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mdtauk5,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I made a new thread as this was some what of a fresh start. This has taken me some time, because animating these graphics in After Effects is time consuming LOL.

I hope these have taken into account the various quirks such as Parliament, pre-packaged programmes, as well as the lower capabilities of the regional news' hardware.



The video is almost 5 mins long, showing the various strap formats, some customisations, and even rough full-screen graphics
mdtauk5,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Nice - Simple and Effective. The Font I find is both Authoritative and modern, however I think a thicker version should be used for the numbers on the Market Boards.

Funny enough, I went back and forth with that choice, and found in the Demi weight the screen felt too heavy and it made it harder to read.
SomeRandomStuff1,286 posts since 29 Apr 2009
A minor quibble and probably personal taste, but the strap text feels over-animated... perhaps just have the text animating on and fading out.

I cant actually fault the mock, its utterly superb again.

5/5
Paul Clark2,848 posts since 30 Sep 2004
HTV West Points West
This is really good.

I've a similar view as Mr Q mentioned in the old topic, re: typeface... Generally, I prefer Gill and Avenir over Swiss (Swiss is very tidy, but it does look a bit too generic), but with Gill as the established BBC corporate & news typeface, I'd have to get used to breaking away from what is a strong association. There's also the question of Avenir's existing link with BBC 2 (would it stay there if it became the news type?) - but on reflection I don't actually think that's much of an issue.

My only real uncertainty here: must admit, I'm not all too keen on straps that keep shifting with the text width, but maybe that's just me...
dosxuk3,657 posts since 22 Oct 2005
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Apart from one minor thing - the presenter straps with two names - I think it should be a full width graphic with the left name left aligned and the right one right aligned, it just looks a bit unbalanced to me with a big white box, then some text and then just cutting off - top notch work again Martin.
It's spelt AERIAL!
mdtauk5,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
The full width straps would be easier to implement, but with HD, my thought was perhaps only the bare minimum of a graphic should be used to display the information. This also required either the graphic to resize to fit the content, or the graphic to animate off completely and re-appear (as it does with Sky News)
mdtauk5,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Here are all the ideas I have gone through...

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Unfortunately this image just draws attention to the "real" graphics which are better than all of the variations that you have produced.


I intentionally made the "recreation" of the upcoming graphics (added a clock to it and tweaked it slightly) larger compared to the smaller ideas. I personally do not find them better. It is my dislike of them that led me to explore HD graphics, closer to the current graphics
james1,553 posts since 22 Sep 2007
Here are all the ideas I have gone through...

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Unfortunately this image just draws attention to the "real" graphics which are better than all of the variations that you have produced.


I intentionally made the "recreation" of the upcoming graphics (added a clock to it and tweaked it slightly) larger compared to the smaller ideas. I personally do not find them better. It is my dislike of them that led me to explore HD graphics, closer to the current graphics


Some of the graphic designs on the page wouldn't work though. The new designs for the graphic may not be the best in the world, but they'll be functional. For example, a couple of graphics on that image above have gaps between the different elements. I personally would find it hard to read the text if there was gaps between the ticker, astons and clock. Also the other designs either look like a mish-mash from the 2003 lower-thirds or have everything crushed too close together. However, there have been a few nice ideas executed well on the video at the top of this thread.
mdtauk5,891 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Some of the graphic designs on the page wouldn't work though. The new designs for the graphic may not be the best in the world, but they'll be functional. For example, a couple of graphics on that image above have gaps between the different elements. I personally would find it hard to read the text if there was gaps between the ticker, astons and clock. Also the other designs either look like a mish-mash from the 2003 lower-thirds or have everything crushed too close together. However, there have been a few nice ideas executed well on the video at the top of this thread.


I think some of those designs are functional. You are seeing them all at very small sizes which may make them feel squished together. You can see some of them larger in the two threads I have posted on here. Some of them are not good which is why they were dismissed and not expanded beyond the single image. I think I fully explored about 5 of those ideas.

Again my thought all along was to maintain the branding they currently have but to be cleaner, slightly smaller, and more visually appealing