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PATV Scunthorpe Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Hi,

Once again I'm exploring the world of Sky, following on from the release of the new channel logos which I really like the look of.

I thought I'd change up how I would usually post my mocks and take the release parts as I go along root, rather than what I normally do by releasing the bulk within the first post.

This mock started from the point where Sky refreshed the logos on their channels, to match the style used by Sky Comedy, and for the majority of that time, I've made a new look for Sky News by mainly adapting the Next IPP used on the entertainment channels.

One of the changes I did make was to reintroduce the proper opening music to the TOTH, which I then combined with the current bed (firstly, to match the existing captures I used but secondly, as I quite liked the sound of it). I have kept the current TOTH opener style, however to match the length of the music, I did extend the animation, thinking of new ways people interact with Sky News, which resulted in a fourth scenario representing smartwatches, and a fifth that represents smart speakers (*cough*Alexa*cough)

So far, I have only applied the new graphics to a video for Kay Burley @Breakfast, but I am making one or two more to show off a few other situations, more of which will be explained later in the post. Then I'll do some stuff relating to the more general entertainment channels.


Original source video

Titlecards






Name Graphics

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I thought about having the NBC News logo as an option in case a correspondent was used, while it would be rare, I liked the idea, I was experimenting with doing the same with the Sky News logo as usually happens in America, but I decided against it.


Breaking News

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Slides

Stock Markets
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In the case of a negative(s), the red background would occupy the relevant halves, or the full width

Quotes and/or Social Media
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Election Graphics

The next video I'm working on is for applying my graphics to the last election, here are some stills, but I would like to know if there is anything that you think could be different, as I could then altered the video to fit. For the most part, I've just adapted the current style to fit in with what I've already done...

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I would like for the count to use the new adapted Sky Ultra font rather than Sky Text, so I've supplied both options...
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and to finish this post off, here's pretty much every channel logo adapted to the new style, as with my first Sky mock from a few years ago, I've reintroduced Sky Three, which means I have to figure out what to do with Sky Two. I've also altered the Sky History logo by taking the colouring from the gold logo and putting into the main background of the logo, however I would plan on using this in conjunction with the two black and white background logos.

I've posted it in a spoiler as it's a very long image, in addition to this very long post.

“Nostalgia’s cool, but it won’t help me now, the dream is good, if you don’t wear it out.”
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Looks great. Only thing I’d review is maybe the title cards - long thought they’re quite weak at the moment and would like to see something different to what they already do. However it all looks perfectly plausible, I like very much.
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DM
DeMarkay London London
Very strong.
UT
Upload TV UTV Newsline
This looks incredible in my opinion, very well executed design Very Happy
JK
JK08 Granada North West Today
It looks great. I love the logo animation. A couple of points that aren't really criticisms, but maybe something to think about: the shade of blue makes everything feel very vibrant. I think this might only be jarring to me because it's only slightly different to the shade used now but makes a massive impact. The TOTH wipes seem a bit patriotic also (although others may disagree).

The other thing is the size of the lower thirds, but I understand it's just the style of your design. I always try to keep L3s to a certain size really - but I suppose it's just personal opinion. I suppose compared to the current L3s they're about the same, just one block as opposed to the white bar underneath the ticker.
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freddied056 Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
This is brilliant - obviously a lot of time has gone into it, I'm finding it difficult to give any criticism. I'd like to see the supers for news stories, but I'm assuming they'd look similar to the names. 5/5
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PATV Scunthorpe Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Thank you all!

Looks great. Only thing I’d review is maybe the title cards - long thought they’re quite weak at the moment and would like to see something different to what they already do. However it all looks perfectly plausible, I like very much.


I quite like the current title cards, so I was planning to recreate them the best I could while adding a little spin to them, though I could experiment with a few different layouts and/or giving a new image to some of the branded strands. Is there anything you would suggest?


JK08 posted:
the shade of blue makes everything feel very vibrant. I think this might only be jarring to me because it's only slightly different to the shade used now but makes a massive impact. The TOTH wipes seem a bit patriotic also (although others may disagree).

The other thing is the size of the lower thirds, but I understand it's just the style of your design. I always try to keep L3s to a certain size really - but I suppose it's just personal opinion. I suppose compared to the current L3s they're about the same, just one block as opposed to the white bar underneath the ticker.


I can't fully remember now, but I think I took the blue colour from the old Westminster DTL background

As for the lower thirds, they follow the same design as the entertainment channels IPP, with the same sizings for the text and the same animations, just slightly altered to move the text upwards.


I'd like to see the supers for news stories, but I'm assuming they'd look similar to the names. 5/5

The main story straps are sort of in the video, in the form of the coming up strap, keeping the red colour, while the blue ones often with the name of the branded strands, are replaced with individual ones, based on the accompanying title cards.
“Nostalgia’s cool, but it won’t help me now, the dream is good, if you don’t wear it out.”
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BiggieSMLZ Granada North West Today
In my opinion, this looks incredible. Especially with Challenge FINALLY being brought under the Sky name, and Sky Three finally making a comeback. Keep it up! Very Happy Thumbs up
Ahh, the joys of TV.
DM
DeMarkay London London
How did you add the reflection line in the logos - the overlay?
DO
dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
You already gave kudos to this post of mine asking that question, and you didn't follow up that you didn't understand.

The "reflection" line? - that's just a semi-transparent overlay. In that example it has a bit of a gradient, and slightly curved corners where it meets the edges of the lower shapes, in order to give it a more 3D look, but it will work fine without.


Hopefully this will help more if I make the overlay solid in another colour instead.

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DeeMartie and DeMarkay gave kudos
DM
DeMarkay London London
You already gave kudos to this post of mine asking that question, and you didn't follow up that you didn't understand.

The "reflection" line? - that's just a semi-transparent overlay. In that example it has a bit of a gradient, and slightly curved corners where it meets the edges of the lower shapes, in order to give it a more 3D look, but it will work fine without.


Hopefully this will help more if I make the overlay solid in another colour instead.

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Apologies, I totally forgot!
JS
JosiahStuart London World News
This is fantastic! Good work.

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