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Brekkie31,686 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Some great finds in this thread - good to see that someone somewhere gives most things a try. Indeed in another televisual universe we could all be here mocking the idea of ITN trying to time their headlines to the bongs of Big Ben.
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WW Update4,743 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Some broadcasters have also experimented with unusual opening sequences, sometimes using handheld cameras.

In this 1983 intro from DR in Denmark, for instance, the newscast opened with the camera's journey from the control room to the news set:



Antenne 2 (now France 2) was similarly creative in the 1970s, with a slightly different opening sequence each day. In this case, the cameras followed the anchor as he made his way to the set from above:

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Inspector Sands13,692 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Some broadcasters have also experimented with unusual opening sequences, sometimes using handheld cameras.

In this 1983 intro from DR in Denmark, for instance, the newscast opened with the camera's journey from the control room to the news set:

I don't know any Danish but going by the last report in the bulletin it looks like they were reporting on the programme/channel moving to a new building. Which would explain why this particular bulletin they opened like that, I suspect it wasn't a regular thing
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Woodpecker430 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
Perhaps not so much strange rather than just different, but I absolutely adored the way that Flemish channel VTM used to open their news in the mid-2000s. No headlines as such; instead, a short clip of the top story would be shown on a big screen above the studio, then the camera would pan down towards the ground whilst the (excellent, IMO) theme music played:



At the end of the bulletin, the camera would pan back up towards the big screen (which you can see from 2:08 below):

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