Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Keith Collantine

Group Mods

  • Profile picture of damonsmedley
  • Profile picture of Bradley Downton

F1

Public Group active 4 hours, 9 minutes ago

F1 discussion

Sky unveil opening titles

Tagged: 

This topic contains 28 replies, has 22 voices, and was last updated by Avatar of PieLighter PieLighter 2 years, 1 month ago.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 29 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #131035
    Avatar of Bradley Downton
    Bradley Downton
    Participant

    Sky’s Opening Titles have been revealed:
    http://www1.skysports.com/formula-1/news/12433/7577279/-Just-Drive-For-Sky-Sports-F1

    Must say, I love the idea behind it, and also the music. With Sky not being able to use ‘The Chain’, a song written for Formula One is the next best thing.

    Edited by moderator – video added:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZrdlhbTJ9Q

    #195183
    Avatar of damonsmedley
    damonsmedley
    Participant

    Terribly boring song for an intro. That would be much better suited to a slow-paced season review or something. Oh wait…

    #195184
    Avatar of Bradley Downton
    Bradley Downton
    Participant

    @damonsmedley – I knew something didn’t seem right, and you’ve just hit the nail on the head, while it’s a good idea for the video’s of all the Champions, and a great song, the 2 don’t go together due to the different paces :/

    #195185

    I agree with @damonsmedley . It’s not really a good song for an intro at all. And it’s already synonymous with the BBC ending credits of 2010 too. Pretty uninspired choice to me. :/

    #195186
    Avatar of damonsmedley
    damonsmedley
    Participant

    The whole idea of an intro is to get you excited for the race. Not get you into a nostalgic and reflective mood!

    #195187
    Avatar of robk23
    robk23
    Participant

    I hope the Vettel bit at the end doesn’t have a long life, I really have something against drivers appearing in the title sequence like that; I didn’t like ITV’s last intro either. To be honest I’d rather the title sequence didn’t feature any real drivers and be something more along the lines of the BBC’s generic driver, I find that a lot easier to watch.

    #195188
    Avatar of f1alex
    f1alex
    Participant

    I think the song is appropriate in name only, as the song seems far too slow paced for a title sequence in my opinion. However, I much prefer the real life footage as opposed to the corny CGI one the BBC had. I just think it would be better with a faster song.
    Something like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbwwn_NJBUI

    #195189
    Avatar of Estesark
    Estesark
    Participant

    @f1alex, that is a great nomination of song. Although as damonsmedley mentioned above, an F1 intro is not meant to make you nostalgic, and hearing The Vines would immediately remind me of my teenage years…

    Sky’s intro sequence is dull, both in terms of music and pictures. It doesn’t compare well to the BBC’s 2011 effort.

    #195190
    Avatar of moshbeard
    moshbeard
    Member

    I’m not in love with it but it could have been a lot worse. The old footage made me think it was going to be a really great journey through F1 history but it quickly falls apart. I don’t really like the CGI of the BBC intro but as long as they have the music they could just show an F1 logo on the screen for 30 seconds and I’d be happy with the BBC intro.

    #195191
    Avatar of Slr
    Slr
    Participant

    The song should be something a lot more energetic, though the actual content of the video is pretty good.

    #195192
    Avatar of PaxJes
    PaxJes
    Participant

    total pish

    #195193
    Avatar of GeorgeDaviesF1
    GeorgeDaviesF1
    Participant

    meh

    #195194
    Avatar of Jimmyt
    Jimmyt
    Participant

    “…confirmed as the title music for Sky Sports F1 HD and will feature on the brand new channel’s opening titles. “

    Does that mean its the theme for the channel rather than their race programme? I suppose it could be both.
    It feels a little pedestrian to me, not that it really matters as I won’t be listening to it as a non-Sky viewer

    #195195
    Avatar of matt90
    matt90
    Participant

    Sounds like it could just as easily be Take That. And that is not appropriate for F1.

    #195196
    Avatar of S.J.M
    S.J.M
    Participant

    Snore…

    *wakes up* Oh, it ended! Crikey! Thats probably the most boring intro ive ever seen for any sports program.

    Honestly, F1 is about speed, more speed and then finding even more speed and the intro MUST reflect this. BBC had it bang on, even ITVs wasnt that bad. Im talking a galloping bass, duelling electric guitars , John Bonham-esq backing drums. Thats my idea of an F1 into. Short, fast and catchy.

    Not the best advert for Sky to be promising us the best experience for F1.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 29 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.