TV Trends: Effort Gags
Simon Pitt | Sunday 13th May 2012
Simon looks at the trend in television programmes for adding in detailed jokes that require you to pause the programme to read them. And also at some missed opportunities, where he paused the TV and found nothing to read.
TV Trends: Big White Text
Simon Pitt | Saturday 21st April 2012
Simon looks at the recent trend for using large white text for programme titles.
TV Trends: 2.35:1 matte strikes again
Robert Weedon | Sunday 28th August 2011
BBC Two is about to lose 20% of their drama output! Well, screen output anyway. Robert revisits the TV trend of using fake widescreen bars as they sneak their way onto BBC Two's "original British drama" strand.
TV Trends: Conspicuous cameras
Robert Weedon | Tuesday 8th June 2010
The invisible wall between 'on and off camera' has been broken down in recent years. Robert examines why.
TV Trends: Drama goes live
Robert Weedon | Friday 19th February 2010
celebrates its 25th anniversary by going out live, Image Dissectors discusses how it has revived a once-common TV tradition.
TV Trends: Darkening horizons
Robert Weedon | Monday 8th February 2010
So what's the secret of
's success? Apart from the cars, the presenters and everything else, it could be this effect.
TV Trends: A spoonful of crime
Robert Weedon | Sunday 24th January 2010
Robert looks on as crime and medicine series spin themselves into oblivion.
TV trends: Casual concessions
Robert Weedon | Wednesday 13th January 2010
With so-called 'channel surfing' becoming the ghost behind the wardrobe of programme makers, Robert looks into why they're concerned, and questions whether their fear is justified.
TV trends: Televisual letterboxes
Robert Weedon | Wednesday 23rd September 2009
Robert highlights the recent rise in the fake 2.35:1 letterbox on television.
TV trends: The Working Title Show
Robert Weedon | Monday 3rd August 2009
Nothing to do with the film production company, in this article, Robert bemoans the lack of originality in new programme names, and the rise of the "Working Title title".