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Clickspring Pets Adapt to Work From Home

May 28, 2020 · Blog The past few months have been a period of adjustment for all of us at Clickspring Design. We are working from home and learning to adapt to video calls instead of face-to-face meetings... and so are our pets! Our pets convened without us for a happy hour last week to discuss the future of broadcast set design and corporate branded interiors. Check out this screen grab from their Zoom meeting! Most of them were able to get video and audio set up correctly, but others seemed to have a tougher learning curve (looking at you Carlow and Rhona). Only a few were caught napping (Bee, Cheeto, Max, Babs, and River), three were highly overwhelmed (Lulu, Cloudy, and Cutesie), and two ... read more

Al Arabiya Reinvents Traditional Studio Methodologies

May 20, 2020 · Blog, Debuts, News We created a brand-new design revamp for Al Arabiya’s on-air spaces. This redesign includes cutting edge technology utilizing LED panels and robotic cameras to propel the network into the future of broadcast. This new Al Arabiya design reinvents traditional studio methodologies by distributing multiple broadcast zones throughout an active newsroom environment. Decentralization allows numerous camera positions focused both toward the interior and especially toward the exterior of the space – multiplying the options for a diverse on-air presence while creating a unique sense of place. We created specific spaces for each kind of broadcast to thrive: news coverage with LED arrays to support longer and more in-depth reporting, social media coverage with tall narrow displays mimicking that of a smart ... read more

Al Arabiya Uses Robotic Cameras and Augmented Reality in New Dubai HQ

April 28, 2020 · Blog, Debuts, News Our redesign for Al Arabiya is live! Years in the making, our comprehensive master plan of their Dubai headquarters included the design of three state-of -the-art open studios and facilities supporting over two hundred positions for editorial and technical staff. Thirteen robotic cameras facilitate a variety of augmented reality applications, giving the network an ability to operate 24/7 and allowing technicians to change the studios’ graphics and lighting in seconds to accommodate a variety of shows and social media. With 24/7 free-to-air news and current affairs content, the Al Arabiya News Channel is the top ranked news channel in the region and reaches 36 million viewers per week. The network has recently seen a strong increase in digital and ... read more

UT Austin Features Clickspring Design Intern Jacob T. Middleton

April 14, 2020 · Debuts, News Jacob T. Middleton, our very own intern turned full-time resident, sat down (virtually) with the Professional Residency Program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture to discuss his time with Clickspring Design. Jacob's professional residency earns him a full semester of course credit over eight months of full time work, allowing firsthand experience of what to expect after graduation. Spoiler alert: from office lunches, to brainstorming sessions, and Friday happy hours, Jacob likes how our team's close-knit culture keeps him motivated. Check out his full interview for a look into life as a resident at Clickspring Design!... read more

CNN Adapts to News Cycle in Real-Time with Vizrt

March 24, 2020 · Debuts, News CNN underwent a complete facility redesign when they relocated New York headquarters to Hudson Yards in 2019. Not only did they upgrade both their studios and offices, but they also completed an internal systems overhaul. We helped them combine cutting-edge technology with the ability for real-time in-studio adjustments from tracking anchor desks, movable scenery, and over 6,000 square of LED wall. With brand new technology from Vizrt, CNN can now transcode data tiles in seconds that would have previously taken 2 hours to complete. Shawn Mckeever, senior systems engineer with CNN’s Broadcast IT Advanced Systems Group elaborates, “The days of the static studio are gone. Movement and text in the wall keep viewers engaged and overall present a better product.... read more