Brightline Upgrades LED Lighting

The lighting grid is daylight balanced (5600K) and features a mix of Brightline L1.2 and L1.4 LED SeriesONE studio fixtures, BL.16 long-throw beam compact fixtures, and Lupo DayLED fresnels.

The first customer is WZVN, an ABC affiliate serving Florida’s Ft. Myers-Naples market which used the lights to launch its new on-air look.

Brightline has taken WZVN into the DMX world and also the LED world,” said Bob Hannon, senior production engineer for Waterman Broadcasting about WZVN. “The lighting is very consistent; we’re not dealing with color temperature variations across the set. It’s a really nice setup.”

One of the biggest lighting challenges of the new set was the openness of the space, which was designed to accommodate a variety of programming beyond standard newscasts. “What we tried to do was eliminate all risers, all furniture that give you obstacles. The main anchor desk is moveable,” Hannon explained. “This set is made for you to move around and interact with anything.”

Owned by Montclair Communications, WZVN is operated through a local marketing agreement (LMA) by Waterman Broadcasting’s WBBH, the market’s NBC affiliate. The stations are co-located in the same facility, but have separate studios and control rooms. Combined, the stations produce 19 newscasts per day, including competing morning shows from 4:30 to 7 a.m. The WBBH studio is primarily lit by older Brightline fluorescent fixtures. 

You might also like...

Creative Analysis: Part 22 - Cinematographer Jonathan Furmanski On Search Party

New York City has been impersonated by a lot of places, from Gangs of New York (shot in Italy) to Escape From New York (Atlanta) to Wall Street story American Psycho (Toronto), and even the toponymic 42nd Street, which was…

HDR: Part 24 - Creative Technology - Artificial Intelligence

Every decade has had a buzzword. Watch a 1950s educational movie and realize how dated the term “atomic” sounds now, and not only because the downsides of nuclear power have since become so painfully apparent. Since then, we’ve been sold …

HDR: Part 23 - DOPs: How Useful Is The iPhone Really For Professional Production?

We’ve heard the hype, and I admit I’ve contributed my fair share. The iPhone is able to capture impressively sharp, high-resolution images that stand up to critical examination even when magnified and viewed on a 20-meter cinema screen. The…

Creative Analysis: Part 21 - Cinematographer Markus Förderer On Bliss

Speculative fiction is something that’s often hovered on the borders of drama, fantasy and sci-fi, and one of the huge benefits of the streaming media revolution is that much more of the genre has found a way in front o…

HDR: Part 22 - Creative Technology - Non Standard

Read too much film and TV industry technical literature, and it’s easy to get the impression that everything about the technology is built to carefully considered specifications. As Philo Farnsworth’s wife was probably aware, though, as he tinkered wit…