Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)

System Integration

  • Client Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
  • Location Washington, DC
  • Deliverables
    • Design and engineering of an insert studio to enable FDD executives to conduct live network interviews
    • Design and engineering of the foundation’s AV system
    • Develop, source and purchase all production equipment
    • Create all engineering documentation
    • Make recommendations on electrical supplies, data drops, lighting placements, camera placements, HVAC systems and monitor placement
    • Train FDD staff on all new equipment and systems
    • Serve at the general contractor related to the design and build-out of the space, working closely with the construction company and cabling vendors to ensure the project stayed on schedule

Services Provided

Broadcast Management Group was contracted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) to provide broadcast consulting and system integration services for the design and build-out of a production facility at the foundation’s new offices in Washington, DC. Broadcast Management Group was responsible for the design, build-out, and integration of an in-house AV system planned for FDD’s office space, which included a 2-camera system for shooting conferences, video streaming, recording capabilities, lighting, audio, and teleconferenceing capabilities.

FDD wanted our broadcast consulting team to design an in-house control room that would support a multi-camera setup in their large conference center and a small insert studio. The insert studio was designed for shooting simple single camera interviews and allowing executives from the Foundation to appear on local or national news networks. The Foundation’s large conference center, which also tied back to the control room, featured multiple robotic cameras, microphones and mixing console for program hosts and guests, and FOH capabilities. All technical infrastructure needed to accommodate FDD’s goals, but also be user-friendly so that in-house personnel could operate the equipment.

Broadcast Management Group served as the general contractor and system integrator related to facility design, build-out, equipment purchases, installation, and training. Our broadcast consulting team worked closely with the local construction company, cabling vendors, and members of the Foundation to ensure the project stayed on schedule.


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