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Ne1L C1,185 posts since 11 Sep 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhNBHA530YU

This is a work in progress and therefore very rough. How can I make this mock better so that it could look like it could have been on TV between the late 80's and early 90's.

For example.

Could the form up be different?
Keep or lose the channel name?
Different background?


Constructive criticism only please

NB ignore the audio
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FanOfTV99420 posts since 6 Nov 2017
Granada North West Today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhNBHA530YU

This is a work in progress and therefore very rough. How can I make this mock better so that it could look like it could have been on TV between the late 80's and early 90's.

For example.

Could the form up be different?
Keep or lose the channel name?
Different background?


Constructive criticism only please

NB ignore the audio



The one thing i would change is the music. The background music sounds too happy for a sombre ident. Maybe something like ITV Big Ben Ident.
The Tuesday 6-9 Show With Michael

Every Tuesday

(Hopefully) on Burnley College Radio.
Ne1L C1,185 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Sorry. I wasn't thinking straight. All I saw was the ratings and no explanation as to why that rating was given Embarassed
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Neil Jones5,654 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Sorry. I wasn't thinking straight. All I saw was the ratings and no explanation as to why that rating was given Embarassed


Haven't you posted that YouTube video before? Or maybe it was a screenshot you've posted, but I'm sure I saw a multi-coloured ABC logo from you in this forum before?

I suppose the obvious thing to say in response to what you ask is that it wouldn't have been widescreen and you probably wouldn't have had the letters "flashing" on like that. Of course whether ABC would have kept that logo by the point in your timeline is up for debate but that's beside the point.

Best thing I would say if you want to try and mimic something that looks like its from the late 1980s or early 1990s is get yourself on YouTube and look at actual examples of what actually went out for inspiration. You have a wide range of things to look at, from the impressive things Central were doing with their cake right down to the very dated looking segments of VT TV-am had actually introduced in 1983 and were for the most part still using in 1990 to open their programme with.
Ne1L C1,185 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Sorry. I wasn't thinking straight. All I saw was the ratings and no explanation as to why that rating was given Embarassed


Haven't you posted that YouTube video before? Or maybe it was a screenshot you've posted, but I'm sure I saw a multi-coloured ABC logo from you in this forum before?

I suppose the obvious thing to say in response to what you ask is that it wouldn't have been widescreen and you probably wouldn't have had the letters "flashing" on like that. Of course whether ABC would have kept that logo by the point in your timeline is up for debate but that's beside the point.

Best thing I would say if you want to try and mimic something that looks like its from the late 1980s or early 1990s is get yourself on YouTube and look at actual examples of what actually went out for inspiration. You have a wide range of things to look at, from the impressive things Central were doing with their cake right down to the very dated looking segments of VT TV-am had actually introduced in 1983 and were for the most part still using in 1990 to open their programme with.


Thanks for the input.Youve hit the nail on the head. There are plenty of videos and plenty of tutorials but they’re YouTube based and I work better from text and pictures.

I admit I'm a lousy mocker and I want to get better. So I place what level mocks I am capable of doing on YT and say "can anyone help" which isn't easy for me as I'm autistic.

And while the feedback has been there and I am grateful for it what I want is not my hand held but some pointers to resources and tips

Some of you may remember a mocker on Youtube several years ago called TV Mocks 2008 (later TV Mocks 2010). His mocks were bloody incredible. I did ask him for advice and never heard back which pissed me off no end.

I want to learn and the only way to learn is to ask for help and then learn from the help. But if people don't respond then that is pretty soul destroying.

I want to to make it clear that I'm not moaning. What I'm doing is explaining my situation. I would have said something on a sticky but I wasn't able to.

So once again thanks for the feedback and I will take the feedback on board.
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Neil Jones5,654 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Can I respectfully suggest that your other threads where you ask for help, advice and guidance you have been given it and then when you start another thread you proceed to seemingly (accidentally or otherwise) ignore everything of what's been said before and you then have the audacity to complain that nobody responds on those threads. You say you're "not moaning" but unfortunately you come across as you are.

For the umpteenth time: You need. To learn. To use. Your software. You're only going to get better by making crap mocks in the software, I get the impression you want to run before you can walk. It doesn't matter what you read, what you look at, what you watch, that won't teach you anything. You get to get off your arse and play with whatever software you're using - paint, paint.net, GIMP, Adobe or whatever - and experiment. Make the crappiest mock you can.

That's it. I'm sorry but to be honest I don't know what else you want anybody else to tell you.
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Ne1L C1,185 posts since 11 Sep 2011
I was wrong to say that no one was responding.

As regards the crap mocks then that’s what I’ll do and learn from them.

This will be my last word on the issue.
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