09.05.2014 02:42 PM
Ferri Lighting Design Lights ESPN’s NFL Programming
All-LED lights creates new look for energy-efficient set
YORK – Ferri Lighting Design & Associates today announced that it has
designed and installed the lighting for ESPN’s NFL set, which debuts September
in a new 9,000 square foot space on the ESPN Bristol, Conn. campus, the ESPN
NFL set is an all-LED lighting installation, part of ESPN’s first LED studio
deployment. FLDA designed and installed the lighting for the new flagship ESPN
SportsCenter studio, and simultaneously lit the new SportsCenter studio in Los
Angeles earlier this year. FLDA also utilized ESPN’s Sky Deck, a suspension
grid system that flies above the studio set, allowing the majority of the
lights to be accessed without lifts or ladders.
NFL programming includes Monday Night Football franchise, and the new lighting
clearly reflects the on-air look and feel for ESPN.
Ferri, senior designer of FLDA, designed the ESPN NFL set. He had worked on the
studio in Bristol for its redesigns in both 2000 and 2004 with his previous
company. Other key members of the FLDA team on the SportsCenter job included
Lighting Director Matt Gordon and gaffer Ed McEneney.
new ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ studio encompasses 10,500 square feet of space at the
Bristol campus, making it the largest ESPN studio.
Emmy Award-winning team has created multiple designs for ESPN, NBC Sports
Network, the NFL Network the MLB Network and others.