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Motion Graphics agencies that did news graphics in the late 90s?


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On 11/13/2021 at 2:11 AM, kfc513 said:

 

The WTVJ look was actually done by Novocom. Not sure about the WESH version, which I'm pretty sure is a ripoff.

Well WESH was Pulitzer-owned back then (Hearst-Argyle brought all the Pulitzer-owned stations and properties by 1998 with the deal being finalized later that year), and according to a description in another YouTube video "Pulitzer had a thing for John Christopher Burns as its graphics client" so its presumably a jcbD package.

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4 hours ago, JosephH1998 said:

Well WESH was Pulitzer-owned back then (Hearst-Argyle brought all the Pulitzer-owned stations and properties by 1998 with the deal being finalized later that year), and according to a description in another YouTube video "Pulitzer had a thing for John Christopher Burns as its graphics client" so its presumably a jcbD package.

 

I don't know. I can't see John Christopher Burns doing a direct ripoff of another graphics package like that.

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On 9/8/2021 at 7:29 AM, 5OnYourSideMan said:

I have no idea who did those graphics. I don't even know who did the 1995 version of WEWS Ohio's Most Watched NewsTeam Graphics as seen in these videos. I don't know if the 1996 version replaced the 1995 version because of seizure concerns.

 

I also don't even know who did the late 1997 WJW graphics as seen here.

 

I"m thinking the two versions of the pre-1998 graphics were done in house and changed because of technological upgrades.  It may have been about the time the station adopted non-linear editing (Avid) and obtainted the ability to do more advanced 3D computer animations in-house.

 

The 1995 original package seemed more analog in nature while the 1997 version was more computer-oriented.

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13 hours ago, JosephH1998 said:

WHOI in Peoria also used a version of TVbD's famous "Balls and Walls" package as well (prior to late 1998).

 

Actually, that looks like a ripoff.

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Does anyone know who designed the 1997 Media General graphics, as well as WFLA's 1995 graphics that they were based on?

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, kfc513 said:

Does anyone know who designed the 1997 Media General graphics, as well as WFLA's 1995 graphics that they were based on?

I'm pretty sure I remember seeing those on Giant Octopus' original website back in the day.

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3 hours ago, ABC 7 Denver said:

 

I'm  sure the Wayback Machine would have some archive of it.

Well Adobe no longer supports Flash Player on any of their sites (effective at the end of 2020).

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Tough one?, eh. Now do you know which motion graphics design agency did the 1997 WGN News graphics?, the late Steve Ramsey who was WGN-TV's news director at the time had passed away 17 years ago. These graphics were inspired by those used at WGN Sports and were likely done by the same company.

 

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On 8/2/2022 at 9:26 PM, JosephH1998 said:

the late Steve Ramsey who was WGN-TV's news director at the time had passed away 17 years ago.

Also prior to that, Steve Ramsey was news director at KFMB-TV San Diego before coming to WGN-TV in Chicago (which was also a national superstation back then).

15 hours ago, TheRolyPoly said:

Logopedia counts WGN as a client with WGN-TV dating back to 1991, so I believe its them.

You meant a client with TVbD (Television by Design).

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Based on Weeter's suggestion that "It was still entirely possible for a station's in-house graphics department to create an entire news graphics package on their own.", I wonder who did the WNBC 1995 NewsChannel 4 graphics?

 

 

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On 9/18/2022 at 3:38 AM, JosephH1998 said:

Based on Weeter's suggestion that "It was still entirely possible for a station's in-house graphics department to create an entire news graphics package on their own.", I wonder who did the WNBC 1995 NewsChannel 4 graphics?

 

 

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.

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