TV Broadcast Graphics for PPT Practice
I've often said that broadcast graphics provide a great source of inspiration rather than looking at many other ppt slide shows out there. Two very useful websites provide some good examples of images and video of TV idents, break fillers and charts to aid in some creative design; they are Idents and TV Ark respectively.
I've always thought that the BBC has so far had the best and easiest of designs to follow in context to their news grahpics as seen here in this youtube video:
When I say to many people "look at the news" (whether its your local news or an international network), don't get too put off by the fancy graphics and animation - start slowly. Most broadcast graphics use grids to layout the content and you can do the same and from there and build up, adding images and correct amounts of animation.
You might be surprised that alot of the aimation is looped and thus doesn't require too much as you can see from the video of my PowerPoint replication of the BBC and ITV broadcast graphics.The end of the video shows the breakdown of components to make the graphics come alive.
When you see this on a plasma screen it's hard to tell the difference and people are often amazed that this is done in PowerPoint!