Once again, thanks for all of the comments and ratings, much appreciated. To address a few more and ask a couple of questions:
Some of the graphics are a bit 'rough' or unpolished, like the TOTH
astons. [...] However, as others have said it is a rip off of Today [...] The graphics are a bit big as well, and I'm not a fan of the font. Would the title sequence change for every story, as I'm wondering what relevance Westminster has to an online breakfast show? I know the background footage animations would have taken a lot of time, but I find it a little bit unnecessary and jarring
Firstly, the Westminster shot was used specifically because of the main story being about the Westminster attack. On other days, either a shot of the studio building (like GMB) would be used if the building was iconic enough (eg. TLS
, Broadcasting House, etc.) The graphics are "a bit big" due to this being streamed, it caters for people watching on 4" phones and not having the best quality of stream and well, they're still smaller than CNN's Lower Three Quarters
I do however get where you're coming from will look into changing them. As for the quick transitions, they are very marmite and I get that. Personally, I love them and obviously some people hate them but if I redo the opener I will go for a still quick but slightly slower feel.
The part with the date I thought was let down by the font used.
It's the same font as the rest just with a hollow centre. I am - admittedly - awful at choosing fonts so any suggestions for the main or logo fonts would be greatly appreciated.
I also think that the music is weak, it really doesn't have any power to it - it's just quite bland.
I'm currently using the Today AUS theme tune because I quite like it but would like to have something more powerful. If only I was a music composer.
Generally I think the fonts are letting this down and if anyone has any ideas as to how to make the logo formation at the very start less NBC Today then I'd appreciate those suggestions as I get that it's almost a recreation but have no ideas as to how it could be changed.
Last edited by UBox on 17 April 2017 6:06pm