I made a special mini series in the theme of the Bill O’Reilly Inside Edition era trash and flash, even ripping Inside’s ol computer terminal cursor in the “edition” part of the logo.
The intention was to do a 3 parter series for the month of April, to coincide with Autism Awareness Month. The copy that was used for the Sound on Tape or SOT, the narration track was from another blog I publish that had about 4,000 words, I then was reading it and fumbling so the editing the sound cuts was really difficult. Part two was published in May and it focused on a really complex story line between the infamous KRON sale in 2001 and the war NBC picked with affiliates.
If 615 Music’s Propulsion and WSFL’s First Report had a baby… lol it would be News Smile!
Since the Granite State doesn’t have much media diversity… let’s get involved!
News Smile is a cut in the Individual Themes from 11/One Music (aka 615 Music v2… not an original one sorry!). If 615 Music’s Propulsion and WSFL’s First Report had a baby… lol it would be News Smile! It has a summer-esque/Floridian feel (First Report) with a high energy cut (Propulsion).
It help that the cover girl is a cute brunette, I actually shared that as an Instagram story a while back when 11/One posted that image, but that was well before I heard News Smile! So yeah, cuteness sells! lol. Ironically the video I rolled from Portsmouth, NH in November 2022, was in the upper 70s!
This is one of my first few themes I’ve spliced, extended, etc which is a standard thing amongst promotions and creative services peeps. Obviously I don’t own the rights to the music but the video of NH’s Seacoast is my own collection of B-roll!
Sidenote: This post has been updated to reflect that I explicitly shared this with the intention of 11/One being aware (you know the fan community is so small and gets few viewers anyways.) I did tag them after posting this, and to share their work as for creatives to be inspired with newer news music themes. This post was put to private for a few days after initially posting this to ensure following the rules because…
As previously mentioned, 615 Music is no more than just brand, the musicians started up 11 One/Music about a couple years ago, but broke out last year. Unlike the original Quarter Past Six, they’ve broken out immediately, not over a decade.
I used some Portsmouth footage again, but this time I synced about 30 seconds of music to a single track called News Smile. It’s fitting for what has been going on with me. The album photo is a couple and a child on a beach, which has a summer like feel. This week did feel like summer here in New Hampshire. While I didn’t have the near 80° weather from Portsmouth in November handy, I thought heck, the music makes me feel happy.
This cut I found has a similar music and melody from First Report, the theme used for WSFL in some ways. At least with this 1/2 witted mind is thinking
After being fired from BCOP-TV for the umpteenth time, I took a 5 day weekend to Portsmouth NH starting on the 1st through the 5th. I rolled about 2 hours of video, nearly 20 of generic b-roll. Perfect enough to run an ideal close for a New Hampshire news station that is a corporate clusterff.
Some people are inspired by editing works of Ken Burns… to much of my chagrin as much as I have made fun of him (good story teller, lousy filming), I didn’t realize where Walpole, NH is not that far away from home base at MNG.
My ultimate gratification is seeing my work and have some credit, and be more heard than seen, but sometimes, it’s going to be seen over heard. Like photo of a sunrise in Prescott Park in Portsmouth a couple Sundays ago.
Rise and Shine, New England! Thanks to Minifig Newsguy on Facebook for sharing this shot from Portsmouth, NH. If you'd like to see your photo featured, just post it with the hashtag #riseandshineon7pic.twitter.com/cczw8DXx7O
If you follow WHDH-TV’s Instagram, it’s mostly clips of stories but mostly the Rise and Shine photos of sunrises of towns all around the Greater Boston and surrounding states as well. I wished the station would wish their followers sunset photos too. I tried to have Julianna Mazza, the weekend anchor, weekday reporter this, because she and a lovely night photo of Boston last fall.
I love this feature from an imperfect “News Station” because the pictures they are so wonderful, the hazy sunrise I felt wasn’t enough for me, but someone 7 liked it. Other stations may do this but it’s got a corporate clusterf-ck feel to it.
I had just finished turning my Nikon RAW images to consumable JPEGs and exported Web-friendly formats last week. I originally posted it my Instagram on Thursday, and tagged WHDH’s Insta that also got bounced to Facebook and Twitter. Whoever at the station saw it was apparently on Facebook first, and then shared it on Sunday.
The way I knew, was I saw a notification on my Facebook the station tagged my Meta page, then saw it on Instagram, then on Twitter. It got a lot of attention. I tried to get seen in my November sunrise from the location. On Thursday, I tagged the station, that probably got more attention that way. Also, the pictures are seasonal in nature, so it’s not like the pictures are right after snow storms (like the one pictured.
Doing overnights on DST is like doing midday drive – in the dark! – @MinifigNewsguy
The Facebook stream of BCOP Newsradio from 10pm EST March 12th to 5am EDT March 13th, 2022. This aircheck also catches your humble Minifig Newsie hitting his mid 30s on 3/12 (heheh 3 and 1/2 decades on 3/12) at 11:10 pm in the midst of a time check!
The Traffic reporter teased your’s truly at 11:18 following that time check
This is being submitted for an MISAB Yellow Brick Microphone Award for Best Radio News anchor. During this stream, off air audio was captured as well, near the end of the nightpart…
This was a raw recording of behind the scenes and the camera that fed to Twitch live that night
Just in time for February Sweeps, we have revamped our full closing credits, normally 40 pages of our full and mostly part time staff. This is a test, we may tweak this when we feel it’s needed. The music is the Morning Theme of Propulsion V2 from 615 Music. This was KHOU11’s early morning news theme upon the 2011 rebrand and to the Gannett/Tegna takeover in October 2014. It has a very classic 615 sound to it! It matches our branding of bubbling minifigures and hard news (the “Primary Theme” in Propulsion V2)
Rebuilding Local Media with building bricks and minifigures as the subjects. Also the King of Simulating Live events in Post Production™.