Gigapix Studios

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Gigapix Studios Inc was a fraud film studio founded in 2002 by former soda salesman and later cinematographer Christopher Blauven and TV producer David Pritchard. The founders would present themselves to potential clients as an established animation studio working on a computer animated The Wizard of Oz remake entitled OZ3D. The plan got hundreds of victims and raised $8 million, 95% of which the studio heads up being spent on personal luxuries and overhead costs.

1st Logo (February 6, 2008)

Visuals: On a black background, a group of yellowish-green blocks all titled differently expand from the center of the screen and forms a large ring. As they do, the blocks leave greenish misty trails in all directions circling a tiny circle mist trail. Four more streaks expand from that shape in all directions, forming a sun shape with the mist. As this is happening, another group of blocks contracts and forms a smaller ring in between the first ring of blocks. We can also observe at this point another misty ring is formed by the former group of blocks encompassing the first. Finally, as the more center group of blocks is done forming a ring, the mist condenses into a typhoon like shape. Four more blocks contract as the first two rings contract entirely in the center of the screen. When this is done, all the blocks are packed together and have formed something resembling an abstract sun, meanwhile the misty trails have also compacted entirely and form a ray of light illuminating the abstract sun. The "rays" of the background miss dispensary as the four blocks closest to us "shift" into place like a gear. As all the mist dies down completely, "GIGAPIX STUDIOS" in a gold blocky font zooms below the shape and shines.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Captain Abu Raed.

Legacy: A surprising amount of effort was put into this logo for a scam company.

2nd Logo (April 6, 2011-March 20, 2013)

Visuals: On a space below the Avalon logo, the completed sun block shape from the last logo, now colored bronze, rests next to "GIGAPIX STUDIOS" now in bronze and in a different font. A ray of light shines from the sunblock and the company name shines once.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: A shining noise corresponding to the sun, which plays along the Avalon theme.

Availability: Seen on season 1 to 3 episodes of Workaholics.