Well... back to this then!
This post highlights quickly how I imagine breaking news looking, as well as something else which happened last week...
For Breaking News, I struggled with finding a way to highlight and differentiate breaking from the normal story graphics, the inspiration stems from the current sting and accompanying graphic used on the studio screens, where the bar animates on, holds for a second before wiping off and that continues. Mine would have a similar animation, in that every 5 or so seconds the red segment would redo its beginning animation wiping on before it goes off again, I would hope that this also gives it a sense of 'alert' rather than just being an annoying pulsing bar.
I currently don't have access to my video files to create an animated version, so for this full post I can only provide stills, but hopefully you can visualise the animation from the previous videos in this thread.
I'm also trying out, that because the pulsing should stand out, 'Breaking' would only appear on the initial part of the graphic (currently where Breaking and the story text alternate)
The second part is all about the election. Election graphics are something which started a while ago, and was planning to adapt to the 2017 programme, but considering it took me a while to come up with some ideas, I decided to hold it off until after last week. For the logo, I took the current hexagon and expanded out the pattern to fit the square, the starting triangles are same colour, with the extra ones being changed to continue the rainbow pattern. The 'Election' text is taken from BBC Scotland's logo for the EU Elections (derived from The Nine).
To show you how I've applied my graphics to the Election set, I've decided to apply it to Scotland instead of reliving what London attempted. One thing I didn't want was to add an extra line for the results, so I've decided to shorten the flipper and have a mini-flipper for the results alongside it. For declarations, I've added a Sky News-like element of the line changing colour based on the party, I've also employed the breaking style pulse.
(There's a lot of photos, so the rest are in the spoiler)...
Last edited by PATV Scunthorpe on 22 December 2019 9:15pm - 2 times in total
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