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PATV Scunthorpe512 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Pre-Explanation Note: I'm taking a break from my MTV/CC/Viacom mock. It has gotten to the point where it is just becoming a recreation rather than something new which is what I wanted to do.

Hi,

Now as you will be able to see there is no mock here, not yet. (I've done this before, so it is not unusual.)
Unlike my original MTV mock, I will say what the mock is in advance, the mock will be a Good Morning Britain mock (cue the sighs).

But rather than me giving you my idea of how the graphics should look, I want to create this mock as TV Forum's vision of Good Morning Britain, that way it makes you feel as part of the mock.

This will be a recreation of the current graphics but I will tweak them based on what you suggest. I have already taken some ideas that have been suggested by other members in the Good Morning Britain thread.
So I want to ask, how would you improve Good Morning Britain's format or graphics.

I hope that you reply.

Thank You for reading, P.A.T.V.
Last edited by PATV Scunthorpe on 24 April 2016 9:20pm
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HarryB2,011 posts since 1 Nov 2013
I agree with the others above, bring back balanced graphics and 4 presenters. But have less rounded shapes that link with the logo.

If brining back the weather bug is an idea, once the bug has gone through all the towns, it then changed to a traffic bug showing the most serious incidents and then it changes back to weather - and so on.

With the suggestion of an alternate opening for 8am - take a look at Today's Sunday replacement, still links with Today branding but is a very informal way of doing things.
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UBox400 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The regions could also show traffic updates on a ticker and a more broken down weather bug going into details of small towns in the area. This helps get around the short time slot they're given aswell.

For the different style opener suggestion, maybe take a look at CBS This Morning eye opener for inspiration.
PATV Scunthorpe512 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I'll say in advance that I'm not going to make a new opening for the 8am TOTH. But I'll explain my reasoning for that. The actual main idea behind this mock was that someone in the Good Morning Britain thread said that they would rather have the 2014 newsier format used on weekdays and the 2015 lighter format used on weekends, so I wanted to do a mock with that, this idea would also use the 2014 music used on weekdays and the 2015 music on weekends. So if any new opening was to happen it would be for the weekend edition.

I was also going to return to the April 2014 graphics anyway so that one is a tick.

Also expanding on the weekend edition of Good Morning Britain, another idea that I've had is since these editions would have limited resources, is for interviews to be prerecorded in the week. (or selected interviews from Lorraine to be shown, mainly interviews with actors or presenters promoting their new film/tv show or any interview of a similar fashion.)
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Brekkie27,022 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
The only thing worse than yet another Good Morning Britain mock is a TV Forum inspired Good Morning Britain mock. We've covered the ground so many times and always end up with something which at best pretty much looks like what we've got anyway. I think of all the issues with GMB the graphics certainly aren't one of them - yes, a few tweaks over the last couple of years might have been for the worse but on the whole it's one of the strongest graphic sets in television.

Why not look at the BBC instead. Yes, to many people here BBC News can seemingly do no wrong but their graphics are absolutely nothing to shout about and if anyone needs a refresh it's them.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
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PATV Scunthorpe512 posts since 2 Sep 2014
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Why not look at the BBC instead. Yes, to many people here BBC News can seemingly do no wrong but their graphics are absolutely nothing to shout about and if anyone needs a refresh it's them.


If I recall correctly, which I do, both times I've done a BBC News mock, they have both had a below 2 star ratings, people moan and say that all I've done is replaced the stripped logo with the box logo extended the ticker and moved the clock, this is the same with GMB as well, I admit that.

I never said I was creating anything that was new, I said that this would be a recreation and that it would be tweaked to how the members of TVF want to view Good Morning Britain. That way it makes a mock that (most) members find pleasing, that was my original reasoning behind asking for favourite songs for my MTV mock, if you don't like something that I or someone else has suggested, you have something that you will like as you have suggested it and it's how you want it. And this can be done without things clashing and having various colour suggestions or graphic suggestions.
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JamesTV276 posts since 4 Mar 2015
Westcountry Spotlight
I'd say try and link GMB to ITV News a tad more. ITV News is a well known, respected brand and that's what GMB has the potential to become if it creates a strong link with ITV News.

I wish people would stop complaining about GMB mocks. If some people don't like GMB related mocks, then why do they follow their temptation to click the mock and (in some cases) reply to the thread. The current GMB graphics aren't the best which is why so many mockers try to improve them.
Last edited by JamesTV on 24 April 2016 11:04pm
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Nicky (previously BBCNicky) 2,896 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Now as you will be able to see there is no mock here, not yet. (I've done this before, so it is not unusual.)


No, it is still unusual.

Unlike my original MTV mock, I will say what the mock is in advance, the mock will be a Good Morning Britain mock (cue the sighs).

But rather than me giving you my idea of how the graphics should look, I want to create this mock as TV Forum's vision of Good Morning Britain, that way it makes you feel as part of the mock.

This will be a recreation of the current graphics but I will tweak them based on what you suggest. I have already taken some ideas that have been suggested by other members in the Good Morning Britain thread.
So I want to ask, how would you improve Good Morning Britain's format or graphics.

I hope that you reply.

Thank You for reading, P.A.T.V.


*sigh*

Much as I admire your willingness to take on board others' feelings, the idea is for you to create your own ideas or changes, then listen to feedback, then revise/improve on your efforts, etc. If your previous 'collaborative' mock has not gone in the direction you wanted, what makes you think that this one won't evolve into the same big mushy mess?

I think the general consensus is that Good Morning Britain's graphics are the least of its worries, but that the tweaks made since its launch have been pointless and unnecessary. So all I can foresee you doing is simply recreating what they use on-screen at the moment, only for other members to point out that in order for you to improve them in any way, you must reintroduce the extra bits and pieces used at launch. Therefore the end result will be a recreation of Good Morning Britain's original graphics package, which - if we wanted to look at it - can be seen through screencaps posted online. So it's all very much a pointless exercise IMO.

I'd say try and link GMB to ITV News a tad more. ITV News is a well known, respected brand and that's what GMB has the potential to become if it creates a strong link with ITV News.


There is already a connection with ITV News with the use of the logo in the ticker and on the sidebar graphics. You're in cloud cuckoo land if you think changing the branding YET AGAIN will result in Good Morning Britain becoming less derided than it already is.

I wish people would stop complaining about GMB mocks. If some people don't like GMB related mocks, then why do they follow their temptation to click the mock and (in some cases) reply to the thread. The current GMB graphics aren't the best which is why so many mockers try to improve them.


If there isn't anything particularly wrong with Good Morning Britain's current graphics - and I can't say I've seen a single mock on here since the programme launched that improves on what they currently use - then why on earth should people stop complaining?
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CoreyLHughes (previously coreyhughes) 191 posts since 30 May 2014
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I personally would like it to revert a 2014 style however,I think it would work best with just two presenters at the desk who run through all the news together. Maybe the first two stories read by both then do an evening news style and alternate stories between the two presenters.

This way, it doesn't make the other news headlines feel sidelined, with just a quick cue and live 10 second talk from someone on location. I also think it would make sure there is a duo who become well know, have great chemistry and people can used to them as well as avoiding role reduction and the need for a extra presenters.For example Charlotte. I think the less presenters the better.
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