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ESPN Sportscenter




Posted: September 23, 2013
Show: SportsCenter
Network: ESPN
Broadcast date: 2012(?)

SportsCenter lower third This lower third design is most commonly used on SportsCenter. Usually the gray text background is shown and used, but included here is the Morning Buzz logo stimulating a shine on top, giving it a realistic three-dimensional look. The text background is often gray, and sports a glow that animates frequently (sometimes the whole background itself would be animated). When this graphic fades in, the text itself uses, what seems like, a randomized text fade-in, widening proportionally to fit in the box—whatever that numeric value was assigned via the production editor.
 
Lower third text reveal Using the same lower third, when the topic/text is changed, it fades out then fades in with the new text using the same style transition. The previous text gradually expands, via Y-axis, then fades out.
 
Second lower third ESPN NFL DRAFT INSIDER text Using a two-tier lower third presents the name of the person talking, in this case, Mel Kiper Jr. with his title in all uppercase letters, "ESPN NFL DRAFT INSIDER." The design and text subtly expands from the top, then uncovers the text and its background design. This is quite often used when introducing the name(s) of the reporters/interviewers/interviewees on the show; Sometimes the text and design uses a simple dissolve fade-in and fade-out, but here, the production crew used an 'unveiling' of the design, machine-like in its intro and outro (reminiscent of the animated 'machinery' environment used on the show's introduction, "(Not) Top 10," team matchup, SC fade outs and many more).
 
Semi-circle swivel transition Instead of using a basic transition, this uses a 3D semi-circle swivel, then dissolving to the text-based graphic. The text graphic usually shows statistics, game schedules, comparisons, and if I remembered right, at one time, showcased the frequency of a coach's tweeting. Anyway, the very top left of the graphic fades in using a typewriter under a dissolve. For the team logos, they all fade in with a center wipe transition going outward; The logos sport a shine on the corners to give that three-dimensional look (this is always cool to look at). As for the content, fallen under the topic of discussion, they all transition in with the right edge of the box using a wipe going to the right. The background, used very often in a lot of these presentations, is static with some lights, glows, particles and flares lighting up; There are times when the background itself shifts from one side to the other.