I do like the concept of the programme. I do find the flow a bit clunky and unnecessary in places. The separate titles in my opinion arent needed. The fact that both programmes mention that it is presented from both cities negates that need for separate titles. Though I get the reasoning. As mentioned the average viewer probably wont be up in arms if they combined images of both cities. Unnecessarily complicated. I do like the desk and shape and I like they are on opposing sides. I dont like the massive metal head and footer.
The entire title sequence is a bit of mess in my opinion. It seems like the rendering is off somehow. It doesnt feel smooth. The awkward shot of the presenters walking behind the desk doesnt look slick enough. IMO the camera shouldnt be locked down. It should be a jib shot or a tracking shot from both studios. And the transition between those shots looks odd because of the weird little flash. As has been mentioned the hard cut after the titles bothers me. I think that for a big broadcaster like STV a hard cut or even a slow fade somehow make it feel, dare i say cheap. I think some type of sliding graphic element...say one of those black glassy triangle to reveal the studio shot. Not really a fan of this theme.
CBC's The National doesnt have opt outs as far as Im aware. Across the week they use 4 anchors. Two present each night from typically from two different locations. Either the main studio at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto or CBC Ottawa or CBC Vancouver. Its very slick. Its very cerebral broadcast without being boring. The set while dark fits with the feel and mood of the programme. The graphics are all flat with a big emphasis on photography and typography. They dont really go in for the happy talk and chat. But I think they way they handle the split broadcast is quite nice without being cheesy and over emphasizing it. The new theme is ok. But I really am a fan of the theme from early 2000's
Best CBC The National Theme - Such a great 3 note signature. Similar to NBC chimes and very memorable as well. This should have been retained and updated fro 2018. Oh well.
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