Posts Tagged ‘BBC’

London 2012 Olympic Trail

July 2, 2012

An inspiring title sequence by the BBC promoting the upcoming Olympic Games coverage:

Showing that wherever you are in the UK, the Olympics are literally at your doorstep. As the torch continues to tour the nation and the countdown to the games drawing ever closer, you can’t help but be swept away by the pride of Britain. Although many Londoners are yet to be convinced (judging by the complaints of commuters), when the city is transformed into Olympic colours and the torch passes through the London boroughs, I’m sure one can’t help but feel excited about hosting the biggest sporting event in the world.

I’ve been very lucky to be part of the London Ambassadors and Olympic Games Maker, working at the Olympic Stadium helping out with rehearsals. The sheer dedication of the 10,000+ cast and crew to produce the opening ceremony is incredible, to think that this will be the most televised programme in the world is slightly daunting! Again, people may be questioning the themes and plans of director Danny Boyle’s vision for the opening ceremony, but watching this all unfold; trust this man’s instinct. The UK newspapers may have illegally accessed aerial photographs of the stadium rehearsals and props (making incorrect assumptions of what may happen), but there are so many surprises kept under cover, this will truly be a spectacle that makes you proud to be british.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18165601

The Progression of British Television Channel Identities

May 7, 2011

As part of my dissertation in the study of British television channel identities, I created a poster outlining the launch dates of terrestrial and digital channels:

Chart to show the introduction of British television channels since 1922

Starting from the first channel, BBC1, in 1922, the timeline aims to show the progression of television broadcasting and the ever-growing competition terrestrial channels face of current times.

Below is an extract from my dissertation:

Since the introduction of digital television in 1991 with the proliferation of new channels, there has been more of a need for broadcasting companies to keep the original terrestrial television channels, those that are freely available to the public without a subscription, being lost in the sea of the newer digital television channels. With statistics from BARB (2011), the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board, showing that the audience share of terrestrial channels is decreasing year on year in Britain (see Fig. 2), it is ‘paramount’ that these channels stand out (Merritt, 1987, p.19).

Channel identities have always played a part in the success of a television channel. Those that are memorable, iconic, that connects with the audience, it all comes down to the design of the ident. Something as seemingly simple requires a lot of research and thought behind the shifting viewing habits of Britain. Next time you are watching your favourite channel, notice how the channel brand matches your viewing taste, this is anything but a coincidence!

Link: http://www.mediauk.com/tv/launchdates/by-year

2012 Landmark Sculpture – ArcelorMittal Orbit

April 1, 2010

 

Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s design has been chosen to be the monument landmark for the London 2012 Olympics games.

The receiver of the Turner Prize in 1991 has created a 115m high structure which will allow users to capture a panoramic view of London.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Image

The ArcelorMittal Orbit - London's future monument

“I am deeply honoured to be invited to undertake this challenging commission,” Kapoor said.

“I am particularly attracted to it because of the opportunity to involve members of the public in a particularly close and personal way. It is the commission of a lifetime.”

“Anish Kapoor’s inspired art work will truly encapsulate the energy and spirit of London during the Games and, as such, will become the perfect iconic cultural legacy.”

Kapoor also mentions in an interview (found via the link below) that the “sensation of unstability” is to suggest the continuation of movement as opposed to the stereotypical pyramidal tower structures.

He’s working alongside Cecil Balmond who will work out how to make it stable. I hope he succeeds.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

Red Bee Media

February 1, 2010
Dave Channel Ident Picture

The multi award-winning "Dave" identity

Started to look into Red Bee Media more as part of a research project.

The media company works on all media, TV, web, even mobiles, to promote and help navigate content.
Some of their well-known pieces are their channel idents, picking up an array of awards including the IPA Effectiveness Award 2008 with “Dave”.

BBC 1 Channel Ident Picture

Taking on the highest profile brand identity job in Britain.

This company really thinks about their client and create novel and inspiring ideas to help their client stand out. This is why so many channels are being rebranded by Red Bee (such as ITV, Channel 4, Five).
They also do subtitles for programmes.

Link: http://www.redbeemedia.com/

 

Love.

January 21, 2010

Lurve.

A great Powerpoint website showcasing this Manchester based advertising agency.

Definitely check out the show reel, fantastic quirkiness and playful graphics.

Have worked for some big companies such as for Playstation, BBC, and D&AD.

PSP Go poster

Your whole world in your hands

Some corny sound effects though…

Link: http://www.lovecreative.com/