A few moments from the pre-show that many viewers weren’t able to see:

And a peek behind-the-scenes:
ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic debate : screen design by K Brandon Bell

ABC News Democratic Debate : set animations & screen designs

I’m thrilled to have just completed a ton of work with ABC News on the third Democratic Debate, broadcast live on Sept 12, 2019.

I worked with University of Memphis Graphic Design junior E. Marshall to complete animations for over 13 LED & laser projection surfaces, including screens behind the candidates, in the podiums, in the moderators’ desk, in the corner of the set, on a side “hero” screen, extremely long screens running along the sides of the room, the ceiling, and various walls through the venue. I met with ABC throughout August to create the final looks, and Marshall & I then spent a week at Texas Southern University in Houston, finalizing on site at the debate venue.

We created animated graphics for 13 different screen surfaces within the custom-built set at Texas Southern University. The debate featured presidential hopefuls Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

See here for more beinhd-the-scenes photos.

You can watch the full debate here.

Read more about this project in The Daily Memphian.