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Bail3,687 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
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Will you start the fans please!

So I was viewing The Gallery last week, prior to Pads mock and was thinking about doing some ITV titles seeing as I always end up doing BBC things because I'm biased that way. But then I got thinking with Channels 4's recent re-brand and their bringing back of TFI, what else could they bring back.

So I started looking into ideas for The Crystal Maze, I know it's having its "relaunch" via that kick-started thing, but what if it did end up on our screens.

In my head it would be an evening hour, similar time slot and scheduling as the million pound drop, so I've gone with a darker look and feel for the titles to start with.

So with that in mind I thought I'd do a sort of Mock-Along, where I'll post up bits as I do them and include your feedback, as well as showing my workings and how I go about creating things, and showing you all my bits and bobs that normally edit out. So for now I have the titles end sequence fairly how I want it, see the video below for more.

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Brekkie31,187 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Really like the light effect which begins the animation. Something not quite right with the end of it or the still version IMO - the middle just doesn't look quite right.

On the whole though really welcome something that is absolutely nothing to do with news on this forum.
Last edited by Brekkie on 26 October 2015 8:04pm
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Whataday9,845 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
Really like the light effect which begins the animation. Something not quite right with the end of it or the still version IMO - the middle just doesn't look quite right.


I agree, the "moving head" light effect is really good, but the centre of the crystal needs to have some sort of texture, as it's too black. Perhaps it's not the crystal itself but the background, if it was a different colour or had more of a texture, the crystal would stand out more?
Bail3,687 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
Thanks for the feedback and votes so far guys, love taking on your feedback and ideas, also happy to share the final project file when I'm done if anyone has any After Effects questions ask away.

Brekkie, Whataday, I know what you mean I've been looking at the original and some other mocks out there, as well as a the look of the crystal a little more. I do quite like the logo in the middle, but I've gone back to the original and tried it with the logo at the top as per the original titles.

Video 2, it's a 2minture mental game, the time starts as soon as you press the play button and is an automatic lock in.

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Brekkie31,187 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Think I prefer the text below myself but either way works. The crystal is definately getting better with each revision though still not perfect - still looks like there is a big hole in it rather than 3D.

Overall though a fantastic update of the (not quite) original logo. And although I'm no fan of rewriting the history of TV presentation the first logo was so bad I'm surprised they didn't re-edit it with the new logo for reruns.
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Nicky (previously BBCNicky) 2,909 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Absolutely breathtaking! Wonderful work and I do appreciate the tweaks you're doing in response to the feedback. I am *just* about on Brekkie's side as far as the text goes - does seem more at home on the bottom but it's no big deal. That crystal is superb.

Strange to see this mock going from "Outstanding" down to 4 stars, then up again to "Outstanding" and back down again to 4 stars when it's clearly among the best!!