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rw96

NTC Newsdesk

Hello again everyone!

Today I've been working on arguably the most used graphics on a news channel, 2-way split screens, as well as the look of my fictional news channel in the event of a breaking story.....

The headline straps in generic bulletins are blue (when I get round to doing more individual show concepts these will follow the individual show's style/colour scheme) with a white 'card' beneath them, but when breaking news comes in they become orange, with a dark grey 'card' beneath them (after a BREAKING NEWS transition 'card').

(I spent a very quick 5 minutes working on this a few days ago, so the 'breaking' news is obviously a few days old now Laughing

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The headline flipper goes from white text on a lighter grey background to orange text on a white background.
Obviously the flipper is too short to contain the words breaking news, so these are shown on their own, alternating with the headline.


When the presenter is interviewing a correspondent/guest, the split screen continues the stacked cards theme:

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(Again, the blue section in the middle is only for generic bulletins, it will match the program theme on other shows, making it a bit more visually interesting).

This is how it animates!

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Plus, a little sneak peak of something I'm also working on - PMQs!


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This will be dark grey based, so as to avoid colours clashing when the party colours show on the MP details (although I am considering a greenish colour to match the benches of the commons, let me know what you think), plus, it gives me a chance to break out the inverted colour logo that will be used for evening progammes as well! Laughing

The 'cards' that drop down from the top can be used in a variety of cases - a live fact check (something that is needed more and more these days), social media posts, recent polling data, background information etc that is relevant to the topic at hand.



I've also changed the shadowing on the headline text to be an inverted shadow, rather than beneath it, sort of in the style of the itv logo cutout that was part of my original inspiration!

Please let me know what you think of this!! Any comments/feedback would be appreciated Smile

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NTC Newsdesk

Playing with the logo, I've decided 100% I like the idea of a serif/sans serif combo.

I quite like the idea of stacking the text rather than having one long logo - this could fit into social media profile pictures etc better and could exist alongside the main logo.

I've also made an inverted version for areas with a darker background (I was thinking the stacked, inverted version could go on the dark grey box in the top right of the headline screen, or maybe on a dark grey background as an endcap for short social media videos).

Let me know if you think I'm onto something or if I'm needlessly overcomplicating things!

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