Critique3,181 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
So, a while back I attempted to refresh all the BBC News studios in a style which would resemble the studios at Broadcasting House, and by around the third studio updates got very slow and eventually ground to a halt. This time around I have a better renderer, primarily so reflections on the floor are less blurry and look like reflections, and I've also found more dimensions - including the dimensions of South East Today and the newsroom from a very dusty planning application document, so I should be able to make a mock of a new studio using the newsroom view eventually.

Anyway, as it's the day of the Scottish referendum I thought I'd start where I left off, having previously posted one photo of the studio and leaving it at that. So, here we go:

BBC Scotland Studio

BBC Scotland's studio measures 18x10m, and thanks to images posted online before their actual new studio made its debut, we now have some fairly accurate dimensions, showing where the big pillar is and the doors are etc. For those who need some confirmation, here's the the image of the studio dimensions:

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Whilst BBC Scotland's new studio is nice, I'm not a fan of the two zones being connected by the plasma in the middle of the two sets - I think it looks nicer when there are two distinct zones to the studio. You can probably make each set slightly bigger if they don't have to connect up either. Therefore, I have gone for a Studio B style studio, with a 'hard' side with the desk and mini-newswall, and then the soft side with a coffee table desk and no rostrum. This means that one side is much more versatile for things like performances should they ever need to come from Glasgow. The soft side doesn't have the full LED panels like in Studio B, as looking back they take up a lot of space and are expensive - the screen arrangement is therefore similar to what they actually have, but with larger screens.

Reporting Scotland

Not claiming any bold inspiration here, just red and white for the most part, with the desk following what lots of other regions are doing by having the central column lit red. The soft set has a backdrop similar the current squinty bridge one.

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Sunday Politics Scotland

Unlike the real set this mock keeps the Sunday Politics desk and wouldn't have a backdrop that animates like the current one in Glasgow does - subtle animation would be nice but the one they currently use has the clouds going past quite noticeably and quickly. I've also managed to work a cog into my version of the backdrop, which was compiled from some graphic they used once.

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Scotland 2014

This one features the lowest quality backdrops of the set, which is due to them being screengrabs of the graphics used on the screens in the real studio, stitched together and then jiggled about a bit so they face head on. Apologies for that.

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Scotland Decides

I've also done a version of the studio in Scotland Decides colours, as I'm sure I read at some point that BBC One Scotland's programme would broadcast from their normal studio. There are some new desks in place for the occasion which I think look quite snazzy, and on the big three screens is the Edinburgh skyline.

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Finally, here are some gifs that give a nice fade between one colour set-up and the next:

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That's it for now - I've prepared myself so there are more to post but I'll save them for another day. Comments are appreciated as always.
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