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Everything posted by qunewsguy

  1. The NBC O&O's and CNBC used Pyburn Films in the mid 90's to mid 2000's. From their website it appears that CNBC is still an occasional client.
  2. New CBS season kicks off tomorrow. There's a decent chance at least one or two O&Os will fully launch.
  3. FX's set design elements are really starting to look cheap and dated. They're especially bad here!
  4. Now I'm wondering if any of the O&O's will launch the new look today to coincide with this.
  5. The new look's gotta be coming soon. Notice the monitor wall graphic from WCBS this afternoon...
  6. I'm pretty sure I remember seeing those on Giant Octopus' original website back in the day.
  7. Losing someone as daring as Wendy from the mix tends to do things like that. No coincidence that both WBZ and KABC debuted iconic ahead-of-their-time looks under her watch.
  8. It's so bad the video was pulled offline LOL
  9. Call it 615Music v2… Randy Wachtler is back with a new news and production music company. Almost a dozen new news themes out the gate. https://www.11onemusic.com
  10. Why does the 7 in their everyday font have more style than the 7 they used for the logo???
  11. Bigger concern... someone should be reaching out to Warner Chappell who actually owns the copyright for those works.
  12. That should change soon with Matt Quinn now in charge. Not saying things will change quickly (100+ stations is a lot to handle), but they'll get there.
  13. The 14:9 bug placement looks out of place in 2022 because that's what the "median" between SD and HD aspects was decided at for SD cropping of widescreen HD back in the day. That said, WABC's graphics were already dated (and infamously contained spelling mistakes) the second they hit air six (!!!) years ago. They really haven't aged well in the meantime. Since they're on VizRT and likely the same version that's running at KABC and the other O&O's, I don't think that's what's keeping them back... more just extremely conservative design choices by the local CS team.
  14. Laying in bed last night I had a sudden brain flash and remembered the old DesigninMotion website that used to feature all sorts of broadcast design work. Archive.org still has a lot of the pages with images included! The amount of work it took for (now) relatively simple projects 20 years ago makes for some great reads. I'm still sorting through but here are a couple early highlights: NBC 2000/2001 campaign http://web.archive.org/web/20000815074657/http://designinmotion.com/.getarticle/.1454374240 ABC 2000 http://web.archive.org/web/20000815074815/http://designinmotion.com/.getarticle/.961429874
  15. Likely to kill two birds with one stone. Two of the biggest urgency weather brands are "First Alert" and "Early Warning". Take up portions of both and nobody else can use that sort of brand.
  16. Matt might beg to differ with you on that...
  17. If only the people who think they know everything knew who's actually commenting on this thread.
  18. New promos released by WLS featuring Proxima Nova fonts and a decidedly different end screen.
  19. I forget the firm that did the film but they were EVERYWHERE in the mid 2000's. Partnered with both Hothaus and Giant Octopus to provide footage for a lot of packages. I've seen the raw stuff they shot here in Hartford and they certainly had a lot of talent!
  20. CBS as a brand won't go anywhere. It's got nearly a century of legacy on its own. Still... glad to see they went with Paramount instead of Viacom.
  21. Well Dunne Talent blog is reporting that Linda Kane, who was in charge of Linda Kane Design, has passed away. She pioneered the iconic "flat" graphics looks seen on KTLA, WKYC, and various WB affiliates in the late 90's along with MSNBC's trendy early '00's overhaul.
  22. Wow that morning team is CRINGE. Jeez. Aside from that... that's an odd mashup of graphics. Looks like the old Giant Octopus WABC syndicated look for the opens, the KOIN look for talent bumps, and a mishmash for everything else. So odd!
  23. They're in it for the affiliation not the channel position. Odds are Telemundo will wind up on one of WGCL's subchannels.
  24. Man that's a super slow camera move going on there. I'm not sure I've ever seen a 3-minute truck/pan like that before LOL
  25. Looks like a mix of the network graphics and the "NFL on CBS" elements. Are we sure the screengrab isn't part of a spot designed specifically to run in the NFL playoffs? I'm not sure why there are yard line markers on a weather graphic otherwise.
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