Miko Film

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Miko-Film was a Russian film company founded by late Russian cinematographer and director Aleksandr Polynnikov and based in St. Petersburg.

1st Logo (June 6-December 8, 1993)

Visuals: On a space background, there is a two-colored orange-black ribbon resembling two copies of two symmetrical, separate ribbons forming the letter "M", all having a white border around it. The camera zooms out to reveal three sets of text comprising an outlined curvy "МИКО", a small ФИРМА sitting on the top-left of the text, and a small "С.ПЕТЕРБУРГ" sitting on the bottom-right of the text.

Technique: Camera-controlled animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Страсти по Анжелике and Кумпарсита.

2nd Logo (November 30, 1993)

Visuals: Fading in, there is a stylized eye with a large iris on a black background. The rest of the background fades in, revealing the eye to be part of an outlined, large black bolded "M" with the left leg acting as a filmstrip, situated within an outlined black rectangular border, all of which are placed against a rocky background. The camera zooms out to reveal the same "МИКО" from the previous logo, along with a spaced-out "ФИЛЬМ" and a small "САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГ" in a sans serif font, all being in a stacked format.

Technique: A mix of fading effects and camera-controlled animation.

Audio: Four church bell tongs can be heard.

Availability: Seen only on Мужчина легкого поведения.

3rd Logo (February 25, 1996)

Visuals: The same eye from the previous logo but in white is displayed on a black background. The eye zooms out to the right side of the screen for the same filmstripped "M" to wipe underneath the eye, which is followed by the same border as well as the company's name in Russian and in a stacked format to appear simultaneously. A second later, three sets of stacked text reading "ТВОРЧЕСКОЕ ОБЪЕДИНЕНИЕ <<МИКО-ФИЛЬМ>>" fade in right next to the logo, and stays static for the last few seconds until it fades out.

Technique: Cel animation.

Audio: A majestic synthesized orchestral fanfare.

Availability: Seen only on Клюква в сахаре.

4th Logo (June 10, 1997)

Visuals: On a black background, the same eye before except missing the iris is seen with the same filmstripped "M" but in dodger blue zooms away from the viewer to sit underneath the eye, causing a flash to appear, and then the iris to wipe in within the eye. While that is happening, a golden "МИКО" flies in from the left side and sits underneath the logo, followed by a golden "ФИЛЬМ" to stretch in from both ends underneath the "МИКО". The logo eventually fades out.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Another majestic synthesized orchestral fanfare.

Availability: Seen only on Грешная любовь.

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