The Newsroom

New backdrops for BBC News

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AaronLancs Granada North West Today
Studio C could have a fake newsroom like the old BBC News Channel or a fake mash up of skylines like Impact to avoid a London-centric view.

The newsroom backrop from TC7 / N6 would I think look horribly washed out. Plus the depth perspective that "reasonably" worked before would be lost. They'd have to start from again from scratch if they were to do this.

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EDITED TO ADD

RE: BBC News Channel Backdrop Studio C

Also I think the "mezzanine" newsroom video backdrop was, as it appears to me at least, designed to be used on a curved screen for depth perception. Look at how the ends of the screen appear to give it away. So just a few thoughts.
Last edited by AaronLancs on 2 December 2020 7:06am
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Cold Open West Country (East) Points West
Matt Hancock being interviewed on BBC Breakfast currently. The chromakey (presumably?) backdrop of the "London Newsroom" is dominated by a huge concrete pillar filling most of the left-hand 50% of the view. Ugh.
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What a load of b_llo__s!
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Matt Hancock being interviewed on BBC Breakfast currently. The chromakey (presumably?) backdrop of the "London Newsroom" is dominated by a huge concrete pillar filling most of the left-hand 50% of the view. Ugh.


And Christian Fraser outside Westminster on the screens above studio E complete with the old pre-Reith News channel graphics so its clearly not new footage.

47 seconds in.



And a packed House of Commons too!
Last edited by Worzel on 2 December 2020 9:30am - 2 times in total
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deejay Oxford
White lower thirds on those screens too, so it’s pre-Reith.
Two minutes regions...
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Worzel Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
White lower thirds on those screens too, so it’s pre-Reith.


I said exactly that 2 posts above.
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
Don’t they usually change the big round screen thing(no idea what it’s actually called) to orange for breakfast interviews.
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m_in_m Anglia (East) Look East
Don’t they usually change the big round screen thing(no idea what it’s actually called) to orange for breakfast interviews.

It was in the one they have used until now but that probably required a considerable amount of time to produce. This seems like a quick fix which if it ends up last six months makes sense.
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House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Don’t they usually change the big round screen thing(no idea what it’s actually called) to orange for breakfast interviews.

It was in the one they have used until now but that probably required a considerable amount of time to produce. This seems like a quick fix which if it ends up last six months makes sense.


The simpler option would be to just replace it with a different backdrop all together - anything from the shot of NBH they use at the start of the Ten, to a simple Breakfast graphics background, to a London skyline.

That thing is not only ugly, but very dimly lit for that time of the morning. It’s lit for the Ten, not the bright colours of a morning programme. If the recorded newsroom looks inappropriately busy given COVID, maybe stop pretending you’ve unnecessarily sat the Health Secretary in it instead of obscuring the busy scenes with a pillar?
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Universal_r Central Reporting Scotland
Is ‘the state of the world’ being filmed in studio B?
Last edited by Universal_r on 5 December 2020 6:42pm
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Matthew_Fieldhouse Central (West) Midlands Today
Is ‘the state of the world being filmed’ in studio B?

I thought might be there Wednesday so could be wrong but the table looks a bit different
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8EmCnoa_w4h6qqHHSwHf0Q
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DTV Meridian (South) South Today
Is ‘the state of the world being filmed’ in studio B?


Yes that is Studio B.

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