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The worst news opens of all time

Discussion in 'News Music & Voiceovers' started by RGSJenkins, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ntropolis

    Ntropolis News Director

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    That’s just a standard 2000’s Gray open to me. Not bad, not great.

    You must be a youngin’... this is what that open replaced. I remember WCTV being mocked around these parts for having this logo:

     
  2. bhratbrat

    bhratbrat News Director

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    Yea..That logo was horrid. Their 2007 look was way better but not by much.
     
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  3. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    But the music... I still love that theme.
     
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  4. sfomspphl

    sfomspphl Reporter

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    I like it - someone cared about theatrics with the anchors walking on the set. Some 3D action, gold, and well, it's definitely distinctive which is more than I can say about half of the opens these days.
     
  5. WAVY 10 Fan

    WAVY 10 Fan News Director

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    That logo animation looked like it came from a demo reel to show what the animators could do.
     
  6. Yankees4life

    Yankees4life Assignment Editor

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    Found one just after they switched to NBC

     
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  7. atlnews2

    atlnews2 News Director

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    Marcinkiewicz looks like a lost school girl in some dark Kansas City alley.
     
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  8. MidwestTV

    MidwestTV Station Group CEO

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    Can we please discuss the horrendous strobe light effect in this and the Fox version? Like holy crap those newscasts needed to have come with a seizure warning.
     
  9. AJClementeFan69

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    Somewhat off-topic, but speaking of KSHB...their newscast format back then was interesting to say the least.

    It was highly experimental. For many stories, instead of an anchor reading a script live, they would voice-track the script over graphics or VO and music. Almost like little 20-30 second packages. The photography and presentation was fascinating as well; music on almost every story, lots of camera tilts, slowed-down shots, zooms.

    And don't forget the newscast ending in "SEE YA!"

    It's definitely worth a watch.

    It almost reminds me of what Tegna is attempting today in terms of radical changes to traditional newscast formats. (The problem, IMO, is that Tegna is messing with established stations, while KSHB is an upstart, but that's for another thread.).
     
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  10. RGSJenkins

    RGSJenkins Managing Editor

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    WHCP 2005-06 (Now WQCW)
    I think they spent a wee too much money on that open.
     
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  11. Ntropolis

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    Looks like Cinemagic work... they did a lot of medium-market stuff in the early-mid 2000's, but did have some bigger clients like KDKA and WMAR.

    They sure did blow their budget on graphics instead of spending it on things more worthwhile from the sound of it.
     
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  12. NCFLMedia

    NCFLMedia Station Group CEO

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    You know what's sad about that? The WSAZ-produce 10pm news is better than WHCP's own attempt at news and that's astonishing that news produced by a sister station offers a better quality than the one that the station tried to attempt on.
     
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  13. news89

    news89 There is only one JZ!

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    I have that newscast on tape. I will upload it sometime I know everyone is on the edge of their seats to see it.
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  14. NCFLMedia

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    Oh god no. No no. After watching that intro, I've already seen enough.
     
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  15. bhratbrat

    bhratbrat News Director

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    It is Cinemagic's work. It was based off of the FOX Toledo GFX package that CINEMAGIC did for them.
     
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  16. Yankees4life

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    We got another winner


    That anchor's voice didn't help either :D
     
  17. Payton39

    Payton39 Newsroom Intern

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    Interesting. I used to get that station at my college in Vermont, and I really liked their opening for the nightly slots (opening with a booming announcement of their calls and market: "WCVB TV BOSTON!). This was back in the mid-90's. Still a good station, apparently., I'm watching the breaking news report on the gas fires right now.
     
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    Doesn't even have the channel number in it, just "WCTV"!
     
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    Doesn't even have the channel number in it, just "WCTV"!
     
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    at one point they did.
     

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