Fox Hills Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Fox Hills Video was a video label founded by Heron Communications in 1986 to release special interest videos and obscure B-movies. It was named after Fox Hills, a neighborhood in Culver City, California which was located near Media Home Entertainment's headquarters. This company lasted until 1990.

1st Logo (placeholder logo) (1986)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a stylized image of the fox head with horizontal lines. Over it is the text "FOX HILLS" above the head and below the head is the word "VIDEO". Below that is the byline "A Division of Heron Communications Inc." fading in below the logo.

Technique: Motion-controlled animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: This is a placeholder logo. Seen on early Fox Hills Video releases from the era.

2nd Logo (1986-1990)

Visuals: On a gray background, six silver bars fly in from the bottom-right and form the stylized fox head from the previous logo while the words "FOX HILLS VIDEO" stacked word-by-word, zoom out and settle to the right of the design. The fox head shines from the bottom-right to the top-left, and a Heron Communications byline fades in underneath.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A mysterious, dreamy tune when we see the shapes, then followed by a five-note fantasy-oriented synthesizer fanfare.

Availability: Seen on such releases like early Kathy Smith workout tapes, as well as tapes of old NFL moments and copies of Zombie Island Massacre, Unsane (Tenebre), and Thrillkill, among others. Starting in 1990, the Video Treasures logo would appear after this logo.

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