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A Red and Cream Tribute - BBC News 2000

Inspired by Bail's efforts, and of course the original designs...

MD
mdtauk London London
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
FF
FactorFiles (previously JarrodFactor) World News
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 Granada North West Today
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 Granada North West Today
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 Granada North West Today
While I'm at it here's the master countdown too: https://we.tl/t-RhXeUAu6GA
MD
mdtauk London London
Coming soon
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Ballyboy UTV Newsline
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 London London
I seem to remember seeing a mock of the red and cream titles but with red and white instead somewhere
At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed
MD
mdtauk London London

This is one I did
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chris Granada North West Today
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.
MD
mdtauk London London
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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