Hat’s off to Alex McCown (@alexm247) for his latestÂ piece over at AVClub.com, looking at the business of set design and lighting, specifically national election coverage.
Expending such effort to make a bar look like a TV studio would seem to defeat the purpose of leaving the studio in the first place, but MSNBC is loath to diverge from the familiar template.
High Definition Television has had a huge impact on modern set design and studio spaces in recent years. From the wide, rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio, to the sharp image detail, to the improved color rendition…expectations are high.
â€œThey all use the same two designers to build the sets, who make all the stuff at the national level,â€ Dillon says. â€œThe same designers, the same materials, styling.â€
But why do many of the sets look similar across networks and what’s behind the prevalence of the color blue and red in their design. Check out this article!
Source: Why every cable news set uses the same two colors Â· For Our Consideration Â· The A.V. Club