Talkshow NOS Studio Tour 2015
When it comes to pro road cycling racing, is the Tour de France the most widely attended annual sporting event in the world. In the summer of 2015 there was plenty of media attention also on the Dutch channel NPO for this Grand Tour broadcast by NOS. In a talkshow NOS Studio Tour 2015 discussed the host Gert van ‘t Hof the dailystages with the special guests.
The assignment was to develop a set design for the studio 7 located at the Mediapark in Hilversum. My starting point in the set design was a wooden veranda with a rising wooden floor. The central interview site consisted of 3 wooden lounge benches with upholstered seats. The integrated video screens in the walls displayed full screen, forming the panoramic view. In addition to the set design, I was also commissioned to design the program logo. It was not only used in TV design but was also printed on the NOS Tour shirts.
‘The dark and reflecting floor created a Summer evening look, with lights that beamed warmness.’
Summer evening look
To create a warm and summery atmosphere, I used especially warm tones and wooded surfaces for the set furniture including the walls. The long stretch of walls were provided with build-in softboxes of RGB LED decorative lighting. I chose a warm wood because it’s easier to light than a brighter wall. The most striking colors were the yellow, red and orange. The lounge benches were upholstered with the soft fabrics for a greater conform. I deliberately opted for the upholstered seats contrasting colors that deviated from the rest of the set.
The pakket of requirements
In the same studio where the set was built was also the permanent setting for the regular sports broadcasts. Most of the set walls could not be easily removed so the camera and lights couldn’t be placed. This meant that the position of each manned camera and the crane was fixed in advance. Together with the director Matthias Bouman and senior producer I discussed what the camera angles were for the talkshow.
Unbranded Experience has constructed the set into a workable production setting. They build the set at their building hall, then transported the finished walls and set pieces to the studio. Yellowspot supplied the lighting decoration. FABER supplied the LED modules integrated in the walls.
01 Jun 2015