Cosmos Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Logo (1990's)

Visuals: The sequence begins with a blue-purple gradient background, and the logo, which consists of a grey, picture frame-like box containing eighteen squares of various shades of blue and the text "COSMOS VIDEO" in white and a background made up of horizontal lines consisting of various shades of seafoam green and blue, flips and zooms up from the bottom to the center of the screen. After approximately six seconds, the logo flips and zooms down to the bottom again. The logo then swoops and zooms in from the left while flipping and remains on-screen for approximately five seconds before it flies away in the same manner in reverse. The screen then cuts to cabinet doors opening to show animated footage of flamingos flying, a baby getting up and walking, and a satellite flying in space, which is slowed-down footage from Chevron's sponsor trailer from the 1983 National Geographic special, Born of Fire. The gradient background then appears again as the first animation for the logo plays one last time.

Trivia: Miami Star Division Video's logo uses an animation layout that is almost identical to this logo. Based on a warning screen on a VHS tape released under them (see the first video on the linked page), Miami Star Division Video may have been a division of them.

Technique: 2D computer animation and live-action footage from the Chevron sponsor trailer.

Audio: A synth and piano tune, which is a snippet of "I Need More of You" by Bob James.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

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