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A Red and Cream Tribute - BBC News 2000

Inspired by Bail's efforts, and of course the original designs... (May 2020)

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
MD
mdtauk
Firstly I want to thank @Bail for inspiring me to take the opportunity to do some animating during the current situation. And I know its a few days shy of the actual anniversary, but 20 years have passed, and these original titles and graphics were a big influence on me, and the future skills I would learn.



So following from my earlier BBC World Countdown and Titles animation I did, I had wanted an opportunity to try to turn my hand to News 24's countdown. This anniversary was the opportunity to try my own take on re-creating these iconic graphics.

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Some things to note...
I moved slightly away from the more yellowy cream colours that you see in lots of the screen grabs and low res videos - I tried to use the more pure cream colours from stills I found by Lambie-Nairn, the studios, and the 2000's BBC News website .

I added details that could have been there if it were not for the lower resolutions at the time.

And following conversations about the digital/mechanical nature of the elements used originally - I added some subtle camera shakes and some depth of field to the Globes, Discs/Ovals and Maps.

Nine O'Clock News titles added here
https://tvforum.uk/forums/post1235508#post-1235508

Original designs created by Lambie-Nairn
Creative Director: Martin Lambie-Nairn
Senior Designer: Nicola Mills

Original music created by David Lowe
Last edited by mdtauk on 31 May 2020 10:44am - 4 times in total
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FactorFiles
Outrageously good. Makes me sad that they didn't have your countdown to use on the channel's 20th Anniversary.
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richard h
Very impressive. love it. This was the first BBC News look that I can remember sitting watching hundreds of times counting down to the TOTH on news 24 -Still love the music they used to use and although I've not heard it for quite a few years I still knew when to expect the drum beats
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chris
Looks fantastic!

Bail’s is more authentic and accurate, but I think yours looks much more pleasant to watch, dare I say it, an improvement on Lambie-Nairn!
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itsrobert Founding member
Fantastic work, Martin.

I noticed that the title music you have sounds a bit low quality which detracts a little from your amazing animation so, if it helps, here's the master version: https://up.metropol247.co.uk/itsrobert/BBC%20News%20Titles%201999.wav
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itsrobert Founding member
While I'm at it here's the master countdown too: https://we.tl/t-RhXeUAu6GA
MD
mdtauk
Coming soon
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Ballyboy
BBC news should bring this back but with the 2013 red colours and reith font
Last edited by Ballyboy on 20 May 2020 9:01pm
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AndrewPSSP
I seem to remember seeing a mock of the red and cream titles but with red and white instead somewhere
MD
mdtauk

This is one I did
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chris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrQiR-v-KRk
This is one I did


Did you ever colour that mock in the 1999/2000 palette? Would be great to see if you did.
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mdtauk
chris posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrQiR-v-KRk
This is one I did


Did you ever colour that mock in the 1999/2000 palette? Would be great to see if you did.

I did try it, but not for a full mock

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