NHRA Instant Replay Graphic
SMT is an entertainment and sports broadcasting vendor that specializes in virtual advertisements and projected graphics. While working as an intern for the creative department I developed a graphic for The National Hot Rod Association.
Display the distance, speed, and elapsed time of both vehicles competing in a drag race. Update the required information at four set locations.
The graphic will exist in the screen below. For this project, computer generated images cannot interfere with the red overlay (i.e. the track).
The primary goal is to enhance the story of the race. By providing more than just speed, the viewers are able to see at what moment in time a driver out performs their opponent.
My solution was a system of distance markers running parallel to the track.
A rectangular plate is used for displaying the required information.
Figure 2. Graphic Sketches
The final design of the plate consists of four circular white lights – each representing a different distance marker. In theory, the distance markers on the track and coordinating plate lights will illuminate when a driver is near them.