Joe Havard posted:
The usual formal version of the BBC1 Christmas pudding ident was used this evening to introduce the newsflash regarding the Asian Earthquake. Very bad idea IMO. I know, it's Christmas, but this is a very serious and solumn matter. I think that they should have used a silent still of ballet instead.
What a sad coincidence that such a situation did arise, after all of our discussion about it. Anyway, a still of Ballet would look crap:
The blurred still of Capoeira used on the day of the Queen Mother's death looked better.
If you ask me, I think they should have used the full "Ballet", music and all. As Black Cat correctly pointed out, a still of Ballet look ridiculous. Btw, they used still Ballet when they announced the Queen Mother's death: ten ballerinas with their legs cocked in the air. It looked terrible. There's a video of it on TV Ark.