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DrewF2,070 posts since 22 Mar 2010
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Five years since my last attempt at this, here is my revised design for the BBC Breakfast (and NWT) set, in the existing Salford studio space. This design is meant to bring the studio more in line with a typical NBH-style news studio while also fitting into the awkward, angled space that BBC Breakfast uses including the low ceiling and lighting grid.

I ask your forgiveness in advance for:

- The lack of proper rending, which I have never been able to master
- The London backdrop - finding a Salford backdrop that looks Breakfast suitable is not easy
- The rather disturbing 3D models of presenters and guests, but they're about as good as I could find

As with the NBH sets, the intention is that the backdrop and colour scheme (excluding the sofa colour) can be customised, making it easily suitable for NWT, BBC Sport productions and Politics North West.

This is a first revision and I hope to be able to improve it further, so I look forward to hearing any feedback (positive or negative)

Thanks all.

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fanoftv8,389 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Very nice use of the space and a good design connecting to the New broadcasting house sets.

Would the sofa be in a similar position to how it is currently but rotated slightly?

My only concern is from how we’ve seen social distancing handled I’d suggest that the size of your presenters and guests on the sofa are a bit small.
DrewF2,070 posts since 22 Mar 2010
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Very nice use of the space and a good design connecting to the New broadcasting house sets.

Would the sofa be in a similar position to how it is currently but rotated slightly?

My only concern is from how we’ve seen social distancing handled I’d suggest that the size of your presenters and guests on the sofa are a bit small.


Thanks. Here's an overhead shot, the sofa is probably a little more to the right than the current position:

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I'll look at the scaling, a lot of it is guesswork so it could be a little out.
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Ittr426 posts since 30 Sep 2017
Looks far nicer than the current alignment of screens and lightboxes, and fits in far better with the circular BBC News design Very Happy

Out of interest, where did you get the London backdrop used on the main back panel and could I possibly get it, please?
Josh1,392 posts since 21 Dec 2014
I like it so far and it reminds me of Studio C in NBH (World News, BBC News at 5 etc.) Would the left side screens (behind guest) be used for any segments or would everything come from the right side screens?
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trivialmatters607 posts since 15 Jan 2007
I can't fault your design here - although I do hope the current 'NBH design' is on its way out as it looks so stale and boring. In my view, Breakfast could be taking a few design cues from Good Morning Britain, rather than emulating their drab London studios.

To give some specific feedback to your design, there's a lot of black space "off set". The Breakfast room is so small, they could probably benefit from a studio designed for 360-degree filming, where the doors to the studio are part of the set and nicely designed, and there's no "black drape".
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