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bilky asko
I can absolutely guarantee all the graphics are 16:9 safe.

http://weatherfieldgazette.co.uk/norris/i1weekendmockproblematic.png

Criticising spelling is just being completely pedantic.


I think Ben Shephard wouldn't be too pleased if a show he was hosting credited his name incorrectly. Not spelling his name right typifies the lack of attention to detail in the mock (such as the lack of centring of the text, and the visible teal rectangle behind the ITV News logo in the above image).

Louisa's seat does have a monitor which sits under the glass.


Under the clear glass rim on the edge of the desk? At a position that would make using the computer practically impossible, because the keyboard and mouse would be, in effect, behind the monitor? Not a particularly clever bit of design.

The screens can't float, so using poles was the only realistic option.

So wall mounting or floor mounting was out of the question?


Why shouldn't the soft area just have one screen?

Having a massive wall with a tiny screen in the middle is not only a massive waste of space, but it would look far too bland and stark for the style of show you've set out. That's not to mention the glass block style that's more than a bit out of date.


Why shouldn't the desk be designed the way it is?


The desk hanging off the edge of the plinth is a potential health and safety issue, something a set designer would have to take into account.
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Aaron_2015
Thank you for expanding on your original points Billy, that's the kind of comments I was looking for, as opposed to questions. I'll use all the details you've pointed out to improve the studio. Personally, I prefer the screens as they are, but I'll definitely change the riser, as well as the desk design to accommodate the computer better.

The wall is designed the way it is because the soft area needs to accommodate not only performances, but barstools and chairs to interview from. A bigger screen would be out of scale and more than one screen wouldn't make the soft area practical for interviews. When I get a moment I'll upload a picture of what the soft area would look like for one to one interviews to try and show my point a bit better.
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Colorband
Not only is the Weekend News logo GLARINGLY near the 16:9 safe area, but the ITV News logo is in a veridian box.
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Aaron_2015
So now that my exams are finished, I can properly start work on the v2 version of this project. I've been doing little things during revision breaks; so far I have added a new desk, changed the riser design I'm currently adjusting the studio walls.

Other changes I will make:

- Adjust the Weekend News title card so it is 16:9 safe and the ITV News logo outline isn't visible.
- Change the hanging screens in the studio
- Make the studio feel busier using set pieces
- Change the soft area

If anyone would like to suggest any changes I haven't mentioned, please feel free.
Last edited by Aaron_2015 on 6 June 2015 9:08am
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Colorband
I am pretty sure I made a font with the ITV News logo. Let me look for it and I'll give it to you.

14 days later

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Aaron_2015
So I had a new set design, but scrapped it because of some issues with the backdrop. I started another, but it looked too much like the Good Morning Britain set.

The new concept I've decided on is a trendy cafe style set, with an urban courtyard as a backdrop.

I've decided on a more relaxed style show, with a breakfast bar for Ben, Charlotte and Louisa to sit at. The outside courtyard can be used for interviews and other features when the weather is nice (I don't know how feasible a courtyard would be at ITV Studios, however they do have terraces which could be used). Alternatively, I could use a plasma screen with the courtyard backdrop as opposed to a real courtyard. I'm also working on a sofa area for the set, along with an area with tables and chairs for audience members.

I believe this is something a bit different from other sets and this idea would complement a new relaxed and chilled, yet still informative format.

I'm currently rendering the courtyard backdrop, but it'll be up soon. Let me know what you think of my ideas (I'm keen to hear what you all think), and if anyone knows of any alternative rendering tools to Indigo for SketchUp, please let me know.
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ASO
Are you using actual studio dimensions? They are available on the London Studios website.
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Aaron_2015
ASO posted:
Are you using actual studio dimensions? They are available on the London Studios website.


I've looked through the studios on the website, but I wasn't planning to use actual dimensions. I could do though, it would have more credibility. I'm not sure which studio could accommodate my idea.

Anyway, here is the courtyard scene I've created in SketchUp, then rendered with Indigo (if you couldn't tell Razz ). Please read my above post, then I'd appreciate some feedback Smile .

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PATV Scunthorpe
Sounds like a good idea, and if the 'courtyard' idea isn't possible then there's always the southbank
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ASO
When it is possible to access them, you should use real dimensions, otherwise there is less point in doing the mock in the first place.

Essentially, your set should be adapted for the studio, not the other way around - if that makes sense...
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Aaron_2015
ASO posted:
When it is possible to access them, you should use real dimensions, otherwise there is less point in doing the mock in the first place.

Essentially, your set should be adapted for the studio, not the other way around - if that makes sense...


I get what you mean, but no studio would fit the design I have in mind. Studio 1 and 2 are far too big, however Studio 3 might accommodate the set I have in mind - even if I have to sacrifice the courtyard.
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ASO
You need to adapt your design for the studio.

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