It's like you've read my mind, for me this is the best era, but every time I have a go to 'recreate' it, I get that flat feeling, like it's missing something. It could be that we're working in a higher definition, I was even considering doing the mock in 4K and then thought it would just look 'plain' or too too sharp, there's something charming about these idents but I think it may come with the fact they're SD. Even in HD when the mock's not played in full size it's too sharp, but blurring too much kind of defeats the object of doing them in HD.
But then again it could be that once you spend a significant amount of time on a design, particularly when it comes to recreation, you lose that objectivity or initial perception. I've spent a good week looking at my mock and for me I notice everything out of place which is basically the whole thing in my eyes. But looking at your World mock, to me it looks practically perfect, albeit unusual because its clear and legible - which we've not ever really seen before, hence perhaps why it doesn't seem right, am I making sense?
Maybe we should render them in SD, give them that old-school feel??
I would be more than happy to try to obtain the originals but I wouldn't know where to start, I messaged Lambie-Nairn via YouTube a while ago and asked them if they could post the original countdown (seeing as it's relatively iconic), but they haven't replied and it's been a while - I could always email them. Maybe via the BBC's Motion Gallery? Or contacting BBC News?
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