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BBC COVID-19 Slides

With a sprinkle of Reith!

NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I'd be inclined to argue something like:

--
We made this before we were all asked to stay at home.
Wash your hands and stay away from people who might be ill.
Stay at home and watch your favourite shows on the CBBC iPlayer.
--

would have been better for DeMarkay's slide - Something more Newsround-like, whle trying not to be too patronising.
There's a fine line between writing it so a nine year old can understand it and writing it so a nine year old feels alienated. We quite often forget kids are smarter than they let on.


That text looks like it should be on CBeebies. For the relevant programmes, CBBC has text after the titles have played which says ‘Filmed Before Current Restrictions’.


Who rattled your cage?
JO
Josh
I've only seen the mentioned banner on 1 programme.
Fan of the media industry, from the UK.
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
The BBC have seemed to favour continuity announcements in this regard.
DM
DeMarkay London London
Here's one for BBC Three
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MP
Michael Power World News
that typeface doesnt really work for more serious slides
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.
DM
DeMarkay London London
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.


I’m not going to dignify that with a childish response, like yourself. If I do, I’ll more than likely get a warning.

Myself and Josh were simply giving the original poster ideas on how he could further execute his mock. I’ve used BBC Three’s typeface AND brand colours.

If you don’t have anything constructive to say then don’t say anything at all. This isn’t our submission in the gallery, it was simply us helping out the original poster.
OW
Owen_ploc World News
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.

WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN!
I can’t think of a good signature.
OW
Owen_ploc World News
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.


I’m not going to dignify that with a childish response, like yourself. If I do, I’ll more than likely get a warning.

Myself and Josh were simply giving the original poster ideas on how he could further execute his mock. I’ve used BBC Three’s typeface AND brand colours.

If you don’t have anything constructive to say then don’t say anything at all. This isn’t our submission in the gallery, it was simply us helping out the original poster.

This typeface *simply* doesn't work for anything even *remotely* serious.
I can’t think of a good signature.
DM
DeeMartie (previously Kc123) UTV Newsline
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.


I’m not going to dignify that with a childish response, like yourself. If I do, I’ll more than likely get a warning.

Myself and Josh were simply giving the original poster ideas on how he could further execute his mock. I’ve used BBC Three’s typeface AND brand colours.

If you don’t have anything constructive to say then don’t say anything at all. This isn’t our submission in the gallery, it was simply us helping out the original poster.

This typeface *simply* doesn't work for anything even *remotely* serious.

I second this, the typeface certainly does not look right and I think Reith would be more appropriate.

In regards to the other comment, it's another case of like my feedback because its the best.
MW
Mike W London London
Well done all for *checks notes* writing some text on a plain background.


I’m not going to dignify that with a childish response, like yourself. If I do, I’ll more than likely get a warning.

Myself and Josh were simply giving the original poster ideas on how he could further execute his mock. I’ve used BBC Three’s typeface AND brand colours.

If you don’t have anything constructive to say then don’t say anything at all. This isn’t our submission in the gallery, it was simply us helping out the original poster.

With respect; throwing the right font and text on the right colour background does not a mock make.

The fact is constructive feedback can only be given if there's much to feed back on and where somebody has simply slapped some text on a background you can't constructively feedback on it - short of giving step by step instructions on how to assemble something that is vaguely presentable. We have suitable tutorial threads for this sort of stuff.

Yes the post is sarcastic, but it's funny and sometimes it is exasperating to see the same old thing; people find the right font, get a logo off google, do a pipette tool for the colours and then throw it out on here as if they've spent any time and effort on it.

How about you let the OP decide how to continue their mock based on the feedback rather than throw your own, poor, mock on their thread. As you've rightly pointed out, this isn't your submission is it.

That's not to tell the OP not to keep trying of course, it's to stop protecting people from fair critique. The first question we used to ask is 'can you see this on screen' - the fact is these days who knows, as TV graphics can be awful and standards appear to have dropped. The real question is how much effort has someone put into their work, if they've bashed the design out in 30 minutes then that suggests minimal effort other than sourcing logos and setting colours.
NL
Ne1L C Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
This is not criticism but analysis

The idea is a good one but its the execution that's poor. I can see both sides of the issue. Firstly the fact that the slides are reflecting an unprecedented situation in the UK with no previous examples to base them on means that in a way its a blank template. However has been pointed out already the BBC has a "style guide" for its presentation and examples are available

I have to say that the slides for CBBC and Cbeebies are not really suitable. As has already been noted kids really don't understand what covid-19 and/or coronavirus are. I'm not a viewer Laughing but I'm sure that they've got something more appropriate maybe a kid-friendly PIF.

And yes it is programme

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