there were very bland, look like they were knocked up in somebodies lunch break.
Unlike Oneness which look like they were knocked up in somebodies tea break.
i'm not defending oneness either, it's equally dull.
i think idents, stings completely composed of cgi tend to look very bad - 90s-esq unless of course a great deal of time and skill is taken to compose and create them.
i'm pretty sure i could knock something up like the "love" stings in blender in just a couple of hours - it's just dull - it's just a handful of keyframes, a material emitter, and not much else.
another good example of the lazy use of cgi in idents are those used on bbc two for tennis and snooker - they looked awful on screen - in fact, even worse than the typical cgi you were able to create on an amiga during the 1990s.
the oneness idents shot by martin parr just missed the mark, not least because oneness as a concept is meaningless.
combining great photography and skilled cgi artists will create an identity that's aesthetically pleasing and interesting - the current and previous channel 4 idents are great examples of this - say what you like about the branding or lack of, the production values and skill which went into the most recent set, has created something interesting - the previous set really spoiled us, specially diner, tokyo - great ideas brilliantly executed.
i stumbled across the 2011 sky atlantic idents the other day on youtube - again, those are primarily 'people' idents, yet, the execution is interesting and the blending between cgi and real is difficult to spot (add to that the sky movies disney idents that were much the same)
it's possible, with a little bit of effort and imagination that everything the bbc has done presentation wise, conceptually could have been awesome... they've just got lazy.
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