Wow–thanks for that one, definitely one of my favorites as well. I always thought of the ‘O’ at the end as a movie screen of sorts, and then I’d wonder: that thing is floating in space…wouldn’t it be freezing in there!!!
I could hear the music in my head before I even started the video
I still think of this logo as “the Muppet logo”, as I was too young for most other Tri-Star movies and associate it with Muppets Take Manhattan and Labyrinth.
Cause at the time it was expensive and time consuming compared to the just doing it old school.
Oh, absolutely, that’s what I meant. We’re so used to falling back on CG these days that it’s easy to forget how simple and effective the old-school camera tricks were. The other great example is the dazzling starburst effect they used, which was just two photo negatives of starburst lines sandwiched together and moved back and forth while light shone behind them. Very simple, looks great.
And now we can make whole videos of painterly rotoscoping with a smartphone and think nothing of it when it really is amazing and fantastic.
Brings back memories.
came to post this. good looking out, ficus.
who remembers this one?
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“the Muppet logo”
Oh dear lord, that ITC one! YAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!
Yup! I watched this a while back on YouTube. Its fascinating how they were able to make that with all practical effects.
I was going to come here to say, sarcastically, “believe it or not, children, there was a time when only some logos were CGI, and I used to try to guess which ones they were.” But I see I’m surrounded by other old-timey semi-analog types. So no one would be impressed at all…
Ugh, I shouldn say this…
Okay, lets get over with this…
The René Chateau Vidéo logo beat them all !
I turned 15 in 1984 - I was in my glory with everything 80’s. Went to see Labyrinth in the theater. I was that movie nerd who went to movies by myself.
Now I listen to 80’s music and go “OMG this music is 30 years old”
For me, it was Space:1999.
Animalympics! My wife introduced me to that film. Includes some of Brad Bird’s early work.
Are we going to talk about Screen Gems, and the people who claim to be terrified of this logo?
Gangstas Paradise is now legal drinking age (in the US).
I’m… not seeing the terror? this is a thing?
It’s the music more than the logo… and yes the music is kinda creepy.