worked long and hard to ensure that everything we did with the ‘TODAY’ show lighting conformed to the brand elements of the on-air product,” said Bruce Ferri, president and senior designer of FLDA. “We also had a receptive partner in NBC Universal for our green lighting protocol, and ‘TODAY’ was a solid testimonial to how you can create efficient and elegant lighting while also maintaining green standards.”

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES CREATES LARGEST LED LIGHTING STUDIO DESIGN FOR NBC SPORTS GROUP

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES CREATES LARGEST LED LIGHTING STUDIO DESIGN FOR NBC SPORTS GROUP

FLDA Provides Lighting Design for Centralized NBC Sports Group Studios; Use of ETC’s S4 Lekos Enables High-Quality, Low-Energy Lighting for Four On-Air Studios, One Newsroom

FOR RELEASE ON: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has completed a year-long project to light the recently opened NBC Sports Group International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. The FLDA design, which encompasses four studios and one newsroom, is the largest all-LED (light-emitting diode) broadcast studio configuration in the industry. The design has created an energy-efficient operation for what is now the home of NBC Sports and NBCSN.

FLDA worked closely with a team from Barbizon to manage lighting installation, with the first studio launched in December, 2012, and larger studios in January and February, 2013. The FLDA team, led by president and senior designer Bruce Ferri and lighting designers Mick Smith and Fred Bock, created a test network for NBC Sports Group, in New York, that demonstrated the flexibility of the lighting system.

“We have a long track record with NBC, and created the first all-LED studio of its kind, with CNBC’s NYSE installation, so the NBC Sports Group presented us with a chance to create a true showcase for LED lighting in a broadcast studio setting,” said Ferri. “We were able to demonstrate that LED lighting provides high-quality output while managing energy costs.”

FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renowned reputation for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, the MLB Network, and others. FLDA has a long history with NBC, including groundbreaking work for CNBC, MSNBC, as well as NBC Nightly News, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and ‘The Today Show,’ among others.

“Thanks to the help of Ferri Lighting Design, and our other construction partners on this project, we were able to get our state-of-the art international broadcast center up and running in less than a year,” said Mike Sheehan, Coordinating Director, Olympics Production, NBC Sports Group. “The FLDA delivered superior designs for optimum creative output and flexibility.”

FLDA created the NBC Sports Group design specifically for lights manufactured by Electronic Theater Controls, Inc. (ETC), and incorporated 337 ETC LED S4 Leko lights. FLDA used ETC controllers for the lighting network, including 4 ETC EOS RPUs; 2 ETC ION RPUs; 6 ETC ION RVIs, 2 ETC ION Console, and 6 ETC SmartSwitch units. 

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SERVES UP INDUSTRY’S FIRST 100% OUTDOOR LED LIGHTING INSTALLATION FOR ESPN’S U.S. OPEN SET

FERRI LIGHTING DESIGN & ASSOCIATES SERVES UP INDUSTRY’S FIRST
100% OUTDOOR LED LIGHTING INSTALLATION FOR ESPN’S U.S. OPEN SET

 FLDA Creates Dynamic, Bright Lighting for Three Locations at U.S. Tennis Center

FOR RELEASE ON: TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013

NEW YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) today announced that it has designed and installed the industry’s first 100% outdoor LED lighting set for ESPN’s 2013 U.S. Open telecasts. The installation includes three outdoor locations, which include the ESPN announce booth; and two locations in the main stadium at the U.S. Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens in New York City.

The FLDA design for ESPN is notable for its ability to leverage a green production standard, using a completely LED installation, and creating enough light to counteract the sun’s brightness for the outdoor interview set. This year marks the fifth U.S. Open that FLDA has collaborated on with ESPN.

Photos of the ESPN U.S. Open set lighting can be viewed and downloaded at: http://s530.photobucket.com/user/montclairpfaff/library/FLDA%20US%20Open%202013?sort=3&page=1.

“We have been working on the U.S. Open for the last fifteen years with a few cable networks, but ESPN has always been very receptive to breaking new ground with production technology, and it is this mind-set that has helped deliver this year’s all-LED set,” said Mick Smith, lighting designer. “We have learned, over the past few years, how to use LED lighting to augment our design so that we can maximize the firepower of lighting to work with the power of natural sunlight. This year, I feel that – with ESPN – we have laid the foundation for a new outdoor lighting paradigm.”

“We have a strong working relationship with ESPN, and have been proud of our work for them, so it makes sense that we would have the opportunity to create the first all-LED outdoor set of this kind for them,” said Bruce Ferri, CEO and founder of FLDA.

FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renown for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, and for NBC Sports and the MLB Network, among others.