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Everything posted by MidwestTV

  1. Maybe it's just me but both videos are blank and the first one won't play.
  2. I don't like oval logos, it feels like there's so much dead space. I like how KDKA is stylized. Had they used a box instead of oval, or even just a line to separate the frequencies, I think it would have looked great.
  3. Suncoast News Network (SNN), the independent cable station owned by Citadel/Phil Lambardo, debuted new graphics a few weeks ago and maybe music as well. Everything about the new look is a huge upgrade over what they had. They're using The Enforcer which I'm not sure if they used before this update. Guess old Phil decided to finally shell out some money for once. Too bad KLKN and WLNE didn't get this, it would have been a massive upgrade from their current 2015 look which has not aged well. It also looks like they've gone 16x9 with the update. Below is a link to their weather forecast and a news story. https://vods3-prod.franklyinc.com/snn/SNN_151020201743336500AB.mp4 https://www.snntv.com/clip/15145920/hispanic-women-on-the-suncoast-are-making-strides-in-science
  4. Agreed, it'll likely be a very long night and I suspect some races won't be called until the following morning, so rather than do post-election coverage they'll probably still be doing on-going election stuff.
  5. I maintain that because of social distancing they should have put frosted plexiglass or something at the end of each wing so we don't see their legs dangling.
  6. Being clearly marked as security would likely have brought more unwanted attention to them as often times security guards are off duty cops. That probably would have instigated confrontations with them if the situation was already chaotic (which it doesn't sound like it was). Being plain-clothes (despite obviously following around a camera crew) allows them to blend in more. Any market that's had civil unrest recently - especially those where a controversial death has occurred - has been hiring security to protect their crews. Louisville is an example. Two of its stations are downtown near the heart of protests and easy targets (see: WHAS getting its windows smashed in back in early May).
  7. If that's the final product regarding the desk, there are too many shadows. It needs a lot more lighting than just that little bar at the top. Just doesn't look finished, and the black base seems scuffed. Ok I failed to consider the house lights being on and lighting adjustments being made.
  8. Finally. Is that everyone now? I always thought they poorly implemented the V2 look. Actually looks pretty decent. Virtual set, let's be clear. The only real thing in their studio is the old weather center and I believe the desk. The news fantasy part of my mind was hoping Scripps would give them some real digs, but the chroma studio lives on.
  9. I highly doubt Baron is crying over it. Maybe disappointed (if they even knew), sure, but it's business. We don't know if they sought out Baron or not. If they did but EEC offered a better deal then of course that's who they'd go with.
  10. Radar instillation in more than 900 countries worldwide eh? Impressive. One for each nation and then some. Misspeak aside, I can't imagine this was a cheap endeavor. I'm most surprised they got the OK for not one, but three personal radars.
  11. Did they use a mini green screen as a faux-monitor in the weather center before?
  12. That's lit pretty dark. There needs to be more lighting in that negative space on either side of the vertical monitors. Also, there's too much negative space on either side of the vertical monitors.
  13. Surprised no one has mentioned the bug is completely opaque rather than semi-transparent. It looks much, much better that way. (personal opinion that their '3' logo is something KMTV should adopt)
  14. Home base is lit weird. The logo up top is poorly lit and that whole structural element almost seems CGI, probably because it's only lit from the bottm. The camera is crooked, too. Opening shot should have either been tighter from the start or wide then push in. Just my two cents, I'm not the director.
  15. Did they commission Aerial? I agree, I really don't like it. Almost anything is better than Aerial.
  16. Non-TV stations, so places like their corporate office.
  17. It means that market is likely about to die and probably not a fun palce to work. Another triopoly + 1 market. See: Topeka with Nexstar's KSNT/KTKA/KTMJ and Gray's WIBW.
  18. In another video message to employees, CEO David Lougee announced that work-from-home guidelines will remain in place until at least January 4, 2021. This means that employees who can work remotely and don't absolutely have to be in the building (i.e, sales, promotions, etc) will do so until next year. However, on-air talent may be allowed back in the building on a market-by-market basis depending on what the COVID numbers are in their respective locations. Some other notes include: -85% of employees completed the company survey -everyone will get a $100 UberEats gift card -non-TV station buildings will be modified with COVID in mind and then they'll be required to come back to work in January -people who want to keep the option to work form home after the January 4th date need to talk to their immediate leaders
  19. What a horrendously distracting severe weather set up.
  20. KCBD meteorologist Kelly Plasker has died. I have heard that she took her own life.
  21. Nice touch with the mountains in the background. Adds a bit more depth. A suitable color scheme for Colorado, really, given how cold it gets.
  22. What's equally bizarre is KPLC lost two transmitting towers at once last year: an old one set for decommission and the one being built to replace it. https://www.kplctv.com/story/2170789/kplcs-new-transmitting-tower-operational/
  23. They're all largely unchanged, just a few minor edits. Nothing radical.
  24. Really up to the individual stations if they want to bother downloading them. Not a hard-fast requirement. Mainly the tropical icons were updated along with a few other updates and a couple new ones.
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