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Old July 4th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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New Credit Format?

Has anyone else noticed the latest credit format that alot of the networks are using? Do they all have a big meeting and agree to do this? Ha ha ha. I mean, one puts a logo id in the corner, then they all do it. One starts stacking credits as a lower third with characters small enough to need a magnifying glass and you guessed it, they all start doing it. Is is not enough that they've started dropping frames from the show content to be able to squeeze in another 30 second spot or two?
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Old July 6th, 2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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Oh dear, don't get me started on the logo bugs!

And you're right about the new credit format. Then again, how many people (aside from us) are actually interested in reading credits?
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Old July 6th, 2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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Chris wrote:
"And you're right about the new credit format. Then again, how many people (aside from us) are actually interested in reading credits?"

As far as the general public I would have to agree with that Chris. Others that may be interested are family, friends and most importantly future employers.

It's bad enough when they do a vertical squeeze with credits and/or ridiculously speed them up but now this.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #4
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Others that may be interested are family, friends and most importantly future employers.
Good point, I hadn't thought of that.

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It's bad enough when they do a vertical squeeze with credits and/or ridiculously speed them up but now this.
Exactly. It's annoying. People who put in hard work on a production should get proper credit - and it's hard to get that when the credits fly past squeezed this way and that.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #5
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I can't believe that unions haven't had something to say about all of this. I believe that there are guidelines about when and where opening titles and how closing credits are displayed. What does it matter how they're displayed if you can't read the damn things!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #6
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Well if it couldn't get worse than lower third credits with little bitty fonts. The networks are now squeezing another commercial or two into the hour or half hour by starting the next show while the previous show's credits are still rolling! I guess skipping frames throughout the show wasn't enough or maybe they're doing that in addition to the split screen intro/exit. What's really funny is when they show the same movie back to back and you get to see the beginning and the end at the same time!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #7
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The networks need to cram in more commercials because they have so much content and need to pay for all of it. Oh, wait, they have substituted a third of their programming with infomercials and barely have any content anymore. I'm waiting for the day when infomercials have commercial breaks.

"Ron Popiel's Sleep n' Cook System has been brought to you buy the new Ford Focus!"

Fortunately, IMDB.COM allows those of us who are interested in the credits to find all the details of a production...and pictures of hot actresses.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #8
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I forgot to mention this but E! Network displays credits at the beginning of some of their shows and they are keyed over the video so no extra time is used. What difference does it make if it's at the beginning or the end?
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