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Mouseboy332,723 posts since 10 Feb 2014
KTVU has always been a calmer station. Especially since its a FOX O&O. They have completely different open than any other Fox owned station. Though they are saddled with the rubbish FOX lower thirds. Which are not on screen very much. The only think I like on the set is the desk. Not really impressed with much else. US sets are much brighter than in years past but the new trend of stacked stone is really getting on my nerves. And the metal trellis stuff to give it a sense of place is just last to me. This set really feels disjointed to me and the lighting design in my opinion isnt very good. Over all its not horrible, but its not great.
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mark1,658 posts since 27 Jun 2001
London London
At one point the graphics package was much more Foxified but they scaled it back quite quickly, although the lower thirds didn't change much. They have to be a bit careful with the Fox brand in the liberal bay area.

I assume the trellis is a reference to the Bay Bridge, but not sure it quite works. The ropes, which are meant to be a reference to the port of San Francisco, are also a bit odd.
Mouseboy332,723 posts since 10 Feb 2014
KMSP 9 - Fox Minneapolis
Well this is certainly different, and especially from a Fox affiliate. Interesting. Unfortunately the trendy "brick" appears. Though this "white washed" look looks decent. I do like the depth of the set and the apposing angles. Not 100% sold on the desk. But I do like the shape. Defienite departure, placement-wise, from the norm.
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Mouseboy332,723 posts since 10 Feb 2014
The idea for the Anvil shaped desk comes from the Statue of the Vulcan. The statue of the Vulcan stands right nexts to the station on Red Mtn overlooking the city. Notice the anvil and hammer on left side. (Many people joke about the seemingly exposed bum)
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Birmingham is a historic steel-making city. I get the reason why they used it. But....
Overall not bad. Not sure about the 2 different "wood" flooring choices. The weather center is nice. Central Alabama gets quite severe weather and tornadoes so it think a proper weather set that would be on air for literally 4-6-7 or more at a stretch, is more than appropriate. They are a competitive tv weather market. Their CBS competitor just got a new set. Its hideous, it features a huge red brick arched window. Its super ugly. Im not a big fan of overly incorporating local elements, but WVTM did ok. The anvil is a little OTT though....
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Rkolsen2,879 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World News
That is a good set. Surprised Nexstar had the budget for a third camera and robotics. A lot of there studios (particularly the Daleks which is what they’re called over at TVNewsTalk) just have two studios and a cheap pedestal.
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