I quite like the idea of using no boxes, however I think the shadows definitely need to be toned down a little.
Yeah, I admit it, they are more intense than I could have hoped.
Luckily, over the past couple of hours, I've managed to take your comments and evaluate my own thoughts on the graphics, and have assessed some other flaws. So therefore, I've fixed them. Firstly, the clock is now shown after the logo and before the ticker box, so it no longer looks awkward, as well as making the the Headline-related line horizontal instead of vertical. I also did my best to decrease the opacity on the shadows. Lastly, seeing as blurred images as background templates aren't really that necessary, I've gone with the "theory test" approach. Here's what I came up with, in a wide bunch of examples:
Above all, I managed to learn a few lessons from The Nine's graphics. I've also managed to do the same thing on the TOTH
thing, countdown and World News.
And of course, we can't leave Breakfast out.
As a bonus, I've managed to do a handful of BBC World News-only programmes under the revamped BBC umbrella - those being Newsday and Global.
To wrap up, many of you may be wondering how the animation for the BBC News opening would play out. Here's my view: We see a space-like background with red clouds and 5 dark, giant glass cubes, which fall into the clouds. Suddenly an explosion of light erupts from the cloud, and several red streaks of energy fly towards the screen. The camera pans to reveal the streaks hitting a glass wall, forming a world map made from dots. The BBC News logo then forms in the middle of the screen. The music is a combination of the 2007 and 2013 themes.
Well, I'm proud of all of these tweaks. As always, your opinions are always welcome!
Ahh, the joys of TV.