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Wow. Cheapo in-house look for sure, and it looks like it was done by someone who has no clue about timing or color combinations. 10-second segment opens and black text on red backgrounds? Gimme a break.
I have to disagree. I think the look is pretty fresh. Sure the segment opens are long. That's pad so the director can fade/wipe/transition to the next news element when needed. And in the show opens I'd lay money that the big black four is actually a key-out window to the anchors at the newsdesk.There are no flares and hi-gloss 3D panels. (Aren't you just sick of on-screen flares since Star Trek made them popular.)It reminds me a lot of the BBC especially their 2008 graphic look.
Ben, you kind of missed my point. The intros to getting to the resolved text take too long in the majority of cases, and the black text I was referring to is not the logo wipe matte, but literally black text sitting on top of red or dark blue backgrounds. I've seen these graphics on the air and some of the dark text is just about illegible, despite carrying important information like show times.
Not to mention the red text on red! How did that happen?It is almost as if these are kids who had AE training in school but just have not developed the eye for color.
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