Orson Video

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum

Logo (Early 1980s)

Visuals: The first element shown is footage of 2 blue spots of light conducting electricity toward each other. It then cuts to another footage consisting of 4 sets of lights constantly blinking on and off, changing colors while at it, and during the footage, "ORSON" in a white Clarendon font appears in front of the footage. It cuts to another footage of various symmetrical purple and yellow rings oscillating back and forth on a black background, and after a few seconds, it cuts back to the blinking lights footage with "ORSON" still intact. Throughout the entire logo, it mainly consists of various actresses in different films and shows, the same blinking lights from before, various scanimated patterns against a black background, and shots of a television broadcasting station. After 36 seconds, the screen then cuts to a black background with a multi-colored jagged line pattern and with the same "ORSON" spinning clockwise, along with "VIDEO" in Lubalin Graph Book fading in underneath, constantly blinking while at it.

Technique: A mix of live-action, scanimation and computer effects.

Audio: The start of "Spacelab" by Kraftwerk.

Availability: Unknown. [Examples?]

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