Thirty years ago, television captions were routinely created by sticking white Letraset characters onto black card. Credit rolls were possible using special devices which used long strips of black material onto which the Letraset was stuck, and which were literally rolled, either by an electric motor but sometimes even by hand.
Aston Broadcast has been supplying CG products for long enough to know that the world of live sports graphics presentation never stands still for long. Programme directors like to push the boundaries on visual effects in order to wow the viewer and to differentiate the presentation from that of rival channels or programmes.
In my last article, I talked about some of the basic technical aspects that we need to think about when we start on the lighting trail. Although Id like to move on into lighting proper there are some more techie things that need to be understood if our lit pictures are to be of the highest quality.
Stryder TV is based in Oxfordshire and for decades we have provided both British and International broadcasters with a complete video production services. Our camera crews have operated in 45 countries from the Arctic to the Tropics and we produce anything from web content to beaming live pictures across the world with our satellite truck.
South Africans are known for being to the point, so when I was told that I had done the whole thing Arse Backwards I wasnt unduly upset, but I did feel a need to justify the way I had approached this project.
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