Moldova-Film

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

This was the national film studio in the former Soviet Republic of Moldova, operated mainly by local film directors. The first production point was created in Moldova in 1940 after it was absorbed into USSR. Then it became the documentary studio in 1952 and began shooting feature films since 1957, acquiring the current name. After the fall of USSR the studio went down dramatically and almost ceased production, though it still exists today.



1st Logo (1960's)

Visuals: There is the captioned italics name of the studio "Молдова-филм" in Moldovan language.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

2nd Logo (July 23, 1973)

Visuals: The name of the studio in red reads "МОЛДОВА-ФИЛМ", with "КИНОСТУДИЯ" is above and the year below.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Only seen on Posledniy Gaiduk.

3rd Logo (July 2, 1976-June 1988)


Visuals: The logo starts with upper half of the sun, and the name "МОЛДОВА-ФИЛМ" arranged for a lower semicircle. A white stork flies over the sun. The sign, consisting of merged Cyrillic М and Ф letters, appears in the center.

Variants:

  • Similar to other Soviet logos, the logo may appear in a boxed format, usually on the top left corner of the screen. Text indicating a creative association is also included on the bottom right alongside Arta's name.
    • On Всё могло быть иначе, this variant is centered.
  • The tones for the logo may change. For instance, on Здравствуйте, я приехал, the sunburst is brown and the background is dodger blue.
  • A black and white version exists.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: The opening theme.

Availability:

  • It was seen on many Moldovan films from the late 70's to the late 80's, starting with Марк Твен против… and had stopped appearing on their films after Честь имею.
  • This logo can also be found on the 30 свечей счастья tape, preceding the Floricica logo on some cartoons.

4th Logo (2002)

Visuals: Set on a blue background, a globe with a dark shadow on the bottom right is in the center. A gold-yellow gradient semi-sunburst bursts out of the top half of the globe while the company name in a gold color, Cooper Black font, and arc scrolls below it. A patch of white smoke shoots out of the right side of the globe and flies below it, eventually landing near the top center of it and revealing the stork from before. The water bird flies over the globe and enlargens, stopping in the top center of the logo while the sunburst continues to spin clockwise.

Technique: A mix of 2D and CGI.

Audio: It starts off wich a bell ring, followed by an electronic synth jingle with ocean waves crashing in the background.

Audio Variant: On Alexandru cel Bun si cel Nou, a reverbed orchestral hit ending with a held, high-pitched note.

Availability: Can be seen on a few documentaries from the 2000's, which include Alexandru cel Bun si cel Nou, Stefan cel Mare ctitor de tara, and O scrisoare pe internet.

5th Logo (May 15, 2006)

Visuals: Set on a black background, an altered version of the 3rd logo is seen: the stork is outlined, the sun has a warm gradient in the center, and the text is in Latin, meaning the sign is changed to an "F" in between an "M" and the company name is in a 70's style font.

Technique: None. [possible misuse]

Audio: None.

Availability: Its only known appearance was on Sasa, Grisa si Ion.

6th Logo (2011-)

Visuals: This logo is a 2D version of the 4th logo with some differences to note: the crame and globe have less details, the sunburst is flat, and the company name is orange and set to a Western-themed font. It is animated and features the sun rising and stork flying into the logo.

Technique: 2D animation.

Audio: None.

Availability: It has so far appeared on Clipa lui Emil Loteanu and the trailer to Fântânile.

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