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mdtauk6,376 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

I was recently inspired by KT4YU's News 24 countdown mock ( http://www.tvforum.co.uk/thegallery/bbc-news-24-countdown-1999-40431/ ) to turn my hand to recreating the Countdown and Idents used by BBC World back in 2000. It took a week and a half longer than I expected it to, and I tried to make it as accurate as possible, despite only having access to low resolution versions as my reference.

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The animation was done with a combination of After Effects and 3DS Max.
London London
Very outstanding, Martin, hope to see your recreation of BBC World countdown from 2001.
bkman19901,562 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
Saw this this recreation a few days ago on your Youtube channel. I must say that I am really impressed with this outstanding mock.

Well done to you mdtauk Very Happy
Last edited by bkman1990 on 24 November 2014 9:42pm - 2 times in total
DanielK3,494 posts since 1 Oct 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Very good! The only modification I'd have made to the original is to not have the '10' on screen until it was actually needed. Brilliant recreation of what aired though!


There's the original from the playout server...

What I meant was that if I (or mdta) was designing the original, I wouldn't have had the '10' on screen until it was needed.
mdtauk6,376 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
I might have transitioned the numbers in if I were designing the sequence, but I understand why it is there originally. I'd have also considered doing it as a 30 sec countdown they drop into after the breakfiller/adverts.