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BBC Midlands Today - new studio set

Possible idea (May 2012)

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DF
DrewF
After hearing that BBC Midlands Today is getting a new set - I thought I'd try and come up with a realistic idea for the set. I've tried to keep the set itself about the same size as the studio in The Mailbox but I don't have exact measurements so it might be a bit off.

Click on the pictures so they are enlarged - looks a lot better that way!

As it's been suggested there is a desk on the way - I included a desk area:

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It's a slightly similar set up to N6 with a screen on each side for presenters for down-the-line interviews or graphics - and some standing room for weather/other presentation. The red screen surrounds are lit with LEDs and can change colour to suit the program.

In front of the desk there are some more lightboxes, with a screen and sofa/coffee table. In Midlands Today it could be used for sports, and/or in a similar way to South East Today where they move to the sofa halfway through the main program.

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The printed newsroom can also be backlit in a different colour so could be used for Breakfast updates:

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And of course, Late Kick Off and Sunday Politics which would use printed backdrops that go over the lightboxes - sorry the quality of the backdrops is very bad!

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I used silver/grey colours for a lot of the set to avoid any clashing colours, such as a red sofa on Sunday Politics.

All and any comments and suggestions are welcome Wink
CR
Critique
I understand your reasons for not using clashing colours, but the result is a lack of colour. The backdrop and screens are the only red elements in the Midlands today variant, which doesn't seem right. Colour needs to be injected - surely there could be lights behind the main panel of the desk to light it red, orange, or whatever other colour? On top of this, it's been suggested they'll be different desks for Late Kick Off and Sunday Politics.

Overall, the render is nice, and the studio design is mostly sound, but it definitely lacks colour.
PC
Philip Cobbold
I was thinking an L shaped set would fit in quite well to the studio, so hopefully something like this will be what appears.
DT
DTV
Brilliant Design, but as Critique said there needs to be more colour.
DF
DrewF
Thanks for the comments - will make some changes, including some other ideas I've had, over the next few days and update the thread.
MW
Mike W
http://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/13946_195504854627_148371879627_2841475_3408527_n.jpg

You need that for late kick off's set!

Nice mock btw Smile
DF
DrewF
Thankyou very much for the background Very Happy
KM
Kevizz MS
DrewF posted:
Thankyou very much for the background Very Happy


Good to see you using SU Podium! Greatly improves the quality of your mocks. Fiddle around with the LEM lighting option to add a bit more colour to the set: it's good a creating a lightbox effect.
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james
I have to agree about the lack of colour on the sofa etc, but I love the breakfast backdrop. Very nice! When looking at the size of the space Midlands are working with, I doubt this set would fit in which is a shame, cause with some tweaks it could be a lovely studio! Smile
DF
DrewF
DrewF posted:
Thankyou very much for the background Very Happy


Good to see you using SU Podium! Greatly improves the quality of your mocks. Fiddle around with the LEM lighting option to add a bit more colour to the set: it's good a creating a lightbox effect.


Wouldn't have found it had you not suggested it! Smile Will have a tinker round with that setting, thanks for the suggestion.
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ndee
could you please upload the models so we can download it?

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