FLDA Serves LED Lighting for ESPN's U.S.Open Telecasts
The FLDA design for ESPN is notable for its ability to leverage a green production standard, using a completely LED installation, and creating enough light to counteract the sun’s brightness for the outdoor interview set. This year marks the sixth U.S. Open that FLDA has collaborated on with ESPN.
“The U.S. Open has been a mainstay for our production schedule the past sixteen years, with a few different cable networks, but ESPN has always been very receptive to breaking new ground with production technology, and it is this mind-set that has helped deliver an all-LED set,” said Mick Smith, lighting designer. “We have learned, over the past few years, how to use LED lighting to augment our design so that we can maximize the firepower of lighting to work with the power of natural sunlight. This year, I feel that – with ESPN – we have laid the foundation for a new outdoor lighting paradigm.”
FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has achieved renown for its sports studio installations over the years, including multiple designs for ESPN, and for NBC Sports and the MLB Network, among others.
“We have a strong working relationship with ESPN, and have been proud of our work for them, so it makes sense that we would have the opportunity to create the first all-LED outdoor set of this kind for them,” said Bruce Ferri, CEO and founder of FLDA.
Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) is a leading creator of broadcast and cable network studio lighting designs that emphasize efficient and effective filmic lighting. The company’s designs accentuate lighting regardless of video format output, and are developed in conjunction with producers, directors, and production designers. The FLDA look is complemented with industry-leading energy-efficient designs, including the world’s first all-LED studio installations. FLDA’s Emmy Award-winning team has worked for myriad broadcast and cable clients, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, Major League Baseball Network, Food Network, PBS, and Speed Channel, among others.