Fans Vote WSAW-TV’s News Set Design as Set of the Year
The FX Design Group news set design for WSAW-TV, the CBS affiliate in Wausau and Rhinelander, Wisc., has won the coveted Newscast Studio “Set of the Year” Fan vote, edging out “Good Morning America”.
WBTV GETS REAL AND GOES VIRTUAL (A ChyronHego – Hybrid – FX Design Group Case Study)
WBTV, the Raycom CBS affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently became the news ratings leader in the market with a timeslot sweep for all newscasts. While working hard over the past 26 years to regain the number one position, WBTV started closing the gap over the past two years, with timeslot wins beginning in late 2015.
Dennis Milligan, WBTV’s Director of News and Content has been working towards this goal for the past 15 years, with part of the strategy over the last 18 months devoted to an added emphasis on the “On Your Side” investigative and consumer stories, and a half-million dollar investment in a new news set. But this was no regular news set upgrade.
Historic sweep: WBTV wrestles the news ratings lead from WSOC
Maureen O’Boyle on WBTV’s new set for newscasts. It was unveiled in February 2015 and was cited by a station executive as one of the reasons Channel 3 has gained against rival WSOC.
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WOFL’s New Studio Seen As Marketing Tool (TVNewsCheck-Market Share) Paul Greeley
Local TV news operations are in the presentation business.
New WBTV news set holds a mirror to Charlotte’s image (Charlotte Observer) Mark Washburn
A new set, the first since 2008, brings dramatic changes to the station’s newscast
Design company connects viewers, news via new WOFL studio (Orlando Sentinel) Marco Santana
A walk into the 3,500-square-foot WOFL-Channel 35 news studio in Lake Mary shows how technology has changed the television-news industry.
WRTV debuts new modern look for the city of Indianapolis FX Design Group designed a “crazy-flexible” set
WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis, debuted a new modern set, complete with wide video walls, multiple monitors and color-changing LED’s for peak flexibility all designed…
FX Design Group and Hybrid TV join forces to Deliver State of the Art Virtual Set to WBTV (Sports Video Group)
WBTV Charlotte has added the latest virtual studio technology with Hybrid TV’s Neon system.
Hybrid TV and FX Design Group Team up at NAB 2015
Hybrid TV, a leading manufacturer of Virtual Reality and Robotics solutions for the Digital Media and Broadcast industry is showcasing its newest products at NAB 2015
Sports Graphics Forum: Recent Advances, Reliability Make Virtual Sets Ready for Primetime (SVG) Ken Kerschbaumer
Advances in virtual set technologies have led to more cost effective and reliable solutions for broadcasters
WBTV, Charlotte debuts new FX Design group set. Best of Both Worlds – Real and Virtual Technology
In a modern, growing city such as Charlotte, the best in technology and design feels right at home.
University of Tennessee debuts massive new set built by FX Design Group
Play big or go home. This huge scale project with double height chroma area and a 19 foot wide anchor desk, sets it apart in the broadcast arena
FX Design Group and Hybrid Collaborate with Back9Network To Create Studio of the Future
Innovative set designs drive storytelling for new Golf Lifestyle Network.
Alaska Station KTUU gets full makeover with new Studio, Set and Motion Graphics
FX Design Group and Giant Octopus design custom look.
FX Design Group Adds to Growing Design Team
Growth and innovation serve as catalyst for new hires at FX Design Group. Two new designers join at headquarters in Ocoee, FL to enhance the current design team.
Media General Debuts Three FX Design Group Sets – April, 28 2014
WSPA, WCBD and WFLA give audiences in Greenvill/Spartanburg, Charleston and Tampa more reasons to tune-in.
FOX19 Cincinnati Debutes New Set – April, 17 2014
FOX19, WXIX Television in Cincinnati debuted a new News Set in today’s morning news. The set, designed by FX Design Group highlights a unique copper color palette offset by color-changing LED display and multiple high-quality monitors.
CBS46 Atlanta, Debutes New News Set – Febuary, 13 2014
A winning combination of bold technology and contemporary versatility drives the FX Design Group set design for the all-new News Set at CBS46, WGCL in Atlanta.
FX Design Group Featured in TvNewsCheck Article – July 18, 2013
While few U.S. TV stations are opting for full-fledged virtual sets for their news operations, hybrid sets that combine real and virtual elements are rapidly finding adoption due to their versatility and cost-effectiveness.
Q&A: The latest from the industry with FX’s Mack McLaughlin – June 28, 2013
News Cast Studio recently talked with FX Design Group Owner and Creative Director Mack McLaughlin about best practices, trends in the industry, virtual sets and LED lighting.
FX Design Group Announces Two Key Promotions in the Creative Department – May 22, 2013
FX Design Group announced two appointments to enhance the creative team in both scenic design and motion graphics. Kevin Vickers, has been promoted to Design Director and Al Lagor to Managing Director of Motion Design.
Twin Sets for the Twin Cities, FX Design Group Creates Unique Set for WCCO-TV – Jan 4, 2013
When the WCCO-TV team contacted FX Design Group in early in January 2012 to begin brainstorming ideas for the new studio environments for their Plaza Studio and their Nicollet Studio, the FX design team saw the exciting possibilities.
Football Season Returns and FX Scores Big with BYU final draft – October 5, 2012
Giant Octopus (GO), the motion design division of FX Design Group (FX), was chosen by Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Sports Division to assist them in their 2012 launch of a newly created comprehensive graphics package.
FX Design Group CEO to Present Session at the 2012 Excellence In Journalism Conference – September 20, 2012
The Excellence In Journalism (EIJ) conference – a joint venture between the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) http://www.rtdna.org/ and the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) https://www.spj.org/ will convene beginning on Thursday Sept 20th 2012 at the Harbor Beach Marriott.
FX Design Group’s Paul Meena Inducted to the Dave School “Hall of Fame” For His Outstanding Service and Partnership – September 19, 2012
During his days as the GM/VP of the Production Group at Universal Orlando, Paul Meena helped Jeff Scheetz’s dream of starting a Digital Animation and Visual Effects (DAVE) School find a home at Universal Studios.
Promax BDA Motion Design Awards – July 3, 2012
For the first time FX Design Group won an award for each of the categories its designs had been nominated. KJRH and KPIX won silver and bronze respectively in the Scenic – Set Design category. While motion design division Giant Octopus won in two categories. WABC News Talent ID’s won bronze in Image Promo and KXAN won silver for its News Graphics package.
FX Design Group Tapped Again as Finalist for PROMAX BDA Set Design Awards – June 7, 2012
PromaxBDA, an international association of design and marketing professionals in the entertainment industry, hosts the PromaxBDA Local Awards to celebrate best practices in promotion, marketing and design at local television news affiliates across the U.S. Local Award entries are submitted by news stations or producers of the end product.
FX Design Group to Present Augmented Reality Sets in DeSisti Booth at NAB – January 3, 2013
FX Design Group and DeSisti Lighting have partnered together to present an Augmented Reality Set in the DeSisti booth C6037 at the NAB Show 2012. This Augmented Reality Set will feature a high-tech desk backed by a digital (static virtual) background designed by the FX to showcase both FX’s designs and DeSisti’s lighting gear.
FX Design Group CEO to Present Session at the 2012 NAB Military Government Summit – April 10, 2012
The rate of change affecting the broadcast industry continues at a torrid pace, so the team at FX Design Group, led by CEO/Creative Director, Mack McLaughlin, constantly asks What’s Next? What’s Essential to the Audience? What does the Future Hold?
Ultimate Newscast Makeover Winner Western Kentucky University Debuts New Look – January 26, 2011
What began as a new set giveaway contest by FX Design Group over one year ago will appear on air as Western Kentucky University’s NewsChannel12 later this month. Winner of the 2010 Ultimate Newscast Makeover, students at WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting say goodbye to their 20 year-old set and say hello to their brand new, state of the art news set, graphics and music package.
FX Design Group’s New Studio Design for Texas Christian University Earns a Spot On National Advertising Campaign – December 31, 2010
Designed for the Schieffer School of Journalism to give TCU News Now a studio lab featuring multifunctional components providing students and faculty alike with a flexible space to both teach and perform.
FX Design Group and Giant Octopus Seal Their Deal – December 30, 2010
The acquisition by FX Design Group, LLC of Emmy award winning motion graphics designers Giant Octopus originally announced in October 2010 is finalized.
Emmy Award Winners FX Design Group and Giant Octopus Join Forces – October 13, 2010
FX Design Group, the leader in broadcast news set design and fabrication, purchases Giant Octopus to focus on delivering singular design direction and a seamless interface of motion graphics.
WFTV Launches New Interactive Severe Weather Learning Center Experience at the Orlando Science Center – October 21, 2010
A new interactive and educational exhibit highlighting a “day-in-the-life” of a weather forecaster is a big hit with local school groups! This fun and immersive exhibit is designed to teach the visitor what is required to become a meteorologist, introduce them to the tools used to deliver the daily weather forecast during the news broadcast, and let them deliver a weather forecast “on-air” just as the WFTV meteorologist would do.
FX Design Group Fires Up New Vacuum Forming Machine – August 29, 2010
Before the vacuum form machine was introduced, scenic elements would be more two dimensional which limited designers. In addition, fabrication required more time and labor in the company’s CNC router department. With the new vacuum form machine FX can create exact uniform copies of each element much more efficiently. The use of vacuum form materials will make a greener choice for FX clients.
FX Design Group and Raycom Media Inc. Seal Three Year Multi-Station News Set Deal – August 1, 2010
FX Design Group delivers time and cost efficiencies to Raycom stations with a group-wide set design while retaining color, graphic and material individuality. With FX, Raycom streamlines each station’s involvement in the design and planning process as they move to an HD format, saving time and other costs associated with each new set project.