CNN Heroes 2020 Debuts With Elegance

December 14, 2020 · Blog, Debuts, News Hudson Yards, New York, NY  2020 The annual CNN Heroes program is known for celebrating hopeful stories and triumphant humans across the globe. A favorite recurring project for us here at Clickspring design, we look forward to seeing the new faces each year who help this world become a better place. The broadcast event has historically been held in the American Museum of Natural History’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, with the star-studded live audience celebrating the important work of the nominees under the famous life-sized model Blue Whale. As the risks of an audience event in 2020 grew due to the ongoing threat of the Covid-19 virus, the CNN team was forced to reimagine the format of the event ... read more

Clickspring Pushes Forward With Unreal Engine MegaGrant

December 9, 2020 · Awards, Blog, News New York, NY  2020 As the industries of set design, corporate interiors, and virtual events adapt, the Clickspring team grows and adapts alongside. New technologies and workflows must integrate into our workflow in order to keep our projects on par with the trends of today. We are honored and ecstatic to announce that we have been awarded an Epic Games MegaGrant. Guiding us into the learning curve of programs such as Unreal Engine, our team hopes to establish a flexible and cohesive understanding of integrating real-time 3D modeling programs into our design methods. MegaGrants are awarded to a variety of enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers with projects that require the adoption of Unreal Engine. ... read more

Winter 2020 Clickspring Newsletter

December 2, 2020 · Awards, Blog, Debuts, News New York, NY  2020 A fall season filled with groundbreaking launches, new projects, promotions and exciting grants; here at Clickspring we have been adapting to the challenges thrown our way and growing into our new opportunities. Making a global debut in Dubai, UAE, Asharq News headquarters at the Dubai International Financial Centre, a future forward example of corporate interiors, marks a celebratory moment both internationally and here within the Clickspring (remote) office. Among the many other projects are Chicago's WGN America , Guizhou TV and Zhejiang TV . Working with the adjustments within industries of set design, corporate interiors, and virtual events - required for proper social distancing and the challenges of coordinating build-outs during a pandemic, we've aimed to maximize ... read more

A Q&A with Christine de Witte on NBC’s ‘The Choice’ and the Field of Virtual Backgrounds

November 17, 2020 · Blog, Debuts, News New York, NY 2020 October 5th, 2020 marked the launch of two new NBC Universal programs: Zerlina, hosted by Zerlina Maxwell and The Mehdi Hasan Show. Both shows are affiliated with the network's brand news streaming service 'The Choice". The NBC team turned to us in order to mind meld a thoughtful solution that mixed the use of virtual backgrounds, broadcast studio design, and corporate interior design. Veteran Clickspring Design Director Christine de Witte, alongside Chief Creative Officer Emmett Aiello spearheaded the project bringing all sides a success. We interviewed lead designer Christine de Witte to dive further into the specifics of the project and the future of virtual backgrounds in broadcast. CSD: Tell us a little bit about the ... read more

Asharq Unveils Dubai Headquarters Poised for Future Thinking

November 11, 2020 · Blog, Debuts, News DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 2020 The notion of transparency is critical to Asharq’s editorial mission, and communicating that ideal both aesthetically and functionally within the built environment was important to the success of the project. Unifying four separated levels of the existing building with a dramatic and sculptural central staircase was an early design decision that informed the remaining organization of the project. Ribbons of curved LED bands are mounted on glass fins around the perimeter of the atrium, gradually decreasing in density from top to bottom. Global stock market ticker data scrolls continuously within the installation’s displays, but any image or color can be displayed, as well. Also critical to the idea of transparency is the unique organization of ... read more