Learn About the ‘NFL AM’ Set
Nine days and counting until the premiere of NFL AM – a new, live weekday morning show on NFL Network!
Beginning Monday, July 30 at 6:00 AM ET, fans can start their day with the NFL like never before with a four-hour morning show featuring seasoned and opinionated talent who will report and debate news, and examine the personalities that play the game.
The set for NFL AM has been created by Jack Morton Design PDG, led by the design team of Andre Durette, Matt Glaze and Michael Kramer.
“There is a huge amount of variety in the set because everything is wild, everything can move or rotate,” said Kramer, who has designed sets for ESPN and The Golf Channel.
The background of the main set is a cityscape with three-dimensional buildings, creating what Kramer describes as “the modern NFL city with futuristic architecture.” Monitors are incorporated into the buildings and will display highlight loops and video packages.
A side set incorporates a special locker room area with eight lockers equipped with game jerseys, cleats and other on-field garb. The back of each locker features a 65-inch plasma screen allowing the NFL AMcrew to go live to reporters at eight different team locations.
Finally, the NFL AM set includes a 103-inch monitor, with a chalkboard and magnetic board on the flip side for Xs-and-Os discussion.
“We have a huge amount of variety and I think that’s been fun for everyone to explore the possibilities they have, how to shoot it in every kind of way,” Kramer added.
Working in conjunction with Jack Morton Design on the set is Mystic Scenic, Bruce Ferri Lighting Design and Video Visions, Inc.
To view a timelapse video of the NFL AM set construction, click here.
NFL AM’s talent roster features 13-year NFL veteran Eric Davis, Mark Kriegel from FOXSports.com, Brian Webber from FOX Sports Digital, Nicole Zaloumis from Comcast Sports Net-New England, and Steve Wyche from NFL Media. The show will be based at NFL Network’s Culver City, Calif. studios. No other sport is the sole focus of a show of this length each and every weekday morning.
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