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ITV Weekend (UPDATED 19/10)

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PATV Scunthorpe
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.


As I said, the south banks always there. And you could have outdoor shows if the weathers nice like GMB

28 days later

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Aaron_2015
Here is the updated version of this project:



This includes a brand new studio and a new set of graphics, alongside a new format. From 6am, Louisa and Ranvir anchor from the desk. No lifestyle or entertainment during this hour. From 7am, Charlotte and Stephen present, with Louisa and Ranvir on headlines. If a big news story broke, then Charlotte would move to the desk. The show can easily go live from the South Bank or a terrace at ITV Studios. The newsroom background in the studio was created by myself behind the studio, but in reality it would be on a screen. The studio was created within the bounds of Studio 3 in The London Studios.

The graphics were a totally new creation. The graphics have a more 'boxed' look, and all are 16:9 safe. The programme opening is now far more simple, with no graphics as such (similar to ITV News). The music was also changed. I think the new music is far better than what I used originally. Also included in this is a look at the regional news (including the Westcountry studio I created). Please let me know what you think and whether this is an improvement.
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PATV Scunthorpe
I like it, the only thing which I don't like (not to say others agree) is the sofa area, I like the designs on the sofa but Don't like that corner or maybe (if possible?) add a few cushions making literally a soft area Very Happy
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Aaron_2015
I like it, the only thing which I don't like (not to say others agree) is the sofa area, I like the designs on the sofa but Don't like that corner or maybe (if possible?) add a few cushions making literally a soft area Very Happy


I wasn't sure on the sofa myself, but it's fun and stands out. I could add a few scatter cushions, but I'm pleased with it for the moment Smile .
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HarryB
I wasn't sure on the sofa myself

Why are you always negative over your mocks?! If you didn't think that the current sofa was the best option then why would you show everyone on this forum. You wait until your mock is at its best before posting it.


Funnily enough, I'm midway through a graphics package which are slightly identical to yours.
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dosxuk
"slightly identical" Confused
SomeRandomStuff, bilky asko and HarryB gave kudos
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Aaron_2015
I wasn't sure on the sofa myself

Why are you always negative over your mocks?! If you didn't think that the current sofa was the best option then why would you show everyone on this forum. You wait until your mock is at its best before posting it.


Funnily enough, I'm midway through a graphics package which are slightly identical to yours.


After some of the comments I've received in the past, I always get very conscious about the quality of my work. What I meant in this instance is that whilst I think the sofa is the best I can do, I was thinking about it's suitability to the set. Anyway, I was hoping to get more comments on the actual mock itself.
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Critique
Is this just an excuse to show off the Daybreak music? Irrespective of whether this is the case or not it's not good form to upload it in full and in public music that another member has kindly given you. If they didn't make it public you shouldn't either.
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Colorband
I think you've really improved when it comes to mock-making. It may just be biased because I like flat identities, but I rather enjoy the new form of this mock.
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Aaron_2015
Is this just an excuse to show off the Daybreak music? Irrespective of whether this is the case or not it's not good form to upload it in full and in public music that another member has kindly given you. If they didn't make it public you shouldn't either.


I genuinely can't believe that you have just accused me of that! I have been working on this for weeks. Despite all of the insults I've had this is the most pathetic.

Anyway, thank you very much AWTN, it's nice to see that people think I'm improving.
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Critique
Is this just an excuse to show off the Daybreak music? Irrespective of whether this is the case or not it's not good form to upload it in full and in public music that another member has kindly given you. If they didn't make it public you shouldn't either.


I genuinely can't believe that you have just accused me of that! I have been working on this for weeks. Despite all of the insults I've had this is the most pathetic.

Anyway, thank you very much AWTN, it's nice to see that people think I'm improving.


Okay, you'd like some criticism for your mock then? Here we go:

First of all, as SomeRandomStuff would say, what's the point in making a mock for what is ultimately a fictional TV show? Yes 'Weekend' is actually a programme but the only similarity between your concept and the actual programme is the name! What's the point in coming up with some format that you think would be good? There are a huge number of TV shows you could have decided to rebrand/create a mock for, and you decided that none were good enough and that you should come up with your own. I don't personally see the point in entirely fictional mocks (this one has absolutely no grounding in reality) when there are actual TV show formats you could have tried to improve - there's no good way of judging something entirely fictional because there's nothing to compare it to, where as with a BBC News studio mock, a Daybreak mock you have something to compare with, in order to cast some sort of judgement over whether the mock is any good. Additionally, surely your TV show format should be feasible? The idea of ITV providing the additional staffing to be able to do weekend breakfast news updates, complete with a normal looking clock and ticker that none of the regions currently seem to be able to do well shows that this has not been thought through, and is something that certainly isn't feasible!

Linking in with your fictional TV show, I shall now comment on your fictional studio dimensions. So, what are the dimensions of the studio, and do they fit within a studio that a fictional programme like yours might use (the George Lucas at Elstree not being a suitable candidate)? A studio mock is pointless if you're plucking the dimensions of it from some mythical land - if this TV programme were actually to become a thing then it would need to fit inside an actual studio, rather than fitting in whatever sized space you'd like it to fit in. There is a lack of realism in this mock.

Next, to the set itself. Is your newsroom backdrop not quite dark for what is a breakfast programme? A backdrop of some screens and a dark piece of glass seems slightly at odds with your bright graphics, and perhaps that part of the studio should be lighter in comparison. Meanwhile, what are the dimensions of the screen in the 'desk' part of the set? They need to be a feasible dimension, and the screen itself needs to be proportioned appropriately. The one in your mock looks very thin, with for a TV screen to be used on TV would seem quite unlikely!

Now, let's take a look at your sofa set. And first of all, that *thing* in your mock is not a sofa. It is some square shapes with some vile textures applied to it. Can you actually imagine a sofa like that appearing in real life - there are no curves in it which a real sofa would have, and instead it looks like part of your set is made up of cardboard boxes covered in questionable wrapping paper!

Moving on from the set, let's take a look at the production values of the mock. At 00:38 - 00:41 there is a camera move following your titles, in which the camera starts completely still, moves and then ends completely still. Is this something you think would look good on TV? The usual practice in TV would be to start the camera move slightly before it appears on screen, before fading to a different shot before it ends, with a more gradual slow to a stop rather than a sudden halt. What your mock shows looks amateurish and not particularly good. Also, why the Daybreak music? Aside from the fact that it seems ill suited to the format of your new show, it's not been put together well by yourself. At 00:35, can you really imagine the bed cutting out completely, before the sting plays? No, it sounds poor and it wouldn't happen, so why is it happening in your mock?

I know there are a lot of questions in my reply, and I probably could write more (I had a section on your graphics and how they are just quite bland and basic ITV News themed things, and how they don't really fit in with the format from when Stephen Mulhern starts presenting the show at a certain time (!), but I cut it), but I doubt you will take any notice of my response and continue to push out rubbish like this, in the exact same way you ignored how I pointed out the polite/decent thing to do when given music for a TV programme that has not been published publicly is not to then publish the music publicly. If someone is distributing music privately it is usually for a good reason, and those who spoil it by uploading the whole thing in high quality can then ruin it for everyone else when members who have such music decide to stop sharing it with others because a select few feel the need to share it when it's not appropriate to do so!
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Aaron_2015
Firstly, I make mocks because I want to. They are not made to please the members of TV Forum. I chose this show because I wanted something that I could create from scratch. If you care to read the comments attached the video, you will notice that I have already mentioned that studio is designed to fit within Studio 3 in The London Studios. I used real measurements and looked at floor plans. If you actually read the other points made in the first version of this project, many of your points will be addressed.

Additionally, I am not a director. The opening shots were more about showing the studio itself. You also may not find that the sofa is to your personal taste. It is, however, a common design for modern sofas.

I have acknowledged your other points. However, you do not own the music, nor are you the creator. Therefore, it is not your place to comment on such matters. I also asked for constructive criticism, not nastiness in order to gain kudos and a chance to make yourself feel better.

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