Apollo Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Apollo Video is a UK based company that has released a lot of blockbuster movies on VHS in the 80s and early 90s, mostly Bollywood.

1st Logo (1980's)

Visuals: After the static screen is shown, the Apollo Video logo (a thick white vertical bar containing a white circle with the slanted letter "A", along with a thin line separating the texts "POLLO" and "VIDEO", both of which are right next to the circle), which is against a black background can be seen sliding in from the top, almost completely covering the static screen. As it stops sliding, the text "PRESENTS" fades in below the vertical bar, and stays static for a few seconds. The text fades away, as the logo then slides downwards, proceeding to the warning screen.

Technique: Standard computer animation.

Audio: A bright woodwind melody accompanied by a guitar.

Availability: This was seen on VHS releases of Bollywood films during the time, including Suhaag Ka Balidan.

2nd Logo (1990's?)

Visuals: On a background consisting of 4 pictures of a cloudy sky, a black rectangle of what appears to be astronomical objects with "APOLLO" in a thin font on top. at least 4 copies appear letter-by-letter from left to right, causing "VIDEO" to wipe in below, with 4 more copies doing the exact same action described above. "PRESENTS" then appears underneath.

Technique: Scanimation.

Audio: An excerpt of the theme song from Superman (1978) by John Williams.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

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