News opening sequence

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SonicOrbStudios
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I have recently been doing a new series of videos called "Sonic News Now" and wanted to make a new intro video part for them and so this is what I came up with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkne3CGgSR4

Since that upload, I went back and updated a few things such as adjusting the mask expansion times to smooth out those white and black solid layers and have changed the "NOW" to a red/orange color to blend better.

All work was done with Photoshop and After Effects CS5, let me know what ya think.

Dave

MAGLINK
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Looks great my only comment would be that I feel the smaller rolling title top and bottom should also be white to contrast against the red background.

Arthur.S
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I disagree with Gary :p :) I think that would look too harsh, and too much white. It's easily readable as it is.

SonicOrbStudios
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Those little bars are just there to add a bit of style to the overall feel of a news opening, they are not carrying critical info so they don't have to stand out like crazy. I agree with Arthur.S

I am going to increase the contrast/size and lower the amount of scrolling font lines at the right bar as it seems too busy on there.....yet a bit hard to read too.

Dave

MAGLINK
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For me they distract from the main animation and if they are not relevant then why have them as I ended up reading the logo and not concentrating on the main annimation, normally on news these type of banners are for the rolling news items so it may be better to have a graphic there rather than words.

SonicOrbStudios
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Interesting view on that part....I'll try some logos in place.

Dave

Maxwell
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I would be inclined to play around with the globe. For a more impact off its true colour. Instead of what you have.
Yes it looks all fine and the message comes over loud and clear.

mediaed
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I thought that over all it looked fine. Not too long, generic type news music which sort of sounds familar. BUT one problem...... where is New Zealand on the globe. You should see it just before Australia hits the centre and no - it's not too small.

Gordon
from NZ of course

SonicOrbStudios
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The globe shouldn't have have too much detail...it's blurred out and pushed back a bit for that reason.

I did a rough sketch of a map before turning it into the globe you see spinning there so I'm sure some little bits that didn't fit too well are taken out.

BTW, I know there are a few continuity errors, (which I can still fix)...but anyone who's interested in viewing......I covered a guitar show this weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUmIyLTm5rA

Give it a thumbs up if ya enjoyed it and feel free to give me some tips on the shots I got.

Dave

Maxwell
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Well Dave, at first i was under the impression with the globe that this was a proper news production. But you are having a bit of fun by creating your own news production. It feel great and the items you covered look good. But.......your presentation needs a bit of refinement. Unless you are aiming at a younger age group?
Needs to be slick.

SonicOrbStudios
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Noted

yea I know I'm no professional but I learn with each production and so I try to cover at least one event each week.......if there's something going on around town that is...

Dave

Maxwell
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What i really mean is not your items, but the way you present yourself. That is why i said younger age group.
If you play your cards right you could be on a winner. You are documenting things going on?
Later in years they could be very valuable for the community.
But if you are going to present at start. Take a look at dress code and slicker presentation.
At present it has no importance to you and it looks fun to do.

SonicOrbStudios
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Ah ok, thanks for the tip

Dave