Behind the Scenes of ITV News General Election Coverage 2015

ITV ELECTION FILM 2015 from Sulaiman Sibai on Vimeo. Scroll to 1:40 for extensive shots of the greenscreen studio, then overlayed with the virtual set and my virtual newsroom. Although much more complex and developed than the main news studio design, these digital set designs were only used on the night of the election.

Trying something new: A 1:6 scale miniature set, with 3D tracking and digital extensions…

Having worked exclusively in digital formats for the past 15 years, I have recently been making a concerted effort to resurrect some of my practical design skills. Around five years ago, I started to sketch more frequently, as I began to take on more of a design lead on projects. It proved a great complement […]

Virtual set designs for The Sun FC

I have just added a set of images from one of my latest projects to the company website. These showcase the design and preparation of a virtual studio for The Sun FC that utilises the RT Software tOG-VR system. The show is presented by Samantha Johnson and Ian Wright and is hosted by Sun+. I […]

Newsroom Backdrops for Al Jazeera Arabic News Channel

Al Jazeera Arabic news channel recently upgraded their studios for HD broadcasts. I was delighted to be asked to provide the animated newsroom backdrops for the screens behind the presenters on the night-time bulletins. Other project committment meant that I hadn’t been able to take this project on initially, but when a window opened in […]

BBC Ten O’Clock News studio backdrops – A quick review before they’re gone.

BBC News output underwent a comprehensive re-brand by Lambie Nairn in the spring of 2008. My contributions to this were the animated studio backdrops that played out in the Barco screens along three sides of the two studios. Working on the designs through my company, Lightwell and in collaboration with Jago Design (now BDA Set […]

Creating the digitial environments of Prometheus

An in-depth look at the digital environments created by MPC for Prometheus. I found the quality of visual content in Prometheus surpassed anything offered by the story, but this is a Ridley Scott film after all and by the laws of cinema it couldn’t look anything other than magnificent. The digital environments here are comprised […]