April 22, 2014

MAXON Announces Partnership with Side Effects to Develop CINEMA 4D Plug-in for the Houdini Engine

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, today announced its intention to partner with Side Effects Software, a leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, to develop a plug-in which gives CINEMA 4D users access to the Houdini Engine. The Houdini Engine was introduced in 2013 on […]

April 22, 2014

Al Roker ‘magically’ turns ‘Today’ logo green

“Today” kicked off the annual “Green is Universal” week this morning by having weatherman Al Roker “magically” turn the show’s logo bug green. During Roker’s weather segment, the orange “Today” logo seamlessly transitioned to green — complete with a sound effect. “Every time it changes, an angel gets its wings,” joked Roker. Most NBC properties […]

April 21, 2014

Hint: Read each L3 out loud before airing

Take a look at this lower third from Fox News Channel that’s been circulating on Facebook.

April 16, 2014

First look at new Sinclair Broadcast Group graphics package

We’ve received a first look at the new Sinclair Broadcast Group graphics package, set to debut in a few weeks. The new graphics combine footage of the city with some circular glassy elements. Here’s a few of the nightside open: New music is expected to debut with the new graphics. Stay tuned…

April 16, 2014

‘Today’ graphic a study in why contrast is key to readability

Someone at “Today” apparently missed the lecture about contrast in design school. This morning, during a segment about the best and worst jobs, the show aired the fullscreen graphic above. However, the choice of black text against the blue background made the text very difficult to read — in some cases more difficult than others […]

April 16, 2014

Miami station’s Viagra ice cream OTS ‘best TV graphic ever’

The Web is abuzz with what some are calling the best TV news graphic ever. WPLG-TV, the Post-Newsweek ABC affiliate in Miami, aired a story about Viagra flavored ice cream (yes, apparently that exists). The station opted to pair the story with the epic OTS graphic — an upside-down ice cream cone perched atop two […]

April 15, 2014

‘CNN Tonight’ debuts

“CNN Tonight” is back and running after a multi-year hiatus. Bill Weir anchored the return from Boston, as the network shifts coverage to the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. The show features a rotating cast focused on “a live hour of the day’s biggest stories.” Graphically, “CNN Tonight” kept similar colors to […]

April 15, 2014

‘CBS This Morning’ map moves Omaha to Kansas

“CBS This Morning,” despite its highbrow newsiness, isn’t immune to geography gaffes on maps. The network aired the map above during its coverage of an airplane that was diverted after an unruly passenger tried to open a cabin door. That flight was sent to Omaha, Nebraska, a fact that CBS attempted to illustrate in a […]

April 10, 2014

Chattanooga NBC debuts new set

WRCB-TV, NBC 3 Chattanooga, debuted a new set from Broadcast Design International recently. JDM Construction worked locally with BDI on the project. “This set completely replaces a 1998 set that we have renovated multiple times,” said WRCB-TV President & General Manager Tom Tolar. “The new set contains more technology and can be used for multiple types […]

April 8, 2014

CNN ‘get lost’ promo airs at unfortunate moment

CNN’s efforts to promote “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” with a large “Get lost” banner resulted in a rather awkward juxtaposition when the graphics aired over the network’s coverage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, according to an image circulating online. Often these types of promos are inserted at the master control level, so it’s entirely possible the […]