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VMPhil10,396 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
Hello, this is less of a mock and more of a recreation. As I said in the Christmas TV thread, TOTP has stopped using the montage of titles in favour of an edited version of the 2003 titles.

For a bit of fun I thought I'd go and find the original titles for each era and edit my own version, without any of the cropping or weird filter effects used on the montage that was previously used (TOTP2 does something similar). Just for some added authenticity, I also inserted a BBC logo - blink and you'll miss it!

I'm not necessarily looking for reviews or critiques on this, just something I wanted to share with everyone. Hopefully you'll enjoy it. Smile

[media:41fa015d2b]http://up.metropol247.co.uk/122012/1356568306_1791275824.m4v[/media:41fa015d2b]
VMPhil10,396 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
The editing is spot on, but seeing as how none of it is original... Confused

Just one question... Why is it in 4:3?


This was what I'm afraid of, yes I don't exactly make original mocks, which is why I tried to label this as a recreation and not a mock as such. I wasn't sure whether to post this but I just wanted to share it so apologies.

(warning: long-winded explanation ahead) It's in 4:3 for two reasons. First reason being that all of the titles apart from the 2002 and 2003 titles are in 4:3. Even then, I could only source 4:3 versions of the 2002 titles taken from Top of the Pops 2 broadcasts. As well as this, I could also only source the 2003 titles in 14:9; although I did find a 16:9 copy afterwards, it wasn't as good quality as the 14:9 copy.

The other reason was that I wanted to create a version of the 16:9 montage titles uncropped. If I exported the movie in 16:9 you'd get about a second or two of 14:9 footage with the rest in 4:3. It made sense to just crop the 14:9 footage to 4:3 instead of having black bars all the way through.
Michael4,111 posts since 5 Sep 2005 Recently warned
The editing is spot on, but seeing as how none of it is original... Confused

Just one question... Why is it in 4:3?


I guess because 90% of the source material is in 4:3??? Rolling Eyes


The last ever edition of TOTP featured these titles, and I have memories of this being in widescreen... could be wrong?!


FFS SRS
Read the first post of this thread. This is a recreation... "without any cropping or effects". If the last ever TOTP DID use a version of these titles, it used them with cropping and effects to make titles from a programme largely made in 4:3 over its lifetime fit our modern 16:9 demand. VMPhil has, as he just explained, refrained from any postprod on the original source material. THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE RE-CREATION.
SomeRandomStuff1,294 posts since 29 Apr 2009
The editing is spot on, but seeing as how none of it is original... Confused

Just one question... Why is it in 4:3?


I guess because 90% of the source material is in 4:3??? Rolling Eyes


The last ever edition of TOTP featured these titles, and I have memories of this being in widescreen... could be wrong?!


FFS SRS
Read the first post of this thread. This is a recreation... "without any cropping or effects". If the last ever TOTP DID use a version of these titles, it used them with cropping and effects to make titles from a programme largely made in 4:3 over its lifetime fit our modern 16:9 demand. VMPhil has, as he just explained, refrained from any postprod on the original source material. THAT WAS THE POINT OF THE RE-CREATION.


Okay i misunderstood Phil's first post... and now I feel a little bit silly.