From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


NCRV (Nederlandse Christelijke Radio Vereniging) (English: Dutch Christian Radio Association) was a public radio and television broadcaster in the Netherlands, mostly transmitting on NPO 1 and NPO 2. Founded in 1924, it was among the first of public broadcasters in the Netherlands. In 2014, it merged with another one, KRO, to create KRO-NCRV, though the broadcasters are technically separate.

1st ID (1976-1978)

Visuals: On a black background, 9 copies of the NCRV logo at the time ("ncrv" in a strange-looking font), stacked by 2 letters, zoom in with white borders around them. When they zoom all the way in, they diamond transition to a bigger logo. The squares then flip around like a piece of paper to a building with a large tower (possibly the former headquarters of NCRV), which then flips to a close up of the tower. The upper left square then flips around like paper, revealing the logo in white on a red square, which then diamond transitions out.

Technique: Scanimation.

Audio: A synthesized fanfare, with a drumbeat at certain parts. This was composed by Joop Stokkermans.

2nd ID (1978-1980)

Visuals: On a black background, an outline of the building from the previous logo is drawn in sync with the fanfare. Squares then form a window of the building at dawn in the shape of an abstract flower. The rest of the background then wipes in as 4 orange hearts rotate in, forming the flower shape. The background then turns to white with the logo blurred out. The same thing happens again, but the building is now in full daylight. The 4 hearts then rotate into place at the same time, followed by dark shadows wiping in. Multiple white dots then form the text "ncrv", in a bubbly font arranged like the 1st logo.

Technique: Scanimation.

Audio: A rearrangement of Joop's theme, but done in a marching band-like style and with more drums.

3rd ID (1979-1980)

Visuals: On a dark blue gradient background, circles appear, forming a grid of the flower. Shadows of the letters appear, followed by the actual letters and the grid disappear. The logo wipes through different colors, with the circles getting smaller and smaller before wiping away. A square grid appears, and is filled up with red. The letters wipe in and the logo then becomes higher in resolution, before reaching a fully complete design.

Technique: Scanimation.

Audio: Same as the previous logo.

Availability: Possibly was an alternative opening.

4th ID (1980-1983)

Visuals: On a black background, the NCRV headquarters fade in via a blinds effect. The NCRV logo then slides up from below before the logo splits into 4, revealing a blob on a blue background, which turns into "NCRV". The word spins, becoming the outline for the logo, which the logo zooms into.

Technique: Scanimation.

Audio: Another rearrangement of the Joop theme, but with a flute added in.

5th ID (1983-1984)

Visuals: On a blue/black gradient background, several blue squares with the NCRV logo zoom in with trails in a spiral pattern. The last one then flips into the screen, completing the logo.

Technique: Early computer effects.

Audio: Same as the previous logo.

6th ID (1984-1985)

Visuals: On a live action shot of a Dutch town, the NCRV flower flips out at an angle. When its finished, it flips around to become a "60".

Technique: 2D chyron effects.

Audio: A different arrangement of the Joop theme.

7th ID (1985-1988)

Visuals: On a light blue background, a piece of the flower in CGI flies in. This is followed by another piece as it rotates around, followed by 2 more. The spin around as 2 of the pieces then come together and touch each other. The text flies about in the background as the flower rotates up. The text then zooms out and settle into the spaces. The logo shines.

Technique: Early CGI animation.

Audio: Yet another rearrangement of the Joop theme.

8th ID (1988-1989)

Visuals: On a gray tinted background of a sheet waving around, a section of the background peels away, revealing a green background. This then goes back into place, as more pieces peel away, revealing orange, blue, purple, yellow, than orange again, on the far left. That section then fully peels away as a "N" zooms in. It then moves towards the peeled section as "C" zooms in. This follows with "R" and "V" as well. This forms "NCRV" as the flower appears one by one.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: A synth tune with chimes going in sync with the animation.

9th ID (1989-1992)

Visuals: On a white background, a multicolored orb is seen. The background then starts to show various different clips as a curve develops on the orb. The curves starts to spin, giving out pulse of different clips and emerging from the orb. Wipes of color then occur as the curve rests, forming a "C". A "N" emerges from the former letter, parts of a "R" appear, and various other things appear. A "V" then comes in, changing the background to beige and the letters to purple. Various parts appear and disappear before the green semicircle rotates around.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: A triumphant fanfare.

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