A few moments from the pre-show that many viewers weren’t able to see:
And a peek behind-the-scenes in Houston:
Democratic Debates : set animations & screen designs
FEB 2020, NEW HAMPSHIRE : We just wrapped a big update to the animated set graphics for ABC News: The Democratic Debate, held in Manchester NH on Feb 7, 2020. We reconfigured the video to match the updates to the set in New England and provided a big batch of location-specific imagery, which UofM Graphic Design student E. Marshall faked into a time-lapse video.
SEPT 2019, HOUSTON : 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 the graphics 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.