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T0M189 posts since 25 May 2015
Granada North West Today
Still very poor. Jittery, misplaced graphics and it's still a PowerPoint presentation. Sounds harsh- but you must improve both your method ( software ) and your graphics otherwise there isn't much point at all really...
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cyberdude (previously slashtvUK) 185 posts since 16 May 2016
HTV Wales Wales Today
Two questions for you Rhys.

1. What font is used in the AM Logo, tickers, etc.?

2. Do more Slash TV/AM and others, please?

Please reply


Hi!
The font is called Montserrat. I would link a site for you to download it here but I can't find any that will work for me at the moment.

To answer your second question, I have some general pres that I have been working on for Slash TV and may upload here soon.
Neil Jones3,683 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The safe areas aren't as much of an issue here as the very first post said this concept was an online thing, not for broadcast on a TV.

That being said yellow and white do not a good combination make, as it's unreadable.

Can I introduce you to the colour wheel aka this:

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Which I have taken from here to give it its credit.

As a general rule, use one colour from the bottom for the background and one colour from the top of the wheel for the text, or vice versa (if you must). Ideally use colours opposite each other on the wheel but generally if they're either side of opposite you'll usually get away with it.
Last edited by Neil Jones on 14 June 2017 8:14pm
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Newsroom2457 posts since 28 Jan 2017
Westcountry Points West
The graphics are now readable which is a good thing. At the moment though, the issue with them is that they are still fairly unrealistic and I can't really imagine any channel using these graphics.

I would focus on what is actually important to the viewer, probably the 'Trump protests' and '10,000 people showed...' bits are the most important things on the screen to the viewer and as a result need to stand out. I don't think what you've done with highlighting around the outside of most of the boxes looks very modern and I would remove it. I'd also get rid of the 'Download the Slash 7 App' bit as I really don't think it needs to be on the screen all the time, and I feel that it is too large (both in terms of the font size and also the size of the box that you've used). Finally, I'd move away from the use of slanted boxes, and instead focus on the use of squares and/or circles as the more minimalist approach seems to be what is favoured by most channels at the moment and makes it all look a bit more sharp. If you look at graphics of various breakfast shows around the world, it might help to give you some inspiration:

Good Morning Britain:
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Today (US):
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Good Morning America (US):
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Sunrise (Australia):
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UBox458 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Well it's an improvement but there's still some fundamental issues:
- The Logo seems to change everytime you post an update, choose a logo and stick with it! The previous logos were one of the only things that weren't criticised so don't bother changing it.
- The sizings seem totally out, especially the tag on top of the strap which is very large. Also there's a lot of dead space between the ticker and the straps and to the right of the strap where there is also nothing useful.
If you sort a few of those bits out it should make it a bit better although it is developing!