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Jon7,994 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
I read your latest post from the bottom up, so assumed it was a breakfast/north west tonight set not picking up on the fact it said ‘Look North’ rather than North West Tonight.

So I’ll write the next paragraph as what I would have said if this was indeed a in Salford...

First I’ll start with the negative. The backdrop image is awful. The Spotlight image works as a background because it’s so vast, varied and most importantly there is nothing in the background that needs to be moving. Even though it’s city backdrop it’s almost abstract so it doesn’t get boring, if that makes sense? I think you’d get bored of this after 5 minutes and it looks odd that no cars are would be moving. As it’s a effectively network set I’m sure they could get a budget for a large LED screen and the backdrop needs to be better than this image.

However as a way of bringing the NWT/Breakfast in-line with the rest of BBC News the set design would probably work in the space and it’s a very nice workaround given the lack of space.

Now, the only reason I’ve posted those initial thoughts is because I still think it would work as a Breakfast/NWT set and would be a nice way of bringing it inline with the rest of BBC News. And knowing it’s the not designed with that in mind the rest of what I’ve said is relevant you’d need to find a better solution for the backstop, sorry I mean backdrop or at very least a different image.

So the backdrop is terrible, but I can’t dwell on that this set design is fantastic and a great way of bringing a smaller studio with less options inline with the rest of the news output.

So I’d still give this design full marks. Well done.
PATV Scunthorpe677 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Thanks everyone

It says look north on the Humber bridge of the catwalk close up did you do that yourself?

Yes, I made that myself.


So the backdrop is terrible, but I can’t dwell on that this set design is fantastic and a great way of bringing a smaller studio with less options inline with the rest of the news output.

Yeah, the image isn't the best, it was the only one I could find that didn't have the actual Queen's Court building in it, as I wanted to find one that would be similar to the view from the newsroom. I did look at having a similar view to Plymouth, looking onto Hull but I couldn't really find a suitable one.
“Nostalgia’s cool, but it won’t help me now, the dream is good, if you don’t wear it out.”
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Quatorzine Neko (previously Le Neko) 253 posts since 29 Aug 2016
This is really a beautiful mock, very well done! I am impressed at how much thought you put into this.

I have a tiny suggestion about your proposal for Business Live: the big square's duration might be a bit too long at the start, it takes space; so I thought, why not making it appear at each of the first two beeps, each time followed by a fade-out; and then at the third beep the square displays but stays on while the text "Business Live" appears.

…granted that's difficult to describe, so here's how I imagine my suggestion

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It's nothing more than a suggestion on a detail, really! The whole thing is beautiful!
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OrmeMac8 posts since 10 Jul 2019
STV North Reporting Scotland
I love the set design! Slick and simple. I’d make the middle screen mobile so that it can be angled out or moved entirely to make each side of the set more flexible.

I think Scotland can do this on their set.


They can but the large borderless screen has recently been replaced by a smaller framed LCD screen to give a sharper picture on the weather forecast.