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Bail3,814 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
Right then, I'll be blunt this is probably the best mock I've ever made or ever will make. Inspired by mdta's past recreations, and lots of recent talk in the nostalgia news threads about BBC News circa 1999 I found myself looking at the titles of the era and, given I had some time on my hands (don't we all) I thought I'd have a go.

In the past I've started something like this before, but never really got past the looking like a bad flash animation stage. However, as I've gotten a bit older since my last effort I’d say my After Effects skills have improved.

Thus, I've gone, quite literally, frame by frame over the originals from wherever I can source them to try and match them as best as humanly possible.

I've also intentionally made them 4k and taken artistic liberties to add extra details that perhaps weren't in the original but if made today in the same style no doubt would be to add texture and interest.

The stills don't quite to it justice here, right click and "view image" to see the full-size render.

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Full Titles


Short Titles


Want to see how I do some of those placenames, and the animation and masking have a look at this free project file to have a go at yourselves.

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Last edited by Bail on 11 May 2020 1:45pm - 8 times in total
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Mike W5,033 posts since 30 Apr 2006
London London
So I'm thinking of doing a mock-along Friday evening with some of it, you guys interested?

Sadly I'll be working, can it be recorded to Twitch or YouTube and unlisted? I might poke my head in if I get a break just to see how things are going.

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I've also intentionally made them 4k and taken artistic liberties to add extra details that perhaps weren't in the original but if made today in the same style no doubt would be to add texture and interest.

I find the 'add grain' effect in the coloured parts can give it some greater definition than it has at the moment and almost a filmic look (lots of the 99 graphics were real models treated in post, for instance the globe has long been speculated as being a model).