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  1. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Don't see it on the EWN 50 Years page, but right now in New York taxicabs that have the Eyewitness News feed they're playing this 1991 promo uncut, full audio
  2. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    WXYZ had its 70th last month and did a 20 minute long retrospective... https://www.wxyz.com/70years?_ga=2.43389413.1714320122.1542677006-1060012468.1542677006
  3. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great open - no VO, extra dramatic edit of the theme, and straight to Bill Bonds on the flourish of the horn.
  4. Out of curiosity...any ballparks on.... Cost to produce a 50+ cut package from scratch (full orchestral vs mostly synth) Annual fee for a large market vs mid market station to license a package
  5. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    50 Years of Eyewitness News this weekend Package https://abc7ny.com/4702761/?fbclid=IwAR2UyZ-CN6sRoK-tTnHublU2L9k4YtP3sv2G4IZAtfcGdxQh9S74zuBh-Og Old clips https://abc7ny.com/eyewitnessnews50/
  6. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Probably not - the lower thirds look different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=C95tjbKpe7o;list=PLEFB4715F0A1A80DE Looks like the 1990 KXTV update was the logo / graphics / music, and repainting the 1989 set Then by '91 they had a new set and music And by '92 yet another logo, set, and music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=NdDKyMPTeyE;t=36 Meanwhile KOVR went through two more looks in a year... Back to a more traditional open and Earwitness News music in mid 1989 Then the NonStop theme and new logo / graphics by October (same set, but that would soon be replaced by one with venetian blinds over the cityscape) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=DM6SoCMyeeQ;list=PLEFB4715F0A1A80DE
  7. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    And don't forget Channel 3 (yes we've seen this open before - but it's a classic). That KXTV set is different from the one from the 1989 earthquake footage (and they changed up everything again in 1990 with the new station logo). What a revolving door of image for KXTV and KOVR. When you're up against reporters like Mike Boyd on the street there's really not much chance for them.
  8. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Don't think I've seen a non NBC station use that NBC style of Helvetica in its Chyrons (the slightly expanded letters that were used on just about everything that originated in Burbank or NY for a while). I'm guessing it wasn't unique to NBC - they just used it a lot - from KNBC to Scrabble to NBC News to Late Night.
  9. sfomspphl

    KTVU getting a New Set

    The talent looks crowded and low budget on the 4 shot. Either the main screen is too small or they need to do the shot from a lower angle. Yet another "studio in a corner" setup that doesn't have good depth and makes things seem smaller to the viewer.
  10. Finally a seamless video screen. The two-shot and the three-shot angling over to the weather center remind me of the KTRK newsmat setup. Nice look - curious how the close up one shots look, and whether they throw some graphics back there like WLS does well.
  11. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    CBS ticker and lower third, plus ABC News globe animation. Fun combo.
  12. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great find without the call letters in the Youtube title. First time pretty much all of the closing music has been found in the clear. That lasted I think from around 1980 until just a few months after this clip. They updated the music a touch when they introduced a new set later in the year - but that music update only lasted about a year and a half before Kevin O'Brien the legendary GM came on board and commissioned the classic 1987 theme and 3D SF Bay open. Someone get this to NMSA in case it's taken down.
  13. sfomspphl

    WABC Font Question

    That WABC logo dates to around 1986 or 87 which are the Bill Applegate days. He was at WLS for a few years before that (made his name fixing it along with Swanson before being promoted to NY to clean up there).
  14. sfomspphl

    Classic Video Thread (pre-2008)

    Great find. I think that music package dates to around 1992 - the lower third graphics are also from around then (they borrowed from the early 90s NBC News lower thirds). Liked how they'd sometimes key the feed from LiveCamera 3 behind the anchors for the two-shot. One thing a little off about that set - the 'CHANNEL 3 REPORTS' lettering above the anchors never matched lettering they used for the masthead on air.
  15. sfomspphl

    1980s Set Designers/Fabricators?

    It's a distinctive look but doesn't hold up as well as the Jimenez sets. Those bulkheads hang down too low and make the talent look compressed. The WTVQ set is the best of that lot.

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