A-Vision Entertainment

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

A-Vision Entertainment was a home video company owned by Warner Music Group as a sub-label of Warner Music Vision, using the likeness of its Atlantic Records label. It released videos from Atlantic artists, but also functioned as a special interest/general video distributor as well (as well as pornography starting in 1991). Starting in 1993, the company operated several sublabels including NightVision, KidVision, BodyVision and Atlantic Group Films (later WarnerVision Films following the move). In March 1995, A-Vision was moved to Warner Bros. Records, and was reorganized into WarnerVision Entertainment.

1st Logo (1990-1993)


Visuals: Against a background of rapidly shifting colors and images relating to concerts and live performances is a box with the Atlantic Records logo with a portion extended to show the word "VISION" standing next to the Atlantic fan logo, and below it is another box with the word "ENTERTAINMENT" spaced-out to fit the length of the A-Vision logo.

Technique: Live-action.

Audio: None, or the ending of the program.

Availability: Seen on most if not all of Atlantic's live performance recordings at that time, especially Banned in the U.S.A., Phil Collins: Seriously Live in Berlin, Phil Collins: No Ticket Required and Elton John: The World Tour 1992. It was also seen on Penthouse releases starting in 1991.

2nd Logo (1993-1995)


Visuals: On a black background, a white sphere flies by, and a silver, metallic box rises up and expands into a bigger box with the blue words "A VISION" emerging. Another part of the box slides out to the right and "E N T E R T A I N M E N T", in white, slides in from the left while turning to face the viewer. A white fan zooms out while spinning and lands in the space between "A " and "VISION". The sphere then flies in and applies itself to the fan, which stops spinning. The end result is a CGI version of the A-Vision Entertainment logo.

Variant: At the end of Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers VHS tapes released by the company, a black screen reading "Distributed by" appears before the actual logo.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A strange synth theme, then a "thunk" sound when the sphere gets to the fan.

Availability: Seen on later A-Vision tapes, like mid-90s Penthouse adult entertainment releases and A-Vision-distributed VHS releases of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (and presumably A-Vision's releases of VR Troopers and the 1990s X-Men animated series as well), as well as later live performance recordings such as Tibor Rudas: The 3 Tenors in Concert.

A-Vision Entertainment
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