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KTVU New Open?

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by CaptainNews, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. CaptainNews

    CaptainNews Graphics Specialist

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    Open is at (0:21)
    I'm not sure if it's me getting to this late or not but I haven't seen a thread on a graphics update. Is this open being used for all FOX O&O's?
     
  2. NEOMatrix

    NEOMatrix aka Raycom's God of Destruction

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    I think this open is KTVU only. In fact, it could be exclusive to the 11PM newscast. The other newscasts use a different opening package.
    EDIT: The 10PM newscast also uses it, too.
     
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  3. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    The one thing that stuck out about those opens... can Fox get a new theme package? For the love of all that is holy, can they get a new theme package?
     
  4. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    This was the debut open btw as yes... The 11:00 O'Clock News started yesterday and is Sundays-Fridays.
     
  5. Weeters

    Weeters Director of Operations
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    KTVU has had custom opens for some time now? This one is a bit more FOX-ish but still...
     
  6. C Block

    C Block News Director

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    The previous ones were better. Mad props to whoever designed those...
     
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  7. Myron Falwell

    Myron Falwell Director of Graphic Blandishment and Chroma Cues

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    But ... but how else can Fox TV O&Os be confused with the Fox News Channel?

    Seriously, that theme package was adaquate at best, and failed to age with time.
     
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  8. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    I liked it when WTXF got it... but it has not aged well. At all. And this is the market with the forty year old news music.
     
  9. channel2

    channel2 Primary Anchor

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    The forty year old news music that is far stronger, melodically, than the Fox O&O themes ever were.
     
  10. C Block

    C Block News Director

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    As long as we're talking about dinosaur themes, it's worth remembering the classic that KTVU stuck with for almost a quarter of a century.



    The theme that replaced it wasn't bad and sounded close enough to the 80s theme that it still worked, though that Fox music is trash.
     
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  11. bhratbrat

    bhratbrat News Director

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    The previous designer was someone that had a big presence on this forum a long while back.
     
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  12. MikePulse

    MikePulse AM Anchor

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    I think I speak for the lot of us here when I say, the classic theme or Icon would still work. There is no force on this planet that will ever make me believe the Fox theme suits San Francisco.
     
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  13. SFTV

    SFTV AM Anchor

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    The theme doesn't bother me but the only part that i don't like it's that they use a shorthand version of the close and the rotating FOX 2 and laser 2 during the newscasts.

    I also noticed they updated the app icon on my phone a week ago with a basic white background and got rid of the search lights to keep the original laser 2
     
  14. sfomspphl

    sfomspphl Reporter

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    Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you managed to get copies of the old classic themes. Heard you guys had commissioned an update of the classic 80s / 90s theme before the acquisition to go along with that flyover project you were working on. Did that ever get delivered?

    And who made the call on sticking with the Fox O&O music?
     
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  15. A3N

    A3N LIVE

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    Why didn't they just stick with the updated cuts of the FOX O&O package? It would been a better option than going with the original cuts of the package.
     
  16. sfomspphl

    sfomspphl Reporter

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    Thanks for fighting the good fight!
     
  17. Darius22

    Darius22 Managing Editor

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    looks alright here. if you want change i'd at least make them use the updated theme or have 615/Gari commision a Remix of the Michael Randall theme. because that theme screamed Bay area ever since they were Fox affiliated for the first time. but for now we will have to deal with KTVU's Cut is using with their opens that WTXF is also using.
     
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  18. groupwfan

    groupwfan Coverage You Can Count On

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    Heck, 'TVU brought back the "Complete Bay Area News Coverage™" slogan...
     
  19. SFTV

    SFTV AM Anchor

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    They can never make up their mind.

    "Complete Bay Area or The Bay Areas News Leader."
     
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  20. Journalist

    Journalist Breaking News Specialist

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    Complete Bay Area News Coverage from the News Leader™.

    Fits the Fox aesthetic if you would ask me. :rolleyes:
     
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