Long-time lurker, 1st time poster here!
I've had an idea in the back of my head for a news channel concept for a while now, I made a mock a few weeks back and abandoned it, but with a recent post in the gallery requesting some designs that don't get in the way too much I thought I'd remake it and offer my contribution
I don't have any fancy video/graphic design software so this is all powerpoint, and done relatively quickly but hopefully you can see past it's rough around the edges look to see the concept!
Also, I've just noticed typing it up that I've got a bit carried away so it's quite long haha
The idea was for a new news channel by the fictional National Television Company,
The idea was inspired partly by the stacking cards style of pres shown on itv endboards and trails, and partly by my own annoyance at lower thirds that take up too much space - especially now when we have lots of badly-framed people on zoom interviews that have the bottom of their face cut off, and a big blank space above their head
I decided to go with a ticker rather than a flipper because I found it too limiting, but I would make sure that the headlines that scroll on them are kept as concise as possible.
The main headline and extra info have been combined and squashed into the left hand side, allowing for enough space to fill a couple of sentences, but leaving the majority of the lower screen blank.
I think this gives a clean look that gets out of the way, while still providing glanceable information.
I was debating a clock, but to be honest I mostly watch sky news via the youtube feed on my chromecast, and that has no clock. I haven't missed it and it helps with the minimal, clean look to not have one. (we have enough devices to tell the time these days I reckon you could do away with it).
The tag on top would change GMB-style, with things like TOP STORY, DEVELOPING NEWS, NEW TODAY (all in blue) for generic bulletins, BREAKING NEWS in orange, or the names/colours of branded shows (I have a few ideas but won't go further than the generic bulletins right now!)
Again, this is all following the idea of having stacked pieces of 'card' all anchored to one side of the screen, using shadows to achieve the desired effect.
Closer shot with non-breaking news:
This is one area where I feel like the graphics can be a bit more in your face and take up more space.
The idea from these came from the pictures shown at the start of Sophy Ridge on Sunday to preview who's coming up.
It's always mildly irritated me that they do a push up from bottom transition, when if they did a push in from right it would look like the triangles actually extend across the pictures. You can see from the video below where I've attempted to do just that with the headline sequence and live wipes:
If you are interested, I've recorded the original version that I made with Google Docs a few weeks ago, it has some extras like PMQ's graphics that give background on MPs/Factchecks etc.
Beyond Westminster is a political show concept, shown around lunchtime/early afternoon that
Brings you all the latest and breaking news from the seat of power, as well as seeing how it affects those outside the Westminster Bubble
. It would take PMQ's live each week
Like I said, its very rough around the edges, but I've still tried to follow the basic rules of sizing/safe zones that I see people get pulled up on all the time on here and I'd love to know what you think!
Last edited by rw96 on 23 May 2020 5:19pm