Production Design for former President Barack Obama’s speech:
Museum of the American Revolution, and a sprig of fresh flowers on glass vases: Simple, solemn, meaningful.
For many who are on Zoom every other day since the start of the pandemic, most have become their own production designers, lighting staff, and sound technician: See the March 26 post herehttps://wp.me/p2mko-ceX
on: making sure devices and apps are updated and on checking that your background does not have too many objects in there and with only a maximum of three dominant colors — less is better.
A real room / real background is more honest than a digital, virtual one: Look-see here the production design of President Obama.
And he’s on hisfeet while delivering the speech (well, not all of us can do this). Standing up delivering a speech presents more energy than a person who’s seated, and allows full use of all movements for better emphasis.
Most of all, the speech is substantial. He starts with the origins of their Constitution, its imperfections, and how, thru “civil wars and bitter struggles” , it changed to guarantee civil liberties for everyone regardless of race, color, gender, religion, creed; and justice possibly for all …