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ITV News | Election 2017

(May 2017)

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Aaron_2015
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Since Theresa May announced the Snap Election, I've been working on graphics for ITV News. They are similar to the 2015 graphics, with some changes. I've been focusing on consistency and simplicity. I personally think we often see election graphics become very 'busy', which is the last thing you need when you're on your third coffee at 2am!

Exit Poll Countdown/Location Graphic:

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Exit Poll Sting:

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Initial Result Graphic:

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Declaration:

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Voting Breakdown:

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Split Screen:

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Split Screen 2:

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New Declaration: (Allows results for two constituencies to be displayed)

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Get Involved: (Or the 'Opinion Room' as it was known in 2015)

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Tweets:

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GMB Graphics: (Simply replaced the usual flipper with the Exit Poll/Current graphic)

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Party slates/stings:

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Here's how the astons would animate, along with a 'State of the Parties' graphic for during the day.



And finally, here's a short promo for ITV's coverage:



Apologies for a mammoth post, I'm almost finished! I originally planned a design away from the ITV News 'blocks', but decided it would be strange to not use the blocks when the rest of the ITV News brand does.

Let me know what you think.
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DavidWhitfield
Wow. I am very impressed by this. A lot of work has gone into this and the resulting mock is one which is consistent and shows the information clearly and effectively. I can't really fault this at all. I particularly like the party slates. Fantastic, Aaron.
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BBI45
I can only echo what David has said. However, there is one small thing that you could do to improve them. The animations could be smoother. That is my only complaint. However, it is only slight and very nit picky. Other than that, I honestly can't fault them. The effort you have put in is clear and you should be happy with the work you have put in.

EDIT: A second thing to improve on. Would it be possible for a small graphic to be added in the top left corner stating the latest seat to be declared? It would also be nice if we could see a little bit more video. (Again, nit picking. I'm sorry)
Last edited by BBI45 on 29 May 2017 11:27pm - 2 times in total
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UBox
This is very nice!! Similar to BBI45 I am only able to nitpick with this so would suggest that on the party slates the position of the party logos were random and not the same for each party. Apart from that this is ALL outstanding work and it is difficult to offer any constructive criticism which is what I usually like to give and receive.
Great work! 5/5
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Nicky
Very nice work. Yes they are simplistic but very much in sync with the current ITV News/GMB branding and your designs certainly wouldn't look out of place on-screen to me. I particularly like the tweet graphic you've constructed, plus the flipper in the vimeo video. Animations look smooth enough to me!

Only thing I would amend is the party stings. I feel the two squares could have different elements of the party logos rather than just the emblems alone, similar to the ITV News opening titles - viz. the use of different sections of the Big Ben clockface. Otherwise... good job! Thumbs up
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hyda67
A very impressive effort, lots of careful thought clearly went in to this. I particularly like the exit poll sting and the party stings.

A very small nitpick - the coloured party flipper you've animated doesn't line up properly on a couple of occasions. You can see a small line of the previous colour sometimes.

That's the only issue I can find though, well done.
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Brekkie
The stills look like caps rather than mocks. Easily your best work even if you're not exactly reinventing the wheel.
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Aaron_2015
Many thanks for all of your kind comments. I'm going to have a look at improving the party stings with further elements (I believe the party leaders featured on the party stings in 2015, so I might try that).
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Aaron_2015
If anybody has any additional feedback, or if there's anything you think I've missed, I would really appreciate it.

I'm thinking of adding coloured party astons, Sky News did in 2015 and I think it looked quite effective.
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Telly Media
Very impressive!
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tmorgan96
This got 5 stars from me. Excellent work.

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